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How can I verify what items I've checked out?

8 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Borrowing

First, go to the Loras College Library home page. Then....

  1. Go to the 'Services' column
  2. Click on the 'My Library Account' link
  3. You will be taken to the My Account tab
  4. Enter the barcode from your Loras ID card
  5. Click on the 'Login' button
  6. You'll see your Account Overview
  7. Click on either the 'Checked Out' link on the menu bar, or the 'Items Out' link on the left-hand side of the screen to see what items you have checked out
  8. Click on the red 'Logout' button when finished.

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Does the Library have a color printer?

8 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Equipment

The Library does not have a color printer for patron use. However, patrons can use the color printer available in the Alumni Campus Center, in the lounge area next to Duhawk Market.

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I'm a new faculty member at Loras. How can I learn about what the library has to offer?

8 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Basics

Welcome! Please browse the "Library Survival Kit for Faculty." The library staff is looking forward to working with you.

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I live just a block from Loras. May I use the Loras Library?

7 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Borrowing Facilities

Anyone who has an Iowa public library card and a picture ID may use the Loras Library.

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Where is the Loras Library?

7 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Location Basics

The Loras Library is in the Academic Resource Center (ARC), in the center of the Loras College campus. Click here for a campus map.

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When can I get help from a librarian?

7 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Basics

Librarians are available Monday through Friday, during regular business hours. Click here for contact information.

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I'm supposed to use the library database "Proquest Criminal Justice." How does it work?

7 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Databases

"Proquest Criminal Justice" is a comprehensive collection of U.S. and international criminal justice journals. For details, go to the library's tutorial for Proquest Criminal Justice.

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Is there a database with streaming video?

7 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Databases Search and Research

Yes! The library subscribes to Films on Demand, which contains a large educational collection of streaming video. Here is a link to Films on Demand.

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How do I add a printer to my laptop?

7 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Equipment

To add a printer in Windows 8:

  1. click on the window-pane button that is right under the screen (not on the keyboard) + the R key on the keyboard to bring up the Run command dialog box;
  2. type in \\prnt02\ and browse for the desired printer;
  3. double-click on the name of the desired printer to add this printer
  4. the newly added printer should now display in your list of available printers. if not, you may need to restart your computer.

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Does the Library have quiet study areas available to students?

7 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Facilities

The Library has both group and individual study rooms. Students can also use the carrels on floors one, three, and four.  A map of the quiet areas is available.

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Where can I get change for the copier?

6 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Equipment

A change machine is available across from the elevator on second floor.

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What is the Roseliep Collection?

6 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Collections

This collection, located on the third floor, contains the literary materials of the late Rev. Raymond Roseliep, Professor of English at Loras College who served in the Department between 1946 to 1982. A description of the collection is available here. Roseliep was an established poet who gained a reputation as a haikuist, and was the winner of the prestigious Henderson Award. He tied for first place in 1977, received an honorable mention in 1979, and won the first place award in 1982.

The Roseliep Collection contains the books from the poet's personal library, his literary correspondence, his own published books, and drafts of published and unpublished work in progress. The collection is available to researchers by appointment. Contact: Heidi Pettitt, (563) 588-7873 heidi.pettitt@loras.edu or Joyce Meldrem, (563) 588-7164 joyce.meldrem@loras.edu.

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Are periodicals (journals and magazines) listed in the catalog?

6 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Catalog

Only those periodical titles that are received by the Library in print format have a record in the catalog. For a complete list of periodicals, including electronic titles, use the Library's "Full-Text Finder".

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Does the library have free WIFI?

6 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Facilities

The library has free WIFI for visitors, but when the students are using the WIFI network, it can be a bit slow to respond. When you are visiting, ask at the checkout desk for the WIFI password.

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How do I renew my books?

6 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Borrowing

You can renew material by bringing it to the Check Out desk, or by going online, starting at the Loras College Library home page. Then....

  1. Go to the 'Services' column
  2. Click on the 'My Library Account' link
  3. You will be taken to the My Account tab
  4. Enter the barcode from your Loras ID card
  5. Click on the 'Login' button
  6. You'll see your Account Overview
  7. Click on either the 'Checked Out' link on the menu bar, or the 'Items Out' link on the left-hand side of the screen to see what items you have checked out
  8. Check the boxes next to the items you want to renew
  9. Click on the 'Renew' button
  10. Click on the red 'Logout' button when finished.

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Is there a telephone in the Library for patron use?

6 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Facilities

There is a courtesy phone outside the elevator on each floor. In addition, a pay phone is available on the fourth floor of the Alumni Campus Center.

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Does the Library charge overdue fines?

6 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Borrowing

No. The library will send you two overdue notices. A third notice will inform you that you will be charged with the replacement value of the item, plus a $15 processing fee. Also, usage of your card may be blocked until the matter of the overdue item has been resolved.

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Can I hold my class or campus organizations meeting at the Library?

6 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Facilities

Yes. The library has classrooms and study rooms that may be available. Just fill out the online room request form.

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Are there computers in the Library for student use?

6 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Facilities

Yes. Library users may use the networked computers on second floor across from the Check Out Desk.

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Is there a place for group study?

6 views   |   Last updated on Jun 30, 2016    Facilities

Yes. All floors of the library feature not only group study rooms, where you may close the door for privacy, but group seating areas out in the open.

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