Best Books of 2016

By - Systems Librarian January 23rd, 2017


Some of the best books of 2016 are on display in the lower level lobby – stop by for a browse and check them out!

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Dreaming of Summer Reading?

By - Research & Instruction Librarian May 24th, 2016

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


Reading by the Lake. Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica ImageQuest. Web. 23 May 2016.

How fast does JSTOR grow?

By - Research & Instruction Librarian April 21st, 2016

   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.

Paradise Lost

By - Research & Instruction Librarian February 2nd, 2016

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.



By - Research & Instruction Librarian January 19th, 2016

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 available on a one-book-one-user basis.  Never fear, it’s easy to place a hold and the library is always open to the idea of purchasing additional copies of popular content.


Is there an app?  What if I’m off the grounds?

Yes!  There is an app which can be used for off (or on) the grounds access.  One can also access the SPS Overdrive site from anywhere with an internet connection and log in with one’s SPS username and password for complete access.


Questions? Comments?  Title(s) to recommend? Please be in touch!  Ms. Sanborn



SPS Overdrive Landing Page. Overdrive. Web. 20. Nov. 2015.

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