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Seven Ways the Library Can Help!

By Heidi Brett

Let’s face it; starting college can be stressful. New professors, new campus, and LOTS of new assignments to tackle. It can feel a bit overwhelming at first. The student who’s new the U simply needs to remember… the library can help!

The Knowledge Commons Desk: Come to the KC Desk on level 2 to check out things like laptops and chargers. You can also get software downloaded onto your laptop and borrow hotspots, headphones, calculators, and all kinds of other stuff.

Subject Guides: You’ll want to impress your professors by using the best sources. Subject Guides help you find the best databases by classifying by subject matter. It’s fast and you can also get the names of the librarians who have expertise in your area of research.

Textbooks: Did you know you can check out textbooks from our Reserve Collection now located on level 3? They have adopted a new open reserve system that allows you to simply grab the textbook right off the shelf! Scanners are available for free too. Questions? Just email us!

Can’t Find the Book: If the library doesn’t have the book you need for class, you can suggest a purchase. Another way to get an article or book is Interlibrary Loan & Document Delivery. Did we mention that all of this FREE????

Chill Out: You gotta find time for yourself. Grab a book from our Browsing Collection on level 1 and give the stationary bike a whirl, or take a nap in the cuddly womb chair.

Special Collections: Make that paper really shine by using primary source materials from our Special Collections on level 4. You can look through first editions from the great minds – “Ummm did you say there are books from Galileo?” – or even peruse some of our online exhibitions like the Historic Football Photographs.

Free Food, Games, and Prizes: You can learn more about all the ways the library can help when you come to our HUGE student event, Hooplaza, happening Thursday, September 6, 11 AM – 1 PM on level 3. Join us for free pizza, games, prizes, and library info!

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