FAQs for FACULTY
What books are on the open shelves? High use books, books recently purchased, current periodicals, and periodicals published since 2000. Books that have been in remote storage are on the open shelves until they can be placed in the automated system.
How do I get a book from the automated system? When you look up a book in the online catalog and you find that it is in the automated system, you can place the request from the computer you’re using. That will send the message to the automated system to retrieve the book, and you can pick it up from the circulation desk. The process should take less than fifteen minutes.
How can I browse the collections when so many books are no longer on the open shelves?You can do a call number search in the online catalog that will show you all the books in that call number range. If some of the books in that range are not on the open shelves, you can request them from the automated system or remote storage. When you book is delivered, you are not required to check it out if it does not meet your need. To do a call number search:
Just above the GIL Quick Search bar, you will see a tab that says “Exact Search.”
Click on that tab, and choose the Call Number search option.
Enter the desired call number in the "Search For" box at the top of the screen. For example, if you enter PN3300 you will get a list of call numbers beginning with PN3305 which is the first number in that range.
Can I get books delivered to my office? Yes, you can get books delivered if you take the following steps:
Click on the “Request” button at the top of the page.
Log in to “My Account”
Enter your Eagle ID or click the button to the left that allows you to enter your Social Security number.
After you have successfully entered either your Eagle ID or Social Security number, you will be given several options in a drop down menu.
Choose "Document Delivery for Faculty."
Complete the request form, and the item will be delivered via campus mail.
Can I schedule a bibliographic instruction session for my class(es)? Yes, please contact Bob Fernekes in the Information Services Department. (firstname.lastname@example.org or 478-7822)
Can I use computers in the library? By the beginning of spring term, there will be approximately 300 computers available on first second and third floors.
Does the library offer wireless access? Wireless is available on all floors.
Can I use a laptop in the library? You
can bring your personal laptop and plug it in to one of the electrical
outlets scattered throughout the building. If you don’t
have a laptop, you can borrow one at the circulation desk on
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Last updated 12/15/08.