Friday, March 26, 2010

Spring Term Has Sprung

Spring is showing up on campus, along with returning students and some who are new. Those who work at Pierce Library are ready for another term of helping you find the information you need!

Many students have discovered that our study rooms on the second floor offer quiet places to study, while the Reading Room on the first floor is a good place to hang out and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or other beverages and snacks at Magna Cum Latte (8:00 am - 11:30 am M-F). Computers in the ERC on the first floor are available for doing research and searching the online catalogs.

Online students (and on-campus students who wish to email questions to us) know that Answerland is a quick and easy way to ask questions about Library services or request research help.

Distance students can expect to receive an email from the library during the first week of classes (sent to their EOU email address) with information about Library services, including setting up a Library PIN and using their EOU ID number (preferred) or Library barcode to access online databases and request materials from the catalogs.

Have a good term, and be sure to ask questions when you need to via Answerland or the Ask a Librarian page (beneath Help on the library home page.)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Login Changes

Some of you may already have noticed a few changes to login screens used for accessing online resources from off campus, or requesting materials from the catalogs. If you haven't, please note:

If you are accessing online databases from the Pierce Library home page, electronic resources (ex: E-books) from the Sage library catalogs (including EOU), or making material requests from the Summit catalog, you will be asked for:

Last name (lower case only)

EOU ID number or Library barcode

If you are accessing your Library account (for book renewals, etc.) from the Pierce Library home page (beneath My Account), or making material requests from the EOU or Sage catalogs, you will be asked for:

Library barcode or EOU student ID

Library PIN*

* Note: If you have lost track of your Library PIN, you can reset it from the link beneath My Account on the library home page. You can also email Answerland to have the PIN deleted from your record, or call the library at 541-962-3780. (Your PIN is encrypted, which means we cannot look it up for you. After it is deleted, you will be able to create a new one by following onscreen directions at any screen that asks you to enter a PIN.)

Good luck with your finals!