Library Services


Reserves can be your personal materials or library materials. The form for reserve materials can be filled out at the Library Services Desk, printed at your convenience, or you can fill out the online request form. Please allow two to three days for the item to be entered into the online catalog, though it may circulate before.

Contact: Holly Baber  402.826.8569        



The nationwide database of library holdings, WorldCat, allows us to locate all sorts of library materials and request them for you. Please return materials on time or renew them early, if allowed. Contact: Tammy Roach  402.826.8566



Between 30 and 40 colleges and universities offer on-site borrowing privileges to you and to your students on the basis of presentation of your Doane University ID card. Here is the list of participating libraries. Please return materials on time or ask to renew them early, if allowed. We will even send them back for you.    



Please request materials that support your class assignments and your students' research.  Choice Reviews provides recommendations of resources appropriate to academic institutions; you can even set up email alerts to receive new reviews each month. Choice is also available through the library catalog. Purchase request forms are available from the library, or complete the online purchase request form. We work quickly to order materials and get them processed. You will be notified as soon as the material is available for use. Contact: Jayne Germer  402.826.8567



You are encouraged to look at the materials in your discipline and make recommendations for removal of any information which is out of date.  Contact: |  402.826.8287    



It would be great if we could have two days notice. Please plan to be present to relate what the librarian says to what you are doing in the classroom. Including us in your initial course planning is especially helpful. We can then make certain that academic resources are in place to support your teaching.  Contact: |  402.826.8287    



Books are checked out to you for the semester on your Doane identification card. If you send a student, send your card. You may keep books longer by renewing, which is a process of responding to our end-of-semester mailing.  Contact: |  402.826.8287    


The Library has a good collection of films in VHS and DVD formats for classroom use. The Academic Video Online: Premium streaming video service is linked to the Library catalog and is linked on the Databases page. Other films not in our collection may be borrowed via interlibrary loan. Contact: Tammy Roach  402.826.8566

Licensing agreements for online class use of films must be negotiated. Contact:  Jayne Germer  402.826.8206



We have four copier/printers in the library. (Please use the Service Bureau for large jobs.) All machines have the capability to convert print to PDF format. We ask you to observe copyright regulations, especially with regard to what you put on Reserve, and ask also, for that reason, that you do not require us to make your copies. Faculty and staff are asked to fill out charge slips for their department at the front desk if they are not using their ID for departmental designation of copies.        



Reference assistance, typewriters, music CDs, headphones, rare books (in the "Locker" area downstairs), Doane University Archives, microforms, ...  Contact: |  402.826.8287                  


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