|Academic Division Liaisons||Government Documents|
|Acquisitions||Interlibrary Loan (ILL)|
|Archives and Special Collections||IT Support|
|Ask Questions||Off-Campus Access|
|Class Instruction & Tours|
Academic Department Liaisons
Faculty and students are encouraged to contact department liaisons with questions and to send them requests for library purchases.
Contact: Josh Hickman
Archives and Special Collections
The College Archives houses materials relating to the College's history, including official publications, photographs, historical records, and memorabilia. Any interested students and researchers are encouraged to visit the Archives.
Hours during the academic term:
Monday, Wednesday 8:30am - 6pm
Tuesday, Thursday 8:30am - 5pm, 7pm - 10:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm
Contacts: Fred Burwell, archivist.
If you're not sure where to begin, or whom to ask - stop by, email, or call the Reference Desk for help! Reference staff is available to answer questions about the Library collection and services, and to give help to researchers.
Any questions are appropriate, from finding call numbers to identifying articles on a specialized topic to using microfilm. Personal assistance to consult on research projects is available at the Library, by appointment, or drop-in most open hours.
Research appointments can be made with:
GChat: 'Ask A Librarian'
The circulation staff checks out library materials, including headphones, microphones, USB flash drives, reserve materials, and hold requests. If you can't find something, the circulation desk staff can help.
Loan periods for students
|Reserves||3 hours||Not renewable|
|Audio CD||14 days||Renewable|
|A/V and computer equipment||3 hours||Renewable|
|Interlibrary Loan||varies||Contact ILL department|
Class Instruction and Tours
Librarians present research strategies and sources aimed at specific courses and assignments. To arrange an instruction session, call the Reference Desk at 363-2544, contact a department liaison, or complete a request form.
Library computers are available for users with a current Beloit College ID. Use your Beloit College email account username and password to log in.
Limited guest access to computers is available. Ask at the circulation desk for more information.
The government documents collection at Beloit includes:
- historic runs of Congressional documents
- foreign relations materials
- census statistics
- a variety of government information.
As a selective depository, the Library currently receives about one quarter of the available U.S. government publications.
Contact: Chris Nelson
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
The interlibrary loan service obtains for students, faculty and staff, materials that are not in Beloit's collection. The service supports the teaching and learning goals of Beloit College and is free to College users. However, each request costs the College approximately $10.00.
The best way to submit book requests is via the catalog. Find the item you need, click on Request Item, fill in the information about yourself, and submit. Tip: In the results list, you may want to change "Sort By" to Relevance Only. There is also a book request form and an article request form.
Class requirements/textbooks are not eligible for ILL.
eBooks: we have no way to borrow or receive eBooks at this time
For materials available at Beloit Public Library, current Beloit College students, local faculty, and staff may borrow directly with them. To apply for a borrower's card, students should take their college IDs and state ID or license.
Note: Obtaining DVDs, videos, and CDs via ILL is often difficult. Because our priority is to supply materials to support College classes, we ask that students use alternative sources to obtain items not relevant to their courses of study.
Allow about 10 to 15 days for receipt.
Contact: Cindy Cooley
IT Support in the Library
Location: next to the Reference Desk
Hours: Sunday through Thursday 2pm-1am
Off-Campus Access to Databases
Once you’ve found the resource’s persistent URL, you’ll then need to add EZproxy URL information
to the URL to allow off-campus access if such information is not already present (appearing
as “ezproxy.beloit.edu” somewhere within the URL). To do this, simply prepend the following snippet to the URL:
When Beloit College students, faculty, and staff attempt to access a college resource from off-campus, you will be taken to an authentication screen. Simply enter your Beloit username and password to log in.
See the EZproxy FAQ for more information.
The Library receives over 1500 periodical subscriptions both in print and online, including scholarly journals, news magazines, and newspapers. Back files are maintained in paper, electronic form, or microfilm.
Contact: Josh Hickman
Search for reserve material in the catalog. Loan periods for reserves are 2, 3, or 24 hours.
Tips for faculty putting items on reserve are on the Academic Reserves page.
Contact: Deb Lynch