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Library FAQs

Have a question about something in the library? Check this page to see if your question can be answered. Author: Crystal Wazny

Where do I find...? (location)


  • Located on the first floor of the library.
  • Head towards the desk with the orange lights and turn left.
  • IT is the desk with green colored lights.

Writing Center/CAA/Math & Physics Center?

All of these are located on the second floor.

  • Writing Center and CAA are to the left when getting off stairs or elevator.
  • Math & Physics center is in the back right corner.

Testing Center?

  • Located on the third floor
  • Take a left when getting off elevator or stairs
  • Is in its own room right before the CDs

Testing is by appointment only.

Professor Evaluation Drop-off?

These go in the blue mailbox next to the wayfinder (big computer screen or tv) on the first floor.

Other location?

Check the campus map here.

Where do I find...? (items)

Professor reserves?

Did your professor tell you that they put a book on reserve in the library for student use?

  • Yes, where do I find it?
    • Go to circulation desk
    • You will need to know your professor's last name and name of the book
  • Books are typically on reserve for two hour in-library use only.

Books in general?

  • New books: 1st floor
  • Popular reading: 1st floor
  • General collections: 3rd and 4th floor
    • A-K call number: 4th floor
    • L-Z call number: 3rd floor
  • Children's books: 3rd floor
  • English Language Program books: 3rd floor

A specific book or subject?

When looking for books about a specific topic, it is best to contact Research Services.

  • Located on 1st floor of library
    • Check hours in upper right hand corner here
  • Online chat/text/email

If you know the title of the book:

  • Ask for assistance at circulation desk (blue lights)
  • If we do not have the book:

Laptops to check out?

  • In library 4-hour use:
    • Located at main desk on 1st floor
    • Must have own SVSU ID
      • No ID, no laptop, no exceptions!
    • You will fill out a form with your name, ID number, email, and sign the form
    • Laptops have a four hour check out
    • Laptops must stay in the library
  • Semester long checkout:
    • Fill out an IT ticket
    • An email will immediately be sent saying a ticket has been created.
    • Wait for the second email.
    • Copy and paste link to book an appointment to pick up the laptop.
    • Bring your student ID!
    • Must book an appointment to return equipment at end of semester as well.
  • Two week long checkout:
    • Must haves:
    • There will be a waiting period after returning the laptop before being able to check out another.

Whiteboard markers?

You can check out whiteboard markers at the main desk.

  • Provide your SVSU ID
  • Markers will be due 15 minutes before we close


Our DVDs and CDs are located on the third floor.

  • Go to the left when getting off the elevator/stairs
  • DVDs are around the corner across from periodicals

IT equipment (laptop)

  • Must fill out an IT ticket to request equipment
  • Wait for 2nd email saying you can book a time to pick up equipment
  • Make appointment
  • Go to Circulation desk (blue lights)
  • Let the person there know you are there for IT equipment and have your SVSU ID ready