Welcome first year DeSales students! This information guide is prepared and maintained by the librarians in the DeSales University Trexler Library. It is designed to serve as a gateway to the various offices and services available to you on the DeSales University campus. Following are a few links that will help you find quick answers to frequently asked questions.
Is there something else you would like to see listed here? Let us know! This page is a work in progress.
University Police - ext. 1514
EMS - 911
Health Center - 1221
HELP Line / Technical Support (IT, RESNET, Telephone, A-V, Facilities) - 4357
There are several places on campus that have computers available for your use. There are two computer classrooms in Trexler Library, the Trexler Technology Center (TTC) and the PCII lab, both on the second floor. Occasionally these labs are reserved for classes, so please consult the weekly schedule posted on the wall just outside the labs for availability. Also located in the library are two open computer banks, one in the reference area on the first floor, and the other on the second floor by the Kerr Collection.
In Dooling Hall there is a computer lab in the basement and 4 computer stations in the Career Services Office on the first floor.
In McShea, the Residence Life Office and Cafe McShea, both on the first floor and adjacent to each other, have computers for public use.
Finally, there are several computers available in the DUC fireplace lounge.
Printers are available in all locations except Cafe McShea and the DUC.
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. -- 1:00 a.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. -- 9:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Noon -- 1:00 a.m.
Be sure to check the library web page for changes to our regular hours. Hours will change over holidays, summer break, semester break, and during exam weeks.
Transitioning to College - This cool series of videos from Kent State University is a friendly introduction to the lifestyle and study habit changes you will encounter as a college student. Try some of the other blue-tabbed pages on this site for tips on surviving the challenges of college life, and some suggestions that will help you as you adjust to this new lifestyle. Take a look!
Here's a list of important telephone numbers. Use these to contact your library staff:
Circulation Desk - x1266
Reference - x1395
Interlibrary Loan - x1257
Library Director, Humanities and Philosophy & Theology Liaison (Debbie) - x1253
Performing & Fine Arts Liaison (Michele) - x1612
Social Sciences Liaison (Lynne) - x1443
BioSciences Liaison (Loretta) - x1346
(For individuals calling from off-campus you need to first dial: 610-282-1100 followed by the extension)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organizing Your Life - Do you need a few tips on organizing your files, your room, your closet and drawers? Want some advice on eliminating clutter? What about getting stuff done? Or people involved? Do excuses keep you from accomplishing your tasks? There is advice here on all these issues and more. So why not get started now on finding a solution?
Think or Sink - "It is not your circumstances that are to blame for the issues in your life. Rather, it is your response to those issues that are the problem. This book shows you how to control your response to life's issues so that they lead to powerful results. Your response is always a choice..."