Monthly Archives: January 2022

Book a Study Room or Meet With a Librarian!

Need a quiet place to study, or want to get some help with your research? Thomas Library has a new online reservation system that lets you book study rooms in the library or schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian. Find the booking tools at, or by clicking the buttons beneath the search box on the library homepage.

Book a Study Room

The third floor of the library has eight study rooms that can be booked for up to 3 hours per day. Due to COVID-19, most of the rooms are currently designated for only one individual at a time, with the exception of Room 310 which can accommodate up to 4 people. Snag a private study space by reserving a room at!

Meet With a Librarian

Librarians are here to help you at any stage in the research process, whether you have no idea how to start on your very first paper or you want to make sure you haven’t missed any great sources for your senior thesis. You can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a librarian to get help with:

  • Using the library for the first time – or learning how to get more out of the library if you’ve been using it for a while
  • Picking a research topic
  • Finding sources for a paper
  • Evaluating the sources you find
  • Organizing and citing your sources
  • Learning about best research practices

Q: How do I know which librarian to meet with?

A: Each subject area has an assigned librarian, so generally you will meet with the librarian that is responsible for the subject area of the class you need help with. A list of librarians by subject area can be found here:

Q: When is my librarian available to meet?

A: You can see when your librarian is available by viewing their appointment slots at . If none of the listed times work for your schedule, you can always email the librarian directly to set up an alternate time.

Q: What are the benefits of meeting with a librarian?

A: Librarians are professionally trained in how to find information, meaning that they can help you learn how to find resources more easily and efficiently. Consulting with a librarian isn’t just a last resort when you’re stuck – it’s a great way to save hours of work and find better sources for your research at the same time!