Enter keywords in the OneSearch box on the Library’s homepage and click the magnifying glass to begin. To access a list of other databases, click the databases icon under OneSearch on the Library’s homepage. Hover over a database title to read a description and click on a database name to open it. Use the Narrow by Subject dropdown box at the top of the page to see a list of databases for a particular subject area. See our Library tutorials for more assistance.
When you locate an article you’d like to read in a database, look for a PDF, HTML, or linked full text link to open the full text of the article. If these are not available, look for a Full Text Finder link and click to see if the full text article is available in a different database. If these options do not work, check to see if we subscribe to the journal you need using the Journals by Title link located under the Find option in the green navigation bar. Journals listed with a call number are located on the third floor. All others are available online.
If the Library does not subscribe to the journal you need, submit a request through Interlibrary Loan and we will get it for you for free.
Current UVU students, staff, and teaching faculty may borrow materials from other Utah college and university libraries courtesy of the Utah Academic Library Consortium. Contact the institution (UALC libraries) you plan to check out materials from for borrowing guidelines; they may require identifying documents.
If you are having trouble with your research or finding what you need, ask for help at the Reference Desk, located on the first floor in the Information Commons. We are always happy to help with any questions or problems.
The Reference Desk hours are:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Call us at 801.863.8840, chat with us, or text us at 801.362.8176 during our scheduled hours. If you call or text after reference hours, we will get back to you the next business day. You can also email us and we will respond within 24-48 hours.
Hours may vary in summer.
Your UVID card is your Library card. To get an ID card, visit Campus Connection in the Sorensen Student Center.
Take the materials you need to check out to the first or second floor Circulation Desks, by the building exits. You will need to show your UVID card. You will receive an email receipt with due dates within 24 hours. Please see our checkout periods.
All computers in the Information Commons Lab on the first floor and the Campus View Lab on the second floor are available for UVU student, faculty, and staff use. Log in with your UVID and password. The computers have the complete Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud suites. The Mac computers also have multimedia programs like Avid and Adobe products.Guests: If you need to use a computer but are not a current UVU student or employee, you will need to visit the Reference Desk on the first floor to be logged in as a guest. You will need to show photo ID.
The UVU Library is located at the north side of the main Orem campus, between the Liberal Arts and Classroom Building.
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See Library instruction program overview or contact our Instruction Coordinator at 801.863.7421.
Once the reservation has been accepted contact our Instruction Coordinator at 801.863.7421 or review the reservation in our calendar to see whose name is in brackets.
Most library materials will be loaned upon request. Parts of anything from the Library and physical collection may be scanned.
Circulation Desk: 801.863.8886
Reference Desk: 801.863.8840