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Library FAQs: FAQs

This guide has answers to some of our frequently asked questions. If you have a question that isn't addressed on this guide or are looking for further assistance please contact us. Send us an email or call us at (414) 277-7180.

General Library Questions


When is the library open?
View the Library Calendar to see the library's hours.

Where is the library located?
The library is located at 500 East Kilbourn in the southeast quadrant of MSOE’s campus, on the corner of Kilbourn and Jackson, across from Cathedral Square Park.

How do I find a book in the library?
Search by Keyword, Author, Title, etc. in the Library Catalog. The Circulating Collection, the Paperback Collection, and the Entertainment/Popular Book Collection are located on the first floor. Books in the Reference Collection are located on the second floor.

How do I find electronic books?
View the e-Book Database List or limit your search to Coll: EBOOK in the Library Catalog.

How do I find articles?
Use the Library Research Site, the A-Z Database List, or the Subject Guides to find resources for locating articles and databases.

How long can I check out library materials?

  • General Collection
    Undergraduate Students – 3 weeks (with up to 2 renewals)
    Graduate Students – 40 days (with up to 2 renewals)
  • Audiovisual Collection– 7 days
  • Entertainment DVDs – 7 days
  • Reference materials and periodicals are not available for checkout

Printer/Copier/Scanner Questions


What printer do I use?
The library has Follow You Printing. View the document, Follow You Printer Installation on the MSOE IT Support page for instructions.

How do I print in color?
Adjust the settings of your document to send the print job in color. Color printing is 30¢ per page. The printer with color printing capabilities is located on the second floor near the Schroeder Room.

How do I scan to email?
Instructions for scanning to email can be found near the printer. You may also ask for assistance at the front desk.

Collaboration and Study Room Questions


How do I reserve a collaboration or study room?
There are six rooms available for group study on the second floor. These rooms may be reserved. Requests may be made using LibCal Room Bookings. Rooms must be reserved at least 24 hours in advance.

What are the limits for room reservations?
There is a two-hour reservation limit per person per day, up to six hours per week.

Can I reserve the Schroeder Room?
The Schroeder Room may be reserved through the Room Scheduler. The Schroeder Room must be reserved at least 5 days in advance.