Academic Catalog


Library, Information Resources, and Information Technology Services

Denison Libraries are committed to connecting people with ideas, and to creating an intellectual and cultural commons where students, faculty and staff can experience the power of sharing information. Two dozen librarians and staff members help our community find and assess resources in all formats, offer circulation and reference services, meet one-on-one, and teach classroom sessions on library research. In conjunction with the first-year Advising Circles program, students are assigned a “Personal Librarian” in September, so there’s always someone they can approach, call, text or email to get help ( As students progress in their studies, library liaisons from the Fine Arts, Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences are ready to become their research partners. Via our University Archives and Special Collections and our digital programs, students can use primary source materials for their own original research. See, for example, our Digital Exhibits.

Throughout our 7 floors, the library has a variety of spaces that support quiet study as well as collaborative work. During a typical semester, we are open 110 hours a week. We ordinarily employ dozens of students each semester through the college’s work-study program; students learn hands-on skills they can add to their professional portfolios.

The library is there for our patrons virtually, as well. While we hold over half a million volumes in our building, we also have strong consortial partnerships that allow ready access to a network of 120 higher education members of OhioLINK, proffering 46 million resources. We offer access from wherever you are to over 500 databases and 26 million electronic articles, making our reach greater than that of many larger schools. Open our online doors anytime.

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides a wide range of technology services to students, faculty, and staff to enhance the learning experience. Services include

  • campus-wide WiFi;
  • up-to-date learning technology in classrooms & labs with more than 600 computers available for student use;
  • cloud or network file storage and network-based printing with a generous print allowance for students;
  • Microsoft Office, McAfee Endpoint Security and select academic software for installation on student-owned computers at no charge;
  • online and in-person training;
  • access to 3-D printing and laser cutting; and
  • technology equipment for checkout at the Circulation Desk in the Library (like Chromebooks, digital still & video cameras, and audio recorders).

Online services include:

  • MyDenison (a password-protected intranet for students, faculty, and staff);
  • Denison Apps (email, calendaring, online file storage and document sharing, powered by Google Workspace for Education);
  • Google Meet and Zoom Pro for video conferencing;
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (in labs); and
  • NoteBowl (Denison’s social learning platform that helps extend the learning experience outside the classroom).

Approximately 98% of students bring a notebook computer to school. Apple, Dell, and HP provide academic discounts to Denison students. See the Incoming Student Technology Guide for more information. 

The ITS Service Desk, staffed by full-time technicians and student assistants, is available to assist students with technology questions and problems, including problems with personally-owned computers.

For more information about technology services, please visit Information Technology Services here or on MyDenison on the Campus Resources tab.