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Frequently Asked Questions
Card Swipe Access
For your safety, and to improve the study environment, anyone entering Gumberg Library must swipe in during the following hours:
Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. - 8 a.m.
and 5 p.m. to closing
ALL DAY Saturday & Sunday
Gumberg Library is your library, and we invite you to take advantage of all that we have to offer. If you have papers to research, want to study with friends, or just want to relax with a movie or bestseller, come to the library. Staff are available to help you — so please ask questions and let us know your needs. Your success is our goal!
From Gumberg Library
- Use your DU ID to borrow and renew items
- Borrow up to 100 items for 16 weeks
- Most items can have up to 2 renewals* (see Borrowing Policies link for exceptions)
- Fines for overdue materials are generally $.20 per day* (may be higher for special items)
- Laptops and headphones may be checked out within the library for 4 hours; Study room keys may be checked out for 4 hours.
- Course Reserve textbooks can be checked out within the library for 2 hours
See Borrowing Policies for more details.
From other libraries
Borrow items from other libraries and pick them up at Gumberg Library's Circulation Desk.
Guides to Research
Learning about Philosophy? Healthcare Ethics? Mister Rogers' Neighborhood?? We've got a guide for that! Click the link to access our variety of online research guides by title or subject.
The Research Process
Finding background information on your topic, finding scholarly sources, evaluating information using the CRAAP test, avoiding plagiarism, and more!
Choosing a Topic
OWL @ Purdue Online Writing Lab created a handout which provides detailed information on how to write research papers including discussing research papers as a genre, choosing topics, and finding sources.
Learn more about how to search our databases using our video tutorials!
Google Scholar Guide
Get more out of your Google Scholar search!
Citation Management Guide
A guide on which citation managers, generators, and styles.
The Writing Center provides writing instruction and support for students, staff, & faculty. Bonus: They come to Gumberg a few times a week for sessions!
If you would like to meet with a librarian, click here to view a full list of librarians with specializations for your research needs:
Start Your Search Here
Not sure where to look for your research information? Use these starter resources!
For Distance/Online Learners
If you are enrolled in an online program or are completing your education as a distance learner, you can use Zoom to connect virtually with Gumberg librarians.
Visit this page for information on how to download and use Zoom:
This guide was modified by Kiera Mudry, MLIS and Kelsey O'Rourke, MLIS.