Services & Resources
Library Services and Resources
The Norma Wood Library provides an environment conducive to lifelong learning, supports students in achieving their academic goals, furnishes access to resources in a variety of formats, assists in research and technology issues, and acts as an information center for the University.
We are proud of the library's collections and innovative services. Students are encouraged to make full use of them. The library staff provides one-on-one and group bibliographic instruction. If students need help finding books, identifying authors or titles, or having their computer-related questions answered, the library staff is happy to assist either in person or by telephone at 870-508-6112.
The Norma Wood Library has three conference rooms that are available for patron use. Rooms are generally available on a first-come, first-served basis but advance reservations may be made at the circulation desk by students, faculty and staff. If you would like to know if a conference room is available for a specific time or date, please ask at the library circulation desk or call 870-508-6112. All reservations require 24 hour advance notice. The day of a reservation, a sign indicating that the room is reserved for the specified time will be posted on the conference room window.
Interlibrary loan is a service provided to obtain materials which are NOT available in the Norma Wood Library. Materials, such as books and photocopies of journal articles, may be obtained from other libraries.
This service is available to ASUMH students , faculty, and staff only. Community members should utilize the interlibrary loan services of their local public library.
To find out more about interlibrary loan or to request an item, visit our Interlibrary Loan page.
JOURNALS, MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS
The library subscribes to approximately 70 journals and newspapers in print. Current issues of 32 popular titles are located on the display rack in the library. All other journals and newspapers are located on the periodical shelves. Journals and newspapers may not be checked out but may be photocopied at a cost of $0.15 per page.
The library also offers access to over 30,000 journals and newspapers -- many full text -- in an electronic format through various library databases. These journals and newspapers are accessible to all users in the library and are also accessible from any computer with Internet access for students logging in with their ASUMH student ID number.
A searchable database of the library's journal and newspaper holdings - both print and electronic - is available online through the E-Journal Portal.
LIBRARY COMPUTER LAB
The computer lab in the Norma Wood Library offers 18 PCs in the main lab, 4 PCs in the multimedia lab and 3 PCs devoted primarily to use as Online Public Access Catalogs (OPACs). The library computers have many software programs installed including, but not limited to: Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud, Digital Video Editing, and PaperPort. Not all programs are available on all computers; please ask a staff member if you need to locate a computer with a specific program installed.
The library also offers access to a multimedia computer that has Adobe Premiere for video capture, editing and movie making capabilities.
The library computer lab is open to the public. First priority for computer use is reserved for current ASUMH and ASUJ students; if the computer lab is full those not performing academic work may be asked to give up their computer temporarily to accommodate those with coursework. Students and faculty may reserve specific computers or the multimedia lab for individual or group work. Faculty may also reserve the entire computer lab for classes. Reservations may be made at the circulation desk in the library or by calling 870-508-6112 All reservations require 24 hour advance notice.
Unsecured wireless Internet access is freely available in the library for patrons who would like to bring their own wireless-capable laptop computers or mobile devices.
LIBRARY LAPTOPS & IPADS
The library has 5 laptops and 2 iPads that can be checked out to students for use inside the library. This allows students the freedom to use any area of the library for course work, even if there is not a desktop computer available. Ask at the Circulation Desk to request checkout.
The library allows check out of circulating materials to students, faculty, staff and community members who have active library accounts. All current ASUMH students have library accounts created for them automatically when they enroll in classes. Community members who wish to borrow items from the library need to present a current photo ID to establish an account. Circulating policies are as follows:
Loan period for books is 14 days
Loan period for DVD is 3 days
Loan period for digital camera is 3 days (digital cameras available only to students, faculty & staff)
Loan period for laptops and iPads is 2 hours, in-library use only.
Reserve materials are for student, faculty & staff use only; loan periods vary
Overdue fines are $0.10 per day for regular circulating items / max fine of $5.00 per item
Overdue fines are $5.00 per day for reserve items and hourly checkout items / max fine of $35.00
Items overdue for 30 days are automatically invoiced to the patron
Patrons with overdue items are not allowed to check out additional items
Check out limit of 10 items at a time for community members
Check out limit of 100 items at a time for students, faculty & staff
Check out limit of 5 DVDs at a time for students, faculty & staff
Check out limit of 2 DVDs at a time for community members
If you have questions about the loan policy, need to renew an item, or need to check the status of your account, you can come by the library or call the Circulation Desk at 870-508-6112
The library has three large network printers for patron use: two black/white LaserJet printers and one color LaserJet printer. All printing can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. Printing fees are as follows:
B/W LaserJet printers - First 50 pages free for university-related work, $0.10 per page after first 50. Non-University related printing fees are $0.10 per page.
Color LaserJet printer - $0.10 per page (no free pages)
Wireless printing is available through the library's PrinterOn service. Please ask a library employee for information on using this service.
Five flatbed scanners and one oversized book scanner are available for use free of charge. Scanning software, PaperPort, is installed on computers with scanners attached. The library has prepared a handout on scanning basics for patrons to refer to; handouts are available on the back wall in the library computer lab. If you need further assistance with scanning an item, please ask a library employee for help.
Student identification cards are made in the library at no charge to ASUMH students. In order to have an ID made, a student needs to present an official copy of their ASUMH class schedule for enrollment verification and a photo id issued by a generally accepted authoritative body (e.g. driver's license, state issued identification card, military id, etc.) to the employee at the Circulation Desk in the library. Pictures will be taken at that time and ID cards are issued immediately after.