Olson Library closed 04/17/18

NMU is closed Tuesday 4/17/18 due to inclement weather.  A decision for evening classes will be made by 2pm. Evening classes are classes starting at 5pm or later. If evening classes are held, the Olson Library will open as well.

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Olson Library Closed 04/16/18

NMU is closed Monday 4/16/18 due to inclement weather. A decision for evening classes will be made by 2pm. Evening classes are classes starting at 5pm or later. If evening classes are held, the Olson Library will open as well.

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Olson Library Closed 04/15/18

NMU is closed today, Sunday, April 15, 2018, due to inclement weather. This means that the Olson Library is also closed. Please stay safe and warm.

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Call for submissions: Library/Archives Research Award

Lydia M. Olson Library, with the support of the NMU Foundation, will be having its inaugural competition for an annual library/archives research award to be given to one undergraduate student for a project that effectively uses resources from the Lydia M. Olson Library and/or Central Upper Peninsula & NMU Archives. Any scholarly or creative project produced by an NMU undergraduate that uses resources from the Olson Library and/or the Archives is eligible. Students will submit their project with an essay describing how library and/or archives resources were used in its development. The winner will receive a cash prize of $500.

Students must have a faculty member sign off on their work, using the cover sheet found here. They must submit a copy of the project and a 500-word essay describing how Lydia M. Olson Library and/or Central Upper Peninsula & NMU Archives resources contributed to its production. A faculty and staff committee will judge the works. Winners will be announced at the annual Celebration of Student Scholarship on April 12.

Submissions must be made to researchaward@nmu.edu by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2018.

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Mobile library website

The library has a mobile site for accessing various resources and services.   We offer some key features in a small package: Searching OneSearch for articles, renewing and searching for books, news, and more.

Anyone using a smartphone or tablet should be redirected automatically to the mobile site, but if not, point your browser to library.nmu.edu/mobile.

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Jan. 27-28 Late Night/Early Morning Maintenance Effects Resources

ProQuest, one of the vendors of our ebooks, databases and other electronic resources, will be performing maintenance on their servers starting Saturday, January 27 at 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, January 28 at 6:00 a.m.  As a result, a number of these resources will not be available during this time period.

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Olson Library To Reopen at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 23

Since the university will return to normal operations at 5:00 p.m. and evening classes will be held, the Lydia M. Olson Library will reopen at 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 23.

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Limited MeLCat Services Jan. 20-21

The MeLCat database will experience maintenance starting at 11:00 p.m. Saturday, January 20 through 8:00 a.m. Sunday, January 21. During this time users will not be able to place requests or renew items currently checked out. Full services should be restored by early Sunday morning. Please contact the Olson Library if you have any questions.

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Helpful Tips for the New Semester!

 

IMG_1493As the fall semester begins, here are some helpful blog posts from the past that will help you be successful as we start again!

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Library

This article offers an overview of the services offered at the library! Some things are unexpected and great to know about!

Printing: Answers to Your Questions 

As a first time user of our printing services, check out this post. It gives you an in depth description of how to use printing. If you ever need help with printing, the students at the circulation desk are experts and more than willing to help!

MeLCat – a great way to get books, videos and more!

If our library doesn’t have a title you want, you may order it though MeLCat. This article gives step by step directions on how to obtain MeLCat books!

Renew your books online

This blog post is a how to on renewing your books to avoid late fees! It tells you how to renew books from our library as well as MeLCat books.

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Access to Library Resources Disrupted August 5-6

Normal access to library resources from off-campus will be disrupted beginning Saturday, August 5, 11:00 p.m. until Sunday, August 6, 8:00 a.m. due to system maintenance.

In order to connect to library resources (e-journals, e-books, databases, etc.) during this time period, launch the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility VPN Client found under Windows Applications on all NMU computers (see image below). Login user your NMU network id/password (email id/password). For those without an NMU issued computer, you can download the free software from the NMU IT Services downloads page.

http://it.nmu.edu/downloads/cisco-anyconnect-vpn-client-windows

Normal access should resume Sunday morning around 8:00 a.m.

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