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Print Periodicals Move

In the next few weeks, the print periodicals are moving from their current location on the first floor near the garden to the compact shelving on the first floor where the bound periodicals are located. They will still be in Library of Congress Call number order, but now you only have to visit one place for all print issues.

Please ask at the Research Desk on the first floor if you need help finding print periodicals.

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Traditional (Hard Copy) Reserves vs. Electronic Reserves

Traditional (Hard Copy) Reserves

vs.

Electronic Reserves

Benefits

  • Most copyright fees are covered by the library.
  • The Library can place entire books, music CDs, and videos on reserve.

Limitations

  • Materials are limited to on-campus use during the hours the Library is open.
  • One copy can be used by only one person at a time.
  • Items returned late are subject to overdue fines.
  • Frequently used paper copies are subject to wear and tear, missing pages, rearrangement, etc.
  • Replacement of a lost items is not immediate, and during this time the item is not available to students.
 

Benefits

  • Most copyright fees are covered by the library.
  • Eligible users have 24/7 access.
  • Users can read at one's own pace without worry of others waiting in line to use.
  • It is not necessary to print the item because it can be read directly from the computer.
  • Users do not need to visit the Main Service Desk or wait in line for a high demand item to be returned.
  • Multiple students can have access to the same item at the same time.

Limitations

  • The Library cannot place entire books, music CDs, or videos on reserve.
  • Speed of retrieval is dependent on the viewer’s Internet connection speed.
  • Not all items can be placed electronically.