Every library has their own rules and regulations, including types of services and privileges for different groups of users. In order to make the most use of your university's library, knowing how to use their resources efficiently is very crucial.
The following activities are designed to assist, promote, and assess your comprehension about general procedures in using library resources.
Most libraries have certain rules and regulations for different groups of library users or patrons, i.e., faculty, undergraduate students, or staff, etc. Knowing what services and rights you are entitled for will help your experience of using the library resources more efficient and worthwhile.
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Read the information provided under the Borrowing Privileges section and complete the worksheet printout provided in Step 1.
View the following video clip. While viewing, pay attention to which users group that this student fall into, including the privileges that she is entitled to.
Incorporate the information learned from Steps 1 - 3 to complete this multiple-choice activity.
Most libraries in U.S. universities have the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service available when a library user cannot find certain books or journal articles that her/his institutional library carries in print, or has access to, from full-text databases.
View the following video clip. While viewing, pay attention to the ILL rules and regulations as mentioned by the Information desk staff.
Incorporate the information learned from Step 1 and Step 2 to complete this multiple-choice activity.
Reserved class materials or 'reserves' are usually high usage materials that must be requested, picked up, and returned in-person at the Loan & Reserves desk. Consequentially, the loan periods for reserves are very limited. Materials on reserve may include, but not limited to: regular circulating books, faculty personal copies of books and other course-related material.
Learn more about reserved class materials from this Reserves information page.
View the following video clip. While viewing, pay attention to the procedures to acquire the reserved class material.
Visit the Library Catalog search page and find out how students can search for reserved class materials. Notice the type of information needed when searching for reserves online.
Incorporate the information learned from Steps 1 - 3 to complete this fill-in-the-gap activity.