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Graduate Student Library Orientation

A virtual introduction to Brooks Library and its resources.

  

It's been awhile since I've conducted academic research, where is the best starting place if I want to re-familurize myself with the search process?

I need a specific book, and the CWU Library doesn't have it. Is there a way I can access it?

I am interested in a long term study room for my Graduate Research, does the library provide these?

I am looking for a short term private or group study space. How can I find and reserve these? 

I am struggling with the research process. Is there someone at the Library who can help me find the resources I need?

I need a printer/scanner/photo copier. Are these available at the library, and how do I use them?

I am looking for a computer with a specific software on it. What software and programs are available on computers at the library?

Do you host any community events, workshops or lectures?

How can I check my library account to see when my items are due?

  

 

 

It's been awhile since I've conducted academic research, where is the best starting place if I want to re-familurize myself with the search process?

The best place to start familiarize yourself with the search process through CWU Libraries is by checking out our OneSearch Tutorial Videos. OneSearch is the libraries search engine that allows you to search for books, journal articles, videos, scores, maps, and more! 

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I need a specific book, and the CWU Library doesn't have it. Is there a way I can access it?

If you need a book that our libraries don't have a copy of, you can request it from one of our Summit partners via an interlibrary loan. To do so, select check holdings, and then Request through Summit/ILL.  

Allow around 5-7 days to receive orders. You will be contacted by the Circulation Department when they are ready to be picked up.

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I am interested in a long term study room for my Graduate Research, does the library provide these?

The Brooks Library has private research rooms available for graduate students. As a graduate student you can apply to use one of these rooms for a quarter. The application can be found here:

Research Room Application 

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I am looking for a short term private or group study space. How can I find and reserve these? 

The Brooks Library has study rooms you can reserve for private or group study. To reserve a room or for more info, visit this link: Study Space Availability 

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I am struggling with the research process. Is there someone at the Library who can help me find the resources I need?

CWU Librarians are available and would love to help you find the resources you need for your research. You can set up a one on one consultation with a Librarian to get help here: Library Consultations

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I need a printer/scanner/photo copier. Are these available at the library, and how do I use them?

The Brooks Library has printers, scanners, and copiers available for your use. Printing on campus uses the Wepa print system, and allows you to print to any campus printer easily from a computer, email, USB drive, or the cloud. 

To create a print account through Wepa, visit their website here. Or for more information, check out their user guides

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I am looking for a computer with a specific software on it. What software and programs are available on computers at the library?

The Library has Mac and PC Computers for students to use in the Library, as well as laptops that can be checked out. You can view a full list of computer software available on the computers here

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Do you host any community events, workshops or lectures?

The Library hosts several community events, workshops, and lectures throughout the year. You can view a calendar of events here

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How can I check my library account to see when my items are due?

You can check when your items are due through your library account: 

You can check your account holdings from the homepage of the library website under the search box, or you can check it from selecting Sign In in the upper right of your search results:

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