As a graduate student, you have access to a wide variety of services in the library as well as online. Check out the boxes below.
Research librarians are available in-person from 8 am to 9 pm on most days. They can help you find research materials, provide assistance with using the databases and the library catalog, as well as answer any other informational questions you might have. Stop by at the Research Help Desk on the second floor or contact one of the friendly faces on the Home Tab.
Come to the Circulation Desk on the second floor to check out various items: books, reserve materials, current and bound journals, DVDs, laptops, chargers, video cameras, etc. Checkout periods and ability to renew materials vary.
You have access to two citation management programs through the library: RefWorks and EndNote. In addition, we have up-to-date citation manuals for AMA, APA, MLA, and Chicago in print and online.
The library can borrow books and obtain journal articles from several thousand libraries worldwide. The average turnaround time for articles is 1-4 days and for books 5-7 days.
Contact the Writing Center for assistance at any stage of your writing project. They offer feedback by trained writing consultants in-person and online. Office is located in 419 Reed Hall.
There are two rooms on the third floor of the library for graduate students. These rooms are intended to foster interdisciplinary collaboration along with space for serious study. Each room has a card-swipe door control. The east room has a computer lab with 10 stations configured with latest technology software.
The Fab Lab is a digital fabrication laboratory located on the first floor. It is equipped with 3D printers, a high definition 3D scanner, a large-scale plotter, laser cutter and engraver, virtual reality equipment, and so much more. 3D print an extra limb or just come and have fun in VR.
The Lizard Lounge is a room next to the Bistro. It is a social space designed to encourage drop-in use providing space for academic interactions designed to encourage collaborations. Use is limited to faculty and graduate students, who access the room by swiping their ID cards at the door. This is also one of your designated study spaces for Monday and Friday mornings.
Two Media Editing Rooms are available on the first floor; they are equipped with high end iMac computer with 27in. monitors, high end Windows computer with 27in. monitors, connections for video cameras and audio devices, and audio/video editing software. These rooms can be reserved for up to four hours for working on audio/video projects.