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Undergraduate Student's Guide to the Rohrbach Library: New at the Library

Undergrad guide to the Library's Public Services.

How can we HELP YOU?

Have a question about the Library?

Call us at 610-683-4480.

Search our FAQ files.

Ask for Research Help at 610-683-4165.


How can the library help me?

What does the library do?

How can it help you get better grades?


The library collects books, journals, media, and equipment recommended by your professors, to help you do the research you need for your assignments.

Books and media are arranged on the shelves by SUBJECTS, so all the items about a particular topic are in one place.

With your KU ID, you can borrow the books, equipment and media,  use it, and bring it back. You can borrow up to 50 items at a time.

The library has tens of thousands of reputable online journal subscriptions THROUGH THE LIBRARY WEBSITE  to help you turn in better assignments and get better grades in much less time than if you just use Google. Ask a librarian to show you how it works.

Most databases will provide you with the citations of the journal articles you need for your research papers already typed in MLA, APA, or whatever format your professor wants you to use. Librarians can show you where to find these important citations.

There is a Research Help Desk on the first floor, where librarians can help you with picking a topic, keywords for your topic searches, recommend databases that will be best for your topic, help you construct citations for your bibiliographies, and help you find your materials in the library.

The Tech Support Desk can help you with hardware, like laptops, and software, like Microsoft Office, MyKU, and D2L, if you are having problems.

The Library has over 200 computers, and almost 100 laptops to use in the building. We have both Microsoft and Apple computers.

The Library provides Study Rooms so you can meet your group, or just find a quiet place to study with no distractions.