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TexbtookTextbooks are stored behind the Circulation Desk. First, search the library catalog for your textbook title and write down the call number or professor's name that the book is under. Then bring the call number (or professor's name) to the Circulation Desk to borrow the book.

A journal contains scholarly research articles. A database is a collection of journals and the articles within them. For more examples visit our Journals page.

This research tutorial provides useful information on how to construct keywords and keyphrases (two words or more), search for relevant articles in a database, limit your results, and much more.

PrinterPrinting is free. Each print job is limited to 30 pages. There are 5 printers in the library, one by the reference desk, two in the second floor lab and two on the cellar level. You can release a print job from any of the computers in the library to any of the printers in the library. Only black & white printouts are available.


  • Place your ID card on the printer card reader (or type in your username and password)
  • Tap on Print Release
  • Put a check mark next to the job you want to print and hit Print
  • Use Google Chrome to print PDF documents
    Wireless and Mobile Printing


  • Tap on E-mail
  • Put the document on the feeder or on top of the printer glass, facing upward
  • All fields are locked down and cannot be changed. Tap "Send to Email"

eBookDepending on what device you want to read the ebook on the steps may be different. Check out our ebook download page.

BookAt the Circulation Desk by the front entrance of the library. It appears on Floor 2 of the Library Map.

DVDDVDs are stored in the Media Closet. To request a DVD, search our catalog for the call number. Bring the call number to the Circulation Desk and a library staff member will retrieve the DVD and check it out to you.

ipadEach semester you must visit the Circulation Desk to sign a the iPad / Laptop Loan Agreement . Then present your Student ID and you can check out the iPad for 4 hours. All iPads and Laptops must be returned 30 min before the library closes.

PhotocopierThe photocopier is located on the 2nd floor (same floor as library main entrance) behind the main stairwell. Photocopies are 10 cents per page and only cash is accepted. Only black & white photocopies are available.

Library Classroom Library Instruction sessions are held in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab. You may be asked to leave to accommodate an Information Literacy class. Don't worry, we will give you plenty of warning.

Nope! We get that a lot. The bookstore is online. Access Akademos Online Bookstore at