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Reserve Collections


Audio Cassettes All cataloged audiotape cassettes are located on the lower level of Ablah library. They can be checked out for 7 days unless otherwise indicated or listened to on cassette players in the Library.

DVDs & VHS  Library-owned VHS and DVDs may be checked out by current students for three days. Students will occasionally need to view VHS or DVD, their instructor has placed on reserve. These Course Reserve videos may have a further shortened loan period.

Microfiche / Microfilm The library maintains a collection of materials in microfiche and microfilm format, including newspapers and periodicals. Staff at the Reserve Desk will help with retrieval and set up on the reader/printer machines. The cost for copies is $.10 per page for current students, faculty, and staff.

Shocker Movie Collection This collection, a joint effort of the Student Activities Council, Student Government Association, and University Libraries, is located in the Reserve department. DVDs can be checked out for up to three days and renewed once for another three day period. There is a check out limit of 4 DVDs at one time. Titles currently in the SAC/SGA collection can be found here

Newspapers and Current Periodicals


Current newspapers are located in Reserve within the Reading Room. They are kept for a limited time, and may not be checked out. Older issues of some newspapers are archived on microfilm in Reserve, and some titles and time periods are available electronically. 


Current print periodicals are displayed in call number order in Reserve with the Reading Room. They are kept there for a limited time, and then prepared to be bound. Current periodicals may be checked out for seven days at the Reserve/Circulation Desk.


Once single issues are bound together in a volume, they are shelved in Ablah Stacks according to call number. Check the Online Catalog for library holdings and availability. Bound periodicals may be checked out for seven days at the Circulation Desk.


Many periodicals that were once available in print are now purchased in electronic format only. If you don't see what you're looking for, please check our library catalog for the journal title and current holdings. 

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