Library Services

Reference and Information Services

  • Assistance in the use of library resources, catalogs, indexes, and databases
  • Librarian-assisted computer literature search.
  • Library orientation and tours for new users
  • Classes in literature, database and information searches

Interlibrary Loan

The Interlibrary Loan department will provide, for HUCHS affiliated patrons only, needed materials that are not owned by HSL. Patrons have the options of having items faxed, mailed or picked-up. More Information. or access the ILL Digital Request Form.

Circulation & Reserves

Circulation Policies apply to all borrowers of HSL materials, including faculty, students, and staff. Anyone who has borrowing privileges at HSL must be registered in the Circulation system. HSL offers assistance for patrons with disabilities. Faculty will place on reserve required reading for specific classes. Learn More.

Photocopy Service

The Library has two self-service photocopying machines, located on the First Floor. The copiers require vend cards with money encoded on them. Money can only be added to vend cards in five dollar ($5.00) increments not to exceed $25.00 per vend card at the HU Bookstore on 2225 Georgia Avenue as well as the iLab (Help Desk, 202-806-0660). These machines will add $1.00 charge for the initial blank vend card. Street. The Bookstore will add $1.00 charge for the initial blank vend card. For Bookstore hours, visit the web site at http://www.bookstore.howard.edu/ 

Kaplan Multimedia Computer Lab

There are 25 computer terminals in the Dr. Harold J. Kaplan Multimedia and Presentation Room (#119) located on the first floor that can be used to access electronic databases, Internet, word processing as well as email. Printing is unavailable and there are no floppy disk or CD-ROM drives in the library. In this lab, there are twelve study carrels with audiovisual equipment for use with video or audio tape.

Services for the Handicapped

Assistance in retrieving material from the library collection may be arranged through the Reference Department. The visually handicapped may reserve a study room to work with readers or cassette players.

Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked questions on information access, user services, and directional locations in the LSHSL building.

Library Policies and Procedures for the Division of Public Services