What does the Library have?
- Items on Reserve
- Group Study Rooms
- Magazines and Journals
What is allowed in the Library?
- Internet access and Microsoft Office software are available on most of the Library's PCs and all of the loaned laptops. Bring your own laptop and connect through the WiFi network.
- Snacks and drinks are permitted. Please throw away all trash. Be sure to use the recycling bins for plastic bottles and aluminum cans.
- For Students:
- $0.05 per page single sided
- $0.07 per page double sided
- For Faculty and Staff:
- See your Department chair or supervisor for account information
- For Guests:
- $0.15 per page
- $0.10 per page
How do I see if the Library has a book, film, or music recording that I need?
Use the "Books, films, music" tab on the library's home page to search by keyword, title, author, or subject.
Your results will look like this:
|Circulating Collection, 2nd floor||Z665.2.U6 I54 1995||Available|
|(This is where the item is.)||(Copy this down.)||(This shows if the item is checked-out.)|
Does the Library have any online databases?
Does the Library have materials for Grades K-12?
Yes, these items are in the Curriculum lab on the second floor.
Are there textbooks for my classes in the Library?
The Library usually does not collect textbooks.
What are reserves?
Reserves are items your instructor makes available for your use for a specific course. Click on the link for Course Reserves on the Library's main page to see what is on reserve for a professor or a specific class.
What do I do if the Library does not own something I want?
You may use the Interlibrary Loan service. With this service the Library will try to borrow the itme you want from another library. Use the Interlibrary Loan Link on the Library's home page to create an ILLiad account and access the forms for requesting books, audio-visual items, or articles.
Does the Library have information on the different citation styles?
Yes, we have handouts, books, and web pages covering many citation styles.
May I use my cell phone in the Library?
Please set phones to silent while you are in the Library. Cell phones may be used next door in Schewel Hall or outside.
How do I get help using the Library?
- Stop by the reference desk
- Call the reference desk at 434.544.8575
- Email us using the ask a librarian link on the Library's main page.
- Make a request for a research appointment
Does the Library provide blank CDs?
You can purchase writeable CDs for $1 each at the circulation desk.
May I send or receive a fax in the Library?
Unfortunately, no. Faxes may be sent from the Information Center in Hall Campus Center. The Business Office receives faxes for students at the cost of $1 per page 434.544.8658.
What if I have a suggestion for the Library (policy, item recommendation, or anything else?)
You are encouraged to recommend items and ways to make the Library a better place to study. Use these forms to:
How do I check something out from the Library and how long may I keep it?
Your student ID card is the only thing you need to check out items.
|Item||Max. Checked Out||Loan Period|
|CDs/Audio Books||10 items in any combination||14 days|
|DVDs and VHS||7 days|
|All items, except laptops, may be renewed online, in person, or by calling 434.544.8430.|