Frequently Asked Questions

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Getting Books & Other Materials

  • Search for articles using our Subject & Course Guides page;
  • Click on your discipline;
  • Click on a subject or course guide;
  • Click on the “Find Articles” link;
  • You will then be presented with a list of relevant databases to search.

Have more questions? Contact a librarian.

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You can request materials from Interlibrary Loan This service is free to current students, faculty, and staff.

  • Requests for recreational reading and textbooks are not permitted.
  • Requests for items in our collection are not processed unless they are checked out or missing. Check the Library System to determine if we own the material you need.
  • If the library has electronic access to a journal article you seek, you will be notified by our ILL staff. Always check our Journal List first to determine if we own the title you need.
  • This ILL service is for the Undergraduate Campus only. Law Students, Staff, and Faculty contact the Law Library’s ILL Unit
  • More info

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Firefox (Best Option):
1) Click on PDF;
2) Read and then click “OK” to agree to the Terms and Conditions of JSTOR;
Note: You have the option to decline the Terms and Conditions if you do not agree to them, however, if you do so you will not be able to proceed in the printing process
3) Save File –>this option should save to downloads or directly to desktop;
4) File –>Print.

Safari:
1) Click on PDF;
2) Read and then click “OK” to agree to the Terms and Conditions of JSTOR;
Note: You have the option to decline the Terms and Conditions if you do not agree to them, however, if you do so you will not be able to proceed in the printing process
3) Select an Adobe View for the PDF;
4) Go to Places –>Applications –>Select Adobe Reader –>Read and the click “accept” to agree to the Adobe Terms and Conditions;
Note: You have the option to decline the Terms and Conditions if you do not agree to them, however, if you do so you will not able to proceed in the printing process
5) File –>Print.

More Info:
If the PDF version of the document will not load, make sure that you do not have more than one instance of JSTOR open. Depending on which browser you have chosen to use, you may have more than one tab or window open. Close any additional instances of the article and try to load your article again.

Have more questions? Contact a librarian

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Yes.

Students must physically go the the Law School Library to check-out material.

Faculty & Staff may request that books be delivered to their offices.

Directions to Law School
Law Library hours & phone 540.458.8540

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Search for print and electronic journals by journal name in our Full-Text Journal List

Have more questions? Contact a librarian.

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Bring your W&L ID card to the Information Desk of Leyburn Library or to the Circulation Desk of Telford Science Library.
We prefer to use you ID card, but we can look up your record using your surname.

We also have several self check-out stations (ID card required):

  • Leyburn (Main & 3rd floors)
  • Telford Science (3rd & 4th floor)

Additional information on borrowing materials from the University Library.

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All Books are subject to recall two weeks after date of check-out. Library patrons may renew checked out materials online or by calling 540.458.8643. Items may not be renewed if they have been requested by another person.

  • Books may be renewed three times.
  • Videos & DVDs may be renewed twice.
  • Music CDs may be renewed three times.

More information about borrowing library materials. Technology items (laptops, projectors, camcorders, etc.) may not be renewed.

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  • DVDs are located on the main floor of Leyburn Library.
  • They are in order by Library of Congress Classification
  • Most feature or popular films can be found in this call number range: PN 1997 or PN 1997.2
  • The loan period for DVDs is 3 days with 2 renewals. Not all patron types may check-out DVDs.

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We have selected papers in print on the Main floor of the Leyburn Library.

We have online access to current and historical papers. Search by newspaper title.

Have more questions? Contact a librarian

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Oxford English Dictionary (OED)
The OED is the definitive record of the English language, featuring 600000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1000 years of English.

For other dictionaries search here and then limit by “language.”

Have more questions? Contact a librarian.

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Folios are over-sized books. They are found on lower floors 2-4 in Leyburn and on the 4th floor in Telford.

In Leyburn, they are to the right of the double elevators. In Telford, they are at the end of the collection (after the Z call numbers)

Have more questions? Contact a librarian

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Current periodicals (usually from the previous year or two) are in Telford. They are along the wall on the main level that extends from the circulation desk.

Bound periodicals (the old stuff!) are on Lower Level 1 in Leyburn Library, along with all of the other non-science bound periodicals.

If you have any issues finding what you need, just ask Mary Abdoney, Science Librarian.

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Technology items (laptops, camcorders, projectors, etc.) are not renewable. They are in high demand so we try to keep the check-out periods short.

Other technology items are available on a first-come-first serve basis to current W&L University undergraduate students, faculty, & staff. Most of items are available for 7 days. Additional loan time may be requested at time of check-out.

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Visit the Information Desk at Leyburn library or the Circulation Desk at Telford Science or email us.

Give us the title you are looking for along with your contact information. We will search for the book and send you an email when we find it.

If an item has a status of “on search” in our catalog, you may request a copy through Interlibrary Loan (students, faculty, and staff only).

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English translations of the bible will be in this call number range: BS 125-198 (Leyburn Library, 4th Floor)

Have more questions? Contact a librarian.

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Our stacks are open and we recomend you come to the library to pull and check out materials yourself. We will pull books for you, however this process could take up 48 to hours.

Faculty course reserve options:

  • Email us the books you would like for us to put on Reserve or send us a copy of your syllabus. Include information regarding the course name, number, and any additional instructions you may have including how long you would like the loan period to be (2, 4, or 24 hours).
  • Search for the titles in our catalog, click on the “Expand Search” button, and click on the link labeled “Place item on Undergraduate Course Reserve”. Next, fill out information regarding the course name, number, and any additional instructions you may have including how long you would like the loan period to be (2, 4, or 24 hours).

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View travel books in our collection.

You can also do a search on the country, state, or city of your choice and limit your results by selecting content type “book/ebooks” and genre “guidebooks.”

Have more questions? Contact a librarian

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No, as a rule we don’t have textbooks. However, it is always possible that we have the book your professor has recomended. Search our catalog by title

It is also possible that the book was put on Course Reserve

Have more questions? Contact a librarian

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Special Collections contains:

Location: Leyburn Library, Lower Level 1

Hours: 9 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday except for University holidays. To be sure our department is open, please call 540.458.8663

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Film that is printed with miniature versions of documents and pictures (newspaper, magazine, etc.)

Information about the University Library’s microfilm machines and microfilm collection

Have more questions? Contact a librarian.

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Request books, DVDs, or periodicals be purchased for the library’s collection.

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  • Undergraduate Students: May check books out for 3 months. You may renew them if needed longer. 
  • Law Students: May check books out for 3 months. You may renew them if needed longer.
  • Faculty & Staff: May check out books from our regular collection for one year. You may renew them as needed.
  • View YOUR Library Record
  • Additional information on borrowing materials from the University Library.

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Search Here

  • Search Everything allows you to search all the University Library’s collections from books to journal articles to DVDs and more. If you only want to search for books or articles, choose that option to the left of the search box.  

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In order to recall checked out items, search for the title in our library system then login to your library account and click on the button labeled “Request.” You will be notifed via email when the item is ready for check-out.

Additional information on borrowing materials from the University Library.

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