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Library Services

Perkins Library is closed for remodeling.  We will open again
 August 25, 2014. 
You may contact library staff at 402-826-8287 or Interlibrary Loan
Computers and a printer are available in CM 20 Course Reserves
  Purchase Requests
  Reference/Research Assistance
  Audio-Visual - Computers - Miscellaneous




You must present your DOANE ID CARD to check out anything in the library. Courtesy cards are issued for community patrons. See our circulation policy for length of borrowing periods and renewal procedures.  

 Interlibrary Loan 

We can locate all sorts of informtional materials and request them for you through interlibrary loan. To request an item fill out an Interlibrary Loan form at the library's front desk, or you may use the online form. You will be contacted when the item arrives. Please return materials on time or renew them early, if allowed. Generally, materials sent via the postal service are received in 7-14 days; journal articles are typically emailed within 2-3 days.

RECIPROCAL BORROWING —Between 30 and 40 colleges and universities offer on-site borrowing privileges to you on the basis of presentation of your Doane College ID card. Please keep our borrowing privileges valid by returning materials on time or requesting renewals early. We will even send them back for you.    

 Course Reserves

Occasionally faculty set aside materials to be used by students enrolled in a course. They are typically located behind the circulation desk in the library and have special use restrictions. You will need to know the call number of the material so staff can locate it on the reserve shelves for you. Reserve materials can be found using the library catalog

  1. Hover the mouse over the Subject tab in the upper left corner of the page, and select Course Reserves from the drop-down menu.
  2. Select the Courses button and enter the course number, course name, or professor's name. 
  3. Click on your course from the results list, then click on the title you wish to see. Find the call number under the section Find a copy in the library and give this call number to the person at the circulation desk. He or she will retrieve the item and check it out to you. That's it!

NOTE: All reserve items must be checked out to be used.    

Purchase Requests

We welcome suggestions of materials for our collections. Please request only materials appropriate to a small college library. Suggestion forms are available from the circulation desk in the library, or you may complete the online purchase request form. If the material is acquired, you will be notified when it is ready for use.    

Reference/Research Assistance

The library staff is ready to help you with reference questions, whether they require a short answer or you need some in-depth one-on-one research assistance. Ask your questions in person, by phone, through chat or email—whatever's most comfortable for you.  


We have two copier/printers in the library. Doane students,  faculty and staff use their Papercut accounts when copying and printing. Non-Doane patrons are asked to pay 10 cents per copy on the honor system at the front desk. Both machines have the capability to scan.

A color printer is also available for student use. Please ask at the reference desk for assistance with this printer.

We ask you to observe copyright regulations, and ask also for that reason, that you do not require us to make your copies.    


Perkins Library has a good collection of films in VHS and DVD formats for classroom or personal use. Other films not in our collection may be borrowed via interlibrary loan.   

Audio-visual hardware typically can be found in each classroom. Questions concerning the equipment should be directed to the Instructional Technology Help Desk.       


The Information Commons on the first floor of the library offers 10 iMacs for student use, with both Windows and Apple operating systems. WiFi is available throughout the library. Contact the Help Desk if you have any questions or problems with computers.   

 What Else?    

Typewriters, music CDs, headphones, rare books (in the "Locker" area downstairs), Doane College Archives, microforms, ERIC Documents, State and Federal Documents Depository...just ask!