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Course Reserves

The Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library, through its Textbook Reserve Program (TRP), strives to provide textbooks for all general education courses (1000-2000 level), all remediation courses, and the College Success course.  Materials can be reserved for 2 hours at a time, in-house use only.

Computer Access

During regular library hours the computer pods located throughout the library are available for use, additionally in the evenings there is a lab on floor 2A that is available for use.

There are 8 computer pods that consist of 6 computers and are located as listed below. Also included on each of the pods is a Mac computer (with the exception of the 1st floor):

First Floor – 3 pods
Floor 2A – 1 pod
2nd Floor (Quiet area) – 2 pods
3rd Floor (group study) – 2 pods

Computer Assistance

Instructions to change password for network access and other IT help

Purdue Owl Online Writing Lab

Library FAQ

How do I locate a book in the catalog? Open Close

Go to the search box on the SE Library Homepage. Highlight the books icon. Type in your search term. Press Search.

How do I renew library materials or discuss overdue notices, holds place on accounts for non-return of library materials, or notices received for library materials? Open Close

To renew library materials or discuss overdue notices contact the circulation desk at (580) 745-2107 or (580) 745-2934.To discuss holds placed on accounts for non-return of library materials or notices received for library materials not returned: Contact Brandi Pate at (580) 745-2107 or

How do I view my user record (checkouts, holds, etc.)? Open Close

Go to the library catalog. Click on the Sign In button on the top right corner of the page. Sign in with your student email address and Blackboard password. Once signed in click on your name in the upper right corner and choose “account” on the drop down menu. This will allow you to view your checkouts and renew items one time.

How do I research a topic using the library’s online resources? Open Close

Books: Search the library catalog for authors, titles, subjects, and other terms you’re interested in. You can easily limit searches by publication date/format of item (book, CD, etc.) by selecting the Advanced Search option.

Journal Articles: From the Library’s homepage, click on the Databases icon. If you are off campus you will have to log in to the Proxy Server
Choose a database and search by one or more subjects, keywords, authors, titles or other search categories.Need help? Email or view our instructional tutorials.

Subject Guides: Take a look at our Subject guides (aka Libguides) to find some of the best reference materials we have on various topics. We also have resource guides for specific assignments you may encounter throughout your classes.

Government Information: Select Government Information to access our online government resources. For more information on using government documents, please contact Brandon Burnette at (580) 745-2795 or at

How do I find a particular journal article for an assignment? Open Close

First, check with your instructor to find out if s/he has placed the article on reserve. If so, come by the library, email, or call (580) 745-2935 and we will get you what you need.

If the article you need is NOT on reserve, select Electronic Resources on the Library Homepage then follow on-campus or off-campus access instructions. Go to JournalFinder and type in the title of the journal you are looking for (NOT the title of the article). When you click the search button, the system indicates whether the library has the title in print or online. Click on the link to the database search page (monitor icon), choose the correct date range and click on the Journal title link. Browse the list of articles for the one you need.

How do I log in to access journal articles from home? Open Close

Go to the database login or click on the database you need and a Proxy Server window will open. Use the same username and password you use to access your student email or the computers on campus.

Database Login

What if the library doesn’t have what I need? Open Close

As a member of the OCLC Interlibrary loan (ILL) network, we have access to more than 100 million books and journal articles from libraries around the world. To submit an ILL request, fill out the form found on the library menu, call the library at 580-745-2932, or drop by the library and submit a written request. You can contact Darryl Rainbolt, ILL Specialist, at (580) 745-2931 or

Digital articles are usually received in a few days and sent to your SE email address. For print materials, please allow up to 10 business days for delivery. Print ILL items may be retrieved at the library.

What is the Textbook Reserve Program? Open Close

What is the Textbook Reserve Program or the TRP?

The Textbook Reserve Program (TRP) cannot provide textbooks for every course offered; however, the program wishes to serve as many students as possible.

Which Textbooks are included? All general education courses, all remediation courses and the College Success courses will be available.

Is my textbook available? Click Here to search for textbooks!

Who can participate?Students who are enrolled for the current semester.

Where will the reserve textbooks be located?The circulation desk in the Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library and will be free of charge to students.

What are the circulation procedures?

  • Students must have a valid SE ID.
  • Textbooks may be checked out for room use only.
  • Textbooks may be checked out for a two hour period.
  • Students may not make any marks in the textbooks.
  • Students may not remove textbooks from the library.
  • Students may not checkout books overnight.

How can I find my textbook?

  • Under OCLC Discovery Service click on the Course Reserves button
  • Search by instructor’s name, course number or title to locate a specific textbook
    • Ludrick
    • Biology 1404 or Biol 1404
    • Principles of Biology