After many years of loaning laptop computers to Temple University students, the Paley Library will no longer loan laptops from its Circulation/Reserve Desk in the Tuttleman Building as of August 17th 2012. The decision to end the program was brought about by a confluence of factors. While this has been a valued service for many years, as more students bring their own laptops to campus there is a declining need to make laptops available for loan. To responsibly manage the Libraries’ budget we must make careful and informed decisions about the library services in which we will invest.Tablet computers, such as iPads, have grown in popularity, so we will be increasing the number of tablet computers available for loan. For those who still want to borrow a laptop, the TECH Center continues to have laptops available for short-term (three hour) loan periods.
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New Look and URL for E-ZBorrow
As of today E-ZBorrow has a new URL.
It is https://e-zborrow.relaisd2d.com/gateway/TEMPLE.html
At the same time E-ZBorrow is introducing a new user interface that we hope will make searching and requesting easier and more efficient. While the search box is unchanged, the display of the results is more clear and on the left margin you can limit the search with a variety of screening tools.
Once you select a book to obtain from the result list, you’ll see it is much easier to request that book.
We value any feedback you may have. If you would like additional assistance with E-ZBorrow contact pmyers@temple,edu or 215-204 -0749.
If you have trouble logging in or making requests please call 215 204 -0744.
Loan period for E-ZBorrow books extended
Starting on Monday July 16th your E-ZBorrow books can be borrowed for six weeks, with one six week renewal. Formerly the loan period was four weeks.
This change has been made in response to many requests from our borrowers for a longer loan period.
If you have questions please call 215 204-0744.
Look for New EZ Borrow Interface
On Monday March 28th we anticipate launching a new version of EZBorrow. This new version is intended to improve and simplify the system, improve the quality of the search engine, and streamline the results and request process. Although the new system has undergone development and testing over the past few months, this will be the first large-scale use of the new interface. While we hope it will go well, we wanted the Temple University community to be aware of the migration to the new interface and the possibility of bugs that might require our attention. We believe you will find this new version of EZBorrow a nice improvement, but please let us know if you encounter any difficulties or problems. Please contact Penelope Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Circulation Services Desk at 215-204-0744.
Paley Open 24 Hours Starting Monday December 6
Starting Monday morning December 6th, Paley Library will be open 24 hours a day through the end of finals on Saturday December 18th. Paley will close at 5 p.m. on Saturday December 18th. During this time, the circulation/reserve desk in Tuttleman and the reference desk in Paley will close at their regular times, but the building will be open 24/7 for studying and research. Hours for other library locations are available here.
Students can access all articles on course reserve through our e-reserve service in the Diamond catalog by following the links for Reserve / E-Reserve. Books can be checked out using the 2 self-check machines in Paley opposite the reference desk.
— Penelope Myers, Head of Access Services
New easier way to request materials
Temple Libraries is pleased to announce a new service that greatly simplifies requests for library materials from other campus libraries and the Library Depository. When you search the Diamond catalog and you find a book or an article in a bound volume that is at the Ambler Library and you’re at Main Campus, for example, all you have to do is click on the request button at the top of the catalog record, login using your access net account, indicate where you want to pick the material up, and hit the submit button. It’s that easy. We’ve eliminated those cumbersome forms. Also, for articles in bound volumes, you will receive those electronically through your Temple email account. No need to come to the library to pick those up.
This service is available for all material that is currently requestable – that is bound journals from the Depository, journal articles in bound volumes, and circulating books. Books that don’t circulate such as reference books or books that are checked out or missing, may not be requested. This service covers material in the following libraries: Paley and Media Services; SEAL; Ambler; Harrisburg; and Health Sciences Libraries. If you want to request material from Paley, Media Services or SEAL your pickup location must be Ambler, Harrisburg, or the Health Sciences Libraries.
The screenshot below illustrates how Diamond now looks for books and journals that can be requested:
If you have any questions or concerns please call 215 204-0744 or email us at email@example.com
Try ILLIAD for your Interlibrary Loan needs
ILLIAD is our new service for requesting materials not available or not owned at any of our Temple University Libraries. To use ILLIAD you need to register as a first time user, and once you have done that all you need to do to use ILLIAD is to login with your Temple access net account and password. Then you can request articles, book chapters, books not available at Temple or through E-ZBorrow, dissertations, conference proceedings, and anything else you need. Using ILLIAD you can check on the status of your requests, request renewals, and access articles you requested. It also keeps a history of your requests. A video is available to help you if you are using ILLIAD for the first time. Library patrons at the Paley, Law, Ambler, Tyler, SEAL, and Harrisburg Libraries need to use this login. For Kresge and South Libraries use this login. For the Podiatry library use this login. If you have any questions about this service please feel free to contact Penelope Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215 204-0749, or Justin Hill at email@example.com or 215 204-0752.
Welcome to ILLIAD for improved Interlibrary Loan Services
Temple University Libraries is pleased to announce our new Interlibrary Loan service ILLIAD. If you want to order material that is unavailable or not owned by Temple libraries just go to ILLIAD and log in as a first time user and then you can request what you need. Whenever you return to ILLIAD all you will need to do is log in with your Temple access net login and password. Then you can request articles, book chapters, books not available at Temple or through E-ZBorrow, dissertations, conference proceedings, and anything else you need. Using ILLIAD you can check on the status of your requests, request renewals, and access articles you requested. It also keeps a history of your requests.
If you have any questions about this service please feel free to contact Penelope Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215 204-0749, or Justin Hill at email@example.com or 215 204-0752.
Leisure Reading Collection Moving to a New Location
As part of the first floor renovations happening this summer, we are moving the leisure reading collection today to the shelves at the end of the first floor east across from the windows looking out on the Bell Tower. They will stay there until the renovations are finished. Their new home will be where the current reference desk is. We will have signs pointing to the new location. Please ask staff if you have any questions or need any help.
New Books Have Moved to a New Location
For the duration of the first floor renovations this summer we have moved the new books to the area in front of the circulation/reserve desk in Tuttleman. You may check out as many new books as you want. We change the displays every Monday and we send all the new books from the previous week to be shelved in the Paley stacks. They will stay in this new location until the renovations are finished. Their new home will be where the current reference desk is.