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April 4th-13th: The Library Student Survey is active!

All students should have received an e-mail invitation to take the survey with the subject line “Your Opinion Matters: Take the Library Student Survey!”

Please take a moment to fill out this short, anonymous survey and help us improve library services.

Graduate Student Library Guide : Library Services & Spaces

An Overview of Library Services & Resources for Graduate Students

Ask A Librarian!

Librarians are available to help you with your research and citation questions! Check out our Ask a Librarian page to find out how to email, chat, text, or call the HPU Libraries. 

Research Appointments 

Graduate students are invited to make one-on-one appointments with librarians to get assistance with research and citation. We have liaisons for each subject but all of the reference staff are quite capable.

Just follow this link to find the Appointment Scheduling page where students can make either in-person or virtual appointments.

You can also contact or call 336-841-9101.  

Smith Library - Study Spaces

First Floor > Group Study

The first floor (lower level) of Smith Library (1st Floor) provides several collaboration stations where groups of students can hook up a laptop to a large screen to work together. This area also provides DVD/Blu-Ray players and TVs where students can watch films placed on reserve by a professor. There are also several large tables where students can gather, as well as rolling white boards that can be moved around the space as needed. Students can also reserve the lecture rooms to practice presentations or work on projects. To reserve a room, email the Media & Digital Resource Librarian at to make a reservation and to check the Schedule a Space link for availability on the Library homepage menu.

Main Floor > Quiet Study

The main floor of Smith Library (2nd floor) is a designated Quiet Study area. However, since it is also the main entrance to the library and where reference and circulation take place, it may be a bit noisier than some might prefer. There are several large tables in this area where students can spread out their work, as well as individual tables. On this floor, we also provide a large number of Macs and PCs for student use. Black and white and color printing is free in the library. We also provide copiers and scanners on this floor. The Powell Room, our special collections room, is also located on this floor and may be used by individuals or groups for studying. 

Third Floor > Quiet Study

The third floor of Smith Library is a designated Quiet Study area. There are a number of individual study carrels and smaller tables available in this space. 

Media Services

All of HPU Libraries Media Services are available for HPU graduate students, including DVD check out, access to media lab with advanced multimedia software, high quality printing services, media equipment check out, room reservations, and more. Graduate students are welcome to schedule individual sessions with the Media Librarian for multimedia project assistance and instruction. Media Services is happy to assist with projects and may arrange special accomodations for checkout periods or types of materials that graduate students can check out. Please email Media Services at with special requests.  

Consult one of the guides below for more information, or visit the Media & Printing Services page on the library website.

School of Education Resource Center

The School of Education Resource Center is located on the main floor of the School of Education. It houses our juvenile collection as well as a number of resources used by faculty and students in the Education master's and doctoral programs. For more information, consult the SOE guide below or contact Leanne Jernigan at or Pam Grubb

Ask A Librarian!

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Smith Library: 336.841.9101

Wanek Learning Commons: 336.841.9002