Services

Faculty

Access


Borrow & Renew

  • Catalog : Search for materials in the libraries with the USEK Library Catalog;
  • Full-time faculty can borrow up to 15 books for a loan period of 42 days;
  • Part-time faculty can borrow up to 10 books for a loan period of 14 days;
  • Audio-visual material can be borrowed for a period of 10 days;
  • Renewal of items is allowed once for an additional 14 days.

Borrow from Other Libraries

  • Obtain materials that are not available at the USEK Library;
  • Full-time faculty can request up to 20 items;
  • Part-time faculty can request up to 10 items;
  • The loan period for books and bound periodicals is 14 days, or according to the policy of the lending library;
  • Renewing of items is not guaranteed; requests should be made one week prior to the due date indicated on the item.

Find Resources

  • Electronic Resources : Search a large and varied collection (article databases, e-book collections…) of electronic resources;
  • Find a title: Use this search tool to find a book or journal;
  • Search Everything: Search the USEK Library Catalog and many of our databases simultaneously to quickly provide credible library results through a single search box;
  • Off-campus access to electronic resources: Access online resources from anywhere off campus using your USEK username and password.

Teaching Support

  • Course Reserve: Place print course materials that are of high demand in the reserve section;
  • Research guides: Use for help finding discipline-specific resources;
  • Library Instruction: Reserve a session to instruct undergraduates and graduates on how to conduct effective library research;
  • Library Orientation: Schedule a tour of the Library for your class.

Reserve a Study Room

  • Reserve group study rooms in the USEK Main Library;
  • You can reserve up to 2 hours of study room use per day and up to 6 total hours per week;
  • You can reserve the multipurpose room for meetings and administrative sessions;
  • Reservations can be made up to two (2) weeks in advance;
  • Reserved rooms must be claimed within the first 15 minutes of the reservation;
  • Rooms are available Monday-Friday during Library opening hours; they are not available on weekends, holidays, or during periods when the Library is closed.

Research Support

  • Research appointments : Make an appointment with a librarian for in-depth help with your research paper or assignment;
  • Research Workshops : Sign up for a workshop to learn about using library resources, electronic resources, the scholarly research process, citation styles and other topics;
  • Research guides : Use for help finding discipline-specific resources;
  • Cite your sources : Learn how to cite your references properly;
  • Avoid plagiarism: Tips and guidance on how to avoid plagiarism in your research papers.

Suggest a Purchase

  • Provide suggestions for the purchase of resources that would improve our collection;
  • These tools can help you to select the appropriate resources: Books In Print, Electre, Choice Reviews Online, and Journal Citation Reports.

Copy/Print/Scan

  • To activate or recharge your account, ask for the Retail Cash Officer in the Registrar Office;
  • The minimal activation or recharge fee is 5,000LL.

Activities

  • Exhibitions: Schedule to have your artwork (paintings, photos…) exhibited in the Library;
  • Film, Photography and Recording: Organize your session with the Library to make use of the premises to film, photograph or record.
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