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'Quiet Dell' author to visit campus

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:49 -- Kelly Bradish

West Virginia author Jayne Anne Phillips, who has received acclaim for her novel Quiet Dell and other works, will speak on campus on Thursday, Sept. 11.

The event, sponsored by the Office of Student Activities, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Falcon Center third floor conference rooms.

Admission is free and open to the public. Save the date!

Read more about the author in this FSUNow article and on her website:

Library hours for Labor Day weekend

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:46 -- Kelly Bradish

This weekend, the Library will be open as usual on Saturday -- 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

The Library will close at midnight on Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014 and remain closed Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 for Labor Day.

We will reopen at 7 AM Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014.

Have a safe, happy Labor Day!

WVDELI news: Updates to notifications, searches

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:39 -- Kelly Bradish

Overdrive, which powers the WVDELI, has made some improvements we'd like to tell you about.

Hold notifications

Beginning this week, you'll now see a red notification on your Account and Holds pages when a title on hold is ready to be checked out. You'll still receive the notification email -- this is just another way to let you know your item is ready for checkout!

You can also automatically check out items on hold once they're available.

Read more about holds: How to place a hold | How to suspend a hold

Mobile search filters

Users who access WVDELI through a phone or tablet might also notice that search filters have been moved to the top of the page in the Overdrive app. Hopefully, this will make it easier for you to use DELI and find new books, movies, and music to enjoy!

If you're not already, be sure to follow WVDELI on Facebook for more tips and tricks!



Borrow eBooks for free!

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:45 -- Kelly Bradish

We've seen lots of tablets, eReaders and mobile phones around the Library during the start of the semester! 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, 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.

Device charging table moved to middle floor

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:44 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library's charging table is now located on the middle floor.

The table features these connection options:

  • Apple & older-style Apple
  • USB (for Android & other devices)
  • Electrical outlets (for laptops, your own USB cord, etc.)

As with all of your belongings, please do not leave your devices unattended. Library staff cannot watch your devices, and will not charge devices for you -- no exceptions!

Questions? Ask Us here.

Your pics and posts from Library-palooza

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 19:42 -- Kelly Bradish

Thanks to everyone who stopped in for Library-palooza! We were glad to give you some cool free stuff, answer your questions, take silly photos (more on that in a moment) and explain some of our new services that you won't want to miss.

About those photos...there's nothing like some fun selfies to kick off the semester!

We collected a few on Storify:

To all new and returning students, we are happy to help and hope that you have a wonderful year!! For frequently asked questions and our contact info, click the blue Ask Us button at the top of the page, or here.

Library hours for Fall Semester

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 14:41 -- Kelly Bradish

Here are the Library's Fall Semester hours, beginning Saturday, Aug. 16, 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!!


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