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How do I access electronic resources from off campus?

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All users must authenticate to subscription resources when connecting from off-campus. Currently, authentication is based on your Library credentials, but we hope you'll be able to log in with your portal credentials by the end of fall 2019. Up-to-date login instructions can be found at: https://www.ferrum.edu/stanley-library/off-campus-access-2/ 
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How do I print from my personal laptop, phone, or tablet?

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Download instructions here: https://libguides.ferrum.edu/ld.php?content_id=50686170

Note: you may need to omit the ferrum.edu from your username on some devices.

 

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Is there a library guide for my subject or topic?

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Try the Guide Index - it has all the Majors, some Class-specific research guides, as well as tutorials and basic research help. 

Follow the Link : https://libguides.ferrum.edu/guideindex

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What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

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Interlibrary loan (ILL) is a service provided by the library.  We will borrow books and request copies of: chapters, articles and other materials (discretionary) that are not available in Stanley Library.

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Where can I print?

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  • Printers and copiers are located in the Library computer lab, on the library's main floor, and on the second floor of the library. 
  • All print jobs sent to the Papercut printer may be securely released from ANY copiers on campus.
  • To physically log on to a copier, you may swipe your ID card OR you may type your ID number at the copier.  (Your ID must be entered in the form of a 7-digit number with leading zeroes if applicable.)
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How long does it take to get items requested via ILL?

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Articles and electronic materials usually arrive within 1-4 days
Books and physical items usually arrive within 4-10 days depending on the location of the lending/supplying library and type of material.
Requests for popular and rare items may take much longer to obtain

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How much does ILL cost?

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Interlibrary loan (ILL) is free.

However, there are fees for damaged or lost items. 

For damaged materials, the amount varies. 

For lost items, the lending/supplying library will determine the cost associated with replacement at their discretion.

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Can I renew my books online?

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Yes! See: Renew Books Online (PDF instructions)

OR...

Go to: http://library.acaweb.org/search~S5

Click “Your Library Account”

Your username will be first name <space> last name as it appears on your student ID card. Your password will be fe followed by your ID number, OMITTING THE FINAL DIGIT if you have replaced your ID card in the past.  All passwords are nine digits in length.  If your card number is less than nine digits, precede your id number with zeros until you get to nine numeric digits.

For example, your credentials might be:

USERNAME: donald livingston
PASSWORD: fe000012345

Click the link for items you have currently checked out

Select the items you wish to renew and click Renew Marked OR simply click Renew All. Note: Laptops, Chromebooks, Calculators, DVDS, and other non-book items cannot be renewed online.

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Who do I contact with questions or problems with interlibrary loan (ILL)?

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The interlibrary loan office is located in Stanley Library and is open from 8:30 – 4:30, Monday – Friday.  If you have any questions, or if you need assistance, please feel free to by stop by the library or call 540-365-4420.  Your ILL requests using the online forms can be submitted at any time.

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May I borrow my textbooks through interlibrary loan?

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No. Most libraries, including Stanley Library, don't collect or circulate current textbooks.
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How do I submit an ILL request?

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Request items using the ILL Form or by using the “request interlibrary loan” link found in some search results on your citation page.

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What are some examples of practical uses for 3D printing?

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3D prints can be found useful in numerous applications, such as prototypes for entrepreneurs, architectural models for class projects and for any other low-volume, custom-prototype needs. For more information: https://libguides.ferrum.edu/3dprint
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How many assets does Stanley Library have?

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  • Just under 45,000 print books
  • 372,000+ e-books
  • 80+ full-text databases
  • 2,000+ DVDs
  • 33,000+ Streaming videos
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What is the circulation period for items received via ILL?

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Loan periods are established by the lending library but generally range from 4-8 weeks.  Due dates display on the book straps or stickers on the front of borrowed books.
Electronic copies are forwarded to your email with a link and password.  Articles will expire after 30 days.  Download the files to your computer for continued access.

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May I check out a laptop?

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Yes! The library has Chromebooks available to check out. The devices are available at the service desk, and circulate for three days.
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What equipment does the library have for patrons to check-out?

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The Library also has scientific calculators, camcorders, iPads, DVD players, and digital projectors that can be checked out. Overdue fines are $5/day on equipment. 
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Who can use the 3D printing service?

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While the 3D printer is open to all currently enrolled Ferrum College students, staff, and faculty in all disciplines the actual printing process is done through our Digital Media Center consultants. For more information: https://libguides.ferrum.edu/3dprint
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Who is eligible for ILL services?

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Ferrum faculty, staff, and students.

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Does the library have non-academic books for checkout as well?

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Yes! We have a growing collection of Leisure Reading books - for more information and current titles please check out the following link: https://libguides.ferrum.edu/leisure-reading/
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What is 3D printing?

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3D printing refers to rapid prototyping - creating a physical 3-dimensional object from a digital model. For more information : https://libguides.ferrum.edu/3dprint
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