Top Ten Things Every Student Should Know About the Library
10. GenEd texts
One copy of every General Education (GenEd) textbook is on reserve at the Course Reserves and Technology Services desk on the lower level of the library.
The library has a new printing center on the lower level. You can send print jobs from any library computer and any laptop (configure wireless printing first). Every full-time student gets a new printing allocation of 500 pages (250 sheets) each semester; part-timers get 250 pages (125 sheets).
8. Tech Support
After the Tech Fair ends on August 30, OIT’s Technology Support desk is open throughout the year. They are located across from the Reference and Research Assistance desk.
7. Super Desk
The Course Reserves and Technology Services desk on the lower level is also known as the “super desk.” Why? Because they lend laptops, headphones, power cords, laptop locks, Nooks, and Kindles.
Media Services lends about 7500 different movies, tv shows, etc. Pop “home use” into a catalog keyword search to see the list.
The Music Library in Katzen may be the best-kept secret on campus—lots of streaming music is available. Meet the baby sheep!
4. Free Walk-in Classes
We teach free walk-in classes about library research, about making movies, and much more. See the schedule on our website, including classes offered by our campus partners. Every time you attend a class, you can enter our annual prize drawing with great prizes, including a sheep.
3. Ask A Librarian=Research Help
Which of the nearly 400 databases should you use? Librarians are available 7 days per week to discuss your research and which of our. Ask a librarian in person, in chat, by phone, by text, or in email. Or use our FAQ or subject guides.
2. Social Media
Our library is no. 1 in the country for social media. Follow us on Twitter and Pinterest and like us on Facebook to help us stay on top and more importantly, to keep up with all the library news. And if you have suggestions for us, fill our Suggestion Box.
The library’s 24/5 hours start September 8! Watch the website for special openings and closings throughout the year. (Yes, we cheated).