• Library Displays,  Library News,  New Books

    New Fiction Available

    Come in and browse through our newest fiction collection courtesy of McNaughton book services - located on the shelves in Baker Reading Room. Using this service will provide an assortment of new fiction titles and will make them available more quickly than before, some on the same day they are released! #ohrstromlibrary #newbooks #newfiction #iamsps #mcnaughton #fiction #bakerreadingroom

  • 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,  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…

  • Databases,  General Works,  Web Resources

    Open Library: Lending Library

    Ohrstrom Library is a member of the Open Library: Lending Library program. What is it? A collection currently containing about 200,000 eBooks. Collection contents:  A wide amalgamation of out-of-copyright, in-copyright, fiction, non-fiction and children’s stories. Where is it?  http://openlibrary.org/borrow Key Features: Create an account (free) to download books. 5 books may be downloaded per user, at any one time. eBooks are viewable in-browser, as ePubs or as PDFs. eBooks are borrowable for up to 2 weeks. One book, one user.  So, if somebody in California has the book checked out, nobody else can. A how-it-works from the In-Library Lending program.

  • History,  Humanities,  Literature,  Research

    New Reference Book: GLBT Literature: A Genre Guide

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Literature: A Genre Guide by Ellen Bosman and John P. Bradford, Greenwood Publishing, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 016.8 B65G This single volume provides an overview of twentieth century GLBT literature, defined as “written by GLBT authors, or with GLBT protagonists or themes” (Bosman 3).  Three types of literature are included: Fiction (including but not limited to classics, science fiction, horror, mystery /  crime, graphic novels), Drama, and Biography/Autobiography. Entries include a summary of the book, influence, subject heading and read-a-likes. The back of the volume includes a bibliography as well as an Author/Title Index and a Subject…