dcsimg Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question not answered on this list, don't hesitate to ask us.

Where's the bookstore and the Knight and Day Cafe?

Upon entering the library, the Knight and Day Cafe is immediately to the right; the number is 317.955.3303. The bookstore is located straight ahead upon entering, past the tables to the east. If you have a question about its services, the bookstore's number is 317.955.6314.

Does the library have a color printer?

Unfortunately no, the library does not have a color printer nor does it have a color copier. 

Is group study permitted in the library?

Yes, we have group study tabless located on the first and second floors that enable students to engage in groupwork. We ask that students studying in groups be mindful of others in the library and minimize their noise to acceptable levels. If you anticipate making a lot of noise, then we encourage groups to reserve a Smart Suite room.  

May I have a library floor plan?

We are in the process of creating a printed map of what's on each floor of the library, but for the time being, here is a breakdown of the library's floor plan:

  • Basement: Archives; Library Auditorium; Smart Suites; L008 Computer Lab; Restrooms
  • 1st floor: Circulation; Leisure Reading; Computing cluster; Bookstore; Knight and Day Cafe; Restrooms
  • 2nd floor: General collection call numbers A-B; Reference; Bound periodicals; Leisure Reading, videos, games; Special Collections; Microfilm; Study carrels
  • 3rd floor: General collection call numbers C-Z; Study carrels

I'm not affililated with Marian University, but I'd like to use the library computers and/or check out items;  am I able to do so?

Unfortunately, no. Though we would like to host non-affiliated Marian University patrons, we do not yet have the capability to do so at this time. The Department of Information Technology, however, will better answer your question about when this might occur.

May I see the library policies?

Currently we are revising our written policies; we hope to post them as soon as possible. However, if you would like to know about our policies, please consult a librarian.

Does the library provide multimedia items for loan?

We do. We have a growing selection of digital video-cameras and scanners available for use within the library and checkout. Check out our Resources page.

Do I have to login to use the library databases?

Yes and no. If you are using our databases anywhere on campus you do not have to login. If you are off-campus, however, you will be prompted to login using your Marian e-mail username and password, which will then direct you to the list of databases to choose from. Simple as that.

How do I access my library account?

Users with a valid Marian University ID card can login to the catalog and thereby check their library account to verify due dates, renew items (only books), save/export citations, and determine whether any fines from overdue materials exist. The process:

  1. At the upper right hand corner click "sign in".
  2. Enter your barcode (very bottom of ID card) in the barcode field.
  3. Enter first five letters of last name in the password field.

Please note that users may need to contact a librarian prior to using your account for the first time to verify/personalize login information.

Can I check-out reference materials and/or periodicals?

No, both periodicals and reference materials are for use within the library. However, only bound periodicals, located in the open stacks, are available for check-out.

Can I reserve a Smart Suite room for a presentation?

Yes, you can. Please contact the Circulation Desk at 317.955.6090 to set up your reservation.

Does the library have wireless access?

We certainly do. We also have instructions that you can download which will walk you through the process of setting it up on your laptop.

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