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I'm a staff member at Loras College. What can the library do for me?

110 views   |   0   0   |   Last updated on Aug 14, 2017    Basics

Great! Take a look at our guide to staff services. Hope to see you in the library soon!

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How do I add a printer to my laptop?

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To add a printer in Windows 10:

1.    click on the window-pane key + the R key on the keyboard to bring up the Run command dialog box;

2.    type in \\prnt01\ and hit OK, then 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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What are the Library's hours?

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Find the library's hours here. If special circumstances require a change in hours, these changes will also be posted on the campus portal and on the door of the Library.

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

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

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Does the Library charge overdue fines?

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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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How do I search other libraries' catalogs?

47 views   |   0   0   |   Last updated on Aug 29, 2017    Catalog

Just search our new DuSearch catalog. It will search our holdings, local other libraries holdings, as well as the holdings of libraries around the world.

 

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Does the Library have quiet study areas available to students?

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The Library has both group and individual study rooms. Students can also use the carrels on floors one, three, and four.  More information about quiet areas is available. In general, the quiet areas are on the first, third, and fourth floors along the Keane Hall side of the building. 4th floor also has a quiet area on the Loras Boulevard side.

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Does the library have free WIFI?

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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 many books can I have checked out at once?

41 views   |   0   0   |   Last updated on Sep 19, 2017    Borrowing

Students, alumni, and the general public can have 40 books checked out at one time. Faculty can have 100 books checked out at once. 

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Can Loras alumni use the Library's subscription databases?

41 views   |   0   0   |   Last updated on Aug 16, 2017    Databases Search and Research Research guides

Yes and no.

The library's catalog is available from on and off campus.

Other library databases, such as those linking to articles and ebooks, are available in the library building only, per our licenses with the database vendors. You may visit the Loras College Library and access the databases by using our public desktop computer stations near the check-out desk.

For a description of other library services for alumni, go the the Alumni Services guide.

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Where is the Loras Library?

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

40 views   |   0   0   |   Last updated on Sep 19, 2017    Facilities Borrowing

Anyone who has an Iowa public library card and a picture ID may check out books and other items from the library, however, anyone is welcome to use our public computers or any public area in the library.

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

40 views   |   0   0   |   Last updated on Aug 14, 2017    Databases

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

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What are the rules and policies that govern borrowing material from the library?

39 views   |   0   0   |   Last updated on Sep 19, 2017    Basics Borrowing

This guide to My Library Privileges will walk you through library borrowing rules and responsibilities.

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Are food and/or drinks allowed in the Library?

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Food and drink are both allowed in the Library

However, everyone is asked to be careful and to clean up after themselves because crumbs and spills can not only damage library materials directly, but indirectly, by attracting insects.

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What should I do if I lose my ID card?

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Go to the Campus Safety & Security Office and ask for a new ID card. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm. A $10 card replacement fee will be billed to your business office account by Campus Safety.

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Where can I find the Bible, or different translations of the Bible, in the stacks?

38 views   |   0   0   |   Last updated on Aug 30, 2017    Location Collections

Bibles (in various translation), and book about the Bible, can be found in the 220s, on the first floor of the library.

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Is there a telephone in the Library for patron use?

38 views   |   0   0   |   Last updated on Aug 15, 2017    Facilities

There is a courtesy phone outside the elevator on each floor.

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How do I return Library materials?

37 views   |   0   0   |   Last updated on Jul 12, 2017    Borrowing

​You may return library materials in one of two drop boxes on campus:

  • Outside the Library—Located along the sidewalk to the main entrance of the Alumni Campus Center (ARC)
  • Inside the Library--Located at the end of the Check Out Desk closest to the front door of the library (look for the slot)

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Does the Library have a color printer?

37 views   |   0   0   |   Last updated on Jul 12, 2017    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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