I can feel the tension in the air. I can sense your desperation, your dread, your frustration. And I know what cloud hangs above you, what bogeyman hides beneath your desk…final exams begin next week.

You need not fear; you aren’t in this alone. The SDSU Library has the people and resources to help you slay the most vicious term paper. Just follow me…

It’s 5 a.m. and you have a burning question. The library doesn’t open until 7 a.m. What can you do? Visit our home page and click on the “24/7 Live Help” button located on the left menu. Fill out the form on the right and click “connect.” There’s a librarian on the other end willing and able to come to your rescue.

You found the perfect article to round out your research paper…but our library doesn’t have it. No problem-o…that’s what Interlibrary Loan is for! They offer a lot of cool options for acquiring books, articles, and media from other libraries and institutions around the world.

It’s 10 p.m. and your crazy roommate has the stereo cranked up and a room full of friends talking and laughing. Where the heck can you get some peace and quiet? Try the 24/7 Study Area on the 2nd floor of the Library Addition. If you need a space for your study group to meet, click here for a list of locations.

Gosh darnit, your computer has a virus, and your printer is on the fritz! And your professor said “absolutely, positively NO late papers!” Aaagghh! You’re toast, right? Wrong, my friend. I’ll let you in on a little secret…the Student Computing Center. They have PCs, Macs, printers, scanners, and resourceful people at the help desk to answer your computing questions.

One more problem…you’re hungry! Your stomach is growling like an angry rottweiler, and the people at the next table are giving you the hairy eyeball. Yes, the library does allow food in certain study areas (look for the slice of pizza on the maps), but if you want something more exciting than vending machine fare, there’s plenty of eateries nearby.

Take a deep breath…feel better? No reason to panic. We’re here to help!

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