||The Reference Department is located on first floor
of the Library.
Reference Department staff
help library users locate information
and research material.
The Library Service Desk on the first floor is the first stop for those who need
assistance in learning what resources are available and how to use them. The
Library Service Desk will refer research questions to Reference Department staff
who are "on-call" all hours
the library is open. During the regular semester a librarian is on duty until 10:00 p.m.
Sunday-Thursday and a student worker is available from 10:00 p.m. until
1:00 a.m. Check out this
for more ways to contact the Reference Department for assistance.
Reference librarians give library tours and workshops on information
resources. Faculty may invite a reference librarian to explain and demonstrate
sources of interest to a particular class. An electronic classroom
with 30 computers is available in the library for this purpose. For more
information see Classroom Support
The Reference Department maintains the
Government Documents Collection as
well as the Reference Collection. Reference books include: almanacs,
biographical information, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, handbooks,
maps, phonebooks, research tools, statistics, and style guides. They are shelved
on the first floor. Many
electronic resources are also available.
Interlibrary Loan is part of the Reference
Department. Through this service students, faculty, and staff may obtain
materials from other libraries when Pickler Library resources have been
exhausted. Items may be requested by:
(1) Logging onto Interlibrary Loan Services
(2) Using the "Interlibrary Loan" link in many