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Dawson Library Basics: Study Spaces & Items for Checkout

Orientation to Dawson Library and related resources.


We have 6 computers available in the library for student use. They are first come, first serve. 

Items for Checkout

At the library front desk, we have many items available for checkout. 

  • Anatomy Models (1 hour limit and cannot leave library)
  • Book Stands--NEW
  • Course Reserve Textbooks (2 hour limit as these items are in high demand)
  • Faculty and Student Publications
  • HDMI Adaptors
  • Headphones
  • iPad chargers--NEW
  • OMM Tables (First come, first serve basis)


We do not have the ability to print in the library. If you would like to print, please use the WEPA station located outside of the library, between study room library 6 and study room library 8. 

Cost for Copies:
Black/White - Simplex: $.09 per page
Black/White - Duplex: $.17 per page
Color - Simplex: $.49  per page
Color - Duplex: $.97 per page

Instructions can be found on the WEPA print station or on the IT Department webpage. For any issues with WEPA, please contact Joplin IT Department at 417-208-0659.

Study Rooms

There are four study rooms within the library. Study rooms library 10 and 11 are equipped with multimedia capability, including Solstice iOS mirroring. All our study rooms have whiteboards available for use.

Study rooms library 10-13 are all group study spaces, meant for multiple people to use. They can only be reserved by faculty and staff.