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Can I print from my laptop to the library printers?

1382 views   |   Last updated on Nov 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?

376 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?

347 views   |   Last updated on Aug 27, 2013    borrowing books 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?

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

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


Does the library have a color printer?

261 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


How do I renew a book?

253 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?

252 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


What are Reserves?

250 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 long can I check out a book for?

238 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?

232 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


What is the Holy Cross RefWorks Group Code?

226 views   |   Last updated on Oct 13, 2014    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


How do I find the full text of an article?

224 views   |   Last updated on Oct 14, 2014    research articles

Follow these steps to determine if Holy Cross has the article you need: Check the Electronic Journals A-Z List  by searching for the name of the Journal name (not the article title) in the "Find" box. If the journal comes up in your results, look at the years of coverage to make sure that the library has the year you are looking for. If yes, click on the link for the journal and then scroll to th... read more


Does the library get the Wall Street Journal?

223 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 long does Interlibrary Loan usually take?

222 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


Where are novels located?

205 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


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

204 views   |   Last updated on Oct 13, 2014    Interlibrary Loan articles

There are several different options for requesting articles through Interlibrary Loan.* You can log into ILLiad Interlibrary Loan and fill out a form to request the article. Or, in some databases, you will see a purple "HC Check for Full Text" button next to articles that the database does not have the full text for. If you click on this button, our link resolver system will connect you to the ful... read more


Who is Dinand named after?

201 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


Where are foreign language dictionaries?

199 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


Where are Bibles located?

193 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?

184 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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