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Do you have an ebrary account yet?

Date Posted: March 7, 2014

FACULTY MEMBERS & GRADUATE STUDENTS!  Do you have an ebrary account yet? We have over 90,000 ebooks available from ebrary.  These books are recent and come from such sources as Ashgate Publishing Group, Brill Academic Publishers, Harvard University Press, Johns Hopkins University Press, Oxford University Press, University of Chicago Press, University of Michigan Press, and other leading publishers.  The easiest way to search ebrary is by using Summon.

ebrary books are not in the library’s catalog.  If you’d like to start exploring ebrary take a look at this LibGuide  DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT COLLECTION OF EBOOKS!


Sign up for an account by clicking the Sign In link on the top right of the ebrary page.

(Click on this image to get to the Create New Account page)

Then follow the instructions for a new account.  After you have created your account,  Further Detailed Instructions can be found here

ebrary offers subject coverage in these areas:

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


Connelly Library • 1900 West Olney Avenue • Philadelphia, PA 19141
Phone: 215.951.1292 | Fax: 215.951.1549
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