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First Year Students - Guide to Davidson Library Resources

Access the Library Building & Technology

Come by for a quick visit or a long study session, just remember to bring your CatCard with you! The library building is open 24/7 during the semester to students, faculty, and staff, by CatCard access only.


Computers, printers, scanners, copiers, and laptop checkout (Mac & PC) are available. Please clean all computing devices before and after use (sanitizing wipes available at the Information Desk)

See availability for the EIKON laptop and reserve it by following these instructions.

Library Locations

First floor:

  • Study rooms (reservable though Ann Fletcher -
  • Printers and scanners  
  • Self check-out machine (your CatCard is your library card)
  • Books - Browsing Collection (read for fun!)
  • Noise level: this is the loudest floor of the library, so feel free to express your enthusiasm for being in the best building on campus!

Ground floor/basement:

  • Study rooms (first-come, first-serve)
  • Books - both oversize and main stacks 
  • Microfilm readers (a fancy machine for viewing old newspapers and journals)
  • Bound periodicals (most of our journal articles are accessible online, but the ones we still have in print live here)
  • Noise level: this is the quietest floor of the library, and those who study down here appreciate a noise-free environment

Second floor: 

  • Davidsoniana Room and Rare Book Room (both renovated this past summer!)
  • Books - main stacks 
  • Government documents
  • Noise level: Somewhere in-between first floor and basement levels, and quiet conversations are the norm
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