Monday, August 29, 2016

Off to a Good Start with the Denton Library

We're off! 

Fall '16 is here, and the TWU Libraries want to help you have the best semester possible. If you're a new or returning student on the Denton campus of TWU, get a good start with the following tips from the Blagg-Huey Library.

Can I get my textbook at the library? 
The TWU Libraries do not purchase textbooks, but faculty members can place textbooks for their classes on reserve at the Circulation Desk. Locate reserve materials using the info here (or contact the Circulation Desk in person or at 940-898-3719). Faculty members can find directions here for placing materials on reserve. 

How much does it cost to print? 
There is no charge for TWU students, faculty, or staff to print from library computers.

How do I print? 
Log in to a library computer using your Pioneer Portal username and password, and print your document. Locate your username on the GoPrint kiosk (near the printers) and follow the prompts to release your print job. 

I printed my document, but can't find my username on the GoPrint kiosk. What do I do? 
First, troubleshoot: 1) Print jobs longer than 20 pages must be broken down into 20-page (or smaller) increments. 2) Only one copy of a document at a time, no matter its length, can be processed by library printers. 3) Did you log into the computer you're trying to print from? If not, log off and log back in using your Pioneer Portal username and password. For help, visit the Information Desk.

Does the library offer color printing? 
There are no color printing options for students on campus, but a list of some local businesses which offer color printing is available at the Information Desk. 

Can I scan materials at the library?
Free scanning is available on floors 1-3 with your Pioneer Portal username and password (a staff member at the Information Desk can tell you which scanners are currently available). Scanned pages should be emailed or saved to a flash drive (and printed from another machine if desired; the computers paired with library scanners are not print-enabled). For help, visit the Information Desk.

Where can I make copies? 
Copy machines are on library floors 1-3. Pay for copies with money loaded onto your TWU ID card or a blank copy card (a machine for this is located near the Information Desk). Since the library offers free scanning and printing, we recommend that route instead of copying if possible. 

Is there a fax machine at the library? 
No, but a fax service is available in the Center for Student Development on the Student Union's first floor.

How do I search for books, articles, and other library materials? 
TWUniversal Search--a one-stop search tool for finding articles and other database content, books, digital collections, journals, web pages, streaming video, course reserves and more--can be accessed from the TWU Libraries homepage. You can also search for articles using any of our 200+ databases. For help, visit the Information Desk. 

I need personalized, one-on-one research help from a librarian. How do I make an appointment?
Our Subject Librarians--research professionals who specialize in specific fields of study--are listed here along with their contact information and areas of expertise. 

What are Subject Guides?
Subject Guides are online collections of subject-specific research materials; a list is available here.

Here's wishing you a semester to be proud of. If we can help you, please let us know.

 ~Sandy Cochran

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