Friday, November 2, 2012

Every Day is Book Lovers Day

Whether you observe Book Lovers Day in August; as some do on the first Saturday in November; or as many do, every day, TWU Libraries' extensive collections (including Browsing, Children's, Digital, Electronic, Media and Woman's Collections and University Archives) and services are available to TWU students and faculty and staff members to serve their reading and other information needs.    

A good first step?  TWUniversal Search--reachable from a box at the top of the TWU Libraries homepage--is a one-stop solution for finding books as well as articles and other database content, digital collections, journals, web pages, streaming video, course reserves and more.  Remember to sign in for best results.

Whether for scholarly research or recreational reading, if you find that a book you're looking for is not available try the following:

1. Check further on TWUniversal Search.  See the Resource Type section in the left-hand column of the results page (where you land after entering search terms and clicking Search.)  Additional formats of the book (electronic, for example) may be available.
2. Check WorldCat (accessible from the TWU Libraries Catalog page.)  The book may be available at a local public library; to current TWU students and faculty or staff members at the UNT Libraries; or to TexShare card holders at other Texas libraries.  For your convenience links to the catalogs of several local libraries also appear on the catalog page.
3. Put a hold on the book. Check here for more information.
4. Check TWUniversal Search for other books by the same author. You may discover that an author's other works are of interest to you.
5. Check back often. The collections of TWU Libraries are in a constant state of development.  New books arrive often.
6. For books that TWU does not own, current TWU students and faculty and staff members can submit an Interlibrary Loan Request. Check here for more information.
7. Ask for help. Library staff members at the Information and Circulation Desks are always eager to assist you.

Happy reading.

~Sandy Cochran

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