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Continuing Your Education

Whether you’re trying to get your diploma, seeking that next degree, or simply wanting to learn something new…

Books

  • Encyclopedias are an excellent place to begin when you’re baffled by a research topic. They give you the basics and help you map out the next steps of your research. You can find many encyclopedias in the Reference collection upstairs.
  • Textbooks can be very expensive. If you give us a few weeks notice, we’ll try and get them for you via Interlibrary Loan, a service that allows you to borrow books from another library.
  • Our College & Career Shelf on the second floor offers a number of books related to graduate school exam guides (eg: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, etc.) as well as books dealing with topics related to careers (eg: career guides, resume-writing, interviewing).

Research

  • Databases are a great alternative to searching the web. They offer the most updated information from reputable sources like scholarly journals or newspapers. You can even access them from home with an Itasca Library Card and PIN.
  • Web Guides make it easier for you to find reputable information online. We’ve gathered what we felt were the best sources on various subjects and put them all in one place.

Computers

  • Our Internet stations allow you to surf the web, but they’re are also equipped with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint software so you can write papers, input data in spreadsheets, and create presentations.
  • Wireless internet is freely available to patrons with wireless-capable devices.

Wireless Printing

  • Printing from laptops or iOS and Android devices is available for public use. Once your document is saved and ready, you can print from your laptop or download the mobile printing app from the Apple Store or the Google Play Store on your device. Black & white printing costs 10 cents/page; color printing is 25 cents/page. Ask a librarian if you need any help with this service.

Online Assistance

  • Chat With Us is a handy instant-messaging service for when you need to get in touch with an Itasca librarian.

Study Areas

  • The Study Rooms are available for when your classmates and you are working on a project. They can accommodate up to 5 people. To sign up for a Study Room, ask at the Adult Help desk.