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Crunch Time: Library Stress Busters

By Luisa Cywinski & Gerald Dierkes

Thanksgiving has come and gone. You’ve got papers to write and final exams looming on the horizon. People are hustling and bustling in preparation for the holidays and trying to juggle their academic demands. We can make these last few weeks less stressful by offering you some time-saving steps. Whether it’s late night studying, last minute research needs, or long papers that need printing, we’re here to help.

How do I check the due dates on my library books or how can I renew them? Click on My Account on the library homepage and login using your email username and password.






Once you are logged in, select “Checked Out Items” on the far right.



Click on the box next to each item you want to renew and then click  “Renew Selected Items.” Or, if you want to renew everything, click on “Renew All Items.”

Is the Library open later than midnight at the end of term? Yes, we stay open until 3:00 a.m. on several nights and the 24-hour lounge will also remain open when the library is closed. All you need is a valid Villanova Wildcard to enter the building.







What research-support services are available?

The research consultation librarians and the information desk staff are here to help you with both short questions and in-depth research. It’s easy to get research help for your paper, class assignment or other information needs.

In the library? Stop by the front desk to query the info desk staff or talk to the research librarian on duty.

Off site? Use “live chat” on the library home page (bottom right) to connect to a research librarian. Post your question on the “Question Center” and you will receive an answer in no time at all. Other questions/answers are listed there as well. Or, contact a research support librarian by email, by telephone or online to talk or to schedule an appointment.

Check the Subject pages to locate the specialist librarian for your discipline.

How can I get help creating and formatting a bibliography? RefWorks can create and format your bibliography for you, if you prefer, as you work on your research project. It can even help you organize your research. RefWorks supports MLA, APA and other styles. Contact a librarian to get started or try the online tutorials.

How do I print? You can find printing instructions on our Quick Tip: How to Print blog article. It tells you everything you need to know about iPrint, the University print program, and about the self-service printers in the Library. Or stop at the front desk – we are happy to help!




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Last Modified: December 5, 2011

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