The main desk at the Library is where patrons can check out, renew, and return items from the Library's Collection.
At faculty request, the Library places hardcopy (books, DVDs, etc.) or electronic (articles, book chapters, etc.) items on reserve. Hardcopy reserves are for in-library use only, usually for 4 hours.
You will probably not find every book and article you need in our library collections. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) allows you to access materials from libraries across the country.
Reference services are available during regular library hours by email, telephone, and in person. We’ll try to answer any question you ask!
Faculty can submit requests for the library to purchase materials that support their courses through the online Faculty Book & Media Request Form.
Information Fluency Instruction
Information fluency is the ability to recognize and understand an information need, as well as the skills required to find, analyze, and use information effectively and ethically.
Librarians offer Information Fluency Labs, which are a required component of the Seminar sequence. In addition, faculty can request discipline-specific sessions for their courses, offered at the library or in their classroom.
- Photocopying: 10 cents per page; the copier accepts $1 and $5 bills or coins
- Scanning: the photocopier in the library will scan in color or black and white and email the file(s) directly to you at no charge
- Printing: there are two print release stations in the library; print from anywhere on campus and release your jobs here; there is no charge for printing; request additional pages for your account by contacting ITS at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- My Library Account: Simon's Rock students faculty and staff can log in to their library account to renew items or place holds on items checked out to another borrower.