Just for Students
Library policies and procedures are the same for all SXU undergraduate and graduate students.
Do I need permission to use the Library? You are free to use the Library.
Can I use the computers? Over 50 iMacs, five macBook Pros, and two iPads are available for you. You are welcome to use your own computer in the Library, which has wireless access throughout..
Can I reserve a group-study room? Yes, 10 rooms are available. At this time, the Library does not have special study rooms just for graduate students.
Do you have movies? The Library has one of the best movie collections in the state. We have great films, TV series, and educational videos. You are free to borrow four at a time for up to a week.
Does the Library have my textbook? Almost always, yes. See more on our Course Book Collection.
How many books and DVDs can I borrow? All students have the same generous borrowing privileges. You can borrow an unlimited number of books for eight weeks (plus an eight-week renewal). You can borrow up to four DVDs for one week, with no renewals. The Library does not offer home delivery..
Is there any charge for interlibrary loan? No.
How do I check out books and videos? Bring the DVDs and books to the main desk by the front door and the staff will check them out for you. You must use your Cougar Card to check out materials.
Can I eat in the Library? Yes, but please be sure to throw your trash away and leave the area clean for the next person.
What about off-campus access? When logged in with your netID and password, you can get full-text articles through WorldCat Local or the databases. If the Library does not have the full-text article, you can request it through WorldCat Local and the article will be delivered to you electronically.
Plan and Prepare
With the Library's Testing and Education Reference Center, you can prepare for CLEP tests, search for scholarships, find the graduate school that is right for you, and take practice exams including the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MAT, MCAT, and TOEFL. You can create a personal account and then take the tests as often as you like. All at no charge!
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