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Returning books – what do I do?

Whether you are graduating this semester or are planning on returning in the fall, you have a few options.

  • You can wait until the Library is open again to return your books – no fines or fees will be assessed.
  • If you want to return books you checked out before the library is open, you can come to campus with your student ID and park in parking lot L.
    • Then drop the book into the library book drop located on the campus side of the LRC. (see pic if you have no idea where that is)
  • I-Share Books: If you are closer to another campus, you can drop your book off at the library of any college or university that is a member of I-share (as long as the campus is allowing visitors).
  • Out of state – or can’t get to campus? Once the Library has reopened,  we will send you an envelope so you can mail it back to us.

Never Pay for an Article with Interlibrary Loan!

If we don’t have the full-text you can request it for free via Interlibrary Loan.  Here’s how:

  1. Copy the article title and paste it into the search box on the library homepage located here: https://www.lewisu.edu/academics/library/index.htm The search box is below the picture of the students.
  2. Open the article and on the right-hand side of the page is a “Request” button. Please click this.
  3. A new page will open, and also on the right-hand side is a link that says: “Request via Interlibrary Loan.”
  4. A form will open and you will need to fill this out with your full name and email, and then the article will be delivered to you via your Lewis email in 3-5 days.

If the article doesn’t appear within the first few results, please check the box titled: “Add results beyond your library’s collection.” This will search beyond the library’s resources.  Your article should then appear and can be requested using the method above or accessed by other means.

Library books and Textbooks in the time of Covid-19

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, none of the libraries are lending materials. However, there are options for you to get digital textbooks for free for this semester only.

RedShelf Access:

  1. ​Visit RedShelf’s login page for RedShelf Responds. You must create an account with your institutional (lewisu.edu) email address.
  2. Once you confirm your email, you can sign in and search for books by title, ISBN, or author in the ‘borrow your text’ search box.
  3. Once you find a title, click on details for the title you want and look for the ADD TO MY SHELF option. That will open a read now option – and also put the book on your “shelf” to return to again.

If you do not see the textbook you need there – this is another option:

  • Vital Source Access:
    1. Visit Vitalsource’s Bookshelf login page and follow the instructions to create an account. You must create an account with your institutional (lewisu.edu) email address.
    2. Once you confirm your email, you can sign in and search for books by title, ISBN,  or author.
    3. When you find the title, just hover over it and click ‘borrow’. Users can borrow up to 7 titles.

Practice Social Distancing

Your Lewis library is open this week for our Lewis student population. We ask that everyone please practice good social distancing while on library and Lewis grounds, and remain at least 6 feet from the nearest person.

We will continue to serve you through online chat, email, and telephone.

Thank you so much for your continued cooperation during this stressful time.

Library Services during COVID-19

With the well-being of all members of the Lewis University community our highest priority, we are taking several steps in response to the global Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.  For more information from the university, please reference this page: https://www.lewisu.edu/covid-19/index.htm 

 

At this time there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus on campus.

 

A variety of online academic support resources are available to all students, including from the Center for Academic Success and Enrichment (CASE), Academic Services, the Library, Career Services, and the Writing Center. In addition, Student Success Coordinators are available via phone, e-mail, and video conference to assist and support students. Please visit this link for a complete listing of these resources, as well as contact information.

Here are our current library services available to the Lewis Community:

  • Space open-social distancing
    • Our space is open for our patrons.  We do ask that all patrons remain 6ft apart from each other and practice social distancing when utilizing the space.
    • From Saturday March 14th – Sunday March 22nd, we will be open from 8:30a-5p Monday – Friday, and 10a-4p on Saturdays. We will be closed on Sunday.
      • Please reference the library’s website or social media for up-to-date hours beyond this time.
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