New Library User Overview

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August 4, 2022

NDSU Libraries provide many great resources, services, and spaces for you throughout your college career. Learn about some of the top ways we are here to support you, and always feel free to reach out with any questions!


Locations & Hours:

  • View all NDSU Libraries locations and hours here.
  • 24/7 at the Library is held during the last two weeks of the semester when the Main Library is open around the clock to provide support and space for students during a busy time.


Research Support

Meet with your librarian: As an NDSU community member, you have access to a librarian who specializes in your field and values working to support your research needs. Your librarian can provide personalized research assistance, direct you to the best resources, and help you evaluate them. They can provide research consultations in person or remotely via phone, email, and Zoom. Check out the list of librarians to see who works with your discipline, and reach out to set up an appointment today!

Reference Desk and Chat: If you need help right away, try using our popular chat service to get answers to quick questions about library resources, access to materials, or even just to ask about our operating hours. Find the Ask a Librarian chat box at the bottom right corner of the Libraries’ website. Someone is also available at the Reference Desk at the Main Library to answer questions. View Reference Desk and Reference Chat hours here.

Libraries Website: The Libraries website also offers ways to get you started on your research. See our Research Assistance Page to help guide your research process, DIY style.


Emerging Technologies with staff support

Located in the Main Library

Digital Fabrication Lab: Develop ideas using equipment such as 3D printers, a laser cutter, desktop CNC mills, and hand tools.

Data Visualization Lab: Manipulate statistical and spatial data with high-speed computers equipped with GIS and other specialized software.

Virtual Reality Labs: Transform how you learn and educate in an interactive virtual environment.

Presentation Studio: Record high-quality audio and video for your practice session, interview, or dissertation.


Resources

Digital Resources: You can access thousands of peer-reviewed journals through our database subscriptions. Search available resources on our website homepage or search databases alphabetically or by subject here.

Books: At the Main Library, most books are kept upstairs, while popular Shott Collection books are on the main level. Architecture and business collections are housed in our downtown branches.

InterLibrary Loan: If we don't have the item you want at our library, we can get it from a partnering library for you!

Special Collections: The NDSU Archives and Germans from Russia Heritage Collection collect, preserve, and provide access to our region's unique history and culture.


More Library Services & Amenities

  • Reservable study rooms
  • Quiet study zones (upper level)
  • Group project workspaces (main and lower levels)
  • Computer clusters and printers
  • Lockers
  • Quick charge stations
  • Screen sharing
  • Whiteboards
  • Ebooks, audio books, and DVDs
  • Workshops, events, and exhibits
  • Equipment available for checkout such as headphones, laptop chargers, USB optical disk drives, calculators, and more


Academic Support Services

Additional NDSU services are located on the Main Library lower level: Center for Writers, Disability Services, and the Math Emporium.


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