Thursday, September 30, 2010

Using Your Library

Now that classes are in full swing, are you thinking about the information you need to gather and evaluate for assignments?

If you are able to visit the library, drop by soon to learn about our print collection and online resources. You will find computers and friendly staff in our ERC who will help you think about your information needs and find resources to meet them. You can also email questions and requests for help to Answerland.

If you live off-campus and take classes online, explore the library website at You will see an assortment of online library catalogs and databases, and find a FAQ page and tutorials beneath Help on the home page. If you have questions or need research assistance, look for Ask a Librarian (and Answerland) beneath Help.

Access your Library account:

You can log in to your account and renew items beneath My Account on the library home page. You will be asked to enter your EOU student ID or Library barcode number and your Library PIN. (If you have not created one, leave that field blank, click on 'Submit', and you can create a PIN at the next screen.)

Access Library resources:

If you are using a computer off-campus, you will need to enter your last name (lower case only) and EOU student ID or Pierce Library barcode number to access online databases and electronic resources available from the Sage library catalogs (including EOU). These same numbers will need to be entered by anyone (on- or off-campus) requesting items from the Summit catalog.

You will be asked for your EOU student ID or Pierce Library barcode number and Library PIN to request items from the Sage library catalogs (including EOU).

Thursday, September 16, 2010

"Welcome" to New and Returning Students!

Fall classes begin soon, and we are looking forward to helping you learn about the wealth of materials and resources available at Pierce Library.

You may wish to begin by reviewing our website and exploring our catalogs and online databases. Tips for using them can be found in our Tutorials beneath Help on the home page.

Plan to stop by the library during open hours if you live on or near campus. Feel free to ask questions about the library and services available to you. Read, study, or visit with friends in our Reading Room on the main floor, or find a quiet place to study on the second floor. Computers are available in the Electronic Resource Center on the main floor.

If you live off campus, please email questions to us via Answerland. Find additional contact information on our Ask a Librarian page.

Have a great year!