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  • Interlibrary Loan

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  • Course Reserves

    Course Reserves are available at the Library's Public Services Desk. Resources are available for 4-hour, 24-hour or 1-week circulation as instructed by the professor. Please present your University ID when requesting materials.


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Research Help

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When can I expect a response? A librarian is available Mon-Fri from 9-noon and from 1-4 for walk in research assistance or via chat. Students can stop in during these hours or make an appointment. Contact your personal librarian for a scheduled research consultation.

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