TechKnows: How to Take Out a Book

Hello again! This is Riley from the Help Desk, located at the Knowledge Bar. It’s been some time since the last TechKnows post, but this academic year is full of new additions and fun surprises. I’m here to help you understand just how the Learning Commons has changed to accommodate you!

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I don’t look like a bookshelf, but I am your friend! xoxo

First on the docket: taking out a book using the new KOHA CATALOG.

  1. Take out your phone, turn on your tablet, power up your laptop, or sit at a computer. You can request books from any device that connects to the Internet! That’s right, including your home computer.
  2. Navigate to the Marywood University home page. This page is the gateway to so many applications and helpful tidbits of information. Know it well!
  3. Click on Library at the bottom of the page. Easy enough!
  4. Locate Library Catalog / My Account and click. You’ll be transported directly to the Koha catalog!
  5. Once you’re in the catalog, the *first thing* to do is Log in to your account or use the quick login fields and use your MarywoodYou Portal login.  That pesky barcode number is no longer needed!
  6. Search for the book you need using the search bar. Once you find the terrific tome(s) you were looking for, click Place hold (you can also put multiple books in your Cart and request them all at once).
  7. Items will be ready to pick up (depending on specified location) at the Knowledge Bar, Architecture Library, or Curriculum Lab! Just ask anyone at the respective locations and have your Marywood ID ready.

In just a few simple steps, an near infinite amount of books can be in your hands. You can take out movies the same way; just search and follow the instructions above. As for books that are in the Marketplace, you can find them on the shelves located next to the computers and take them to the main desk to check out.

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Really, I’m quite simple to use! Give me a try 🙂

Fun Fact: If you can’t find a book in the Koha catalog, use the PALCI/E-ZBorrow link while logged into the catalog. You will be automatically logged in, so you can immediately begin searching and request books through interlibrary loan!

As always, if you have any further questions, visit the friendly techs and clerks at the Knowledge Bar! We’re always happy to help.

This is Riley, signing off!


Do you have any suggestions for future TechKnows posts? Leave a comment below!

 

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TechKnows: Printing

Hello, and welcome to the very first “Tech Knows” post! My name is Riley from the Help Desk, located at the Knowledge Bar. These posts will essentially be mini-guides on how to get the most out of your Learning Commons experience. The Help Desk has received a lot of questions on how to print, so I’m here to provide a quick-and-easy answer.

STOP! BEFORE YOU PRINT, MAKE SURE OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • The GO Print symbol is in the bottom right task bar. If not, restart the computer.
  • You have enough Pacer Points to print. Check by double-clicking on the GO Print symbol and signing in with your MarywoodYOU Portal username and password. On the right you should see your funds. If you don’t have enough, see below.
  • The printer selected for the job is “gplrcrefb” (black and white) or “gplrcrefc” (color). If not, select it in the drop-down box.

If you don’t have Pacer Points:

  1. Sign in to the MarywoodYOU Portal.
  2. Click on “Manage your Pacer Points” in the left column.
  3. Sign in with your MarywoodYOU Portal username and password.
  4. If you do not have a credit card logged in to the system, click on “Add Credit Card” and have your card ready to fill in the fields.
  5. Click on “Add Funds” on the home page.
  6. Fill in the fields and click “Continue.” Tip: minimum is $10. You get a 10% bonus when you add $20 or more.
  7.  Click “Add Funds” and your transaction will process.
  8. You should see your new balance on the home page.

Tip: these are not the same as meal plan points. You can use these Pacer Points for anything on campus, printing and food included.

Now that you have Pacer Points, print away!

Keep in mind that printing in black and white is six (6) cents a page and printing in color is twenty-five (25) cents a page. You can print to any GO Print printer on campus, but the library printers are gplrcrefb (black and white) and gplrcrefc (color).

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As always, if you have any further questions, visit us at the Knowledge Bar! We’re always happy to help.

This is Riley, signing off!

Do you have any suggestions for other Tips & Tricks? Leave a comment below!