For Summer 2021, Collins Library is offering a hybrid approach to services, and this guide provides an overview.
All students have access to the following:
Students who are on campus may additionally:
Please explore this guide to find out more information about all of the above, and remember, if you have a library-related question, please send it firstname.lastname@example.org!
Collins Library offers several ways to get research help, depending on your needs.
Schedule a research consultation with a Collins liaison librarian.
You can find the liaison librarian for your course or subject area on our appointment page.
Best for: In-depth, customized assistance with any stage of the research process.
Drop by during Collins Office Hours, Monday through Friday, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.
At least one librarian will be available during Collins Office Hours; no appointment needed.
Best for: Drop-in questions
Work with a Peer Research Advisor.
The peer research advisors offer appointments and drop-in hours in Library 118 during the fall and spring semesters.
Best for: students in the Seminars in Scholarly Inquiry and other introductory courses.
Consult the online research guides.
Best for: course- or subject-specific suggestions for research resources and strategies.
Contact the Ask a Librarian 24/7 chat service.
Staffed with library professionals from around the country, this service provides basic support and assistance.
Collins librarians follow up with students to make sure their research needs are fully addressed.
Best for: Brief or general questions needing a quick response or at hours when Collins librarians are not available.
Email email@example.com for help with using the collections of Archives & Special Collections at Collins Library.
Not sure who to contact? Email firstname.lastname@example.org and your query will be directed to the most appropriate library staff member for a response.
The library's online resources (databases, journals, books, streaming media) are available wherever you have access to the internet. Remember to always go through the library's web site! You will be prompted for your Puget Sound username and password to gain access. Read more about Off Campus Access.
Problems Accessing Databases?
Please contact email@example.com with a description of the problem (screen shots help!) and a staff member will respond as soon as possible.
Problems with Your Password?
Please contact the Technology Service Desk for assistance.