The Reinert-Alumni Library offers a variety of seating and accommodations for individual and group study, as well as centralized computing and printing. Experienced library staff members are available to provide research assistance and technical support.
Digital Design Center
Our Digital Design Center is located on the main level. Bring your designs to life with our 3D printers, or create 3D scans of existing objects. For full details, please see the Library's 3D Printing handout.
Computers and Laptops
The Library has 21 PCs and 13 iMacs for student use, plus 6 laptops available for 4-hour checkout from the Circulation Desk. Students can log in with their Creighton netID. All library computers offer Internet access and have Microsoft Office. In addition, the workstations have software for video, audio, and raster & vector graphics editing. Two workstations nearest the Research Center entrance (21 and 22) are also equipped with SAS and SPSS software.
Multimedia Creation Stations
The Library offers two digital media stations equipped with Epson Perfection flatbed scanners on the main level. The iMac station features Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Cloud suite. The Windows station has Creative Cloud, as well as ABBYY OCR software. Adobe Creative Cloud includes Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Flash, Fireworks, Dreamweaver, and Acrobat Pro.
The library computers are set to print directly to the three BluePrint printers next to the computers. Use your CU ID card to release your prints. The system will charge your JayBuck$ account 8 cents per page for black & white or 25 cents per page for color prints. For details, visit the BluePrint website.
The Simple Scan station on the main level is available at no charge to capture books, photos, and documents in JPEG, TIFF, PDF, Word or HTML formats. The flatbed scanner has a book edge to protect publications from damage, and a separate document feeder scans both sides of your document at lightening speed. You may email the scanned file, send it to Google Docs or save it to a flash drive.
Wireless Internet access is available throughout the building. Students and visitors who need help configuring their personal laptops for Internet connectivity may contact the Library's PC Network Technician in Access Services for assistance, or the Division of Information Technology (DoIT).
Media and Equipment
The Library offers two sizes of button pin makers for checkout, and button materials may be purchased at the Circulation Desk. A bag of 100 1-inch buttons is $6 and a bag of 100 2¼-inch buttons is $8. Instructions are available, as well as design templates for 1-inch buttons and for 2¼-inch buttons.
Two digital cameras with video capabilities are available for 3-day checkout, along with a flash and flexible tripod.
The library fax machine, located in the Administrative Office, is available for public use at no charge during regular business hours. The Reinert-Alumni Library fax number is 402-280-2435 and assistance is available from library staff.
DVD (any region) and video players are available on the main level at the north end of the floor, and headphones can be checked out from the Circulation Desk. All audiovisual media available from the Library is listed in the Library Catalog (CLIC).
Microfiche and microfilm copiers are located on the upper level. Copies can be made free of charge. We can also copy materials for you at no charge, upon request. For assistance, please contact Serials Specialist Deb Ham.
A copy machine is located on the main level in front of the Circulation Desk. Copy charges are 8 cents per page with JayBuck$ or 10 cents per page with cash. Our BluePrint printers can also be used as photocopiers or scanners.
Rooms and Rentals
The Library provides barrier-free access and reasonable accommodation for all those with physical or developmental disabilities. Restrooms in the adjacent Commons are wheelchair-accessible. We also offer an Eye Quest magnifier that enlarges the text of books and other print sources for viewing on a tube-style monitor, located on the north end of the main level.
The classroom on the upper level is available for meetings or small group study during regular Research Center hours. We cannot accept reservations more than 24 hours in advance on weekdays, but evenings and weekends can be booked anytime. For questions regarding availability, please contact a member of the Research Center team.
Lockers are available in the Library and in the Commons. The cost is $10 to rent from August through May and $5 for the summer, and includes the padlock. Please register and pay at the Circulation Desk.
Rare Books Room
The Rare Books Room is currently closed for minor remodeling, but will reopen in fall, 2015 with regularly scheduled hours (to be determined). To schedule an appointment, please contact the University Archivist, David Crawford.
Thirteen rooms are available on the main level for for quiet or collaborative study. The rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis and seat two to four people, with one large room that will seat eight people. A whiteboard is standard in every room, and dry erase markers are available from the Circulation Desk. A number of rooms are also equipped with flat panel TV monitors for laptop projection. Cables and a variety of adaptors are available from the circulation desk.