Friday, September 30, 2011

Where do I find the library materials that I need?

Now that the library is located in Ackerman, and much of the collection is in another location, you may be wondering how to find books or other materials that you need.

The easiest way to locate items is to use the Pierce Library online catalog, which is also available from the library home page in the area to find books and other materials.

If you would like to learn about information included in the catalog that will help you locate and request materials, try a search on the keywords "college student". When search results are found, note that location information is listed beneath the link to the item title. You will see that the College Student Journal, for example, is available in print and microfilm. The location information is followed by the instructions to Ask at Circ Desk (Library Use Only).

Scrolling through the list of results, you will see the most common location listed: Closed Stacks/Main Collection - By Request. This means that the item you need is shelved in the collection location, and will be retrieved for you upon request. As soon as it arrives at the Ackerman Library and is available for check-out, an email notification will be sent to your EOU email address; usually the same day or the next.

Additional information about requesting items from the catalog and delivery options for those living inside or outside of Union County can be found on the library tutorials page, which is also available beneath 'Help' on the library home page.

As we're all getting used to a slightly different way of doing things in the library during the time that Pierce Library is being renovated, please contact us with any questions you may have. Email Answerland, or call the Ackerman Circulation Desk at 541-962-3864 during hours the library is open.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A New Year and a New Location

Hello and "welcome" to those who are new or returning! As you may know, Pierce Library is being renovated this year. You will find Library services and friendly staff located in the former Ackerman gym, which has been beautifully remodeled to serve as our temporary library!

Make online requests from the EOU catalog wherever you are, or go to the Ackerman Library to search for materials online and make a request for check-out during hours the library is open. Materials will be retrieved from the collection location and brought to Ackerman.

You will receive an email notification when items are ready for pickup at the Ackerman Library Circulation Desk. If you live outside of Union County, you can request that materials be delivered to your home, or to any other library near you that is listed as a pickup location. Learn more here.

The ERC (Electronic Research Center) is also located in Ackerman, with computers and staff available to help you with research. You will also find the Interlibrary Loan office there, and comfortable seating for studying or visiting with your friends. Study tables will soon be available on the balcony surrounding the main floor.

Other Library staff and offices are located on the third floor of Hunt Hall, including Answerland. If you have questions about Library services or need research assistance, please drop by the Ackerman Library, or email a question to Answerland.

We're looking forward to a great year in our new location and hope to see you there!