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Info to know: March on Washington 50th Anniversary

Wed, 08/28/2013 - 11:40 -- Kelly Bradish

August 28, 2013 marks 50 years since the March on Washington and the "I Have a Dream" speech.

Take a look at our LibGuide of online and Library resources, including video, here.

Some facts about the March from PBS - click to enlarge:

Common Book: In Pursuit of Silence

Mon, 08/26/2013 - 13:55 -- Kelly Bradish

The 2013-14 Common Book is "In Pursuit of Silence" by George Prochnik.

Here's a little more about the book, from the publisher: "Between iPods, music-blasting restaurants, earsplitting sports stadiums, and endless air and road traffic, the place for quiet in our lives grows smaller by the day.  'In Pursuit of Silence' gives context to our increasingly desperate sense that noise pollution is, in a very real way, an environmental catastrophe."

You'll find details about the book, research topic ideas, author interviews, video, and links to articles referenced by the author in this LibGuide. Links to the WVDELI eBook and audiobook are also included.

Additionally, "In Pursuit of Silence" is available in print in the reserve collection, located at the Library Circulation Desk.

Several campus events will take place in conjunction with the book. Stay tuned for announcements throughout the semester!

Proquest plans outage overnight Saturday

Fri, 08/23/2013 - 11:41 -- Kelly Bradish

ProQuest has notified us about database maintenance planned for Saturday evening (August 24, 2013).

During this time, databases from ProQuest will not be available.

The outage is scheduled to begin at 10 p.m. Saturday and last for about eight hours.

Thank you for your patience as necessary updates are made!

Tech Tuesday: OverDrive Media Console 3

Tue, 08/20/2013 - 10:41 -- Kelly Bradish

If you use OverDrive/WVDELI on your IOS or Android device, you'll be noticing some upgrades to OverDrive Media Console (OMC).

Details from OverDrive:

OMC v3.0 has been completely redesigned. The Next Generation of OMC will feature:

  • A redesigned interface with an all-new look, streamlined navigation and a one-stop reorganized menu. App functions are just a swipe and tap away.
  • Syncing of bookmarks and reading progress across multiple devices using a free, opt-in registration service called OverDrive One.
  • Variable speed playback for iOS. This is audiobook users’ most requested feature.
  • Tutorials and prompts for first-time users to add libraries and get books.

System Requirements: OMC v3.0 for Android users requires Android OS v4.0 (or newer). OMC for Android v2.6.5 will remain available for download. OMC for iOS requires iOS 6 (or newer).

Find it in the App store or as a notification on your Android or IOS device. Of course, the WVDELI is compatable with many more devices, and you can download and enjoy ebooks, audiobooks and more. Curious? Get details and start browsing here. If you have questions, just let us know. We're happy to help!

Library hours for fall semester

Fri, 08/16/2013 - 13:38 -- Kelly Bradish

Our fall semester hours began Saturday, August 17, 2013.

You can view the schedule below. Hours are also listed on our hours page.

Remember that 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 wish all of you a wonderful fall semester!!


Collection news: New DVDs!

Fri, 08/09/2013 - 10:41 -- Kelly Bradish

New DVDs are on the shelves! Some are recent releases, and others are replacements.

Here are several of the additions to our collection:


  • All the Right Moves
  • Almost Famous
  • Argo
  • Bad Teacher
  • The Bible
  • The Blind Side
  • Blow
  • Bourne Legacy
  • Bridesmaids
  • Casino Royale
  • Chernobyl Diaries
  • Colombiana
  • Contraband
  • Cosmopolis
  • Coyote Ugly
  • Curious George 1 & 2
  • Django Unchained
  • Guilt Trip
  • The Hobbit
  • Hocus Pocus
  • The Hunger Games
  • Hustle & Flow
  • Insidious
  • Jack Reacher
  • James & the Giant Peach
  • Jiro Dreams of Sushi
  • Life as We Know It
  • Life of Pi
  • Lilo & Stitch 2
  • Madea Gets a Job
  • Magic Mike
  • Mama
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  • Next Three Days, The
  • Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Our Idiot Brother
  • Paranormal Activity 1-4
  • Paranorman
  • Parental Guidance
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Peter Pan
  • Phantom of the Opera (2005)
  • Planet Ocean
  • Rent
  • Safe Haven
  • Say Anything
  • Shrek Forever After
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Skyfall 007
  • Snow White and the Huntsman
  • Steel Magnolias
  • That Darn Cat!
  • Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
  • Valentine's Day (DVD - we also have blu-ray)
  • We Bought a Zoo
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

TV Shows


  • Breaking Bad S1-2
  • Downton Abbey S1-3
  • Duck Dynasty S1-2
  • Game of Thrones S1-2
  • Gunsmoke S1
  • Mad Men S1
  • Schoolhouse Rock! 30th Anniv.
  • Vampire Diaries S2-3
  • Walking Dead S1-2
  • The Waltons S1

If you'd like to find out if a specific DVD is available, search MARLO by title here.

You can use the links on this page to view lists of entertainment DVDs -- old and new -- in our collection.



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