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Request Individual Research Assistance

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If you feel like you need some one-on-one help with your research click on that button below. 

We'll work with your schedule to find a time/place that works best.

We're here to help!

Request Library Instruction

Instruction and Tours Available!

The Library/Learning Commons is happy to offer tours and library/research instruction sessions!

If you would like to request a tour or instruction session, please follow the link below and fill out the form as thoroughly as possible.

If you have questions or would like to speak with someone in person, please contact Becky Nichols (816.501.2428 or 

Comments and Suggestions

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If you would like to leave us a comment, complaint, or suggestion, please follow the link below! 

We are always open to suggestions and appreciate your feedback.

IT Services

IT Services

The IT support-desk is located next to the circulation desk in the Learning Commons. The IT support staff can solve problems with networks, computer-devices, software, and other types of technology. 

The desk is staffed sporadically from 8:30am - 6:30pm Monday-Thursday and 8:30am - 6pm on Friday. 

IT Services Link

Computers in the Learning Commons

Computers and Laptops

The Learning Commons provides 16 Desktop PCs and 6 Macs.

For your convenience, we also provide 60 laptops (with optional accessories) for check out. 

To use the computers, please login using your Avila username and password (Same as MyAU or Canvas)

If you have issues logging in or if you have been locked out of your account, please seek out help from the I.T. Department (816.501.2900 or stop by the help desk).

**When using any Avila computers, do not save to the desktop. The files will not save after you log off.**

Book-Borrowing Privileges

Book-Borrowing Privileges

Books may be borrowed from the Library/Learning Commons or from any MOBIUS Library. 

The MOBIUS catalog links us to libraries throughout the state of Missouri and even some libraries from surrounding states. There are currently well over 70 libraries to choose from!

Requested books will be delivered to the Library/Learning Commons circulation desk, unless the requester chooses to have it sent elsewhere (which is possible). Most materials borrowed from Missouri libraries will arrive approximately 3-5 days after the initial request. Materials coming from out of state may take longer (10-15 days). 

All books check out for 28 days, unless specified and may be renewed once. MOBIUS renewals may be denied based on the lending library's policies, but this is uncommon. 

To check out a book or pick up any requested materials, please have your Avila ID or other valid photo ID (Driver's license, Military ID, etc.)

If you have any questions, please contact us: 816.501.3621 or

Print, Copy, and Scan Services

Print, Copy, and Scan Services

The Library/Learning Commons provides two multi-purpose printers (Hooley and Bundschu). In addition to printing they offer copying and scanning.

Students are provided with an allotment of print money each semester (Undergraduate: $30 Graduate: $35). Once this is spent, the student is responsible for adding their own funds.

Copying Services are available for a small fee (cash or check only, no print credits). 

Copy Costs: 

  • $0.10/pg (black and white)
  • $0.25/pg (color)

Scanning is free. 

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Reserve a Room!

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Looking for a for a space for your group to study?

Reserve a room! 

Just ask at the front desk or request a reservation online: here!

Need I.T. Help?

Need I.T. Help?

Come visit the I.T. Helpdesk!


Submit a support ticket: here!


Call the Helpdesk @: 816.501.2900

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