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Research Resources

  Research Guides
Collections of resources to help with your research.

 Course Guides
Research resources for your courses.

  Databases
List of all of the library's databases, containing millions of articles.

  Citation Guides
APA, MLA, Chicago and IEEE citation guides.

  Tutorials
Need help doing something at the library? Check out these "How do I..." tutorials.

  Writing Center
Need a tutor to help you with your writing? Come to the Writing Center in the library.

Flow
Keep track of your sources with this citation manager.

  Research Tracker
Need help planning out your research schedule?

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Places to Study

Features

Renew and Interlibrary Loan

You can renew your books online anytime. Log in to renew
Need something we don't have, borrow from other libraries using Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan

Borrow Equipment

PC Laptop

Available now: x / y

Mac Laptop

Available now: x / y

Headphones

Available now: x / y

iPhone 5 Charger

Available now: x / y

Android Phone Charger

Available now: x / y

Mac Laptop Charger

Available now: x / y

Universal PC Laptop Charger

Available now: x / y

Calculators

Ask at desk for availability.

and many more... Learn more about technology / equipments available for check out.

Borrowing Periods

At Fairfield University, we have 3 types of borrowers:

Fairfield University Students

Unlimited item borrowing, except reserves (2 items).

Audio (CD, music or spoken word) 7 Days
Books 28 Days
Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) 28 Days
Computer Media (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM) 28 Days
Equipment (power cords, and miscellaneous computer accessories) 4 hrs in Library
Kits and 3D objects 28 Days
Laptop and iPad 3hrs
Microforms in Library Use
Reserve, in house 4hrs in Lib
Reserve, overnight overnight, due at 10:30 am
Reserve, 3 day 3 Days, due at 10:30 am
Reserve, 7 day 7 Days, due at 10:30 am
Video (DVD, VHS) 7 Days
Video Camera (Flip) 7 Days

Faculty & Staff

Unlimited item borrowing, except reserves (2 items).

A longer circulation period may be granted to faculty upon request.

Audio (CD, music or spoken word) 7 Days
Books (All items except Popular Reading) 120 Days
Books (Popular Reading) 28 Days
Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) 90 Days
Computer Media (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM) 28 Days
Equipment (power cords, and miscellaneous computer accessories) 4 hrs in Library
Kits and 3D objects 28 Days
Laptop and iPad 3hrs
Microforms in Library Use
Reserve, in house 4hrs in Lib
Reserve, overnight overnight
Reserve, 3 day 3 Days
Reserve, 7 day 7 Days
Video (DVD, VHS) 7 Days
Video Camera (Flip) 7 Days

Others

Includes Prep Students, Community borrowers, and guest card carriers

Four (4) items can be borrowed at a time. (Prep Students only allowed books)

Audio (CD, music or spoken word) 7 Days
Books (All items except Popular Reading) 28 Days
Books (Popular Reading) non-circulating
Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) non-circulating
Computer Media (CD-ROM, DVD-ROM) 28 Days
Equipment (power cords, and miscellaneous computer accessories) 4 hrs in Library
Kits and 3D objects non-circulating
Laptop and iPad non-circulating
Microforms in Library Use
Reserve, in house non-circulating
Reserve, overnight non-circulating
Reserve, 3 day non-circulating
Reserve, 7 day non-circulating
Video (DVD, VHS) 7 Days
Video Camera (Flip) non-circulating

Printing

There are 5 WEPA kiosks located in the library with the capability of both B&W and color printing.

For faculty printing, please contact stagprint@fairfield.edu.

More about using StagPrint.

Price per page

Black & White single sided $0.15
Black & White double-sided $0.28
Color single-sided $0.40
Color double-sided $0.74

Scanning

One self-service flatbed scanner station and one automatic document feed are available in Information Commons on the main floor.

Scanning in the library is FREE!

Photocopying

Two self-service copiers are located in the Copy Center on the main floor, both accepting StagBucks on the StagCard.

The Circulation Desk staff can assist you if there are any questions about the copy machines in the library.

Computers

Computer Lab (Room 250, Main Level Entrance Lobby): 24-hour access for students, 32 computers, one WEPA printing kiosk.

Kelly Information Commons: 36 Computers (including 6 iMacs), two WEPA printing kiosks with both B&W and color printing, 1 HP scanner located on computer#18, one Scannx Book Scan station and automatic document feeder

Borrow a laptop or ipad

More Computer Labs throughout campus.

Technical Support

Need help with your technology needs?
Visit ITS4U Help Desk in the library.