Student Services

The AQ Library is here to serve YOU! We interested in helping to make your time here as rewarding as possible.
Here are several ways we can help. 

Research Help

Research assignments can be stressful - let us help you!

Whether you need one or several information sources, we can show you some amazing places and techniques to make your searches more effective and efficient.

We can help you refine or expand your research topics to reflect the scope of your assignments. We're also able to work with you to review sources you've already discovered to ensure that they're reliable and appropriate for the assignment.  

Click here to make an appointment for a research consultation.

Printers and Computers

The Library has several computers for student use. Our computers have many programs installed on them that you might find useful: 

  • SPSS

  • Adobe something

  • Word, Excel, Powerpoint

  • whatever else

  • Zotero
     

We have black & white and color printing, copying, and scanning available to students through Papercut. 

Study Spaces

The Library has a number of tables, desks, and nooks & crannies for you to work in. We encourage you to find a favorite spot and revisit often! 

We also have 3 group study rooms on the second floor that are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Media Center

Located on the lower level of the JLH building, the Media Center provides the following: 

  • Laptops

  • iPads

  • Cameras, camcorders, tripods

  • Data projector

  • Large screen video projection unit

  • Laser pointers

  • Button Maker

  • Laminating services

  • Dry mounting for posters, signs, etc

  • Video dubbing

InterLibrary Loan

There will be times you may need information that isn't available freely online, or through the Library's collections. When that happens, we have a robust InterLibrary Loan system that allows us to access to the collections of hundreds of libraries across the country. 

MelCat - If you're looking for print books, DVDs, and CDs, try searching MelCat first. 

ILL - If you need an article, or a publication not available through MelCat, use the InterLIbrary Loan form for your request.

Room Reservations

We have two rooms that may be reserved for group use. 

JLH 302 can fit up to 25 people, and has a white board, TAP Cart, and reconfigurable tables and chairs. 

JLH 112 is our computer lab. It has 26 computers and a TAP Cart. 

To reserve a room, email aqlibrarian@gmail.com

Course Reserves

Sometimes we have a copy of required course materials "on reserve" in the library. These items have a short checkout period so that they are available to many students during the semester.

Study Tables and Peer Tutoring

AQ Study Tables are in the Library. All you need to do is check in when you arrive, and check out when you leave.

Peer Tutoring happens at the Library too. https://www.aquinas.edu/peer-tutoring

Writing Center

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Graphic Services

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We're happy to help you find and evaluate information sources before or after it's been turned in for a grade. We can:   

  • Comment on content & quality of sources

  • Verify that source types meet assigned criteria, i.e. scholarly articles, etc

  • Indicate citation inaccuracies

  • Analyze whether annotations reflect sources accurately

  • Check out our getting started with Google Scholar guide.
     

Contact Christina Radisauskas at radischr@aquinas.edu or 616-632-2124 with any questions.

Personal Librarian Program

Research shows that interacting with librarians and library services contributes to student success.

Starting in the Fall 2017 semester, AQ Librarians are offering a service called the Personal Librarian Program. Geared toward first-year students, our goals are simple: 1) to ensure that students new to college are aware of library resources, services, and programs; 2) to offer research and assignment support to first-year students; and 3) to decrease student anxiety when it comes to library use.

Throughout first-year students' first year at AQ, they can expect Personal Librarians to offer help with 

  • Navigating the AQ Library

  • Finding articles, books, videos and other information sources

  • Deciphering assignments

  • Developing research topics

  • Citing sources