successful students need sufficient resources, and graduate students can get
what they need through the CMU Libraries. The Park Library offers a quiet
atmosphere for study, computers and access to printing and scanning, access to
journals and books, and librarians trained to help students with research.
building is open more than 100 hours per week and includes access to more than
350 computer workstations with printing capability. Wireless access (including
printing) is available for laptop users.
The Libraries’ collections
offer a vast amount of materials for research and learning, including almost
1,000,000 print books and journals as well as electronic access to more than
30,000 journals and 50,000 electronic books. Copies of items not available at
CMU can be obtained (at no cost to the student) from other libraries through
the library’s Documents on Demand office (https://www.cmich.edu/library/departments/Documents%20on%20Demand/Pages/default.aspx).
Most of the
library’s resources are available online, meaning you don’t need to be in the
library to use the library. Through the CMU Global ID and password, graduate
students have round-the-clock access to the library’s electronic resources,
including online journals, ebooks, streaming videos, and article databases.
In addition to
the collections, the library provides a wide array of services for graduate
students. Reference librarians are available to answer questions from students
and to assist with research. They can be contacted by email, chat, telephone,
or at the Research Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the library. If more
specialized assistance is needed, a consultation can be scheduled. In a
consultation, a librarian works one-on-one with a graduate student on a
particular research assignment, providing help with locating the materials
needed and answering any other questions. Many graduate students have found consultations
also houses the CMU Writing Center and the Mathematics Assistance Center on the
4th floor as well as the Test Proctoring Center and the Statistical
Consulting Center on the 3rd floor.
For more information and library hours visit the
library website at http://library.cmich.edu.
Research Help Desk and the Subject Librarians are Graduate Assistant's best
friend. "Ask a Librarian" for help via chat, phone, text, and email at http://libguides.cmich.edu/askalibrarianform.
to know your subject librarian for the best research and subject matter
assistance. To find a list of subject librarians and their contact
information please visit: https://www.cmich.edu/library/subject_librarians/Pages/default.aspx.
not available on site can be obtained from other sources around the
world through the Library’s Interlibrary Loan office. This is a free
service for graduate assistants. In addition graduate students are given
extended library loan privileges for a period of six months.