New Student Guide to the Knox College Library: Welcome!

This guide will introduce you to the basic library services available at the Knox College Libraries.

Welcome to Knox and the Knox College Library!

Muelder Reading Room

The Muelder reading Room , also home to Red Room tutoring on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights. Photo by Antonio Sotomayor

This guide will give you a basic introduction to the libraries at Knox - your centers for research and study.

The guide is divided into the following tabs:

  • Locations & Spaces - Find out where the libraries are on campus and what they have inside
  • Get Help - Loooking for information? We are here to help!
  • Your Library Account - See what you have checked out, renew books online, and borrow books via I-Share
  • Laptops & More - Learn about laptops, tablets and other equipment available at the Seymour Library circulation desk
  • Getting Textbooks - You should get required course texts at the bookstore, but be sure to check out this Q&A about finding course texts.


Our Mission

The Knox College Library achieves service goals that address curriculum-based research and inquiry, the nature of Knox's residential campus culture, and the research needs of Knox's teaching and support staff in order to further and support the mission of Knox College.

Understanding Academic Libraries

Knox professors will expect you to be familiar with research and writing concepts that you may not have encountered or understood before. These videos and tutorials can help you get up to speed.