We are a week into the new semester and are so excited to welcome (back) everyone! Here are some of the most common questions we’ve seen at the front desk. This way you can make the most of your time here on campus and focus on other things like getting ready for class!
- What are Course Reserves?
One copy of all required textbooks from each class is kept on reserve at the library. To check them out (four hours at a time) just stop by the Access Service desk to see if it is available.
To return them when the library is open, just bring those books back to the front desk. If you put them in the drop box, you may end up getting late fines, and you also deny your fellow students the ability to check the book out for themselves.
- What’s the scoop with Study Aids?
In addition to electronic study aids such as Quimbee, Cali and West Academic Study Aids, did you know you can also check out print copies of numerous study aids at the library?
For example, you can check out Emanuel's, Nutshells and Examples and Explanations (AKA "E & E's) for Civil Procedure from Course Reserves at the front desk. We even have copies of the trusty Blue Book if you happen to forget it!
For more info on study aids broken down by topic, check out this research guide.
- Where are the printers and scanners located?
WEPA stations are located in the Computer Lab (Library 2nd Floor) and the Library 3rd and 4th Floor. Printing costs $0.08 per side (black and white) and $0.35 per side (color). Students may upload print jobs from their own laptops directly to WEPA.
The Law Library provides two sheetfeed and book-eye scanners on the 3rd Floor of the Law Library, adjacent to the Circulation Desk. Also, don’t forget that it’s free to print material from Lexis to the Lexis printer also located on the 2nd floor!
- Where can I find a filtered water fountain/fill station?
While there are a number of water fountains all over campus, the fill stations are located in a few specific spots. From the front desk of the library, we often tell people to go through the double doors and take a right down the hallway to find the one we have in our building. Otherwise, there is a station in the gym in Knight, and two in Hosmer, one of the first floor and one on the second. They are located down the hallways amongst the faculty offices, so maybe say hi to a professor while filling up!
- How can I get my hands on library materials?
You are always welcome to come into the building and pull things from the shelves yourself and check them out at the front desk, and reference librarians love to help locate them if you need a helping hand. During the pandemic, we also created a new on-demand service called Library2Go. It’s still a thing! Check out our page explaining the Library2Go pickup and digital scanning service.
Always remember that we are here to help and available to answer any questions you may have. Stop by the front desk anytime to say "hi" or feel free to reach out to us electronically: https://email@example.com?identity=Librarian&skin=15576