2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

32 Financial Obligations to the University Students are required to settle all accounts in a manner satisfactory to the university controller before a diploma will be awarded. L IBRARY THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES The Rupert and Pauline Richardson Library and the Smith Music Library serve as resource centers for the educational program by providing the materials, databases, and services necessary to support the curriculum of the University. The libraries maintain a robust website with databases, print and e-books, subject guides, “how to” videos, contact information and service hours, which are easily available: http://www.hsutx.edu/library. Librarians, who have extensive professional expertise, are available in the library, by phone 325- 670-1578, by live-person-chat, by text--AskHSULib to 66746, and via email a t hsuref@hsutx.edu. LIBRARY RESOURCES The Hardin-Simmons University Libraries’ online catalog and databases are available 24/7 from the university webpage. The library’s discovery tool Research Roundup simplifies searching by providing a one-step process. HSU libraries provide access to over 530,000 physical items, 45,000 full-text journals, thousands of electronic books, and subscribes to hundreds of print journals. Our membership in the Abilene Library Consortium adds access to over 2 million items via a shared catalog of the collections of HSU, Abilene Christian University, McMurry University, Howard Payne University, and the Abilene Public Library. A reciprocal agreement among these libraries provides students the use of every collection. There are also TexShare resources available from across the state and an interlibrary loan service to request materials from around the world. TECHNOLOGY The libraries provide computers in collaborative and single user settings as well as networked and wireless printers in color and black and white, wireless connectivity, scanners, projectors, photocopiers, lamination services and telefax. GRADUATE STUDENTS Check out period on HSU items is one month with a current HSU ID. S TUDENT S ERVICES The university provides a number of services to students. Among these are the various student activities, library privileges, and student publications. Student activities include intercollegiate athletic contests, productions of the Van Ellis Theater, various on-campus activities, intramurals and club sports, lectures, student organizations (including Greek), and student publications which include the Brand, a student newspaper, and the Corral, an annual magazine. Please see our website for a comprehensive list of Student Services : http://www.hsutx.edu/student-life/ Some of the more notable areas are described in further detail below: The university provides a number of services to students. Among these are the various student activities, library privileges, and student publications. Student activities include intercollegiate athletic contests, productions of the Van Ellis Theater, various on-campus activities, intramurals and club sports, lectures, student organizations (including Greek), and student publications which include the Brand, a student newspaper, and the Corral, an annual magazine. Please see our

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