Guide to Library Services for Up and Coming Scholars
Find the resources you need, when you need them. Wherever you are!
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.
Borrowing Periods, Fines, & Renewals
Borrowing items, loan periods, renewals and overdue fines Item Type Loan Period* Renewals Fines* Books on the 2nd floor 21 days 1 $0.25/day/item (if recalled: $0.30/day/item) Juvenile books 21 days 1 $0.25/day/item Government Documents - books 21 days 1 $0.25/day/item Government Documents - maps & CDs 3 days 0 $0.25/day/item DVDs, VHSs, CDs 3 days 0 $1.00/day/item Permanent reserves 2 hours (in-library use only) 0 none
*Need to pay a fine? The circulation desk at the Library accepts cash and checks.
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 requested 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.
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
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
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
- Individual Study Rooms
- Tables for use by groups and individuals
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.
West Texas Collection
The West Texas Collection (WTC) is the special collections department of the Porter Henderson Library. The WTC houses a variety of primary sources related to the history of the region including letters, photographs, maps and legal documents as well as being home to the University Archives. Material in the WTC is non-circulating and must be used in the reading room located on the first floor of the Mayer Museum, 2501 W. Avenue N.
Faculty members may request primary source instruction by contacting Shannon Sturm, Head of Special Collections and Programs, at email@example.com or 325-942-2164.
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.