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Is there a telephone in the Library for patron use?

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

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Who can use the Loras Library?

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All Loras students, staff, and faculty have borrowing and network privileges; others may also apply for borrowing privileges. Just stop by the check-out desk. Click here for more information.

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

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"JSTOR" is a database archive of scholarly journal articles and primary source materials on a wide variety of disciplines. For details, go to the library's tutorial on JSTOR.

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

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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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Can magazines, journals, or newspapers be checked out?

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No, they can only be used in the Library.

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Does the Library have a color printer?

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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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Do I need my Loras ID to check something out?

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Yes, your barcode ID (number on the back of your ID) is used to check out books to you. Please bring it when you come to the library.

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How do I access the Library catalog and electronic resources from off-campus?

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The Library catalog is freely available from off-campus; all other Library databases require authentication before reaching the resource. Simply enter the user name and password you use when signing into your computer when asked to login. Check the guide to Accessing Databases from Off-Campus for more information.

 

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Is there a place for group study?

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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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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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How many books can I have checked out at once?

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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 the library material I check out be renewed?

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Most library material can be renewed twice. However, items "on reserve" may not be renewed at all.

Loras College faculty and staff are limited to one renewal, because they are able to check out materials for an entire semester.

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Someone mentioned that Zotero could help me keep track of paper references. How does it work?

17 views   |   0   0   |   Last updated on Jun 13, 2019    Search and Research

Zotero is a web browser add-on that helps you collect, manage, and cite your research sources. For information on using and install Zotero, go to the library's guide to Zotero.

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I just want to use the Library's online catalog. Where can I do this?

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The library's online catalog is available on our home page. If you're in the library building, there's a computer at the check-out desk you can use.

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I'm looking for the Writing Center. Where is it, and how do I make an appointment?

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The Writing Center is located on the 1st Floor of the Library/Academic Resource  Center, in the southeast corner of the building. Click here to make an appointment with them.

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How are government documents arranged on the shelf?

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Government documents are arranged by the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) classification system.

Even though Superintendent of Documents numbers use periods, these are not decimal points. The periods simply separate elements of the number.

For example, if you were to look for the document Y 4.W 36:106-10, you would look for each element of the number separately, but in order:

  1. Y4
  2. W36
  3. 106-10
  4. And so on. . . . 

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How do I renew my books?

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You can renew material by bringing it to the Check Out desk, or by going online.

1.            Go to the Library’s home page (http://library.loras.edu/home)

2.            In the Navigation Bar go to “My Personal Library" and click on the "My Library Account" link.

3.            Enter your Network login and password

4.            There you will see your Account Overview

5.            Click on the renew button after the item you wish to renew

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How do I find DVDs and videos?

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DVDs and VHS tapes are shelved on the second floor, to the right classroom 202. They are separated into three collections, The Wilkie Classic Film DVDs, entertainment DVDs, and eMedia  (educational DVDs and VHS tapes).

To search for a specific title, click the Video tab on the Loras College Library’s homepage.

 

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Where can I find the Bible, or different translations of the Bible, on the shelves?

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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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