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Learning Frameworks: Using the Library

Learn about the many helpful resources and services offered by your Library

Borrowing books and videos

  • Do I need a library card? Your student picture ID card is your library card. Keep it with you while in the library. We'll need to see it if you want to check out any items.
  • How many books or videos can I check out? Check out up to 25 books and 2 videos, at a time.
  • How long can I keep them? Keep books for three weeks and DVDs for two days. Your due dates are placed on the items at check-out.
  • Can I ask for more time? Yes, provided no one else is waiting for your item. You can renew twice. Do it yourself within the Library Catalog. Learn how... 
  • Where do I return items? Return borrowed items to the check-out desk. If we are closed, drop it in the book drop outside of the entrance on the east side of the building. 
  • What are the late fees? Late fees are 25¢ per day for books, $1.00 per day for DVDs and all reserve items. 
  • How do I pay late fees? Pay fees at the cashier's office on 3rd floor, and then bring the cashier's receipt back to the check-out desk so we can remove the fine from your account! Failure to follow this procedure will result in a block on future registration, graduation, and transcripts.
  • Can I borrow items from other libraries? Yes, just fill out an inter-library loan form. This service is also called I-L-L. ILL is usually a free service. More ILL information ...

Library computers, printing, scanning, copying, and more

                                                                            

  •  Logins: Use your NetID@my.lsco.edu to access all Library computers. When accessing our resources from OFF campus, this same login is needed for accessing databases. If you need help with a password, call the Computer Center at 409-882-3033, or e-mail them: HelpDesk@lsco.edu or visit them in AC Room 101.
  • Software: All of the the Library's computers provide internet access and Web browsers. All computers provide MS Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access).
  • Headphones: Ask at the check-out desk for headphones to listen to audio. Headphones are checked out for two hours. If you need to listen for longer, return to the desk to renew your headphones.
  • Printing: All Library computers are networked to a printer. Please limit non-class related printing.
  • Color printing: The Learning Center has the only color printer for students to use.
  • Saving files: Computers on campus do not retain any files saved to the hard drive after it has been restarted. To store your files, you will need to do one of the following: bring a personal flash drive, upload your files to cloud storage such as OneDrive that is provided by the school, or email the files to your email address. 
  • WiFi Network: There are wireless hot spots in all buildings on campus including the Library. The network name is WiFi@LSCO and you can log in with your NetID@my.lsco.edu and password. You may need to stop by the Computer Center  in AC 101 with your laptop or other electronic device for configuration help.
  • Scanner: We have two scanners in the library. One is at the computer directly in front of the circulation desk. The other is on the last table in the 1st floor back lab. Many students scan textbook chapters here. Many, but not all, text books are available in the Library on reserve. Ask at the circulation desk. 
  • Copier: A copier is available by the elevator on 2nd floor. Cost is 10¢ per page. It accepts dollar bills.
  • Library instruction: While these classes are going on, we allow students to use computers on the back table, but we ask that there be no printing during library instruction classes. We put the class schedule at the lab and library entrances. Please use other Library computers if you need to print, or go to the Learning Center.
  • No food is allowed in the Library. Drinks are allowed if they are in secure containers and they are not placed near computers.
  • Cell phones should be set on vibrate or turned off while in the Library. And please take your phone conversations to the foyer or outside.
  • Study rooms: We have four study rooms on 2nd floor for groups to use as well as many tables and comfortable chairs for studying. Please keep your voices low to avoid disturbing those trying to study.
  • Get Help! Ask any of the library staff for help when you need it. You can also call or email us while we are here. Our "Ask a question form" and phone numbers are to the right of every guide page. 

 

Library Hours

Fall/Spring Semesters
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Summer Semesters
Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Intersessions/Mini-sessions
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m 
Saturday-Sunday: Closed