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About the Libraries

Our collection includes over 2 million books and e-books, over 70,000 e-journals; nearly 400 databases, and another 2 million titles in microforms.

The Central Reading Room and Music Library are on the on 1st floor of Melville Library. The entrance to the Main Stacks (Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences collections) is on the 3rd Floor. There are several Branch Libraries on campus as well.

The Health Sciences Library is separate library system located on the East Campus. You have access to their collection, both in print and online.

Circulation Policy: 99 books, semester loan (except branches) for grads and instructor.

Renewals: 3 times if no one is waiting for the material. Can be done online via STARS.  More information.

Fines: $0.25/day, $85/lost book – Card is blocked at $5.  More information.

Recalls: If you need a book that's checked out, you can place a Recall on it via STARS.

Photocopies/Scanners: Free scanning to USB and to Email. $.10 a page for print copies. You can put money on your student ID using Wolfie's Wallet.

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Central Reading Room

Frank Melville Jr., Memorial Library C-1600