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Library Quick-Start Guide

Quickly learn the essentials to library use.

Welcome to the Loras Library's Quick-Start guide! Find the information you need to use our basic services. Use the arrows below to advance through the topics available.

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What do we have?

We've got everything you need to produce top-notch research! Here are some of the tools that will make finding our material easy:

What can you do at the Check Out Desk?

After you've found a book or DVD, bring it to the Check-Out desk, and the student on duty will check out the item to you. Be sure to bring your student ID card!

Have a class in the library?

The library has classrooms!

  • We have 3 classrooms in the building, MARC 102, MARC 202, and MARC 402 They are across from the elevator on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th floors. 
  • When you come for your library instruction, you'll probably be in MARC 202, which is on the library's entry level, across from the elevator. 
  • Other classes in the library? MARC 102 is down 1 floor from entry level, and MARC 402 is 2 floors up.

Printer and scanner

Need to print or scan?

The library printer is called ARC-PublicPrinter-HP605x. After you've sent the item to print, you must "release" it for printing at the terminal near the printer using your network login. 

Need a place to study?

We have study spaces to meet your needs!

  • Rooms for groups and individual study.
  • Designated quiet areas on 1st and 4th floors.
  • Comfortable chairs, bar-height tables, study carrels.
  • The 2nd-floor common area is a great place to work on group projects!

Need Research Help?

The library offers several ways to get in touch for research assistance!

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Where can you find the best sources?

Students and faculty using the center for dubuque history and special collections

Wait, there's More!!

Also in the building:

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