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Learn About the Library

Introduction to library resources for students.

Checking Out Books

  • Criss Library allows undergraduate students to check out 50 books at a time.
  • Students are allowed to renew books 2 times.
  • Use your MavCard to check out books at the service desk on the main or lower floors. 

Follow the link below to learn more about patron types and loan privileges.

Checking Out Computers, Laptops, and Accessories

  • Desktop computers are available for students to use on the main and lower floors. Login with your Canvas username and password. 
  • Mac and PC laptops are available for 3 hour check out periods with renewal. Use your MavCard to check laptops out from the service desk on the main or lower floor.
  • Laptops may not leave the building.
  • Computer accessories, such as mice and charging cables, are available for 3 hour check out with renewal. For a complete list of accessories available, follow the accessories link below.

Checking Out Media

  • Media available for check out includes the following:
    • digital cameras 
    • video cameras
    • iPads
    • video game consoles
    • audio recorders
    • tripods
  • Items are available for 5 day check out. 
  • Use your MavCard to check out media from the service desk on the main floor. 
  • To see a detailed list of the media available, follow the link below. 

Copy & Print 


MavCARD copiers (black-and-white & color) are located on the first and second floors of the library. Copiers accept your MavCARD ID and guest print card for payment (see details below).

  • Cost of copying with your ID/guest print card: 8¢/page


Black-and-white and color laser printing from the public-access computers is available using your MavCARD ID or guest print card. All workstations print to both the first floor and second floor print centers. Print jobs are sent to the print stations, located on either floors near the service desks.

  • Black-and-white printing is 7¢/page
  • Color printing is 40¢/page

Wireless Printing 

WEPA can be used by anyone with an account. Plug a USB drive into the kiosk, download the WEPA app directly to your device, or use the WEPA cloud to drop files into. Login with your credentials at the kiosk and your print jobs will be waiting.

Payment can be made via credit/debit card at the kiosk, or funds can be added to your WEPA account from the website, or you can use the guest MavCARD on campus.

A photocopy/print machine modified to assist patrons who are unable to use conventional height copiers is available on the second floor of the library in the print center just east of the Main Service Desk.

Scan & Fax


Two scanning workstations are located east of the Main Service Desk on the second floor. These workstations are equipped with the most recent versions of Adobe Photoshop (for image scanning) and OmniPage Pro (for text scanning).

Both scanning workstations feature flatbed scan, allowing for scanning sizes up to 8.5" x 11".

Wheelchair accessible scanners are located on the second floor, north-east of the service desk.


Outgoing fax service is available at the Main Floor Service Desk. The cost is $1.00 per page; there is no charge for on-campus faxes. Incoming faxes are not accepted.