If you’re like me, you tend to forget stuff when you return from vacation: the combination to your gym locker, where you left your Mocs Card, how to wake up some time before The Price is Right comes on (seriously, did you see Snoop CRUSH IT on Check Out?), and plenty of other elements of your semester routine. Well, we can help you remember some library essentials to make the start of the term a little easier.
Need to get copies of your schedule and syllabi? No problem. You begin the Fall and Spring semesters with $10 of Print Points loaded on your Mocs Card. The library has black and white printers on the first and second floors and a color printer on the second floor. Print from any library computer to whichever printer/release station is convenient, take note of the computer number found at the base of all desktops or on the back of all laptops, then find your print job(s) at the release station and swipe your Mocs Card. Visit the Mocs Card page for more info on campus printing.
Sometimes faculty place required course materials (textbooks, articles, DVDs, and more) on reserve for all students to access. If your prof mentions this or if you want to see if any materials are available for your course, click the Course Reserves link on the library homepage. Here, you may search for course reserves by Instructor (Jones), Course (BIOL1130), or Title (Introduction to Cryptozoology). Some materials, like articles, may be available for you to download and the rest will be available for loan at the library Circulation desk — typically for a more limited time period so as to make the material available to more students.
It’s never too early to start your semester projects! If you want some help identifying the types of information you need, finding sources, or even learning about a new bit of technology to streamline your workflow, ask a librarian! Simply click the Get Help link on the library homepage to chat or schedule a 1-on-1 research appointment OR stop by the Reference desk on the first floor OR take a look at our Research Guides to get a sense of where to begin.
Here’s to a great start of the term!