Butler Library contains a balanced collection of books, periodicals, online resources, and other instructional and media resources. The materials in the library exist to support the curricular offerings of the University as well as the idea that reading and research are essential skills for the lifelong learner. The Butler Library has private study rooms, upstairs classrooms, and beautiful turn-of-the-century architecture, technology is also merged through wireless Internet access, three computer areas, and two closed-captioned television sets that provide students with local and global news. In addition to the traditional offerings at Butler Library, students are encouraged to stop in for a cup of coffee and a snack at the library’s coffee shop, Java 201.
The library has late-night study hours from 12 a.m. – 2 a.m. During that time, the only areas that are open are the Cardy Reading Room, the Coffee Shop area (the coffee shop is not open), and the West Wing where computers and a printer are available.
Faculty and students have access to over 53 primary subscription databases providing them with the ability to retrieve full-text documents at no cost. To access these databases, go to http://www.lindenwood.edu, go to Library, and go to Research Help-Databases. If you are accessing off-campus, you will be asked for login information. You may enter your last name and your 8-digit ID No. followed by LU or you may enter the word “student” as the name, enter 678LU as the password (source: Library –Michael Dorlac). In addition, the library houses the Mary E. Ambler Archives, which include primary source material documenting the history of Lindenwood and the surrounding area.
The Library is a member of the MOBIUS consortium. MOBIUS provides students access to over 14 million book titles throughout the state of Missouri. If an item is not available through MOBIUS, patrons may use Butler Library’s Inter-Library Loan Service. Butler Library’s dedicated staff is available to help patrons navigate the wealth of traditional print and electronic resources that it offers. The library staff has developed a series of workshops, class presentations, and study guides to assist users. In addition, Lindenwood’s librarians are available during all library hours to assist patrons with whatever their research needs might be. Reference librarians may be contacted in person, by phone, or email.
There are two main computer labs on the St. Charles campus. One lab is in Butler Library and the other is on the 3rd floor of the Spellmann Center. A student I.D. is required. To see the hours of operation and to learn more about how to use these facilities, click here.
Butler Library offers 28 computers for student use. In addition, students may access the scanner and print from one of two printers. Reference Librarians are available for research assistance at this location.
Classroom computers are available for student use in Harmon Hall in rooms 104, 202, and 234. These computer labs are only available when a class is not present. For more information, call the Plaster School of Business and Entrepreneurship office at (636) 949-4840.
There is no bookstore on campus; however, books may be purchased or rented at Book-X-Change located at 2144 1st Capitol Dr., St. Charles, MO., 63301 or may be ordered online through Book-X-Change, accessible from the Lindenwood University homepage. You may find the Book-X-Change website located under Current Students, Academic Life-Books, and Visit Book-X-Change Website or through http://www.lutextbooks.com/. Students are expected to acquire the specific textbooks (domestic versions only). Each student is expected to have his or her own textbook for each class. Students are strongly encouraged to order books at least two weeks before the beginning of the term and, if possible, have the books shipped directly to a home address
Located in Butler Library, the Writing Center offers writing consultations and appointments. The writing consultant’s role is to help students improve writing skills by answering questions regarding writing mechanics, organization, and content. To find a tutor or make an appointment with the Writing Center, select Academics in the top left bar, and click on SASS-Tutors & Writing Center. To make an appointment, click on the link above or contact the Writing Center at 636-949-4870.