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Using the Library: Handouts & Videos

Handouts and videos to help you navigate Wayne State University Libraries

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Using the Libraries

I Need to Use the Library! What's Available? How Can I Use It?

What libraries are open and what are their hours?

You can find current library hours for each library on the top banner on the library homepage


How do I enter and use the library?

  • If you are coming to the libraries to study, use a computer, or pick up materials please fill out the Campus Daily Screener before entry. This is required for Wayne State affiliates (students, faculty) as well as guests to enter and use the library.
  • Be prepared to show proof of your completed Daily Screener QR Code for that day.
  • In accordance with campus-wide guidelines, masks are not required in the libraries at this time, but are required in classrooms and laboratories.
  • Wayne State affiliates and visitors must comply with current vaccine requirements.
  • Cleaning supplies are available on carts throughout the library to clean your space before and after use.


What can I access at the library?

  • Pick up books you have requested from the library, Interlibrary Loan and Mel.
  • Desktop computers.
  • Study spaces with or without power outlets
  • Print, copy, scan
  • OneCard Machine to load money with cash and check balances
  • Check out a battery to charge your personal device in the library and other multimedia equipment like webcams and calculators.
  • Visit the TechBunker (during open hours)

Where to Go, What to Do

WSU Libraries Homepage

Finding Books in the Catalog

How to Use an Article Database

Using Your My Library Account

Searching for Stuff

Homepage for searching

Library Handouts

Welcome to the Libraries

Quick Guide to the Library Homepage

Discover Articles, Books, and More with Summon

Search here for articles, books, and more.

Power Searching Tools

Evaluating Information

Popular, Trade, or Scholarly

Locating Empirical Research Articles