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

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

33 views   |   Last updated on Jul 12, 2017    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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Does the Library have quiet study areas available to students?

25 views   |   Last updated on Aug 15, 2017    Facilities

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 charge overdue fines?

21 views   |   Last updated on Jul 12, 2017    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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How do I add a printer to my laptop?

20 views   |   Last updated on Jul 12, 2017    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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I'm supposed to use the library database "Criminal Justice." How does it work?

19 views   |   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 Library's hours?

18 views   |   Last updated on Aug 14, 2017    Basics Hours

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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Does the Library have a color printer?

17 views   |   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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What should I do if I lose my ID card?

17 views   |   Last updated on Jul 12, 2017    Basics

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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How do I search other libraries' catalogs?

16 views   |   Last updated on Jul 12, 2017    Catalog

Click here for links to other local, state, and national library catalogs.

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Where is the Loras Library?

16 views   |   Last updated on Jul 12, 2017    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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Where can I find the Bible, or different translations of the Bible, in the stacks?

16 views   |   Last updated on Jul 12, 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?

16 views   |   Last updated on Aug 15, 2017    Facilities

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

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How many books can I have checked out at once?

15 views   |   Last updated on Jul 12, 2017    Borrowing

You may have up to 40 items checked out from the Library. An exception to this policy is that faculty members may have up to 100 items checked out from the Library.

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Are there any newspapers on microfilm?

14 views   |   Last updated on Jul 12, 2017    Collections

Yes. The Library has the New York Times from 1851–2008 on microfilm. Dubuque newspapers (including the Telegraph-Herald) dating from 1836–present are also on microfilm, as are a few old newspapers from the Iowa towns of Cascade, Dyersville, and Farley, and the Illinois town of Galena.

For more information, see the list of titles posted on the microfilm cabinets.

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How do I return Library materials?

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

14 views   |   Last updated on Jul 12, 2017    Basics Borrowing

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

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What year was the Academic Resource Center built?

14 views   |   Last updated on Jul 12, 2017    Facilities

The Loras College Library moved into the Academic Resource Center in July 2002. Before that, the library (then called Wahlert Memorial Library) was located in the building now known as Wahlert Hall.

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

13 views   |   Last updated on Aug 14, 2017    Basics

Welcome! Please browse the library's Faculty Services guide. 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?

13 views   |   Last updated on Jul 12, 2017    Borrowing Facilities

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

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