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Newman Library summer hours

Sun, May 24: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Mon, May 25: Closed
Tue-Thu, May 26-28: 7:30am - 10:00pm
Fri, May 29: 7:30am - 8:00pm
Sat, May 30: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sun, May 31: 9:00am - 10:00pm

Current semester hours

Art + Architecture Library break hours

Sun-Mon, May 24-25: Closed
Tue-Fri, May 26-29: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat-Sun, May 30-31: Closed

Current semester hours

NVC Resource Center spring hours

Sun-Mon, May 24-25: Closed
Tue-Thu, May 26-28: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Fri, May 29: 11:00am - 6:30pm
Sat, May 30: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sun, May 31: Closed

Current semester hours

Veterinary Medicine Library spring hours

Sun-Mon, May 24-25: CLOSED
Tues-Thurs, May 26-28: 8:00am - 6:00pm
Fri, May 29: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Sat-Sun, May 30-31: CLOSED

Current semester hours

Information literacy

Information literacy is commonly defined as "the ability to locate, evaluate, and efficiently use information" and is comprised of several components:

  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Computer literacy

Students have to be able navigate the libraries and our print and electronic information resources; they need to be able to evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information to come to conclusions; and they need to be familiar with computers and computer applications not only to find and retrieve information but also to communicate their findings.

Lifelong learning is also encouraged through the promotion of information literacy. Students develop an appreciation of how these skills will assist them in their future coursework and careers, along with developing an understanding of the impact information has on society and their lives.


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Newman Library tour options

Self-guided audio tour

Our primary tour option for individuals is a self-guided, audio tour with a graded quiz that can be used to show attendance for classes that require participation or give extra credit. Locations and services are highlighted, and the tour takes about an hour. You can use your mobile device or check out an iPad from the Circulation Desk.