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International Students' Library Guide

A guide to duPont-Ball Library for new international students.


As a new international student, you may find several differences between the library you  used at home and the duPont-Ball Library. This guide will provide resources regarding:

  • Finding physical materials
  • Checking out items
  • Getting copies of items the library doesn't own
  • Services & equipment available in the library building
  • Using our online resources from campus and when you're off campus
  • Ways to ask for help with research

If you have any questions or need any assistance with your research:

  • Ask a Librarian
    • 386-747-9028 (call or text)
    • email
    • Stop by the library and ask for a Librarian
  • Request a Research Consultation
    • Set up a one-on-one appointment with a librarian for personalized research assistance.

Understanding Library Terminology

This glossary below provides definitions of terms used to describe library resources and services. The language table can help you translate English library terms into Chinese, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Arabic. If you have any questions about understanding library terms, don't hesitate to ask a library staff member!  

Have a question? Ask a librarian! Email Call or text 386-747-9028.