Library Resources and Services
The 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 www.calumet.purdue.edu/library is a link to scholarly information in all formats-books, journals, databases, reference guides, and archives. Services for the student, including interlibrary loan, reference assistance and requests for purchase, are available 24-7 via links on the Library’s Web site. At the Library, students learn how to search PULSE to locate resources that the Library owns, search electronic databases to retrieve the full text of journal articles, and organize and carry out research projects.
Open 74 hours per week, the Library is a haven for student learning. The Library learning environment includes such amenities as wireless access, study rooms for group projects, a presentation practice room, an electronic classroom for hands on learning, leisure seating for quiet conversation and a place to meet, and individual carrels for quiet study. The Purdue Calumet Library collection includes 270,000 volumes, approximately 1,000 print journal subscriptions, 3,500 electronic journals, and 2,800 electronic books.
The Library faculty, staff, and student assistants are here to help students and to provide individual assistance to each student. The Reference Desk, located in the center of the Library, is the place for students to begin their research and ask questions. Reserve readings selected by professors are available at the Circulation Desk, which is also where students check out books and journals to use at home. If the Library does not own a needed item, we request it from another library or supplier via interlibrary loan.