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WASC Information on Library Services

The Oviatt Library provides essential services and access to information through new technologies, as well as a physical place, to support both student learning and faculty research. Students, in particular, benefit from the Library’s physical and virtual resources since effective study habits are linked to academic integration and university retention.

The Library offers a welcoming and accessible space for students to meet collaboratively, study, or conduct research. Additionally, the Library provides students remote access to library resources, including 24/7 reference assistance, through a variety of electronic methods. Many Library services have been added and continue to evolve as a result of student suggestions, course curriculum, and changing informational needs. The Library’s newer services are listed below.

Creating Library as a Place

  • 20/7 Finals Study Hours
  • Coffee Cart in Library Lobby
  • Help Desk in Library Lobby
  • New Student Study Lounges in Reference Room and RPM

Changing Technologies

Locating Materials

  • Map It! stack locator function in catalog records
  • Improving Stack Signage
  • Textbook Purchases in Reserves