How do I find a book about…?
If you are searching for a book on a particular topic, go to the Reference Desk and ask a librarian. They will be able to help you search through the library collections to find you what you need.
How do I get journals?
Have a librarian assist you at the Reference Desk. Once you have a call number, your journal can be found on the ground floor of the library. Ask at the serials desk for assistance if needed.
Can I print without my I-Card?
You will need your I-Card in order to use the printers. If you have forgotten your I-Card or are a community patron, check the vending machine near the library entrance. Vending cards are available for $5, which will have $5 to use toward copying or purchasing vending items.
Is there a color printer in the library?
Yes, it is located on the first floor behind the Reference desk. When printing from library computers, be sure to change the setting to color printer.
Is there a lost and found in the library?
The lost and found is located at the Circulation Desk. Describe to the student at the desk what you’ve lost, and they will check to see if it has been returned.
How do I get a carrel on the second or third floor?
Carrels are for doctoral students who have completed their 9–12 credits (degree candidacy). If you are a qualifying doctoral student, you can apply for a carrel at any time by submitting a Private Study Carrel application form to the Circulation Desk. In order to have the best chance at obtaining a carrel (since they are limited in number), we recommend you submit your application no earlier than August 20 and no later than the end of the first week of fall classes. Carrels will be awarded by lottery, and all applicants will be notified of the outcome via e-mail.
If you are applying after the initial lottery period, please submit the completed form to a supervisor at the Circulation Desk, and you will be notified when a carrel becomes available. Please review our Private Study Carrel Policy for more information about the availability and use of the private carrels.
How can I apply for a student worker position in the Library?
Please visit Hire a Hawk to initiate your employment opportunities.
What is the best alternative to getting my book if the library owns it, but it is checked out or I can’t find it?
If the book is checked out, missing, or lost; the system will allow you to order it through PALCI, which can be found on the library home page. The book will be here in three to five days.
If you cannot find a book that you need, fill out a "Book Search Form", or ask for a supervisor to help you look. If it is not found, “Missing” will be put in the record, which will allow you to order the book through PALCI. If it is not available through PALCI, you will be prompted to pursue ordering the book through our Interlibrary Loan system. If this is your first time using Interlibrary Loan, you will be prompted to create an account first.
As part of IUP’s work to limit the spread of COVID-19, all physical facilities of the IUP Libraries are closed at this time. Information about virtual library services and student access to computers is available at IUP Libraries During Coronavirus.
Exceptions to normal hours