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Talking to Your Students about the Library: Bricks

This guide introduces you to the library's essential resources and services so you feel comfortable talking to your students about the library., Guide created by Librarian Emeritus Barbara Quarton

Public Desks

Check-out Desk: Staff at this desk help students check out books, borrow reserve materials, and reserve group study rooms. Students must have their Coyote OneCard to do any of these things.

Research Assistance Desk: Librarians at this desk help students do research. Typical questions include, “How do I find an article on my topic?” and “How do I use the library’s databases?” It helps if students have a copy of their syllabus or assignment with them. We encourage you to send your students to us when they are looking for sources!

Course Reserves Desk: If you put any of your class materials on reserve in the library—such as your textbook, class notes, or assignments—students may borrow them for a limited period of time. This assures that all your students have access to your class materials in a timely manner.

(Want to put something on Reserve for your students? Print out the Reserves form and take it to the Check-out Desk on the first floor.)

Self-Service Options

Card Value Centers: The Card Value Center in PL-111A, and a second machine amid the public terminals in Reference, add bills to your Coyote OneCard. The Card Value Center next to the Research Assistance Desk adds bills and vends guest print cards for $1.

Copy Machines (PL-111A): Copy, scan, and double-side. The cost is 15 cents per page, and payment is made with either the Coyote OneCard or a guest print card. 

Scanners (PL-111A): Scan your document to print, save to your USB drive, or email it to yourself or someone else. Printing is 15 cents per page, but saving and emailing are free.

Fax: The scanners can also send faxes. This service is free.

Rodin's The Thinker

Bronze Statue


Computers are located in the first-floor lobby, in PL-111, and in front of the new elevators on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors.

All computers in the library require a MyCoyote account number and password for full access to the Internet, Microsoft Office Suite, and SPSS.

All computers print to the printers at the Research Assistace desk. The cost is 15 cents per page for black-and-white; 60 cents per page for color. Payment is made with either the Coyote OneCard or a guest print card.