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Ask a Librarian: Frequently Asked Questions

What are your hours?

How do I print in the library?

How do I photocopy in the library?

How do I find scholarly journal articles?

How do I access databases from off-campus?

Why aren't my username and password working?

How do I find the full text of this article?

Do you have this book?

To check if the University Libraries hold a particular book, search SOUTHcat: USA Libraries' Catalog. If you know the exact title of the book, select title search from the search by options and enter the title in the search box. Be sure to leave off the any initial article (a, and, the) that starts the title. (For example, search Lord of the Rings instead of The Lord of the Rings).

If you know the book's author(s), you can do an author search by selecting that option from the search by menu and then entering the author's last name and then first name in the search box.

For more information about SOUTHcat, consult the links below.

How many books can I check out at once? How long can I keep them?

Do you have my textbook?

Short answer: Probably not.

The Marx Library does not buy textbooks for classes at the university, but occasionally we will have a copy of an older edition. However, you can only check these out for 4 weeks, which is only 1/4 of a semester. Sometimes your professor may put a copy of the current text on course reserve at the circulation desk for your use in the library. However, we recommend that students purchase all required textbooks.

How can I find a copy of this play?

Where is the freshman seminar library assignment?