Library provides study space and help for research

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By Emily Rodriguez

sac-ranger@alamo.edu 

Students looking for a quiet place to study or get assistance with research can find it at the library.

Recent renovations have given the library, Floors 2-5 of Moody Learning Center, more space and new places for students to study.

The reference desk is on the second floor. Students can use computers for research, to print papers, browse for books, or reserve one of six group study rooms.

Group study rooms can be checked out for three hours at the reference desk. With a student ID, minimum of two students can reserve a study room.

At the third floor circulation desk, students can check out books, DVDs and get change. Students have access to additional group study rooms and inter-library loan materials.

Students can check out reserve textbooks for two hours on the third floor of the library.

Librarian Stephen Dingman said textbooks are not available for every class, but availability can be checked on the library’s website.

“It’s very popular because of cost of the textbooks. I’m not advising students not to buy the book, but it is a way to save money if the textbook is on reserve,” he said.

“It’s great when the classroom instructor puts a copy on reserve in the library. We certainly encourage instructors to do that.”

The fourth floor houses the library’s book collections.

The books cannot be checked out but can be viewed in the library.

The fifth floor holds the library’s faculty and staff offices and instructional classrooms that can be checked out by instructors for classes.

Library hours vary each semester.

For more information, visit the library’s website at www.alamo.edu/sac/library.

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