Spring 2023: Library Resources for Success

4 students outside the Fulton Library. The building behind them.Welcome back to campus, Wolverines! Each semester brings a renewed sense of excitement, and this spring is no different. As the parking lots fill and the semester begins, we’ve rounded up several library resources to help you succeed.

Hours – This spring, visit the library Monday–Friday 7:00am–12:00am, Saturday 8:00am–7:00pm, and Sunday 1:00pm–9:00pm. For the latest holiday hours, check out our hours webpage.

Laptop, Hotspot, & Equipment Checkout – From laptops and hotspots to cameras and phone chargers, check out equipment instead of breaking the bank. Stop by the first-floor Circulation Desk to learn more, and remember: laptops and hotspots are available for semester-long checkout, but they go fast! Check them out while supplies last. 

Family Study Suite – With a restroom, changing station, lactation room, and play area, the newly remodeled family study suite is perfect for students with children. Designed for the unique needs of parent-students, the suite also features computers, printers, and study rooms. Visit the family study suite this semester, and stop by the open house Jan. 17–20 to celebrate the new addition.

Remember that the family study suite is reserved for adults with children, and children cannot be in the room unaccompanied.

Research Help – Meet with a librarian face-to-face or virtually for research help. Our librarians can help at any stage of the research process, including brainstorming ideas, developing search strategies, using library databases, and evaluating and citing sources. Visit us at the first-floor Research Help Desk or make an appointment. If you’re away from campus, contact a librarian by phone (801-963-8840), text (801-290-8123), email, or chat.

Study Rooms – Whether you need to take a test, attend a virtual lecture, and collaborate on a group project, reserving a study room can set you up for success. You can reserve a study room for yourself or a group up to four hours per day and six days in advance. Book a study room.

Study Pods – Pro tip for the semester: if you’re looking for an individual study spot, hop in a study pod. Located on the first and third floors of the library, study pods don’t require reservations. (Keep in mind that the study pods are insulated but not soundproof, so you’ll still need to keep a low volume to be respectful of other patrons.)

Online resources – Although not much tops the incredible 4th floor views, cozy study pods, and in-person services of the library, countless resources are also available 24/7 on our website. With more than 275 databases, thousands of ebooks, and databases for video streaming, you can finish your assignments, find your next favorite book, and then stream videos online. While you’re on the library’s website, don’t forget to check out our research workshops,  guides, and tutorials. 

Roots of Knowledge – When you need to de-stress, stop by Roots of Knowledge, our sweeping stained-glass gallery celebrating art and the history of human knowledge. Take a self-guided audio tour or virtual tour, then attend our Roots of Knowledge Speaker Series throughout the semester. Featuring eight distinguished speakers from across campus and disciplines, you won’t want to miss these exciting presentations. View the Speaker Series schedule.

We’re excited to see you in the library this semester! If you have questions about any of these services, visit the Circulation Desk or give us a call at 801-863-8883.