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Services to Students

Students may apply for a library card as soon as they register for classes.  Presentation of photo ID is required.  Library cards will be valid until the last day of the term for which the student is enrolled.  All checked out materials have to be returned by then.  Students who are enrolled for the following semester can have their library card renewed to the last day of the new term.  Patrons who have lost their library card can obtain a new one at the Customer Service desk for a $2.00 fee.

For additional information about borrowing materials, please click here.

Reference and research assistance
Reference services are provided to assist patrons in making the most of the Library's resources.   The librarian can answer questions regarding the research process, library collections and services, Microsoft Office and Windows software and the internet.

The librarian is available for individual appointments with students for consultations about their research.  To contact the reference librarian, please call 724-480-3427 or email

A wireless network is available in the Library and throughout campus for users who have their own computers.  In addition, twenty-four networked computers running Windows 10 operating system and Microsoft Office 2016 software accommodate users' needs for e-mail, Web access, word processing, presentation, spreadsheet and database applications.  These computers are connected to network printers at the end of the Customer Service desk.  Printouts are available to students according to their credit load. Color printing, scan to USB and email and copying are available also.

Additional computer terminals, located next to the reference desk, are dedicated to searching the Library's online catalog, B-VR-PAC.  

Services to Online Students