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Information for Students

Welcome to the libraries!

Our vast collections, inspiring spaces, and helpful people are here for you! We hope that you will explore all that the libraries have to offer, and that you'll get in touch with us if you have any questions.

Borrow books and more

Renew or return materials

  • Renew materials online by clicking on My Record in the online catalog.
  • Whenever possible, please return materials to the desk where they were checked out. 
  • For after-hours returns, use the outside book drop at the after-hours entrance/exit on the north side of the Main Library, facing Chicago Hall.
  • Most books can be kept out for a month. Other materials, like DVDs, need to be returned sooner. For detailed information on loan periods and fines, see Circulation Services.

Computers and technology

  • Bring your own laptop or other device to the libraries and connect to the eduroam wireless network.
  • Macs and PCs are located throughout the libraries.
  • Chromebooks may be checked out for use in the libraries.
  • Specific design, architecture, fabrication, data analysis, and programming software can be found in the Design Studio.
  • For a full list of technology to use and check out, see the Equipment Catalog.

LTRC (Learning, Teaching, and Research Center)

The Learning, Teaching & Research Center (LTRC) is located in the Main Library in the space to the left of the stained-glass window depicting Lady Cornaro. The LTRC offers two very important resources for students: The Writing Center and the Quantitative Reasoning Center (Q-Center).

The Writing Center provides peer-to-peer writing consultations at all stages of the writing process and for any written, oral, or digital media project. To learn more, visit the Writing Center website.

The Q-Center is a drop-in center for students to learn from peers who are trained to help with quantitative learning/reasoning. Q-Tutors can help with introductory courses in Chemistry, Physics, Math, and other designated QA (Quantitative Analysis) courses. To learn more, visit the Q-Center's website.