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Finding Books

Where’s the catalog?

How long can I keep a book out? Can I renew it?

How can I get a book someone else has checked out?

What if I really need a book and it’s not in the catalog?

Using the Libraries

Will the Library buy a book I need?

 What article databases are available online? How do I use them?

Can I get into these databases from home / off-campus?

How do I know if the Library subscribes to the journal I need?

Can I get journal articles online?

Can I reserve a room in the Library to work in?

Is there someone I can talk to for help?

Teaching Assistants

Does the Library offer any services for instructors? What should I do if I think my students will need help in the Library?

How do I go about putting readings on Reserve for my class?

Created and Revised By

Revised Margaret J. Keefe & Andrée Rathemacher, 8/03, 8/04, Margaret J. Keefe & Amanda Izenstark, 8/05; Margaret J. Keefe 6/06; Margaret J. Keefe & Amanda Izenstark, 6/07; Amanda Izenstark, 9/10, 12/15

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