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.

New Reference Book: GLBT Literature: A Genre Guide

By - Research & Instruction Librarian October 8th, 2009

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 Index.

Below are some selections given entry in this volume, along with corresponding Ohrstrom Library call numbers.

Come visit Ohrstrom to borrow any of these books and many others.

Aaron Copland : The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man 780.92 C79PO
Absolutely, positively not FICTION L32
And the band played on : politics, people, and the AIDS epidemic 616.9 SH6
Angels in America : a gay fantasia on national themes 812 K96
Bastard out of Carolina FICTION AL5
The beautiful room is empty FICTION W58
Black like us : a century of lesbian, gay, and bisexual African American fiction COLL. FICTION C17
A boy’s own story FICTION W58
Dangerous angels : the Weetzie Bat books FICTION B62
Daddy’s roommate JR. COLL. W66
Dress your family in corduroy and denim 814 SE2D
Fried green tomatoes at the Whistle-Stop Café FICTION F59
Geography Club FICTION H25
Kiss of the spider woman FICTION P96
Middlesex FICTION EU4
Naked lunch FICTION B94
The perks of being a wallflower FICTION C39
The picture of Dorian Gray FICTION W64
Putting on the Ritz FICTION K25
Rent 782.8 L32
A separate peace; a novel FICTION K76

Helpful for: Social, Gender and Cultural studies, American History, GSA, Literature