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El Camino College The Union

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El Camino College The Union

Get to the library: Top five services for to students at Schauerman Library

The Schauerman Library is located by the Student Activities Center and has many services for students.

1. Computer Labs

The library has two computer labs which are open Mondays through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. There are a total of 277 computers in both Computer Labs.

I think that the computers are a huge help for those like me who don’t bring their computers to campus. Also, this is helpful for those students who don’t have a computer at home. There is no limited time to use, so you can even do your nine page paper for your English class before class

Some students prefer to use the one in the second floor because they said that those computers are new.

Andy Huynh, 19, criminology major said that he uses the computers at least three time a week.

“I think (the computers) are very versatile, especially when you don’t have access to a computer. They are right there for you if you need it and anytime you want it. Definitely I use them for other purposes besides EC work,” Huynh said.

2. Textbooks

Students can check-out a book for two hours, or they can do photocopies from the pages they need, which makes this a great service for students.

I think that the textbooks are a way that some students can save money if a class does not require to have a book but they have homework they can check-out the book for two hours and finish it in the library.

Luz Ortiz, 19, kinesiology major, finds it really helpful that she can use text books from the library.

3. Group Study Rooms

These rooms are an extremely helpful spot when it comes to working with a group of students in a private and quiet place. It gives students a place they can meet on campus, rather than trying to fit a schedule together and meeting at Starbucks.

However, there is a process that students need to go through in order to reserve a room for their group. The student must bring their I.D. and register for a room during the day in the first floor of the library. The rooms can also be reserved a week in advance on the library’s website.

“I use (the Group Study Rooms) a lot. I usually use it twice a week. They are really helpful I would recommend them to other students,” Chris Tabangaura, 20, nursing major, said.

4. Online Database

This is a service that students can get benefit from because they can use it anywhere.This services provides multiple things that students can use for their school work.

This is the best place you can find any article, or newspaper, for your research paper. The English professors always ask you to use credible sources to make strong and believable points. I would definitely recommend this service to every student because you don’t need to spend a lot of time in the library looking for a book or article when is easier to look it online,

Additionally, this service has e-books, videos and guidelines for those students who don’t know how to do MLA or APA style.

“The online database (has) helped me a lot in my English classes and in my other classes when I have to do any research I just go online to find the articles that goes with the paper the professors want me to write about,” Bartolo Moran, 22, nursing major, said.

5.) The Automated Teller Machine (ATM)

The School’s First ATM on the first floor is a less important service that the library provides for students, but can mean the world of difference when it comes to needing some quick cash.

The ATM charges $1 when you withdraw money and some of the advantages of having an ATM in the library is that it is easy to locate, and beyond that, it gives money out in $5 and $20 bills.

I think that this ATM comes in handy because sometimes you need cash to buy things like snacks or food.

“I have used the ATM many times. One of them was when i tried to buy a water bottle in the Camino Cafe but in order to use your debit card you have to spend $6 or more and I didn’t have any cash one me, so I came to the ATM here in the Library and I could withdraw money,” Ever Umana, 23, biology major, said.

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