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Ordering Library Books Students of William Woods University must have a student ID to check out library books. If they already have library accounts at their local public library, they would have the option of ordering interlibrary loan books from the public library; however, they should be aware of the library’s overdue and fine policies. Need books in a hurry? You should search the ARTHUR catalog when you need books in a hurry and can’t wait 2‐3 days to receive a book through interlibrary loan (a link to the ARTHUR catalog can be found at: http://www.williamwoods.edu/academics/library/LibraryCatalog.asp). ARTHUR is a regional cluster of six libraries within the MOBIUS library system: the Columbia College and Stephens College libraries in Columbia; the Lincoln University library and Missouri State Library in Jefferson City; and the Westminster College and William Woods University libraries in Fulton. WWU students can check out books from any of these locations using their WWU student ID. If you plan to check out or pick up books at any of these locations, make sure to check the library’s open hours. First Step: Checking Your Library Account If you have not checked out books before using your WWU ID, you should check your library account first. On the WWU library homepage, click on Your Library Account link near the lower right side of the page (https://arthur.missouri.edu/patroninfo~S5). Enter FirstName LastName in the first field (Barb Davis), and six‐digit student ID number, followed by WW, in the second field (123456WW). If an error comes up saying the information was invalid, please contact the library for assistance at (573) 592‐4289 or firstname.lastname@example.org. William Woods University – Dulany Library If you have used your WWU ID to check out books previously, or if you are able to log in without any difficulties and do not have any blocks on your library account due to fines, etc., you may proceed with searching the catalog to check out or request books. Click on the Arthur Home link near the top of the screen to get to the ARTHUR catalog if you have already logged in, or go to http://arthur.missouri.edu if you are not logged in. Searching the ARTHUR catalog (http://arthur.missouri.edu) The catalog defaults to searching all six ARTHUR libraries at once. To search a specific library, choose it from the dropdown menu; OR, click on the name of the preferred library below the search field for additional search options. For advanced searching of all the libraries, click on “All Arthur Library Collections.” After conducting a search, click on a title for more information about the item. The location states which library or libraries own an item. A book that is located at the WWU library will have “WmWoods” in the location. The “STATUS” field shows whether or not the book is available for checkout. If there is a due date, or it says “LIB USE ONLY”, the book is not available to be checked out of the library building. Ordering and renewing books through the library catalog, Fall 2008 2 William Woods University – Dulany Library To get more information about an item, click on the title. The expanded view of a record, after clicking on the title, looks like this: If you want to check out an available item from a library nearby, you can go directly to that library and check the book(s) out using your William Woods student ID card. If you do not not live in Callaway County and want to order a book that indicates it is owned by William Woods University, we can pull the book and send it to you. You should receive the item within 2‐3 days. To receive a book directly from the WWU Library, e‐mail the interlibrary loan assistant, Nasha Richmond, at email@example.com with all of the item details (title, author, call number, etc.) as well as a mailing address. A return shipping label and prepaid postage label will be provided for returning the item. If you decide that you want a book that is not at one of the local ARTHUR libraries (for example, if you live in Jefferson City, but the book is available at one of the libraries in Columbia, and you do not want to drive to Columbia to get the book), you can request that the book be sent to a nearby library to pick up (in this instance, you would prefer to pick the book up at the Lincoln University library or Missouri State Library in Jefferson City). Having a book sent to a desired pickup location in this manner should take no more than 2‐3 working days, but in rare instances may take up to 5 days. To request the book, click on the blue Request button near the bottom left side of the screen in the item record. Ordering and renewing books through the library catalog, Fall 2008 3 William Woods University – Dulany Library If you are not already logged in, you will have to go through the login process: OR, if you are already logged in, you will come to a screen similar to this: Choose the preferred local pickup location from the dropdown box. (“Cancel if not filled by” means that after this date, the book is no longer needed and the request will be cancelled. It is not necessary to fill this out, but if doing so, give ample time for delivery.) Submit. A successful request will bring up this screen: You will receive an e‐mail at your William Woods e‐mail account when the book has arrived at the chosen pickup location. The book may be returned at the same pickup location or at any of the other ARTHUR libraries. Expanding the Search If you have allowed plenty of time in order to receive library resources and know that you may need to order from a library that is not local, you may prefer to search the MOBIUS catalog to find books. MOBIUS consists of more than 60 libraries in Missouri; therefore, there is a much larger selection of titles available through MOBIUS than through the six libraries in ARTHUR. A request made through MOBIUS can be picked up at any MOBIUS library; you can choose which library you want to pick the book up at. For example, a student in Jefferson City could choose to pick up a book at Missouri River Regional Library instead of at Lincoln University or the Missouri Ordering and renewing books through the library catalog, Fall 2008 4 William Woods University – Dulany Library State Library, or a student in Columbia could pick a book up at the University of Columbia instead of at the Columbia College or Stephens College libraries. Or, if you are going to be visiting a different location in the state, you would be able to pick a book up at any participating MOBIUS library statewide. You would need to find out which cluster the library is in (a link to the list of participating libraries is provided when making a loan request), and could choose the preferred pickup location when making the request. A link to the MOBIUS catalog can be found at: http://www.williamwoods.edu/academics/library/LibraryCatalog.asp/. The default search screen of the MOBIUS library catalog. The results screen after conducting a search does not show availability; you must click on an individual title for more information. Ordering and renewing books through the library catalog, Fall 2008 5 William Woods University – Dulany Library To find out if an item is available, click on Display Holdings of MOBIUS Libraries. If the item is AVAILABLE, click on REQUEST THIS ITEM. You will be asked which cluster you are affiliated with –WWU students should choose ARTHUR. Ordering and renewing books through the library catalog, Fall 2008 6 William Woods University – Dulany Library The next screen will ask for login information: First Name Last Name, plus six‐digit student ID number followed by WW. If you will be picking the book up at one of the six ARTHUR libraries, you should choose ARTHUR as the Pickup Cluster. If you wish to pick it up at a different MOBIUS library, you can click on the What’s My Cluster? link near the upper left side of the screen for a list of libraries and the cluster they belong to. After choosing a cluster, you must choose which library you want to pick the book up at. After an order is successfully submitted, the screen will show: You will receive an e‐mail at your William Woods account when the book reaches the pickup location. Ordering books through MOBIUS should take 2‐3 working days, but may take up to 5 days. Library Account: Renewals, etc. You can check the status of your library account and request renewals through the ARTHUR catalog by logging in as instructed on page 1 (from the library homepage, http://www.williamwoods.edu/academics/library/index.asp, near the lower right side, click on Your Library Account). Login information is: FirstName LastName, and 6‐digit student ID number followed by WW. Ordering and renewing books through the library catalog, Fall 2008 7 William Woods University – Dulany Library Click on Checked Out. To renew, options are to Renew All or select individual items to renew, then choose Renew Marked. If renewal is granted, new due date will appear in STATUS column. Ordering and renewing books through the library catalog, Fall 2008 8