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Ask Us: Chat, text and more

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:41 -- Kelly Bradish

Ask Us ChatDon't forget that help from a librarian is just a few clicks away, even if you're not on campus! Our live chat ("Ask a Librarian") has several helpful features.

You can find frequently asked questions, our live chat window, and library contact information on the Ask Us page.

When you start a chat, you can submit your question and enter your name or remain anonymous. You'll see a note announcing when the librarian has joined, along with his or her name.

Also, you can email yourself a copy of the chat. Click on the envelope icon in the chat window to enter your email address and send.

Finally, when the chat is complete, you will have the opportunity to rate the help you received. We hope you will use this feature so that we can continue to improve our services!

You can also reach us by phone, text, email and in person, so please let us know if you have any questions.

As always, we're happy to assist you!

Zinio, IndieFlix downtime Monday

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 15:35 -- Kelly Bradish

We have been notified by RBdigital, provider of Zinio and IndieFlix, that access to these services may be interrupted briefly Monday morning.

Details from RBdigital: All RBdigital Gateway services may be unavailable while we perform system upgrades on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. The service window is scheduled between 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. EDT. You may experience intermittent access to all services for the duration of the service window and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Recent Films on Demand enhancements

Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:38 -- Kelly Bradish

Films on Demand has an updated home page design and new features!

Here are a few highlights from these enhancements:

Most Popular Titles: This slider on the home page features the 12 most-viewed titles from our collection, based on real-time usage data.

Recently Added Titles: This home page slider includes 12 of the newest additions to our Films on Demand collection.

Video Player Preview: The updated video player's quick preview feature lets you scroll through the video to pick up where you left off. The mobile experience has also been improved.

Even if you are familiar with Films on Demand, you can pick up tips and how-tos in these online tutorials.

As always, if you have questions, just Ask Us!

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Collection news: New from Credo

Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:42 -- Kelly Bradish

Whether you're starting a research project or want to learn more about a topic covered in class, Credo Reference is a great source of information!

These books were recently added to the Credo Reference collection:

Not sure where to get started with Credo? Here's our Q&A with more info, or Ask Us here!

Start exploring Credo Reference

Now available from WVDELI

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:22 -- Kelly Bradish

Have you visited the WVDELI collection of ebooks, audiobooks and streaming video lately? There's something for everyone, and it's free with your campus UCA and password!


Here's our LibGuide of tips and how-tos. If you have questions, please visit the WVDELI/OverDrive Help Section, or Ask Us!

Freegal's free downloads will be music to your ears!

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 11:04 -- Kelly Bradish

Many types of music are available on Freegal, the free music download service. Take advantage of your three hours of streaming a day and three song downloads a week!

Here is just a sampling of albums and songs available on Freegal:

Find out more about how Freegal works in our FAQ.

Click here to give it a try, and let us know if you have any questions!


Banned Books Week recap

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 08:14 -- Kelly Bradish

Celebrating the freedom to read is what Banned Books Week is all about, and we hope you've found it informative.

Our Banned Books Week display, buttons and selection of books will stick around for a few days -- feel free to stop in, get a button and check out a banned book!

We join libraries and bookstores around the country to mark this week every year because we want to remind everyone of the importance of open access to information, and the dangers presented by censorship.

More about Banned Books Week:

Blog posts from the week:


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