University Library

Library Information
Location 2nd Floor of Student Union & Library Building
Phone: (219)989-2224

The University Library helps students learn the strategies and skills they need to locate information and use it effectively in their class work. The Library Web site is a link to scholarly information in all formats-books, journals, reference guides, and archives both in print and online.

Services, including Interlibrary Loan, reference assistance and requests for purchase, are available 24-7 via the University Library’s Web site. 

Resources Available

At the Library, which is open 95 hours per week, students learn how to locate resources that the University Library owns (including the full text of journal articles online) and organize and carry out research projects. The University Library learning environment provides wireless Internet access through CalNet, study rooms for group projects, a presentation practice room, 2 electronic classroom for hands on learning, leisure seating for quiet conversation and a place to meet as well as carrels for quiet study and over 100 student access computers.

The Library faculty, staff, and student assistants are here to help students and is the place for students to begin their research. Reserve readings selected by professors are available at the public services desk, which is also where students check out books and journals to use at home.

The Purdue Calumet Library Collection

The Purdue Calumet Library collection includes 295,000 titles, thousands of electronic journals, and approximately 178 journals in print format only. The Library has over 20,000 microforms along with a digital reproduction system that provides laser quality copies. If the Library does not own a needed item, we are able to request it from another library or supplier via Interlibrary Loan. Electronic request forms are available on the Library’s Web site. Library instruction sessions in the electronic classroom are scheduled at the request of professors.

The University Library offers access to licensed databases from off campus using a proxy server. By using a proxy server, students can authenticate using their current, valid ID and access resources purchased the University Library without installing additional software on their computer.

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