The online resources available through Preus Library are openly available to you when connected to the "LCGuest" network. This network is available in any building on campus, so you don't necessarily need to be in the library to continue your research!
Most of our electronic databases will give you the option to "Print" or "Save" articles to PDF format, which will allow you to keep a copy that you can read after you leave the library.
Many databases also will allow you to email links to yourself - NOTE: these links often do not include a copy of the article text, and will only work from on-campus.
You may use our public scanner/copiers to make a free PDF that will be sent to you by email, of the section of the book or article relevant to your topic. TIP: Start by scanning the title page of the book, so that you have all of the information needed to cite your sources!
The Notes app on iPhones and iPads is also a good tool for capturing a PDF of a print resource. Look for the camera icon within Notes, and then select the option to "Scan Documents."
Preus Library allows people age 18 and older, and who live in the Decorah area, to register for a "Community Borrower" card. If there are print library materials you would like to check out, ask your parents if they have registered. If not, they can come to the front desk of the library to fill out a request form, and then check out materials on your behalf.
Our license agreements with vendors prevent us from allowing off-campus access to our online resources, however you are welcome to return to Preus Library any time we are open to access online resources and browse print materials!