Roanoke College

Library Help


I need some help

You will find here the Reference Desk hours and other means to contact librarians for research assistance.

How do I...?

You will find answers here to those perennial questions about picking a topic, citing sources, locating materials, evaluating web sources, and more.

Reference Appointment

Reference Appointments provide Roanoke College students the opportunity to schedule a twenty minute individualized appointment with a librarian for assistance in developing a search strategy and locating relevant sources for research papers and projects. Librarians are usually available Monday-Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

Interlibrary loan is the means for college members to request books and articles from other libraries. This service greatly expands the range of materials available to students, faculty and staff beyond our own collection. Community borrowers and alumni should submit requests through their public library's ILL service.


Fintel Library welcomes students with disabilities and is happy to work one-on-one with students to ensure their academic success while enrolled as Roanoke College students. You will find here a fuller description of services available. In addition, students should confer with the Center for Teaching & Learning for expanded services.

Floor Plans

You will find here a layout for the library facility. In addition, the library's catalog contains a general location link for each title.

Purchase Requests

Fintel Library welcomes comments and suggestions for improving its collections and services.