Going to the library may be a bore for some people, but for others there is a world of resources to discover right at their fingertips.
The Ezra Lehman Memorial Library offers many resources some students may not know about or use. These resources can be used for courses or general knowledge.
Abdul Aden, the Collection Development and Electronic Resources librarian, said he still gets surprised and happy when students learn about resources in the library.
Students are aware of the library homepage and research guides for specific courses, Aden said.
Aden believes students have less knowledge about the special topics research guides, the interlibrary loans section and the recording studio.
The special topics research guides allow students to dig deeper into subjects for special courses or general education classes. Research guides differ from the special topics research guides because of the level of difficulty between the two.
The interlibrary loan section allows students access to books from other libraries.
The library would then borrow the book from the second library for the student to use.
The recording studio is open for students for study sessions or to record, according to the SU library database. The recording studio can be found in Lehman Library 120.
“LL120 offers a one-touch recording studio, where students can plug in a thumb drive and record a presentation,” Aden said.
Reservations for the studio can be made on the SU library database.
Students can check media equipment out from the Lehman Library Circulation Department. Media items include tripods, digital cameras, cassette tape recorders and more. Students must email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve the equipment.
Students should ask their professor if a textbook is on reserve in the library when they cannot afford to buy the book.
Books for class on-reserve can be checked out on a first-come, first-serve basis and cannot be renewed. Undergraduate students may only take out a book for a maximum of three days. Graduate students can take reserved books out for seven days.
The Ezra Lehman Memorial Library is open from 7:15 a.m.-midnight Monday through Thursday and 7:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Fridays. Weekend hours vary.
For more information, visit the library’s front desk on the left side of the entrance.