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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!


Get magazines on the go with Zinio

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 15:53 -- Kelly Bradish

We have another new database to tell you about!

Zinio, the world's largest newsstand, offers full color, interactive digital magazines for your enjoyment. Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download. Those of you who have public library cards in Marion County and elsewhere may already be familiar with this great collection.

Here's how Zinio works:

  • Zinio and IndieFlix are both accessed from the RB Digital Gateway page. You will need to create a library collection account to use these services; once you create one, it will work for both.
  • A separate account, called a personal reading account, is needed to access and read magazines.
  • Check out the magazines you want (with the library collection account) in your computer/tablet browser; and stream the magazine instantly (with your personal reading account) on your computer.
  • You can also download the checked out magazines on a mobile device for offline reading.
  • When a magazine is checked out through the library collection account the link to the account automatically opens. Make sure you use the same email address for your account as you did for your library collection account.

You will need the number below the barcode on your campus ID in order to create an account if you are using an off-campus computer. Please let us know if you have any questions, and click here to get started!

Parking lot closure for repaving

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:03 -- Kelly Bradish

Update - 8/5/14: The parking lot has been reopened!

Physical Plant has alerted us that beginning July 24, ALL of Lot 14 will be closed for repaving. This is the parking lot above the Library that extends to the Falcon Center.

There will be no access to the entire lot from the Squibb Wilson entrance to the Falcon Center.

NO through traffic will be allowed during this project.

Weather permitting, the area should be reopened by August 4, 2014.

Enjoy streaming video with IndieFlix

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 16:54 -- Kelly Bradish

We're excited to announce the addition of IndieFlix to our collection of streaming video databases!

This streaming service provides unlimited access to thousands of award-winning shorts, feature films, and documentaries.

Here are some highlights:

  • Film-festival hits — View films from major festivals all over the world, including Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more!
  • Find the right film for you — Sort by language, genre, or film length with easy-to-use filters
  • Support filmmakers — Viewing films on IndieFlix directly supports the filmmakers who made them
  • Available everywhere — Watch movies on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a Web browser! Also available on Roku, xBox, and Apple TV via Apple devices

Accessing IndieFlix

You will need the number below the barcode on your campus ID in order to create an account if you are using an off-campus computer.

Here's the link to our IndieFlix homepage, where you can create your account and log in.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

More free music: Stream AND download from Freegal

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 17:44 -- Kelly Bradish

We have to say it -- this is music to our ears!

The ability to stream music, in addition to downloading songs, is now included with Freegal! We hope the campus community enjoys this new feature.

If Freegal is new to you, click here for details on how to log in.

With the barcode number on your current campus ID, you have a weekly download limit and a DAILY streaming allotment. Counters are in the upper right corner and will keep you informed of your allotments and usage.

Nothing has changed with the download functionality, except that the sample clips are now gone. When you put your cursor over a song or an album, you will see a "stream now" button come up. That's your cue to press that button and start listening. If you press that button on an album, the whole album will play in order.
You can also use Freegal Playlists -- lists of pre-selected songs grouped by genre -- and create your own playlists. Log in and explore!

Freegal Apps

The new Freegal Music update for Android and Apple devices is in the stores/marketplace for you to be able to stream ad-free music, at no charge to you.


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