This guide is designed for first year students, to help them learn about conducting research and the resources that the library has available.
Burke Library Hours
|Monday-Thursday||8 a.m. to 2 a.m.|
|Friday||8 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Saturday||10 a.m. to 10 p.m.|
|Sunday||10 a.m. to 2 a.m.|
Last week of classes and finals
Where to study in Burke
There are individual and group study areas on all three floors of the library, with the areas getting quieter as you climb. The library's All-Night Reading Room is accessible 24-hours a day!
Burke Library has more than . . .
600,000 printed books, over 200,000 e-books, and access to full-text articles from over 27,000 unique print and electronic journals. Find what you need by searching the catalog from the tab on the library home page. If you've found what you're looking for, keep in mind that:
Need research help?
Ask a Librarian. Research librarians are available to help with all aspects of using the library, from locating resources to starting work on a research paper. Reach us at the Info Desk, by phone, email, and chat.
Still can’t find what you need?
Interlibrary Loan allows students to borrow materials from other libraries when Burke Library doesn’t own them. Ask a librarian for more information and consult the interlibrary loan page for additional details.
Has a professor told you that there are course materials on reserve?
Materials are placed on reserve when they are likely to be in high demand at some point during the semester. The library provides online access to reserve readings required for classes whenever possible. In cases where this is not possible, items may be checked out for a limited period at the circulation desk. For more information visit the reserves page.
Need help with and support for your computer?
The Help Desk staff will be happy to answer your questions and assist you with your computer problems over the phone or in person (by appointment). Visit the Help Desk on the first floor of Burke Library, next to Circulation Desk.
|Monday-Friday||8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.|
|Saturday and Sunday||10 a.m. - 10 p.m.|
Have a digital media project?
Educational technologists are available to assist students with projects from the initial assignment through delivery. Additionally, Digital Media Consultants are available until midnight at the Info Desk to assist students using technological resources. If you are a student interested in using these resources for class assignments of extracurricular purposes please contact email@example.com.
Burke Library has some outstanding special collections . . .
of rare books and other materials affording students an excellent opportunity to conduct research using primary sources. Of particular note are: Special Collections Hours
|Monday - Friday||8 a.m.-4 p.m.|
|Wednesday||5:30 -9:30 p.m. (by appointment only)|
|Sunday||5:30 -9:30 p.m. (by appointment only)|
Please confirm staff availability before planning a visit. Contact Christian Goodwillie or Mark Tillson.
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