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Does the Library have computers that I can use?

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The library computer lab is an open access lab for all students and community members. You do not need to check in to use a computer. The following policies and procedures apply to computer use:

  • Before using the library computers, please read board policy C-21.
  • Library computers have academic research priority.
  • You may be asked to give up your computer to a student who wants to conduct academic research if you are a using a computer for non-academic purposes.
  • Children under the age of 14 are not allowed to use the library computers.
  • If you are using the computers for an unacceptable use or use in violation of policy C-21, you will be asked to produce your ID and may be asked to leave the library.
  • The library will make no attempt to monitor and accept no responsibility for the content of any material accessed through the Internet
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How long can I check material out for?

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Loan Periods

Item Type

Loan Period

Reserves 2 hours, in library
Circulating Reserves 3 days
Periodicals/Magazines 7 days
Audio Visual 7 days
Juvenile Collection 21 days, 2 renewals
Fiction Collection 21 days, 2 renewals
Non-Fiction Collection 21 days, 2 renewals

 

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Is eating and drinking allowed in the Library?

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  • You not allowed to eat in the Library.
  • You are allowed a drink in the Library, if the drink has a lid.
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What are the Library's hours?

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The Prairie State College Library's Summer Hours

Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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Does the Library have study rooms I can check out?

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Study rooms are reserved for Prairie State College students and are for student group use only. A group can check out a study room with a current PSC Student ID. They are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis for the day. You can only reserve one time slot per day for any group and reservations may only be made for that day.

There are three group study rooms available in the library; all study rooms require two or more students to sign out a room. All groups are allowed only one 2-hour time slot per day to allow other students the opportunity to obtain a study room. All study room users must follow the study room rules that are posted in the study rooms as well as all other library rules.

Each study room is equipped with a computer and large-screen monitor.

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How do I check materials out from the Library?

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To check material out from the Library you must first sign up for a Library account. This can be done in two easy steps

  1. Stop by the ENROLLMENT SERVICES (rm 1101) to get your Student ID if you have not done it yet.
  2. Stop by the Circulation Desk right when you walk into the Library with your ID and sign up for an account.
You get a bunch of things by having a Library Account, that will not only help you in College, but can make college a fun time.
  1. You can any check out Books, Movies and DVDs that the Library owns. (Click here for more information on loan periods)
  2. Click here for more information on the Library's item loan policy.
  3. You can use your Library account to order books, movies, and even video games from any of our partner Libraries. To do this go to the SWAN Catalog and register your account. From there you can request holds and items can be sent to the Library.
  4. For more information on using the catalog check out The NEW SWAN Catalog.
  5. You can access the Library's eBook collection, called the 3M Cloud Library. From hear you can read books on your phone, tablet and computer.
  6. For more information on using the ebook collection check out 5 Steps to Checking Out eBooks.
  7. Access to the Library's Study Rooms for groups of two or more.
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What if the Library doesn’t have access to something I need?

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If you are looking for material (such as a book, movie or article) that the Library does have access to, you can request that material from another library using this form.
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Does the Library have Ebooks available?

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Yes! Click here to find a listing of our Ebook collections! They are also searchable in OneSearch.
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How do I print documents in the Library?

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The Library has both black & white ($0.10/page) and color printing ($0.50/page) available. To release any print job, you will need to enter your PSC ID number located on your PSC ID. For more information please see our section on Printing.
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How do I check out a textbook?

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If your professor has placed your textbook on Reserve you may check it for up to 2 hours. Most Reserve books must remain in the Library.
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How can my students check out a textbook?

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Faculty member at Prairie State College can request the Library to put materials on reserve so that students may check them out. For more information on this procedure please see our Reserve policy.

With the exception of serials and items not available for checkout, library staff or faculty members may choose to place any materials on reserve. If a faculty member puts a personal item on reserve, the library must be allowed to place a bar code and spine label on the item. While a personal item remains the property of the faculty member, a bar code allows the library to properly control the item and assign responsibility for the item when it is checked out to a borrower.
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Can I request material from another Library for free?

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The Library can request materials from other libraries for you for free. All you need to do is fill out the Request a Book or Request an Article form.
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Does the Library have DVDs?

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Yes! You can check DVDs out for up to 1 week.
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Can I schedule an appointment for research assistance with a Librarian?

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Yes! Librarians are help to assist you with research. Click here to begin scheduling an appointment.
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Does the Library have color printing?

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Yes! It is $0.50/page to print in color.
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Does the Library have a Quiet Study Room? 

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A quiet study is available. It can be found by walking to the back of the library, toward the fiction books.
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Does the Library have a Lost and Found?

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All IDs, drivers' licenses, and small electronics are immediately turned over to campus police. Please contact campus police for these items. 

For other items, please check with library staff at the front circulation desk.

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How do I create a Works Cited/Bibliography/Reference page?

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Prairie State College Library's Citation Guide is an excellent resource for learning all about citation!
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Does the Library have a scanner?

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Yes! The scanner is located by the Reference Desk. 

Scan to E-Mail $0.05/page
Scan to USB $0.05/page
Scan to Print $0.10/page

 

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Does the Library have a fax machine?

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Yes! The fax machine/scanner is located by the Reference Desk!

Faxing      $1.00/page

 

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