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Why can't I use my cell phone in the library?
To avoid disrupting the research and study of library users and to minimize noise at service points, cellular telephones should be turned off before entering the library.

Is there somewhere quiet I can study?
The quiet study room, room 308-1, inside the blue doors to the right on the 3rd floor is an area designated for quiet study. The paralegal room on the 3rd floor and the 4th floor small reading reading room are quieter than other areas of the Library. In general, students find that the fifth floor stack area is a quiet study location.

Can I eat/drink in the library?
Neither food nor drink is allowed in the library. This policy discourages rodents and insects, reduces damage to library materials, and helps us keep the library cleaner for everyone.

Why doesn't the library have my textbook?
Most academic libraries do not generally buy textbooks. There are several reasons for this: Most textbook titles are constantly being updated, making the current edition out-dated in a brief period of time. The cost of buying every textbook for each class on campus would seriously diminish the library's ability to buy other books and materials important for research. Please note that individual professors sometimes put a copy of their course textbook on reserve.

What if the book I want is located in another library?
The Circulation Department, located on the 5th floor of the Library provides intralibrary loan service, responsible for obtaining print books from another LIU campus libraries or Brooklyn books currently checked out. The Interlibrary Loan Department, located on the 4th floor of the Library provides text and document delivery for items not owned by the Brooklyn Library or other LIU campus libraries. Users must present a valid Long Island University ID card.

How can I learn to use the online databases?
Consult with a reference librarian at the Reference Desk on the 3rd floor of the Library (LLC 308) to obtain help on a research project. Library instruction is provided in the bibliographic instruction classrooms on the 5th floor. Instruction for individuals or small groups can be scheduled. For more information, please visit the Library's homepage.

Created by I. Wang 1/09. Updated 4/13.
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