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All about 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.

One more reason to plan ahead when researching

There are two systems through which WOU students, faculty, and staff can obtain books from other libraries that we don’t have in Hamersly: Summit and Interlibrary Loan. What does this mean for you? It’s a matter of time: Summit items get to you in 3-5 days, while Interlibrary Loan items take longer, sometimes up to [more…]

Streamlined Summit Requesting

You may remember that last summer, Hamersly Library migrated to a new system, Primo. Our library was part of the third cohort of the Orbis Cascade Alliance’s shared library system project. Now that the final cohort has migrated, we are now ready roll out an enhancement to the Summit requesting process. Currently the Primo link “Request item (about 5 [more…]

New library system is live

It’s here! Our new library system is now up and running. The biggest change for you, as a library user, will likely be the new online search interface called Primo, which you will use to locate library materials within Hamersly Library and at our Summit partner libraries. Find Primo at the top of the library [more…]

Welcome to Primo

What is Primo? Primo is the new library search tool used to find items in Hamersly Library and our partner Summit libraries, as well as some articles and other electronic resources. Primo scopes allow you to define where your search is performed. You can select a scope in the drop-down menu right of the search box, or by [more…]

New library system coming in June

For the first time in over two decades, the library is transitioning to a new library management system. This system handles important library functions like circulation, ordering, and cataloging physical materials, as well as the many electronic materials that we own or license, such as databases, ebooks, and ejournals. The system also includes Primo, the [more…]

Hamersly Library closed the entire week of Christmas

Along with the rest of campus, Hamersly Library will be closed one full week of Winter Break.  Since you might be doing research, ordering materials for Winter Term, or needing to check out some books and videos to relax with, here are some tips to plan your library use: Our calendar provides a complete look [more…]

How to order a print book when Hamersly has the ebook

You may have noticed a lot of ebooks popping up in the library’s catalog–we have over 80,000 now! While they are often convenient and just what you need, other times you really want the printed material. Search for the book in the Summit catalog. Once you’ve verified the title and author, check the Edition/Format field.  [more…]

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