Back to School: Fall 2014 Edition

Welcome back!

This week Prairie State College officially welcomes back students and faculty to another exciting school year! With the start of the new school year, it is important for students and faculty to know about the new as well as continuing services that the library offers to help them succeed and enjoy their experience at PSC.

Don’t forget to check out the the books at the bottom of this page and those on display near our Library Classroom, as they can help you succeed in the new school year and in your academic career.

Back to School Blog

What is New?

The new One Book is “American Born Chinese” — This year PSC has selected the graphical novel “American Born Chinese” as the book for the “One Book/One Community” reading program.  Read more about the program here.

The Student Chalkboard — Come check out the Library’s Blackboard discussion board located near the entrance of the library. Each week, the library posts one thought provoking question that you can respond to.

Check out the New Books Section — The library now has a New Books Section that is located in front of the “Quiet Reading Room.” This section includes the latest books that the library has received.

Find Resources For Your Classes With The Newly Updated “Subject Guides”: Come check out our newly updated subject guides if you have trouble finding articles, books, or websites for a research assignment in one of your classes.  Unsure how to search for articles, or how to distinguish between scholarly and popular sources? Check out the new “Using the Library” guide, which can help you understand how to use the different resources and services available through the library.

New Databases Have Been Added — The library has added fourteen new databases that can help you in in finding eBooks, research articles, multimedia items such as videos, and other resources for your course research assignments. We have also added OneSearch, and new search engine that allows you to search through all of our books, ebooks, databases, streaming music and video, and more … try it out below!

Some Overdue Fines have been Reduced — Overdue books are now assessed a fee of 25 cents per day, instead of the $1  per day fee. However, all other materials continue to have a $1 dollar per day late fee.

Things to Remember…

Scanning, Faxing, and Printing is Available — Scanning documents is 5 cents per page. Faxing is $1 per page. Printing is 10 cents. In addition, printing in Color is available with the new Color Printer at the cost of 50 cents per page.

Study Rooms are Available — The library offers three study rooms that can be used for studying and preparing presentations.

Services for Faculty Members are Available — Be sure to visit our Instruction Services webpage to learn how to schedule a library instruction session for your classes, learn tips about how you can help us help your students, as well as other services you can take advantage of.

We Are Always Here to Help — Don’t forget to stop by the reference desk, where a librarian can help you find the library resources you need for any assignment. Off-campus and have a question? E-mail us!

Books that can help you succeed this school year and in your academic career…


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