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Guide to Library Services for Up and Coming Scholars

Find the resources you need, when you need them. Wherever you are!

Borrow Materials

  • Get Set Up to Use the Library

    Care to borrow items from the Library?   Your Up & Coming Scholar card (available from the OneCard Office) will enable you to check out items.  Bring it to the Library, where we’ll verify you’re listed as a current Up & Coming Scholar and establish or update your library record.  After that, you’re ready to borrow books, videos, and more!

  • Access Your Library Account & Renew Eligible Items

    To see when your items are due and renew, go to the RamCat log-in page and enter your last name, Library PIN (the default is ABCD4321), and your ASU campus ID.

Use Equipment and Facilities

  • Use a Computer

    The Library provides several computers in various locations on all three floors of the building. Use your ASU network ID and password to log on!

    The Library also has four computers with internet access available for public use. There are three computers on the First Floor near the main entrance and another computer for researching online government information that is located in the Government Information department (in the basement). These computers do not have the ability to print, but you may email items to yourself or save to a USB Flash drive.

  • Print, Copy or Scan

    There are 4 printers located in an alcove near the Technical Assistance Desk.  They print in both color and black & white.  Each semester students, staff, and faculty receive 800 print credits. Additional credits may be purchased if needed. The printing default is for black and white double-sided printing with a charge of one credit for each side of the page. Five credits are charged for color printing.

    Two photocopiers are located in an alcove near the Circulation Desk. There is a 10-cent per page charge and these copiers may be used by anyone. The copiers accept coins and the OneCard for payment. For your convenience, a change machine and a RamBucks machine are located next to the copiers.

    Scanners & digital senders are available in the Learning Commons. Three scanners are located among the computers along the south wall of the Learning Commons.  One digital sender is at the Technical Assistance Desk and one is in the printing alcove.

  • Library Service Locations & Other Features

    The Library provides Wi-Fi coverage throughout the Basement, First, and Second Floors of the building.

    First Floor

    The Learning Commons occupies most of the First Floor and is a great place to relax or work with classmates on assignments. Key features include numerous monitors for group viewing of documents and presentations, reading nooks, study booths, and the popular practice-presentation room.

    Also located in the Learning Commons are the:

    • Circulation Desk for checking out library materials, paying library fines, and general library information
    • Research Assistance Desk for help locating books, articles, and many other resources
    • Technical Assistance Desk for checking out laptops, cables/cords, and resolving computer, software, or ASU network password problems
    • Common Grounds Café: a snack and coffee bar featuring Starbucks products

    Second Floor

    The Second Floor houses the majority of our circulating books in the “Second Floor Stacks” collection, as well as special displays of Bestsellers, Paperback Books, and New Book collections. Casual seating is located throughout the stacks.

    Also found on the Second Floor are:

    • Reading Alcove with casual seating overlooking a courtyard
    • Desktop computers and a printer
    • Quiet Study room with cubicles, lights and electric outlets
    • Group Study rooms, available for check-out; click here for more info

    Basement

    The Basement houses our Periodicals, U.S. and Texas Government Documents, Juvenile & Curriculum, and Microform collections.

    The Basement also features:

    • Quiet Study Room with tables and casual seating for individual study in a quiet setting
    • Group Study Rooms, available for check-out; click here for more info
    • Individual Study Rooms, available for check-out; click here for more info
    • Tables for use by groups and individuals

Research

  • Online Resources

    Online Resources for Visitors and Friends

  • Research Guides

    Research Guides are lists of high-quality online and print research materials.  They are curated by librarians and are arranged by subject and by course.  They are each divided into six areas: reference, books, databases, news, websites, and videos. Find them online, 24/7 — either from the Library homepage or the Research Guides homepage.

  • Research Help

    Need help with a research assignment? We’re happy to help and can offer several forms of assistance:  

    At the Research Assistance Desk, our librarians are skilled in searching a variety of different resources, and are happy to share searching techniques designed to save your time and bring better results.

    There are multiple ways you can contact us:

    Visit
    Research Assistance Desk Hours

    Call
    325-486-6534

    Email
    reference@angelo.edu

    Chat
    Our chat reference service is AskAcademic. Click on the icon below to open the chat window and ask your question.

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    Prefer to work solo?
    We created several guides and videos so researchers can learn the basics of academic research on their own. We also have LibGuides, which are lists of recommended videos, websites, databases, books, and more that students will find useful in their research. Check out the Research Guides for your subject!

  • West Texas Collection

    The WTC is the historical and archival collection of Angelo State University. It houses books, documents,
    letters, photographs and memorabilia.  It also houses the University Archives. WTC and Archives materials are non-circulating.

    Located on the second floor of the Houston Harte University Center at 1910 Rosemont.

    Hours of operation:

    Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters:
    Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Please check the Library calendar for any special closings.

    Faculty members may request class visits to the WTC by appointment. For more details, contact Suzanne Campbell, the Head of Special Collections and Programs, by phone at 325-942-2164, or via email at Suzanne.Campbell@angelo.edu.

  • U-Search

    Search approximately 75% of our most popular databases simultaneously!  The search will return links to full-text articles and e-books, as well as citations, abstracts, and catalog entries in RamCat of print and digital materials the library owns. 

    Try out U-Search and let us know at library@angelo.edu how we can better customize it to meet your needs!