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Top 10 Things
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  1. LIU ID = Library Access

    Your LIU Student ID card is your Library card. The same username and password that you use to access your MyLIU and email accounts will also provide access to the library's resources.


  1. Look for the ABC's and then the 123's

    College libraries use an alphanumeric classification system. It's different from your high school or public library. Just remember, books on similar subjects are shelved together. So, when you find one really great book, browse for other gems!


  1. The Library is here for you 24/7!

    The building itself is open 99 hours a week, and our electronic resources never sleep. They're available anytime with your LIU username and password.


  1. We have Books, Journals, Databases...

    With over 500,000 paper volumes, remote access to over 130,000 e-books, and over 250 databases, you're good to go!


  1. If we don't have it, we'll get it!

    Stop by the Reference desk or visit Interlibrary Loan on the web.


  1. Electronic Reserves are here!

    Readings assigned for your classes are often on Electronic Reserve (ERes).


  1. It's your library - use it!

    Use it to study, do research, catch-up with friends, work on group projects, or just sit back, relax, and have a cup of coffee and a snack from our Bookmark Café.


  1. Need help online?

    Check out our Virtual Reference Assistance and Chat live with a reference librarian.


  1. Need in-person assistance?

    No problem, come to the Reference Desk, or schedule an appointment for individualized research assistance. Call the Reference Department at (516) 299-2305.


  1. ASK! The best resource in the library is the LIBRARIAN!



This publication is an adaptation of "The Top 10 Things High School Seniors Need to Know about College libraries," which appeared in The Book Report, March/April 2002, p. 42.

Mary Kate Boyd-Byrnes and
Marilyn Rosenthal
Updated 8/13/14 by Robert Delaney

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