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Downtown Library

Located central to the downtown campus on University Avenue, the Downtown Library and Wise Library are connected by an atrium and house a wide variety of materials. The Downtown Library has materials related to history, political science, public administration, foreign languages, journalism, psychology, biology, botany, physics, math, chemistry, communication studies, business, economics, literature, geography, sociology, and anthropology. Many special collections are located in the Wise Library, including the West Virginia & Regional History Center, the Appalachian Collection, and the Rare Book Collection.

Research Services

Ask a Librarian or Schedule a Research Consultation

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  • Ask at the service desk, schedule a consultation, or phone (304) 293-3640.
  • Help with locating known items and library services is available at the service desk during the hours the library is open.
  • On-demand research help is also offered by chat via the  Ask-a-Librarian page.

For more in-depth research assistance, please phone 304-293-3640 to schedule a consultation with a subject librarian or use the research consultation request form to make an appointment.

Schedule a Research Consultation

Study HerE

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Deep Quiet Rooms

The Milano and Robinson Reading Rooms located in Wise Library are designated as quiet rooms for students to use for individual study.

students in group study room

Group Study Rooms

Reserve these rooms to study alone or with a group.  Each room is equipped with a computer and large monitor for easy collaboration.

Reserve a Room

student veterans's room with tables, chairs, computers, and large screen.

Veterans' Study Room

Student veterans and their tutors may use this room, which includes comfortable chairs, stools, a whiteboard, computer workstations and counter and table space. Veterans with a valid Mountaineer card may swipe and enter. 

faculty Resources


Place materials for students on reserve or access your current class list.

Visit Reserves


Help your students succeed by scheduling an instruction session or workshop with a librarian. 

Learn More About Instruction

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