Libraries of Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College


Library News

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

Wed, 01/15/2014 - 15:42 -- Kelly Bradish

In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, January 20, 2014, Fairmont State University is organizing a Box of Sunshine Drive. This drive benefits clients of the Soup Opera in Fairmont. Here's how you can help.

For more on the life and legacy of Dr. King, visit our pinboard of books and DVDs from our collection, websites and more.



Tech Tuesday: Get eBooks for your tablet, smartphone, eReader

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 12:13 -- Kelly Bradish

We've seen a few shiny new tablets and eReaders received or purchased during the holidays. 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 (gift cards burning a hole in your pocket?), 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.

Library hours for Spring Semester

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 17:11 -- Kelly Bradish

Here are the Library's Spring Semester hours, beginning Saturday, Jan. 11, 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!!

Collection news: International security and criminology additions

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 16:08 -- Kelly Bradish

While we're preparing for Spring Semester, we wanted to provide more information about two database additions: International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center and Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text.

After trying these two EBSCO databases out in the fall, we recently added them to our collection. We hope they are helpful in your research!

Remember, you'll be asked for your UCA and password if viewing these off campus. Here's more info:

International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center
ISCTRC provides a comprehensive Open Source Intelligence Resource for analysts, risk management professionals, and students. Content includes hundreds of full text journals and periodicals, hundreds of thousands of selected articles, news feeds, reports, summaries, books, FAQs, and proprietary Background Information Summaries that pertain to terrorism and security.

Criminal Justice Abstracts with Full Text
Subject areas covered include: criminology; criminal justice; criminal law and procedure; corrections and prisons; police and policing; criminal investigation; forensic sciences and investigation; history of crime; substance abuse and addiction; probation and parole.


Library hours during intersession

Thu, 12/12/2013 - 17:09 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library will be open on a modified schedule during intersession.

We've posted this information below and on our hours page.

We hope you have a wonderful break and safe, happy holidays!!


Note that the Library will close at 4 PM on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013 and remain closed until 8 AM Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014.

Info to know: Common end-of-semester questions

Sat, 12/07/2013 - 13:48 -- Kelly Bradish

Here's a roundup of frequently asked questions/answers and tips for the end of the semester.colin kinner flickr

Finally, during this busy time, please make sure you diligently watch your belongings. NEVER leave them unattended! If you do lose something, please ask at the Library Circulation Desk and Campus Security (Falcon Center). Make sure your name is in/on your notebook, book, bag or water bottle. Here are tips for making it easier to be reunited with your USB drive and cellphone.

Photo: Colin Kinner, Creative Commons license


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