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Can an ILLiad book be renewed?

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Sometimes!  Some libraries will allow you to renew the items they lend us through ILLiad while some will not let you do that.  ILLiad renewals can only be made during the 5 days before the item is due.  To renew an ILLiad item: Login to your ILLiad account On the left, click "Checked Out Items" Click your item's "Transaction Number" in the left column Click the red "Renew Request" at the top. If ... read more


I am a Viterbo alumni.  Can I still use library services?

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Yes, Viterbo alumni have access to the following library privileges: Check out library materials (does not include equipment or non-circulating items such as reference books) Access newspapers, periodicals, and reference materials within the library Use library computers Use online databases in the library (off-campus access is not available for alumni) Printing and photocopying with the purchase ... read more


Where do I find reference resources?

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Reference resources are usually things like dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks or other resources with great background information.   We have two main online reference resources: Credo Reference and Gale Virtual Reference Library.  Credo Reference is a database which provides full-text online versions of hundreds of high quality reference books in a wide variety of subjects.  Gale Virtual Ref ... read more


Where can I find a restroom in the library?

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There are two individual, unisex restrooms near the front entrance of the library (across the hall from the entrance to Franny's/Einstein's).  There are also restrooms on the first floor of the library, near the very end of the main hall on the right hand side as you are walking towards the back.  There are also restrooms on the second floor of the library across from the library instruction compu ... read more


How can I find out if the library owns a book?

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Check VitCat to see if Viterbo has the book you are interested in. Enter the title of the book you are interested in the search box on the library home page.  For this example, we'll search for the book Spillover: animal infections and the next human pandemic by David Quammen. After you hit enter, you will be brought to your list of results for your search.  In this case, Spillover is the first r ... read more


How can I find an article by its DOI?

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To find an article by its DOI, choose Does Viterbo own this journal from the library home page. In the second search box, enter your DOI to see if Viterbo has access to that article.  


How do I find an article from its citation?

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To find an article from a citation, choose Does Viterbo own this journal on the library home page. Enter the name of the journal in the first search box.  If Viterbo has access to that journal, you will see a list of databases that journal is available in and the date ranges the journal is available.  Choose a database and either browse to the issue and article you want or use the search within th ... read more


Where is the lost and found?

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The campus wide lost and found is located at the Main Desk in the library.  


My teacher said an item was on reserve in the library.  What does that mean?

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When an instructor puts an item on reserve, it means that only people in your class are able to use that item while it is on reserve.  Just come to the Main Desk in the library with your instructor's name and the name of the item you need, and we will find it for you!


Where can I find writing and citation help?

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The Academic Resource Center provides writing and citation help through workshops, tutoring, and individual appointments.


What are the library hours?

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Check the library hours page for the library's current operating hours.


Where can I add money to my print account?

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You can add money to your print account at the Main Desk in the library.


Where can I check out a book?

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You can check out a book at the Main Desk in the library.  You can still check out books even if you don't have your student ID with you!


How can I place a book on hold?

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To place a book on hold, first sign into your VitCat account with your Viterbo username and password. After you are signed in, find the item that you would like to place on hold.  Click the title of the book to open what is called the record page.  Click the place hold button. On the following page, hit the Submit button and your hold will be placed.  We will email you when it is ready and you ca ... read more


Who was Todd Wehr?

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C. Frederick "Todd" Wehr (1889-1965), industrialist and philanthropist, was co-founder of the Wehr Steel Company and the founder of the Todd Wehr Foundation, Inc. Wehr was a graduate of West Division High School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He and his brothers comprised the executive team of the Wehr Steel Company, which was founded in 1910 by his father, ... read more


Does the library have textbooks?

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No the library does not promote the borrowing or lending of text books.  Purchasing or renting text books is an essential part of your educational experience at Viterbo.


Where is the Learning Commons located?

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The Learning Commons is located on the second floor of the library in room 248.


How can I renew my books online?

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To renew a book online, first sign into your VitCat account with your Viterbo username and password. After you are signed in, click the My Library Account link again to see your account information. Find the item you would like to renew and click the Renew button on the right hand side of the screen.    


Do you have headphones I could borrow?

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Yes!  You can check out headphones for in library use at the Main Desk of the library.


Can I bring food or drinks into the library?

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Yes! Absolutely - the library is a friendly place for food and beverages.


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