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Research Guides

Friends of the Mina Rees Library

Visiting the Library

Friends of the Mina Rees Library who join at the $250 level or above are welcome to visit the library during our regular hours for on-site access to all of our resources, including computers, databases, and reference assistance.

See the full schedule:  Library Hours 

Reference Service

The Reference Desk on the second floor of the library is open from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm Monday to Thursday and 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Fridays during the academic year. 

Librarians are available during reference hours to help you with your research. 

We also have dozens of online subject guides on a wide range of topics. They are accessible from any device with an internet connection any time of day.

See the full list of Subject Guides.


The Mina Rees Library holds subscriptions to more than 275 databases on subjects ranging from literature to science. Friends of the Library with library access privileges may access these databases on site any time the library is open. 

Browse the full A-Z list of databases our website.


There are computers (Macs and PCs) available on the first floor, second floor, and concourse level of the library, each offering a wide range of software, from Microsoft Office to statistics packages.  Friends of the Library with library access privileges may use any of these computers by requesting a guest pass at the Circulation Desk or Reference Desk when they visit.

Guest Wi-Fi, scanners, printers, microform readers, and three workstations with a variety of media playback and recording equipment are also available in the library. 

See our Technology in the Library guide for more information.