Where can I find books?

The General Collection begins on the 2nd floor and continues on the 1st floor.  The Reference Collection is located on the 1st floor. The Library also has a small collection of E-books.

Where can I find periodicals?

Current print periodicals are located on the 1st floor of the Library. Older issues are kept in the Bound Periodicals Room on the 2nd floor.  Please ask for assistance at the Circulation Desk if you would like access to the Bound Periodicals Room. The Library also has access to electronic journal articles.

Where can I find audiovisual materials?

Audiovisual materials are located on the 2nd floor.

Are there any computers in the Library?

Computers are located on the 1st and 2nd floors of the Library. Wi-Fi access is also available for students, faculty, and staff.

Is there a place to copy or print in the Library?

Students, faculty, and staff have access to print, copy, or scan documents on the first floor of the library or in the 24-hour Reading Room. Money can be added to your printing account at either print release station or at the Cashier’s Office on the 3rd floor.

Are there places where I can study with my friends?

There are several group study rooms on the 2nd floor. You can also reserve a study room.

Can I check online to see when my library materials are due?

You may manage your account online using the My Account feature through the Library’s catalog.  Please come to the Circulation Desk to set up your account.

What reference services are available?

The Reference Desk is located on the 1st floor next to the Reference Collection.  Reference assistance is also available via live chat, text, or email through the state-wide Ask a Librarian reference service www.askalibrarian.org/avemariaExternal link.

How can I obtain a book or article that the Library does not own?

The Library is able to obtain books and articles from other libraries through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.

Does the Library have access to any foreign language programs?

Please refer to our resource Mango, https://learn.mangolanguages.com/  A language learning resource that offers over 70 language courses.

Does the Library have any old or rare books?

The Library has several items which may be requested and viewed by appointment in the Rare Books Reading Room. http://www.avemaria.edu/library/special-collections/

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