• Library News,  Literature,  New Books

    Best Books of 2016

    Some of the best books of 2016 are on display in the lower level lobby - stop by for a browse and check them out! #ohrstromlibrary #books #bookdisplay #fiction #nonfiction #bestof2016 #checkitout #goodreading #booksofinstagram #librariesofinstagram

  • General Works,  Literature

    Dreaming of Summer Reading?

    The library just added 63 titles to its Overdrive popular fiction eBook collection.   New-to-us works include titles from the Divergent, Selection and Percy Jackson series.   Access the entire Overdrive collection, anytime, anywhere; simply log in with your SPS credentials.   A title you’d really like to see?  I’d love to know!   Reading by the Lake. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 23 May 2016. http://quest.eb.com/search/139_1936059/1/139_1936059/cite

  • Databases,  General Works,  History,  Humanities,  Language,  Literature,  Mathematics,  Natural Sciences,  Religion,  Research,  Social Sciences

    How fast does JSTOR grow?

       JSTOR is one of the library’s most popular digital collections. Thousands of searches are conducted in JSTOR over a typical year, sometimes thousands of searches are run in a single month.   From a recent email, JSTOR, in 2015, added: Archives of 226 journals Comprising 856,000 articles If shelved, the print version would consume 1,348 linear feet of shelving   What does this mean for JSTOR‘s collection contents, when taken all together? Archives of 2,300 journals 10.7 million articles in print, this would be 68.9 million pages of text     Information from: JSTOR. “988,000 articles added to JSTOR Archive Collections.” Message to Lura Sanborn. 1 Feb. 2016. E-mail.

  • General Works,  Humanities,  Literature

    Paradise Lost

    New in the library’s Overdrive collection are digital audio and text versions of Paradise Lost.     A print copy is at the physical library (Call number 821 M64PZP, main floor) and an eBook version from library eBook vendor, Ebsco, is also available.   Looking for some critical analysis or biography?  You might try the eLiterature collection in the library’s collection of digital titles from Salem Press, also, the Biography Resource Center.  

  • General Works,  Humanities,  Library News,  Literature


    The library is pleased to announce its new partnership with eContent vendor Overdrive.   SPS Overdrive: The Essentials   What’s in it? Popular fiction and non-fiction eBooks and Audiobooks. The inaugural collection of roughly 100 titles includes core Humanities texts and popular YA fiction in audio and eBook form.   How do I use it? To borrow Overdrive content simply log in to the SPS Overdrive site using your existing SPS username and password.  Overdrive offers a 2-minute video overview HERE.   What else should I know? Just like the print collection over in the library building, the Overdrive collection is built title-by-title.  And, just like the print books, most titles in Overdrive are…