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Library

The Henry H. Howard and Gertrude L. Bagley Library is open for students, faculty, staff, and visitors all year. During the academic year, it is open until 05:00 p.m. most evenings.

It has computer equipment for consultation, with access to the online catalog, academic databases of books, magazines, and articles that can be downloaded in full text.

The library’s collections have an approximate of 30,000 volumes, among which you can consult and/or borrow the General Collection, with topics corresponding to the careers taught at the University. One of them is the Latin American Collection (LAMA) of great value in topics of Latin American literature and history, with a representation of outstanding Latin American authors.

Among the collections that can only be consulted in the library are the National Diaries Collection (made up of three of the most representative newspapers of the last decades of the XX and XXI centuries), the magazine collection, rare books, and the reference collection.

Other services that you can get in the library are Wi-Fi, access to print or photocopy, and reserved study rooms. An external room with an independent entrance, suitable for holding special events for the university community and/or the public is also available.

Faced with the demand for updated information, we remain ready to respond and resolve the needs of our visitors daily. We adhere to institutional policies, the optimization of available technological resources, and we strive so that users without exception obtain an adequate response to their needs.

The university community and the general public represent the central axis of our daily work and we warmly welcome them on behalf of the library staff and invite them to learn about the services, online resources, the available collections and the comfort of our facilities.

Lissette Ruiz
Library Director

Lissette Ruiz - Library

Ask a Question

Send an e-mail with your brief inquiry or brief research question to:

Lissette Ruiz C.
[email protected]

You should get an answer within 24 hours from Monday to Friday.

In-depth research assistance is available in the library during regular library hours. If you need other resources (guides, catalog, tutorials, contacts with other campus, visit our Library www.keiserlibrary.com.

Available services

Book loans:

  • The loan period is 2 weeks, renewable. There are no overdue fines, but items not returned after one year will be charged in full to the patron’s account.

Newspapers:

  • In-library use only.

Reserve materials for campus courses:

  • Available at the front desk for a limited time.

Computers and Wi-Fi:

  • Any electronic device needs to be registered with the IT Department for Wi-Fi access.

Online databases:

  • The library website has many online databases available for the campus community.

Photocopy services:

  • This service is operated by the IT Department.

Printing from library computers:

  • This service is paid for by students, staff and visitors.

DVD collection:

  • DVDs can be borrowed for 2 days. Fines will be charged for late items.

Services for faculty and staff:

  • Faculty and staff can use all library services.

Services for visitors:

  • Visitors from off-campus can use the library including the copy center.
  • They cannot check out books unless they set up an account with the library director, and the visitors’ accounts are limited to 2 books at a time.
  • The video collection will not be loaned to visitors.
  • Visitors can use computers if available, but students have a preference.
  • A member of the library staff can give visitors access to the library website using the special credentials to search for books or use the online databases.

Selected Internet Links

General Reference Websites

U.S. Newspapers

Central American Newspapers

Costa Rica

Belize

El Salvador

Guatemala

Honduras

Nicaragua

Nicaraguan Academic & Research Websites

Nicaraguan Bilingual Elementary & High Schools

Nicaraguan Government Offices

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Library Hours

The Henry H. Howard and Gertrude L. Bagley Library is open all year for the use of the academic community.

Days Fall & Spring Semester Summer
(Mid-May to Mid-August)
Monday – Friday 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM 08:00 AM – 05:00 PM
Saturday 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunday CLOSED CLOSED