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Library Hours

  • Monday through Thursday: 8:00 am to 1:00 am
  • Friday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm

  • Saturday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm

  • Sunday: 12:00 pm to 1:00 am

Hours usually change for holidays and exam periods – check the signs at the library or the library Web site:

Library Hours

Places To Go For Help

    1. The Reference/Information Desk – This is where to search for information to fixing printing problems on computers, these people usually can help with anything. Help desk staff can assist with just about
      anything – from searching for resources to fixing printing problems at the computer workstations.
    2. The Circulation Desk – You can take books out there as well as place orders for interlibrary loans. Don’t
       forget your PC Identification Card – it’s your Library Card too!
    3. The Tutorial Center – Located in the basement of the Library, you can make appointments to meet with a personal tutor in almost any subject area.

Resources In The Library

The Explorer button will bring you to the library listings. You can search for books, magazines, newspapers and just about anything

else. Try the homepage link named Information for Students. This will bring you to the new Find Your Way series of mini-subject guides for every major and special program. Each guide selects important print, electronic and internet sources.

PC is part of the HELIN Network you can find out where books are located and order them from other libraries that are part of the network. Do your research early – it usually takes a few days to order from the other libraries.

  • Helpful Databases Include:

    • Academic Serach Premier (General full text)

    • ABI/Inform (Business)

    • Lexis Nexis Academic (Full text legal information and newspapers)

    • ATLA (Religion)

    • EconLit (Economics)

    • ERIC (Education)

    • GPO (Government Documents)

    • PAIS (Political Science)

    • Providence Journal

    • PsychInfo (Psychology)

    • Social Sciences Index

    • Social Work abstracts

    • Sociological abstracts

Note: Databases may change, or be added, at any time.

  • You can also access the World Wide Web from the library to do Internet research and searches.

  • Microsoft Office is installed on library computers so you can type a paper, make a slide show, or create a spreadsheet without having to go back to your dorm or to a computer lab.

  • Laptop computers, with wireless network access, are available for checkout and use within the library.

  • If you don’t know where to go for research, just go to the Help Desk. Someone is always there to tell you where to go for research, what words will give you the best search results, and anything else you might need to know.

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