IMPORTANT UPDATE on Library Book Returns !

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One of the most popular questions we have been getting the past week is ‘How do I return my Library books ?’ There are currently three options right now:

1. If you are on campus packing up your dorm Monday – Friday from 9 am – 2:30 pm, you can drop them off at the library, which will be staffed weekdays from 9 am – 3 pm.

2. If you are on campus packing up your dorm Saturdays and Sundays, there will be a clearly marked bin outside our loading dock doors (facing the AIC building) which you can deposit all your borrowed books (no tech items, please!) .

3. If you can’t take advantage of the first two options, you can leave your borrowed books and tech items in your dorm, and Res Life said they will be collecting the items and returning them to the Library.

Under NO circumstances can you return your Bookstore ‘rentals’ to the Library – you must return them yourself to the Bookstore. We are not responsible for returning your loans to the bookstore. No exceptions!!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Library at 401-232-6125 (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm) or chat with a librarian in the chat box on our homepage.

How do I use the library?

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With the first week of classes in full swing, you’re probably already planning for the first project that’s due and starting your research. If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, don’t worry!


Where do I start?

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Click here to see it!

If you have no idea what library resources can help you and need a general list of resources that match your subject, check out our Library Subject Guides.

This is a great place to start with the class– just look the topic up by subject!


I want to learn how to search using the library.bryant.edu homepage!

Check out our video tutorials– these short videos show you some of the great ways that you can search for books, articles, videos and more.

There are even some specific videos that you can watch by subject.


I still would like more help– can I talk to someone?

Yes! You can contact us anytime the library is open and you can reach us by phone, computer or in person.

 

We love to help you with ANY question that you might have.

Feed Your Curiosity: News Articles and our Databases

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Ever read a news article that piques your curiosity?  Or, something interesting that cites its sources, and you want to read those articles to become more of an expert on the topic?  You can!

For example, take the recent New York Times article titled, “Accounting for Taste: Not for Your Ears Only: How Sour Gets Its Zing”. This article discusses a recent scientific study on taste reception cells that was published in Science, which you can read in full here through the library’s databases!

When you’re reading articles, you can always search the library catalog for the research cited, or search directly within the many databases to which we subscribe to learn more.  If you are reading the article on campus and the citation is hyperlinked, you will be routed directly to the article if we have access to it. Try it, the next time you’re curious about a topic!

—Trish

You can do it!

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You’ve got 20 days left until the end of the semester. We know that you’re working hard on your projects, papers and presentations.

Remember, the library is here to help! You can use our subject guides to find the best databases for your project and browse the library catalog to find books and eBooks.

Still looking for answers? Remember that you can ask the library for help! You’ve got this. We believe in you.

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With your perseverance, you will definitely succeed.