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Get summer reading suggestions

Reading in a hammock Looking for a good book (or two) to read over the summer? We can help!

Fill out this short form and your WOU librarians will get back to you with some books from our Recreation Collection that you might like.

You can also browse the Recreation Collection online. It has something for everyone: from thrillers to fantasy to romance to biographies and everything in between.

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Connect with Hamersly Library on social media and get updates on what’s happening in the library, tips for your research, reading suggestions, and more.
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Check out the Spring 2015 issues of PURE Insights

PURE cover 2015 The newest issue of PURE Insights is now available! PURE Insights is WOU’s peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal comprised of works by WOU undergraduate students working closely with a WOU faculty mentor.

This year’s issue includes a wide variety of articles from the fields of Psychology, Biology, Art, Mathematics, Anthropology, and Communication Studies.

Enjoy!

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Don’t pack your library books!

book drop As the year comes to a close and you start packing up for summer, don’t forget to return any items you have borrowed from the library.

The last thing you want is to realize in July that you packed that book/DVD/CD you borrowed from Hamersly in May!

So, make a pile called “Library” while you’re packing up and bring ’em all back before you head out for summer break. Your friendly library staff (and your bank account) will thank you.

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EasyBib will make your life easier

easy bib Working on a research paper or project? Save time and make your life easier by using EasyBib! As a WOU student, you can create a *free* premium account.

What is EasyBib? It’s an online tool that helps you organize your research sources and create citations in APA, MLA, or Chicago/Turabian formats. Using EasyBib, you can create a new project for each of your research assignments and store your bibliography for as long as you’re working on the assignment — or longer, it’s up to you. You can add notes to individual sources reminding yourself how you’d like to use them in your paper. And you can reuse sources for different projects in the future, even automatically changing to another citation style if necessary.

Access EasyBib here or from the library homepage under Accounts –> EasyBib to sign up for your free, premium account and get started. For more info, check out this video tutorial.

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Win a beautiful, handmade quilt by supporting the library

raffle quilt This cozy, handmade wolf quilt in WOU colors could be yours! Buy raffle tickets at the Information Desk in Hamersly to benefit the Library Student Employee Scholarship Fund for your chance to win. We’re selling 1 ticket for $3 or 2 tickets for $5 for a quilt that is valued at $90!

This beautiful Labyrinth patterned quilt is made with brilliant red, silver and black material with a solid black backing. The center is embroidered with a majestic “Northwoods Silhouette Wolf” pattern. The quilt measures 60” x 60” and comes with a hanging strap. It would be a great focal point quilt for a wall, but is also cozy enough to use as a lap quilt on chilly days.

The quilt was handmade and donated by Carol Tripp. It will be on display in the Hamersly Library lobby until the drawing on May 14th. The winner will be notified by 5pm that day. If you have any questions, contact the Hamersly Library Reference Desk at x8-8899.

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Drop-in tutoring hours in the library

Need help with using technology, writing, math, or English as a foreign language? There are now drop-in hours for all of these services right in the library! Tutoring hours start at the beginning of week 2 and go through finals week each term.

–> The Writing Center holds night hours in Room 116 from 7:00-10:00pm, Sunday-Thursday.

–> The English Tutoring Center is open 7:00-10:00 pm, Monday-Thursday in Room 228.

–> The Math Center offers tutoring Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-6:00pm and Friday 10:00am-3:00pm in Room 228. Math tutoring is offered for a limited number of classes.

–> The Technology Resource Center, located in Room 124, offers open tutoring hours this term Monday & Wednesday from 4-8pm, Tuesday & Thursday from 1-5pm.

Daily hours for all tutoring services are also always posted on the left side of the library’s homepage,
right under our own library hours.

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All about textbooks

textbooks Check out our Textbooks Guide for options to buy, rent, and borrow textbooks for your classes this term.

You’ll also find info about where to sell your textbooks back once you’re done with them.

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Campus Printing FAQ

print credits How much does printing cost? A single page (one side) of a black & white printout costs 1 print credit. A single color page (one side) printout costs 5 print credits. Students receive 225 print credits per term.

How do I know how many print credits I have? Log in to the WOU Portal and your balance will be displayed on your homepage. You can also check your print credit balance here.

How do I buy more print credits? Purchase additional credits through WolfWeb under the Student Menu. They start at 50 credits for $2.50 and go up from there. When you buy additional credits, they are immediately available for use.

What if I don’t use all of my print credits? Whatever credits you don’t use roll over to the next term – so if you have 83 remaining after Winter term, you will start Spring term with 308 credits. However, accounts are
wiped clean before each Fall term begins
, and everyone starts again with 225 print credits.

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Hamersly has lots of music for your studying needs

CDs from the library Looking for some study music? The library has hundreds of CDs available for checkout from all sorts of different genres.

From Bon Iver to Kanye West, Bela Fleck to Etta James, Taylor Swift, and The Beatles: whatever your taste we’ve got something for you.

Search Primo (above) for the name of your favorite band or artist to get started.

Happy studying!

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