It’s nearly time to submit that final paper for your class, but you’ve run into a dead end. How can you find the type and number of resources that your teacher requires?!
We have you covered. Make an appointment with one of our research librarians who will happily walk you through how to use our new Primo Discover Tool, and show you all the tips and tricks to suit your research needs.
Need help with the paper itself? Contact the Writing Center! They can do everything from proofreading to helping you with your citations.
We know this semester is more than a little different than normal, but we still want to make sure you have plenty of stress-relief activities to give your brains and your bodies a rest from your schoolwork.
When you are researching your topic in Primo and you come across an article that we do not have access to, don’t forget to check Google Scholar!
You can find the link to Google Scholar right on the article’s request page. Instead of clicking on the “Request via Interlibrary Loan” link, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Search in Google Scholar” link.
If your item is available in Google Scholar, you will see an item listed to the right of the results. Always click on the link to make sure the ENTIRE article is available. If it is, there is no need to submit that interlibrary loan request. The article is all yours for the taking!
If you still have questions, please let one of our staff members know and we will be happy to help.
Don’t forget to check out this other handy and helpful tip to link our Lewis Library catalog to your Google Scholar search!
Your Lewis University Library will be closed Sunday, September 6th and Monday, September 7th in honor of the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen at 7:30am on Tuesday, September 8th.
“Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” (Dept of Labor)
We’re excited to announce that your Lewis Library will be opening for current Lewis Students, Staff, and Faculty starting on Monday, August 24th. These are only our opening week hours, and our regularly scheduled semester hours will start the first week of classes.
Please let us know if you have any questions! We are always happy to help!
You can now borrow from over 91 libraries in Illinois. All you have to do is login to I-Share with your Lewis credentials (same as MyLewis).
Click on “All I-Share Libraries” and search for your item. Click on the title of your item, and scroll down to the “How to Get It” section.
You will see all of the institutions that have that item. Click on the arrow to the right of I-Share and a form will appear.
Verify that the information is correct and click on “Send Request.” That’s it! Your request has been submitted. If you want to check on the status of your request, renew your loans, or check on fines/fees, etc. you can click on your name in the upper right corner of the screen and select “My Library Card.”
We don’t recommend requesting textbooks via I-Share, as many textbooks are not lend-able by other institutions, and loan periods are usually only one month tops with no renewals.
IT help will not be available in the library this semester, but don’t fret! You can still get their help by follow these steps.
On-Campus Technical Support
Procedure to obtain in-person technical support from the Office of Technology Service Desk for the upcoming Fall semester:
Appointments for support are required, please call (815) 836-5950 or email the Service Desk firstname.lastname@example.org with the contact information provided below so a service ticket could be issued with a description of your problem and an appointment can be made during the posted hours of operation.
masks must be worn when visiting the Office Technology Service Desk at
the lower level of the Learning Resources Center (LRC).
visiting the Service Desk by appointment, please follow signage or
markings for social distancing should there be more than one person be
in the vicinity. Service while you wait is not encouraged for the
safety of our staff and constituents.
it is deemed that your Lewis-issued equipment is in need of further
service or repair, you will be asked to leave it with our technical
staff and you will be contacted for pickup once it is ready. Loaner
equipment may be available on a limited basis.
Support for classroom, office, laboratory, events or general on-campus activities is provided by contacting the Service Desk at (815) 836-5950 so support staff can be dispatched immediately to the location on campus.
Phone Technical Support
Phone service hours (815) 836-5950 to obtain technical support: