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E-book Downloads

Ebrary, one of the library's eBook vendors, has recently enabled off-line reading of books, as well as transfer to portable eReaders. Any user with the free Adobe Digital Editions software may now download these eBooks provided by the library and read offline or on a compatible device. For more information about the library's eBooks, including offline reading and device compatibility, see our guide here.

Spring 2011 Library Newsletter

The Spring 2011 Library Newsletter is here.

Writing Center opens a satellite in the Library

Need help with your writing?

A writing center staff member is now available in the Library.

When: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 11:00am until 2:00pm.

Where: First Floor, Near the Library Instruction Room.

No appointment necessary. Visit limited to 10 minutes.

Fall 2010 Library Newsletter

The Fall 2010 Library Newsletter is here!

Try-It! Illinois

Friday, October 1 marks the beginning of this year's Try-It! Illinois. Through November 30, Illinois librarians and library users will have trial access to dozens of databases. A wide variety of subject specific and general resources will be available to you at no cost, so use as much as you want.

The website for Try-It! Illinois is Access will require a login, which you get from the Info Desk:

During the next two months, if you're curious about a database you've never tried, want to see what's new in a given subject, or if the library's databases seem to have a gap, go ahead and see what's available. When you're done, tell us what you think at

Welcome to Cougarville

SIUE Celebrates Homecoming 2010 during the week of October 4-9. Lovejoy Library invites all alums and current members of the SIUE community to visit us and inspect the ongoing renovation of the first floor facilities, the recently-opened North side entrance and patio garden, and the library's newly-redesigned exhibit of Louis Sullivan building ornament (second floor) collected by the late Richard Nickel.

As its special contribution to Homecoming 2010, Lovejoy Library presents a visual display honoring the history of the Mississippi River Festival at SIUE. Created by Kathy Bouman, the current display (located on the first floor) is based upon resources developed by University Archivist Steve Kerber, and his associate Amanda Bahr Evola, for their MRF book and for the Archives' MRF website

On Friday, October 8, a compilation of timeless classic songs of the 1960s and 1970s performed by the same artists who performed them onstage at the MRF will be played in Lovejoy Library and snacks will be distributed. Please come visit us and join our Homecoming party.

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