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Answers to common questions

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I read articles or e-books from home?

Do you have the article I need?

Our full-text finder shows you where the article is available. Put in the journal name from the citation.

Where can I find books or articles my teacher put on reserve?

Ask at the front desk. You can check the catalog to see what is available.

When is the Library open?

Online material is available 24/7. Our calendar shows when the building is open.

Can I borrow a book or article from another library?

Yes. Use our online form to request something. We will let you know when it arrives. Please make requests well in advance.

How do I borrow or renew an item, or pay a fee?

You can view and renew items checked out to you -- use your student or library ID and your library PIN. If you do not know your PIN, contact the front desk at 817-202-6242. To pay a fee or fine, go to the front desk.

How do I get to a librarian?

E-mail library@swau.edu or ask a librarian.

How do I reserve a study room?

Our online reservation system!  Un-reserved rooms, as well as study rooms 2A and 3A, are available on a first-come first-serve basis.  The Chet Edwards Room can be reserved for Sunday and evening timeslots.

Where are things in the library?

See our floor plans to find where our collections are located.

Could you help me cite my sources?

We have tools to generate citations. You can also ask at the Write Spot.

What do you have about Adventists and Adventism?

Books by Ellen White and other Adventist authors are available for checkout. Our collection of Adventist magazines is up on the third floor in the northwest corner. For more help, contact our Adventist Heritage Center.

How do I learn more about finding and choosing sources?

Use our research guide or ask a librarian for help.

Where can I print something?

Check our printing guide, or ask for help at the front desk!

How many times can I renew a book?

You can renew a book once; after that you need to bring it back to the front desk to check it in and then check it out again.

Where are the bathrooms?

First floor bathrooms are in the main lobby where you entered. Second and third floor bathrooms are near the elevators.

Can I check out lots of books?

Yes! Students can check out 25 books at once; community card holders, 10.

How much does it cost to make a copy?

We charge 10 cents/page for our copier; more for color or oversize pages. Pay at the front desk before printing.

How can I scan something?

Use our scanner in the Microgarden to email something to yourself or save it to your thumb drive. There is no charge!

Where can I fax a document?

Come to the front desk and we will fax it for you. We charge 25 cents/page.

Is there a tablet or laptop I can use?

We have laptops and iPads available for in-library use. Ask at the front desk.

Can I purchase books at the library?

We have a small collection of books for sale next to the elevator on the first floor, with prices as posted.  Occasionally books are available for free on shelves in the Findley-side lobby.

Directions

The Chan Shun Centennial Library is located at 101 W Magnolia Street, Keene, TX 76059. The library's dome provides the tallest viewing point in Johnson County.  Visible for several miles, it may help you find the building.

From Fort Worth

  • Drive south on Interstate 35W
  • Exit FM 917 and turn right at the stop sign
  • Drive south for 2 miles
  • At Egan, continue south on FM 2280 for 4 miles (rather than turning west with FM 917)
  • Turn left on Magnolia Street
  • The library is in the 2nd block of Magnolia, on the right side of the street.

From Dallas

  • Drive south on US 67
  • Exit FM 2280 (known locally as Old Betsy Highway), to the north
  • Proceed 2 miles to Magnolia Street, past the campus entrance sign on Old Betsy
  • Turn right on Magnolia Street
  • The library is in the 2nd block of Magnolia, on the right side of the street

Campus map

Free parking is available across Magnolia Street, north of the library.

Access to the library via sidewalks without stairs is available from the north and the south sides of the building.