Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Library Catalog (ONESearch)

Student, faculty and staff access to our catalog and electronic resources requires MyRedDragon credentials.

Alumni and community borrowers may access the catalog-only version of ONESearch, which does not require MyRedDragon credentials; to access electronic resources, guest MyRedDragon credentials can be requested in person at The Help Center.

How do I check out a book? Renew a book? Pay a fine?

Borrowing Information is available on the library's borrowing policy page. See The Library Resources Guide for details on renewals, fines and other important library information.

When is the library open?

Memorial Library Hours vary depending on the time of year. For the most current hours consult the hours page.

What resources are available to alumni?

Check out our Alumni Resources Guide for details!

Does the library purchase textbooks?

Given the expense and frequent changes in course requirements, the library does not purchase textbooks.  We encourage faculty to donate copies of textbooks to us, or to put them on reserve at the The Help Center desk.

How can I get a book or article you don't have from another library?

Materials that Memorial Library does not have may be requested via Interlibrary Loan from another institution by students and faculty. See Interlibrary Loan for more information.

How do I cite a book? an article? a webpage?

Questions about citations can be answered by reviewing the manuals at the Reference Desk or by chatting with a librarian 24/7.

Where is the reference desk located? When is a librarian there?

The Research Help desk is located on the first floor of Memorial Library and further information on Research Help Services is available on the Library Resources Guide.  

Where is Lost and Found? How long are items kept there?

Items that are found within the Library are brought to The Help Center on the first floor lobby. Valuable items such as jewelry and wallets are turned over to the University Police Department.

How can I get a student job at the library?

Students  can apply all year round, with the optimal time being a few weeks before the semester using the link below. If you have any questions, contact the library by email at

Library Employment Application

What if I have more questions?

You can contact us to find out more.