ACADEMIC SERVICES

VANCE MEMORIAL LIBRARY – “Your Place for Academic Success” 

Vance Memorial Library is located in the Collins Learning Center. It operates within a Christian environment and provides access to services and information resources to support the educational and research needs of the Dallas Baptist University community. The library also houses some important archives such as the Baptist Heritage Collection and the Texana Collection. 

Library faculty and staff provide:

  • Research Assistance in person or online (libguides.dbu.edu/library)

  • Database and Catalog Usage Instructions and Access

  • Library Orientation and Tours

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) (Borrowing items from other libraries)

Other services include:

  • Study Areas (First and Second Floor)

  • Photocopy Machines (First Floor)

  • Computer Research Stations (First and Second Floor)

  • Laptop and iPad Checkout

  • Current Reading Materials Area

How to Access Important Resources 

Online Databases

The DBU Library provides access to over 200 online databases - libguides.dbu.edu/az.php. These provide access to thousands of articles from scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and other information sources. Many offer the full text of the article to read online or print. Log in using your DBU username and password. If assistance is needed, contact the Research Librarians at 214-333-5221. 

Online Catalog of Books

Access to the Library’s materials is provided through the web-accessible catalog:  dbu.on.worldcat.org. Locate titles of over 270,000 books plus over 80,000 eBooks. Policies regarding the use of library materials can be found at libguides.dbu.edu/student_policies/circulation

Interlibrary Loan

If research leads you to an article or book not owned by DBU’s library, it can be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) at libguides.dbu.edu/student_policies/ILL or 214-333-5389. Textbooks cannot be requested through Interlibrary Loan. 

TexShare

Students who live in Texas are able to use additional materials at libraries throughout Texas by presenting a TexShare card. Apply for a card online (https://libguides.dbu.edu/student_policies/texshare-card-request) and use it to borrow books from most Texas college and university libraries – even some public libraries. For a list of participating libraries and policies, visit the TexShare website, www.tsl.texas.gov/texshare/libsearch.

Visit Us
Students, faculty, and staff are always welcome to use the Library. In order to check out materials, you must show your current DBU ID card, which can be obtained in the Computer Lab on the second floor of the Learning Center. 

Day

Hours

Monday through Friday

6:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)

Saturday

7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Sunday

2:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Midnight)  

Research Librarians are available to help you Sunday-Thursday until 9:00 p.m.

Summer, winter, and holiday hours may vary. Please check the library website or call to confirm. 214-333-5320 

Contact Us 

General library information

Assistance for research and other reference questions is available from a Research Librarian via Webchat, email, or phone.


DISTANCE EDUCATION

Distance Learning Library Services – “Equivalent Access – Superior Service”

All members of DBU’s distance learning community, off-campus and online, have access to all resources and services of Vance Memorial Library at Dallas Baptist University. Our motto is “Equivalent Access – Superior Service.” For more information about our services, visit libguides.dbu.edu/disted

Distance Education students enrolled at DBU are granted access to online databases for finding journal articles. Access to print and multimedia resources is available by means of email, telephone, fax, and regular mail. For assistance, you may contact the Director of Distance Learning Library Services by email (lib_disted@dbu.edu) or telephone at 214-333-5225 or 1-800-483-7048. 

Let us respond to your information needs. 

Book Request for Distance Learning Students

  • Request items owned by DBU by completing the Distance Education Book Request form (libguides.dbu.edu/library/forms/distance-ed-books). Be sure to provide complete and accurate information when completing the form. A separate request form is required for each book requested.

  • Books and media will be mailed to you upon request. DBU pays for the postage to you, and we ask that you pay return postage. A return mailing label will be provided for your convenience. For more information about check-out by mail, visit libguides.dbu.edu/disted_checkout.

  • Our Distance Learning patrons who check out books and media in this manner are subject to the same circulation policies, privileges, and responsibilities as our regular patrons.

 Article Request for Distance Learning Students

  • If an article is needed from a print magazine or journal owned by the Library, complete the Distance Education Article Request form (libguides.dbu.edu/library/forms/distance-ed-articles). The article will be scanned and emailed to you. To make sure you get the information you’ve requested, fill out the form accurately and completely. The Library does not lend periodical issues. A separate request form is required for each article requested.

Thank you for allowing us to respond to your information needs.


ACADEMIC COMPUTER LAB 

The mission of the Dallas Baptist University Academic Computer Lab is to provide students with adequate computing facilities and services so that they may complete the assignments given to them, as led by the faculty, and successfully master the information to achieve their respective callings. To accomplish this, the Academic Computer Lab provides several services to faculty and students. The DBU website gives an overview of the services provided. 

Location: Second Floor of the Collins Learning Center
Phone: 214-333-5500
Website: services.dbu.edu and www.dbu.edu/technology

The Academic Computer Lab regular semester hours are as follows:

Day

HOurs

Monday-Friday

6:30 am to 11:30 pm

Saturday

7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday

2:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Who may use the Computer Lab?
The Computer Lab is open to all current Dallas Baptist University faculty and students. 

Services Provided
The Computer Lab offers tutoring through the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. 

Normal Services:

  • Over 70 PCs running Windows 10

  • Microsoft Office 365 Services

  • Internet access

  • Email (including off-campus access)

  • Laser printers (Students receive $35 of print credits per semester. Black and white copies are $.01 each, color are $.10 each.)  (Unused sheets at the end of a semester are not transferred over to the following semester)

  • 1TB of personal space through One Drive within Microsoft Office 365

  • 2 Color Scanners

  • Multimedia capabilities, including sound, are available for some programs, but a student MUST bring his/her own headphones

  • Student ID cards for new students

  • In-person assistance for student personal laptop issues.

Services provided at additional cost:

  • Color printouts

  • Replacement student ID cards

Special Services:

  • In addition, one computer is available with voice recognition, screen reading, and screen magnification software for students with special needs. Contact the Computer Lab for more information.


MAC LAB

Location:   Horner Hall Room 209

Phone:       214-333-5758

Website:    www.dbu.edu/technology

Who may use the Mac Lab?

The Mac Lab is open only to students who are enrolled to take classes in the lab for the current semester. 

Services Provided

The Mac Lab does not offer tutoring; however, assistance will be provided to students whenever possible as long as the request is reasonable and does not violate any University policies. 

Normal Services:

  1. 25 Mac Pros

  2. Internet access

  3. 1 black and white laser printer and 1 color printer and 1 color plotter

  4. Adobe Creative Cloud

  5. Avid Pro Tools 12

  6. Final Cut Pro X

  7. Multimedia capabilities, including sound, are available with headphones.