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You must have an Updated Library Record to do an ILL!

Date Posted: October 24, 2013

The research time of semester is upon us and many patrons are trying to submit Interlibrary Loans (ILL).  However when they type in their barcode they get the message that something is wrong with their record.

If you have experience this problem, be sure to update your library record as soon as possible!

Need more help with the Library?  Take a look at this LibGuide


Changes in Audiovisual Department

Date Posted: September 12, 2013

The library is in the process of moving DVDs to the first floor, starting with our feature films. You can browse these films and check them out at the Circulation Desk whenever the library is open. In the catalog, the location of these items is VIDEO SHELVES, 1st Floor.


Hold and reserve videos will be available at the Circulation Desk whenever the library is open. TVs with VCRs and DVD players are available in a viewing room on the first floor.

If you’d like the library to order a new video, please submit your request to the library’s Acquisitions Department at or x. 1290. If you’d like to have a VHS transferred to DVD, you can also contact the Acquisitions Department.

Information for faculty

The Circulation Department will now be handling all reserve and hold requests. Reserve videos are set aside for students to watch and can be restricted to library use only or one-day checkout. Hold videos are set aside for faculty to check out on a particular date, usually to show in class. To place a video on hold or on reserve, please contact the Circulation Department at x. 1292 or


Summon – Looking for a particular date or range?

Date Posted: July 31, 2013

If you want to limit your Summon search results to a particular date or date range it is best to use the Publication Date range tool in Summon rather than typing the date in as part of the search.  So if you want articles on “pet therapy” from 2010 to the present or from 2010-2011 don’t type“pet therapy” 2010 into the search box.  Instead run the search on “pet therapy” – after you get your results screen look to left hand column and either use the bar slider or type in the date you want:

date range

If you have a closing date type that in

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Need more help with Summon?  Check out the Summon LibGuide, which includes short how-to videos, including ones on finding specific articles and finding articles in a specific journal.

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