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McGovern Library: Services

Learn More About the Library's Services

The library is full of unique spaces! See what spaces the library has for you.

Study Rooms
All Study Rooms are first come, first served.

  • Rooms 204, 205, 208, 215, 216, 230, 231, 232, & 233
    • Includes: table, chairs, television screen, and whiteboard (markers can be picked up at the Circulation Desk)
  • Rooms 224 & 225
    • Reserved for testing Monday-Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm; Available first come, first served after 5:00pm
    • Includes: table, chairs, television screen, and whiteboard (markers can be picked up at the Circulation Desk)

Special Collection Spaces

  • Margaret Teufel Children's Collection
    • Second Floor 

Classrooms & Media 

  • Classrooms
    • Rooms 126, 221, & 222
  • Computer Labs
    • Room 129: Mac Lab
    • Room 200: PC Lab
  • Media Studio

Library Map

Explore the floor plans to better navigate around the McGovern Library. Printable PDF versions of each map are available for download. 

The library isn't just for books! See what else you can borrow from the library.

Books, Magazines, and Newspapers

  • New Books: check out what has just arrived at the library (located next to Tiger Café).
  • Main & Special Collections: the library is home to over 400,000 titles including children's books, curriculum materials, and specially curated collections.
  • Popular and Trade Magazines: read the latest magazines in topics ranging from popular culture to science and history (located next to Tiger Café). 
  • Area Newspapers: see what is happening in the area by reading an area newspaper (located next to Tiger Café). 

Non-Traditional Materials

  • Audio Visual (AV) Equipment 
  • Cameras 
  • Calculators
  • Board Games (including puzzles and chess)

Need a book or article that the library doesn't have? Request it through the InterLibrary Loan Service.

What is InterLibrary Loan?

Interlibrary loan is the sharing of library materials world wide. If you need a resource that McGovern Library does not have or that is currently checked out we try to get it for you! Physical items that you request will be sent to our library and will be available for you to pick up. Articles and book chapters are typically received electronically and will be sent to your email account as PDFs.

Learn More About InterLibrary Loan by visiting the InterLibrary Loan library guide

Are you stuck and need help? Don't know where to go with your research? Just want to ask a question? Ask a librarian for help and assistance with research, locating materials and information, and more. 

One-on-One Assistance

Work directly with a librarian to get your questions answered and for research guidance.
Drop by the librarian's office (McGovern 113) for an appointment.

Chat with a Librarian

Chat live with a librarian via the orange chat button located at the bottom of the library's page.
Librarian offline? Just send an email to and the librarian will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Set up an Appointment

Fill out the Meet with a Librarian: Request Form to set up an appointment. The librarian will communicate directly with you to schedule the appointment.

Sometimes you need a boost of caffeine while you study, write or just hang out. Enjoy a cappuccino, frappe, iced coffee and more at Tiger Café. And best of all, your meal card works here, too!

The DWU Store offers more than just books. Shop for official DWU clothing, gift items, trade books, office and school supplies. 

Monday-Friday, 8:00am - Noon & 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Visit the Online Bookstore

Visit the Online Clothing and Merchandise Store

Our Academic and Career Services Center is here to help you find and use your strengths, connect your talents with your educational goals and give you the clarity and focus you need to succeed well after you graduate from DWU.

Services Include

  • Choosing a Major
  • Tutoring
  • Internship and Part-Time Job Assistance
  • Resume and Interview Prep
  • And More!

Visit the Academic Success Center's page or contact Lexie Vande Hoef at for more information. 

TRIO Student Support Services provides a supportive community for students, from the first year through graduation. 

TRIO serves students who meet at least one of the following eligibility criteria: 

  • First generation college students
  • Students from limited income families 
  • Students with disabilities 

Learn more by visiting the TRIO page

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