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Library Services

Library Services

The Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library offers services to support research for students, faculty, and staff. 

Borrowing Materials Students, faculty, and staff may borrow and renew library materials based on circulation policies.
Ask a Reference Question Submit an online reference question. Questions are usually answered within 24 hours, according to the library hours.

Online Reserves

Easy access to supplemental class readings. Books and other tangible readings are placed on reserve in the library. Articles and other photocopies are placed in the online reserve collection.

Reserve Request Form

Request materials be placed on Reserve, either online or print.

Reserve a Study Room


Study rooms are available to all current students, faculty, and staff during regular library operating hours.

Tipasa - Interlibrary Loan

Tipasa - the interlibrary loan/ resource sharing system allows students, faculty, and staff to request materials that are not owned by the Cowan - Blakley Memorial Library. Submit a simple online form and the material can be delivered within hours (articles/chapters) and 2-10 business days (books).

Tipasa video tutorial.

Suggest a Book Suggest a book to be added to the library's collection. Book suggestions will be reviewed by librarians and added in accordance with the Blakley Library's collection development policy.
Instruction Request Form Faculty may request library instruction. Presentations are tailored to enable students to effectively use library resources to interface with their research and coursework.
Library Fine / Fee Payments Students may pay their fines online using Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express.