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Using the Library: Help Desks

Need some in-person help in the Library?  Take a look at your options below for what and who can help. 

Not sure where to go in the Library to find these desks?  Take a look at the Library maps for the upper and lower library floors, or ask anyone seated at a service desk, and you'll be directed to the right spot. 

Reference Desks

Have questions about finding, evaluating, or citing information?  The reference desks, located on both floors of the Library, will help you with all of your research-related or general questions.   You can ask for research-related help in the following ways: 

The reference desk can also help you with project supplies such as glue sticks, scissors, tape, etc.  See Technology and Basic Supplies for more information. 

Circulation Desks

The library's circulation desks help you to:

There is a circulation desk on each floor of the Library, and you can also call at 630-942-2106.

Media Lab

The Library Media Lab is a space where students can create, explore, and learn, using various types types of technology, and is open to all COD students.  Not only will they help you to figure out what technology to request, they also will help you learn to operate it or use the software required to edit your finished project. 

You can do the following at the Media Lab:

  • Borrow different types of technology, including cameras, recorders, and green screens
  • Use technology in-house, such as photo scanners and printers, a green screen room, and a quiet recording studio
  • Use Adobe software to edit your creative project

The Media Lab is located on the Library's lower floor.

Check out the Media Lab home page, where you can reserve equipment, book a workstation, and learn about the different types of technology offered.   

Computer Support & Printing Services

The Library Computing and Printing support Department, located on the Library's lower floor, helps you with: 

  • Setting up a printing account
  • Scanning
  • Photocopying
  • Troubleshooting computer software and Wi-Fi connection
  • Checking out student laptops for in-library use
  • Audio / Video connections in group study rooms

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