- Plan accordingly: If you do carry in food or drinks, avoid messy foods that may damage library material and facilities or be disruptive to others, and have drinks in containers unlikely to spill.
- Dispose of recyclables and waste properly.
- Leave what you find: Leave library resources, furnishings, and equipment as you found them–or in better condition than you found them.
- Be considerate of other visitors: Respect nearby library users, the next library user who will use your space, and the next generation of library users.
- Report accidents to library staff as soon as possible.
- Use of tobacco in any form is prohibited throughout the Hamersly Library. Smoking areas are designated to the south of both outside entrances.
- Alcohol is strictly prohibited. The library complies with WOU’s alcohol policy.
- The library reserves the right to ask patrons to eat specific foods elsewhere.
Night owls and early birds alike have a study option at Hamersly, even when the library is closed. Our student lounge (located on the west side of the library building) is open 24 hours a day and features 6 PCs, a printer, study space, and vending machines.
The library is exploring options to get a walk-up scanner, and we want your feedback! We have a demonstration unit in the Copy Center in the Hamersly Library. This unit is similar to the one we are considering purchasing. It allows for immediate scanning (no log-in necessary) to PDF (including word-searchable PDF), JPG, PNG, rich text, and …audio file! Yes, it will take text and convert it to a machine-read mp3 file.
You can then output the scanned documents to:
- an email address
- Google Drive (Google Docs)
- a USB drive
- a QR Code to scan with your smartphone or tablet
All functions are accessed through a user-friendly touchscreen. The model we are considering differs in these features:
- Face-up scanning
- Oversized scanning, up to 17” x 24”
- Adjustable platform, lays flat or cradles a book
- SmartDock, for direct, wireless transfer to smartphone, tablet, or notebook PC
Try it out, then give us your feedback using the slips next to the machine. You can also provide feedback via our online survey.
See our Find it @ WOU tutorial to discover how we’ll link you to the full text in our electronic sources, to our print sources & Scan & Deliver service, to Articles OnDemand, and to Interlibrary Loan, as appropriate.
Hamersly Library lobby
The eReader Petting Zoo allows you time in a non-commercial setting to poke around several brands and formats of eBook devices and to discuss their pros and cons. (Reminder: holiday shopping is imminent.)
We’ll have a variety of devices for you to play with
- Kindle, 6″ E Ink Display
- NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight
- The new Kindle Fire HD 7″
- Google Nexus 7
- iPad 2
Also, we will schedule our ebooks and ereader workshop in January, during which we’ll detail how to download library ebooks onto your smartphone, tablet, or eReader (possibly a brand new one from the holidays?). These will be reprised from the workshop first held during Faculty Week 2012, but we’ll have focused sessions for iPad/iPhone owners, for Kindle owners, and general sessions for owners of other devices. You can also consult our Ebooks @ WOU guide and consult with us if you have problems.
The next issue will be published in May 2013, with a submission deadline of December 31, 2012.