We’re excited to meet the new students and faculty coming to Colby College. Over the first few weeks, we’ll be doing a virtual library orientation on Instagram (and this page). We’ll be letting you in on some of our insider secrets for being successful researchers in college and beyond! Follow along at #colbylibrariesorientation. Don’t have Instagram? No worries, check back here often for all the posts!

 

FAQ

  • How many libraries are there? Colby has three libraries!
    • Colby has three libraries!
      • Bixler (Arts and Music), Miller (Humanities and Social Sciences) and Olin (Natural Sciences, Environmental Science, Mathematics and Computer Science) 
      • We also have a space in Miller dedicated to the college archive and special archival collections donated to the college, it is called Special Collections & Archives
  • What days and hours are the libraries are open?
  • What forms of identification do I need so I can check out materials or use online  library resources?
    • All you need to check out materials (books, computers, etc.) is your Colby card
    • To  use the online resources you need your Okta account and your Colby username and password.
  • What is the address of the libraries’ website?
  • What might I use the libraries website for? 
  • Who can I ask for help?
    • If you have a question about finding and borrowing books and using the physical libraries, stop by any of the service desks at the libraries.
    • If you need help with a research project. the library has a teaching and learning program, that provides guidance on process, discovery, evaluation and best practices in using information tools.
    • Library subject specialists provide individual, customized assistance. Contact them directly via email or chat. Contact your subject specialist directly 
    • Unsure -use this email to AskUs!
  • How can I learn more about the libraries?
    • Make an appointment with any subject librarian
    • The library will send you monthly emails with best practices and tips for research, using search engines, databases, citations and much more!
    • Your professors will often be inviting a librarian to join your class to help with research, citation tips and tools and learning about resources
    • Just AskUs!