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Can I print from my laptop to the library printers?

1108 views   |   Last updated on Mar 07, 2014    printing computers

Yes. Please follow the instructions from ITS, linked below, for installing a printer. Please note: These instructions are for installing printers on personal laptops brought in by a student, faculty or staff member only. Faculty and staff using a HC laptop would not use this instructions.  Instructions for Students Instructions for Faculty ITS Help Desk 508-793-3548 Fenwick B21   ... read more

What are the Writer's Workshops hours?

316 views   |   Last updated on Dec 19, 2012    Writer's Workshop

Sunday: 6-10:00 pmMonday -Thursday: 4-10:00 pmFriday & Saturday – closedMore information on the Writer's Workshop... read more

How many books can I check out at once?

288 views   |   Last updated on Aug 27, 2013    books borrowing books

Students may check out up to 20 books at a time. Faculty may check out up to 150 books at a time. Holy Cross staff (non-faculty) may check out up to 10 books at a time.Students in the Honors program may check out up to 50 books at a time. ... read more

How do I know if an article is scholarly?

242 views   |   Last updated on Dec 19, 2012    scholarly sources articles research

This chart outlines the basic differences between scholarly articles and articles from non-scholarly publications. ... read more

Does the library have a color printer?

235 views   |   Last updated on Sep 16, 2013    printing

The libraries do not have color printing. The Multimedia Resource Center (MRC) does have limited color printing. Please visit the Copy Center for larger needs. For poster printing, the Science Library has a color poster printer. More information.... read more

What are Reserves?

220 views   |   Last updated on Sep 02, 2014    Reserves

Many professors place materials, such as required books and articles, for their students on Reserves. Holy Cross has both print and electronic Reserves. Print Reserves can be checked out from the Circulation desk of the library where the Reserves material is located. Reserve materials may be used in only in the Library. To borrow Reserve materials, you will need your Holy Cross ID. The loan perio... read more

How do I renew a book?

220 views   |   Last updated on Feb 20, 2013    books

You can renew a book online by logging into your library account. If a book is already overdue, you will not be able to renew online so you will need to come to the library to renew.... read more

How do I read a Call Number?

211 views   |   Last updated on May 30, 2014    books Call Numbers

Books at Holy Cross are organized by Library of Congress (LC) call numbers. Here is a tutorial on reading call numbers:   Video: How to Read Call Numbers Call numbers beginning with A through G are on the upper (Mezzanine) level of Dinand. Call numbers H through Z are on the lower (Ground) level of Dinand, with some exceptions. Books with call numbers starting with M are located in the Music Libr... read more

How long can I check out a book for?

208 views   |   Last updated on Dec 19, 2012    borrowing books books

The borrowing period for students is 4 weeks (28 days). You can renew books online by logging into your Library Account.Reference books, rare books and Reserve materials do not circulate outside the libraries. The hard copy Reserves (books, dvds, print articles) are located and circulate from the Dinand Circulation Desk. Books and articles that are required reading are shelved here. To borrow Rese... read more

What are the library's hours?

202 views   |   Last updated on Sep 02, 2014    hours

Regular semester hours: Dinand Library: Open 24/5, opening Sunday at 8:30 AM until closing on Friday at 11:00 PM.  Saturday hours: 8:30 AM - 11:00 PM  More hours, including exceptions to regular semester hours Science Library:  Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00am Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 12:00am Friday: 8:30am - 6:00pm Saturday: 10:00am - 6:00pm More hours, including exceptions to regular semester hours... read more

Does the library get the Wall Street Journal?

201 views   |   Last updated on Aug 27, 2013    newspapers

Holy Cross has online access to the Wall Street Journal. Please click here to read articles covering 1984 to today.... read more

How do I find the full text of an article?

193 views   |   Last updated on Dec 19, 2012    research articles

Holy Cross does not have access to the full text of every journal. Look for the blue "Check for Full Text" button to see if we have access through another database or if we have the print journal available at the library. If we do not have an article available in print or online, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan.The tutorials below demonstrate how to track down the full text of article... read more

How long does Interlibrary Loan usually take?

192 views   |   Last updated on Sep 02, 2014    Interlibrary Loan

The time for Interlibrary Loan varies, and it depends if you are requesting a print item or an electronic article. If a library in the area has the source, we can usually get it quickly (sometimes in a few days). If a library in the Worcester area has the source, you can even go right to that library to check out a book or use a resource because you have borrowing privileges at other Worcester are... read more

What is the Holy Cross RefWorks Group Code?

189 views   |   Last updated on Dec 20, 2012    RefWorks

The Holy Cross RefWorks Group Code is RWHolyCross. If you are using RefWorks off-campus, you can also log into RefWorks from the library's database list so that you will not need to use the Group Code.... read more

Where are novels located?

182 views   |   Last updated on Dec 19, 2012    books

Books at Holy Cross are shelved according to Library of Congress Call number. For the most part, novels have call numbers starting with the letter P. The call numbers starting with the letter P are on the bottom floor of Dinand. If you look up the title or author of a novel in the library catalog, you will be able to see if Holy Cross has the book and see what the call number is. ... read more

Where are foreign language dictionaries?

177 views   |   Last updated on Dec 20, 2012    books foreign language

Dinand has a variety of foreign language dictionaries in the Main Reading Room. There are additional foreign language dictionaries shelved in the regular stacks. Try searching for the name of the language and the word dictionary in the library catalog to find the location and call number for a dictionary.... read more

Who is Dinand named after?

176 views   |   Last updated on Dec 19, 2012    Dinand

Dinand Library was named in honor of Bishop Joseph N. Dinand, S.J., President of Holy Cross from 1911-1918 and from 1924-1927.... read more

How can I get an article that is from a journal that Holy Cross does not have?

172 views   |   Last updated on Aug 27, 2013    Interlibrary Loan articles

There are several different options for requesting articles through Interlibrary Loan.* You can fill out an article request form on the library website. Or, in some databases, you will see a blue "Request from ILL" button next to articles that the database does not have the full text for. You can click on this button to request the article. * Before requesting an article, please verify that the li... read more

Where are Bibles located?

170 views   |   Last updated on Feb 20, 2013    books

Dinand Library has Bibles in both the reference collection in the Main Reading Room and in the stacks on the Mezzanine level. In the reference collection and in the stacks, Bibles are located in the call number range BS1 - BS2970. To find the location of a specific title, you can look up the call number in the library catalog.... read more

Does the library have headphones that I can check out?

164 views   |   Last updated on Dec 19, 2012    headphones

Yes. Dinand, the Science Library, and the Music Library all have headphones that can be checked out. Please ask at the front desk in any of the libraries.... read more

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