Tuesday, January 26, 2010

10 things you need to know about the Dick Smith Library

  1. Help is available. Don’t know where to start and already feeling stressed? Librarians are here and ready to help you. Come to the information desk (main floor), email your questions to our Ask a Librarian service, call us at 254-968-9249, or check out our FAQs and Research Tips page for more help.
  2. Library hours: Monday –Thursday 7am-midnight, Friday 7am-8pm, Saturday 10am -6pm, Sunday noon-midnight.
  3. Need a place to work on a group project or have a meeting? The library has 9 first-come, first serve study rooms available (upper level). Need to reserve one of our 4 meeting rooms? Call 254-968-1895 or stop by the circulation desk.
  4. Need to print or make copies? The library offers free printing to students. Copy machines are available on the main and lower levels of the library that accept cash or Texan Bucks, and color copies/transparencies can be purchased at the circulation desk.
  5. Need to send a fax? We offer fax services to all users. $1.00/up to 5 pages, $.25 each additional page. Ask about it at the circulation desk.
  6. We offer services to students taking courses off-campus. Register with the library as a distance learner to have materials sent directly to your campus location or delivered to your home/office.
  7. The library is here for you 24/7. You have access to the library catalog and our extensive list of online databases, many with access to full-text articles spanning all disciplines.
  8. If we don't have it, we'll get it! Our Interlibrary loan (ILLiad) service is free to all students, faculty, and staff. If we don’t own an item you need, login to your ILLiad account using your NTNET login and place a request to borrow it from another library.
  9. Think we need to purchase a specific title for our collection? We want to hear your suggestions. Complete our Suggest a Purchase online form and you might just see that title show up on our shelves.
  10. Your ID is your library card. Present your Tarleton ID card at the circulation desk to check out books, dvds, laptops, audiobooks, cds, etc. Students/staff = 20 items, faculty 50 items.

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