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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:

Banned Books Week: The Hunger Games

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 00:00 -- Kelly Bradish

Today's featured banned book is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.


About Banned Books Week

You've probably heard of Banned Books Week before, but do you know what it's about and why we draw attention to it?

You may not give it much thought, but the freedom to read is an important one. Libraries around the country mark Banned Books Week each year to remind everyone of the importance of open access to information, and the dangers presented by censorship.

As always, we welcome your feedback! Do you know of a book that was challenged in your hometown? Is one of your favorite books among the list of banned or challenged titles? What do you think about banned books? Tell us about it in a comment below or on our Facebook page!

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