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 library hours on the top banner on the library homepage

  • All libraries are open to WSU campus and community as of August 23, 2021 (with the exception of Shiffman Medical Library)
  • Shiffman Medical Library is closed until further notice due to water damage


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.
  • Be prepared to show proof of your completed Daily Screener QR Code for that day.
  • In accordance with campus-wide guidelines, masks are required indoors for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, as of August 3, 2021.
  • 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, with or without a webcam
  • Study spaces with or without power outlets
  • Printing
  • OneCard Machine
  • Check out a battery to charge your personal device in the library
  • 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

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Evaluating Information

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Locating Empirical Research Articles