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MARLO maintenance Tuesday

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 17:08 -- Kelly Bradish

Update: Maintenance is complete and MARLO is up and running. Please let us know if you have any difficulties, and thanks again for your patience!

Due to necessary upgrades and maintenance, MARLO, our online catalog, will be unavailable for at least four hours between 11 a.m.–7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. 

MyMARLO users: Changes you make after 1 AM Tuesday (renewals, holds, lists) will not carry over through this update.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience as these important enhancements are made.

Check out the WVDELI Cafe for Kids!

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:34 -- Kelly Bradish

We're pleased to announce that WVDELI has expanded its services with a new digital collection website experience just for children and teens.

The main WVDELI collection now has a separate site to provide a safe and easy browsing experience for younger readers. This site is called WVDELI Cafe for Kids.

Cafe for Kids filters the overall digital collection to just show Children’s and Young Adult content, which gets children and teens to the titles they want faster! Digital titles are available anytime, anywhere and expire automatically, so no need to worry about late fees. This new service, powered by OverDrive, is free for users with an active campus UCA and password. Try it today!


Post semester thank-yous here!

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 11:09 -- Kelly Bradish

We'd like to take a moment to thank the campus community for another great semester. And, we'd like to extend that opportunity to you as well!

If there's a classmate, instructor, member of campus staff, or other person or group you'd like to thank for going the extra mile, post your note of appreciation below in the comments box.*

Once your comment is approved, it will show up below this post. We'll also feature some notes on social media with the #campusthanks hashtag.

Best of luck with final exams, projects and papers!

*You don't have to use your full name. All posts are subject to admin approval.

Extended hours at the Library for finals

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 17:08 -- Kelly Bradish

Here are the Library's extended hours, beginning April 27, 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 good luck as you prepare for final exams, projects and papers!!

WVDELI news: Streaming video now available!

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:06 -- Kelly Bradish

Streaming video is now available from WVDELI! Enjoy hits like Silver Linings Playbook, fitness videos (big names like Jillian Michaels and yes, Richard Simmons!), and much more!

You can enjoy these videos from any PC and most mobile devices. Some can be viewed anytime within the checkout period, and others need to be viewed within a certain time frame after checkout. The Digital Rights Information box on the video details page provides this information.

Important: Streaming video may consume a lot of data! If you're on a mobile plan with a data cap, Overdrive recommends using a Wi-Fi connection when streaming on your mobile device to avoid data overages. Overdrive, which powers WVDELI, provides more streaming video tips in this article.

Ready to go? Browse and check out streaming video here.

Happy 450th birthday, Shakespeare!

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:39 -- Kelly Bradish

Happy 450th birthday, William Shakespeare!

Shakespeare's birthday is typically observed on April 23. The playwright's actual birthdate is unknown, although it was sometime around this date in 1564.

His date of death is April 23, 1616, which means that, if the estimated birthdate is correct, Shakespeare died on his birthday.

In honor of The Bard, take a moment to learn a little more about Shakespeare:

>> Browse just a few of the items in our collection, including DVDs, on our Pinterest board.

>> Watch videos about The Bard and read more about his life on

>> Learn more about the playwright from the experts! Frequently asked questions about Shakespeare are answered by the Folger Library and also with short video clips by the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.


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