Library News

News for Fall

Change is Coming to the Library's Online Content Login
The library is making it easier for you to access the information you need for your course assignments and research needs. Beginning next semester, you will be able to login to the library’s online resources using the same Lewis University username and password you use to login to Blackboard, the MyCampus portal and other university services!

This change will take place over the Christmas break and will be in place when you return for the Spring 2015 semester. Please be advised that there might be temporary disruptions of access to the databases over the break while this update takes place. This change will only affect users when they login from off-campus locations.

The Lewis University Library would like to thank the Office of Technology for their collaboration on this change.

If you have any questions or need research assistance, please contact the library by phone at 815-836-5306, online at http://lewisu.libanswers.com or by email at ask@lewisu.libanswers.com.

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.