The Denison University Library, housed in the William Howard Doane Library/Seeley G. Mudd Learning Center, offers a full range of traditional and online services and collections. Liaison Librarians for Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences collaborate with faculty and students in their respective divisions of the college to ensure access to information resources that support the curriculum and research needs of the entire campus community, integration of information literacy concepts into the curriculum, and the creation and preservation of the intellectual and scholarly output of the campus. Library services include research assistance, electronic and print reserves, and interlibrary loan/document delivery. The Learning Commons, located on the main floor of the library, offers an integrated, user-centered environment to support learning, teaching and research. Attractive, convenient, and flexible, the Commons has social space, as well as individual and group study space, along with the latest information resources and technologies. Learning support is available at the Commons Desk where librarians and media support personnel are available for consultation. Writing Center, Academic Support, and Modern Languages consultants join Library and ITS Help Desk personnel here during selected hours. A multi-media viewing room, an 18 station electronic classroom/student lab, and a video conference facility are available on the lower floors. Wireless access is available throughout most of the building.
As a member of the Five Colleges of Ohio and OhioLINK consortia, the library offers access to a vast collection of online and tangible resources. The online catalog CONSORT offers access to 4.17 million volumes from the combined library collections of Denison University, Kenyon College, The College of Wooster, and Ohio Wesleyan University. Participation in the OhioLINK central catalog and daily delivery among the campuses of The Five Colleges of Ohio and OhioLINK institutions offers access to more than 48 million volumes. The library subscribes to over 150 electronic resources, most with full text, ranging from digitized historical collections to current online journals. Other library resources include archives and special collections, maps, government publications plus media resources in a wide variety of formats. For more information on the library and collections see the library home page at http://www.denison.edu/library/.
Access to computing resources, the campus network, the Internet, and the research-rich Internet2 is available a number of ways. Over 650 Macintosh and Dell personal computers are available for student use in 43 public and departmental labs and student clusters. A network data port is also provided to every student living in a residence hall and wireless networking covers the majority of the campus. In addition to the public and departmental computer labs, network services offer personal and departmental web server space, laser printing, hundreds of software packages, student and staff web portals, and Denison provided e-mail. Approximately ninety-eight percent of Denison students bring a personal computer to school. Laptops may be used online from almost anywhere on campus, indoor or outdoor. Discount purchase programs are provided by Apple and Dell. For more information about technology services at Denison, computer support, and discount purchase programs visit http://www.denison.edu/its/.