Additional Virtual Help

Though we're available to help, you may also want to get help from these instructional videos:

Can alumni use the library and databases?

Alumni are welcome to visit the library to access databases, but off campus access is not available. Alumni who live in the area may contact the ID card office to get an alumni borrowing card. See our Alumni page for more info.

My student group would like to fundraise/advertise/etc. in the library. How do I set this up?

Contact the library director, Pete Gilbert. He will review your request and arrange for a table, chairs, and any additional equipment to be available if your request is approved.

How can I renew my library materials?

Log in to your library account to renew your materials online. You may have to contact the circulation desk in certain cases. Interlibrary loan items may be renewed by requesting a renewal in your Interlibrary Loan account.

Can I access the library's databases & electronic journals off campus?

Yes- most of them! Current faculty, staff and students can access electronic library resources from off campus. To do this, you'll need to go log in through a proxy server by simply entering your Lawrence username and password after selecting the database from our electronic resources guide or e-Journals list.

Note- faculty and staff who use VPN (Virtual Private Network) software to work with campus files from off campus will need to close the VPN application before using library links to electronic resources.

How long can I check out a book?

● Current students can check out books and scores for 28 days.
● Faculty and staff get an end of the school year loan period.
● For all current students, faculty, and staff, DVDs and CDs can be checked out for 14 days, and video games for 3 days. For more information, see our circulation page.
● Library materials can be renewed by logging in to your library account.

Is wireless Internet access available at the Mudd Library?

Wireless access is available across campus for Lawrence University faculty, staff and students. For information on how to connect to the network, see the page, Connecting to the LU Network. Access for visitors may be provided on a case-by-case basis (e.g., for visiting parents) at the reference desk by the reference librarian on duty.

I need help with citations!

We are happy to help you at the reference desk, but here's a guide full of useful resources and tips to get you started.

I'd like the library to buy something, can I suggest a book/movie/score/CD?

Submit our suggest materials form and we'll look into it.

Does the library have a fax machine that I can use?

Sorry, we do not have a public fax machine. One is available for use at the Warch Campus Center Info Desk at the cost of $.25 per page.

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