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You Asked, We Answered: Questions From Drexel Students

October 3, 2018

During the first three weeks of the fall 2018 term, we gave Drexel students the chance to post their questions on our “Welcome Wall” in the W. W. Hagerty Library. Responses to those questions are below, and stop by to check out the “Welcome Wall” for yourself.

Have a burning question we didn’t address here? Email us at!

Q: How long can I be in here?

Tall black panels covered with brightly colored pieces of paper. A: You can be here all day if you’d like! The Dragons’ Learning Den is open 24/7 during the term so you always have a place to study.

Q: How long can I check out a book?

A: The loan period for books is 28 days. For more details, visit

Q: Would I find my course material books here?

A: It depends. We maintain a collection of library-owned textbooks and instructor personal textbooks behind the circulation desk at each of our locations. Required texts are not kept in these collections unless requested by a course instructor, so you’ll want to check your syllabus or Blackboard Learn. If your books aren’t on reserve in one of the libraries, you’ll find them in the Drexel Bookstore.

Q: How can I benefit from the Libraries?

A: The Drexel Libraries is an indispensable source of information for all members of the Drexel community!

  • We provide access to authoritative information (like books, journals, databases, newspapers & DVDs) to help you in your course work.
  • We have lots of different learning environments for all types of learning – silent study, group work, events space, individual study – you name it, we have a space for it!
  • Our 12 subject librarians are a vital link between students, faculty and library resources. They provide support and information about library collections, instructional support, reference services and so much more!
  • We host lots of fun student events, competitions, and information sessions throughout the year to help you in your coursework and to stimulate a life-long quest for learning.

Visit for more info our resources and services and how they can benefit you during your time here at Drexel and beyond!

Q: The MacBooks from the laptop lending kiosk in the Dragons’ Learning Den all require a security certificate. How do we use them to access the web??

A: All laptops are set up with internet access. If you receive a message for a security certificate, you should be able to click “OK” and move through to a working browser.If you continue to have problems, stop by the Circulation Desk or email