Library News

News for Fall

New Chat and Text virtual reference services
Get help now, wherever you are. The Lewis University Library now offers a live chat option to talk to a reference librarian in real time. Visit http://lewisu.libanswers.com/index.php to chat and get answers to your questions. The chat button is in the upper right area of the page. If the button is green and says "Chat is Online," then click to start your chat session.

You can also text the reference librarians by sending your text to 815-496-6184. Note: This number is for texting only and cannot accept voice calls. You can still call the reference desk at 815-836-5306.

Virtual reference services are offered during the library's open hours.

Get help now, wherever you are. The Lewis University Library now offers a live chat option to talk to a reference librarian in real time. Visit http://lewisu.libanswers.com/index.php to chat and get answers to your questions. The chat button is in the upper right area of the page. If the button is green and says "Chat is Online," then click to start your chat session. You can also text the reference librarians by sending your text to 815-496-6184. Note: This number is for texting only and cannot accept voice calls. You can still call the reference desk at 815-836-5306. Virtual reference services are offered during the library's open hours.

New Library App
We're excited to announce the launch of our very own library app! The Lewis University Library app is free and works on any mobile or tablet device, providing access to all of our library's resources.

Whether you have an Apple (iOS) device, Android, Windows Phone, Kindle Fire or Blackberry, our app will provide 24/7 access to all of our digital resources, wherever you are.

Features include:
  • Search the library catalog
  • Search Summon, the library's discovery service
  • Manage your library account
  • Call or email the reference desk
  • Search and access online journals and eBooks
  • Access online databases
Visit http://lewis.boopsie.com/ on your mobile device to download the app now!

IEEE All-Society Periodicals Package (ASPP)
The library now has access to the IEEE All-Society Periodicals Package (ASPP), which provides full-text access to the IEEE core collection of engineering, electronics, and computer science periodicals.

In addition, users also have access to the Bell Labs Technical Journal going back to 1922.

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) is the world's largest professional organization dedicated to the advancement of technology.

Call or visit the library to find out more.