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Library Hours for Sunday, October 13th

All of the hours for today can be found below. We look forward to seeing you in the library.
10:00 am - 12:00 am



Media Services1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Reference DeskClosed


Special Collections1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dana Medical Library9:00 am - 11:00 pm

Classroom Technology ServicesClosed



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FAQs - Featured Questions

A laptop with modern wireless capability will see a signal to the UVM network. Upon clicking on this network, a UVM NetID and password is required.

If you have recently changed your netid password, you may need to go into the settings of your device and tell it to forget that WIFI network (password).  See a full description of how to forget a WIFI network password on Enterprise Technology Service's Knowledge Base.

If a patron wishes to use the network with the use of an Ethernet cable, there are jacks available along the outside wall of the Cyber Café. Ethernet cables can also be checked out from the Circulation Desk.

  • Find your Subject Librarian by department. Select the librarian’s name to find a “Schedule an Appointment” link or contact information.  
  • Librarians are also available at the Reference Desk. Consult Hours and Directions for more information about Reference Desk hours.

You can print from any device by simply uploading documents to the Pharos Print Center via a web browser or from your smartphone.

To begin login to the Pharos Print Center with your UVM NetID and password. Then upload your documents with your browser or smartphone. In the print center, you can see your balance, specify black & white or color printing, page range and the number of copies. In addition, you can view your printing activity, delete print jobs and see a print preview.

At any print station at Howe Library or at the CATCard Service Center, you will see all of your jobs and can pay and release them from there. Note: Unprinted documents are purged after 2 hours.

See printing from library computers. The job will be listed as the name of your computer or UVM NetID (e.g. John’s computer).

On the Library home page, select “Connect Off Campus” and log in with your NetID and password.

Connect Off Campus

If you continue to have problems accessing a database after logging in, please submit an eResource Problem Report.

NOTE: If you do not have a NetID and password, you will need to access the databases from the public computers in Howe Library.


The Howe Library provides ten group study rooms to currently enrolled UVM students, faculty, and staff.

The group study rooms are designed to serve as a place for users to engage in collaborative work in small groups, watch videos, and hold meetings.

Group study rooms are equipped with large monitors, whiteboards, and computers. Most have additional data and power jacks for up to six laptops.

You can book a group study room, as well as review further details about the policies governing the use of these rooms by visiting the following link:

Our quick guide to Finding a Book in the Library explains how to look up books on the library website by using CATQuest and how to find books on the shelves of the library's main collection.


Print jobs sent from library workstations need to be retrieved through a card swipe system. 

  • Non-UVM affiliates can purchase and deposit money onto the required card at the CATcard machine at the front (Circulation) desk. 
  • UVM affiliates can use this machine to deposit more money onto their UVM ID card, if necessary.
  • Using the card swipe located near the printer, swipe your card to view jobs recently sent to the queue. 

Using the print dialogue option from any software, jobs sent from UVM Affiliate machines can be found listed under your NetID. Jobs sent from public computers can be found listed under the name of the computer from which you sent the job (e.g. user110). See the locations of Affiliate/Public Computers here.

The library computers will send your print job to whichever printer option is chosen. Unless you choose a different printer the default printer is where you will go to retrieve your print job.

  • For UVM affiliate computers, everywhere but inside the Cyber Café has a default printer as the Reference Department printer.
  • Cyber Café Computers will, by default, print to the black and white printer inside the glass doors to the café.
  • The Public Access computers' default print station is the printer just outside the Cyber Café.

Alternatively, authenticating users can upload a file to the Pharos Print Center. Using the Pharos Print Center:

  • Jobs are placed in a print queue that is accessible from every printer in the library for up to two hours.
  • Jobs will be listed under the user's netid. 
  • To print in color, after uploading the document to the Pharos Print Center, check the associated checkbox and, in the "print options" section in the bottom righthand corner of the page, change the dropdown box from black and white to color. 
  • To print a web page, choose "file > print" from the Browser menu, then choose "Save as Pdf" as the printer option.   The file can then be uploaded to Pharos Print Center from the chosen save location.

    Interlibrary loan:

    • of books usually takes 7-14 days after we process your request, depending on the type of material ordered and from which library we can get the book.
    • of articles/chapters usually takes 3-5 business days, unless we can get them through the RapidILL service or other expedited services that fill requests in 24 hours.