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Borrow eBooks for free!

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:45 -- Kelly Bradish

We've seen lots of tablets, eReaders and mobile phones around the Library during the start of the semester! Make the most out of your device, and use it to borrow eBooks from the WVDELI!

We are happy to walk you through the steps of downloading eBooks. Please contact Kelly to set up a time to bring in your eReader, tablet or smartphone to review the process.

OverDrive, which powers the WVDELI, has some fantastic instructions available on their website as well. Get started with custom tutorials for your device.

Borrow an eReader

Students, faculty and staff can check out an eReader for two weeks. We encourage the campus community to participate and explore eReader technology! If you're thinking about buying an eReader, this is an opportunity to try before you buy!

Interested? You'll need to request an appointment for a brief setup session. Please complete this short online form. You'll then be contacted to arrange a meeting time.

Read from your browser

Many titles in the WVDELI can also be read in your computer's web browser - no special software or apps required! Find out more about OverDrive Read.

Device charging table moved to middle floor

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:44 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library's charging table is now located on the middle floor.

The table features these connection options:

  • Apple & older-style Apple
  • USB (for Android & other devices)
  • Electrical outlets (for laptops, your own USB cord, etc.)

As with all of your belongings, please do not leave your devices unattended. Library staff cannot watch your devices, and will not charge devices for you -- no exceptions!

Questions? Ask Us here.

Your pics and posts from Library-palooza

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 19:42 -- Kelly Bradish

Thanks to everyone who stopped in for Library-palooza! We were glad to give you some cool free stuff, answer your questions, take silly photos (more on that in a moment) and explain some of our new services that you won't want to miss.

About those photos...there's nothing like some fun selfies to kick off the semester!

We collected a few on Storify:

To all new and returning students, we are happy to help and hope that you have a wonderful year!! For frequently asked questions and our contact info, click the blue Ask Us button at the top of the page, or here.

Library hours for Fall Semester

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:41 -- Kelly Bradish

Here are the Library's Fall Semester hours, beginning Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.

Hours are also listed on our hours page.

Need help from a librarian? You can send us a question or message anytime using email, Twitter, or text. All our contact info and frequently asked questions are here. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

We wish all of you a wonderful semester!!

Destination: Success @ Your Library!

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:56 -- Kelly Bradish

New students, you don't want to miss this! Stop by the Library from 12:30-3:30 PM Sunday for lots of Welcome Weekend fun!

In addition to food and music, we'll have a #beyourselfie station where you can take photos with fun props and share them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram! We’ll post shared pics, too.

Welcome Weekend participants will want to take note that the passport drop-off will be at the Library as well.

And how do free music downloads, ebooks and streaming movies sound?  We’ll give you the rundown at TechFest in the Hupp Skylab on the Library's top floor.

Here's the full Welcome Weekend schedule.


The Nest is on the move

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:27 -- Kelly Bradish

The Nest food bank is currently being moved to the Falcon Center.

During this transition, The Nest is closed.

Stay tuned for details on when it will reopen in the fall!

WVDELI news: More options for placing holds

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:16 -- Kelly Bradish

Overdrive, which powers the WVDELI, has added some enhancements to the hold system.

Previously, when you placed an item on hold, you would be notified by email when it was available. You would then have to check the item out manually.

Now, you can choose to automatically borrow the title when it becomes available. Instead of getting a hold notification email, you'll receive an email that your book has been checked out to you and is ready for download.

You also have the option to suspend a hold. If you make it to the top of the waiting list while your hold is suspended, the title will go to the next reader in line until your suspension period is over. This is helpful if you want to get on a longer waiting list, but won't have time in the near future to read that particular title if it becomes available.

Overdrive's Help website has more information: How to place a hold | How to suspend a hold

And if you're not already, be sure to follow WVDELI on Facebook for more tips and tricks!



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