Resources for Students


Course Reserves

Did your professor put materials on reserve for your class? Check out items at the Front Desk.

Course Reserves Search

Course Reserve Policies: For Students

We don’t have it? Borrow it via ILLSuggest a Book, or Ask a Librarian.

More than Just Books …

Space and Study

The Library has a variety of spaces; explore and find your perfect spot.

  • Quiet — Floor 3.
  • Don’t mind noise? Need a table for 4? — Floors 2 & 2M.
  • Great view, comfy chairs — The Reading Room with a View (Floor 2) is just for you.
  • Study rooms (walk-in or reservation) — Floors 1M, 2, 2M and 3.
  • Teamwork? Configure your own space? Moveable furniture and whiteboards? — Research/Study and Boettcher rooms (Floor 2).
  • Outdoors — Tables with campus wireless network (Mines community only) and power outlets.

Using Your Laptop

  • Campus wireless network — Available in most areas.
  • Electrical outlets — Scattered around the building (most in the Research/Study Room).
  • Extension cords — Check out at the Front Desk.
  • Print from your laptop.
  • Temporary storage and a free charge — Laptop lockers adjacent to the campus computer lab (Floor 2).

White Boards

  • Available throughout the Library (most on Floor 2). Move the wheeled boards where you want.
  • Dry-erase marker kits available for check out at the Front Desk.

Need a study break?

  • Book & Brew Coffee Shop: Caffeine and sugar.
  • New Fiction and Non-Fiction Books: Reading Room with a View (Floor 2).
  • Jigsaw Puzzle of the Week: Adjacent to the campus computer lab (Floor 2).

Just for Undergrads

CASA tutoring: Research/Study Room (Floor 2).

NHV & EPICS — Need help with research for your NHV papers or EPICS project?

Just for Graduate Students

Space and Study: Study Rooms 320B and 320D for graduate students ONLY (walk-in or reservation).

Need In-Depth Assistance? We’ll meet with you one-on-one or as a group to help you with research in your field, tailored to your needs. See a librarian at the Front Desk or Ask a Librarian.

Manage Your Citations

  • Citing
  • EndNote Web
  • We offer brown bags in EndNote Web and other citation management options.

Your Thesis/Dissertation


Arthur Lakes Library is one of the largest employers of students on campus. Most positions require work-study eligibility, but other positions are available. See DiggerNet for open positions.


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Need research help? Can't find a resource? Submit your question here and it will be answered by a librarian. See the Frequently Asked Questions.