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How can I install MobilePrint (HoundPrint) on my personal laptop, tablet, or smartphone?

Last updated on Sep 05, 2023    technology

Follow these helpful instructions to use MobilePrint on your personal devices.  If you get stuck, ask a librarian for help or visit the IT Help Desk!

Works with: personal computers, laptops, iPads, smartphones, Chromebooks

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My professor put an item on reserve.  Where can I find it?

Last updated on Jan 09, 2023    textbooks borrowing

Print items placed on reserve are shelved behind the Front Desk of the Library.  They can only be used within the Library building.  A complete list of our print reserve items can be found by following the Course Reserves button on the Library homepage.

All electronic reserves, such as articles and book chapters, are posted to the Brightspace course page.  To access the readings, click on e-Reserves under Content when logged in to your course page in Brightspace.

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How can I print multiple Powerpoint slides per page?

Last updated on Jan 09, 2023   

If you are using MobilePrint to print Powerpoint slides from your personal computer, you can print multiple slides per page by following these steps:

On a Mac computer:

  1. Download the Powerpoint file
  2. Go to "File" then "Print".  Click "Show Details" and under "Layout" select the option you would like to use
  3. At the bottom of the "Show Details" box, select "Save as PDF".  Name the new PDF file and save it to your computer
  4. Upload the new PDF file to MobilePrint

On a Windows computer:

  1. Download the Powerpoint file
  2. Go to "File" then "Print".  Under "Settings", use the dropdown menu to select the layout option you would like to use
  3. Click on the "Printers" dropdown to select "Adobe PDF".  Click the "Print" button to download and save the new PDF file.
  4. Upload the new PDF file to MobilePrint
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Can I borrow an eBook through ILL?

Last updated on Jan 09, 2023    ebook InterLibrary Loan

If you make an interlibrary loan request for an eBook, it will be sent to you as a physical book if it's available (libraries are not allowed to send electronic copies of eBooks).
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Who can visit the library?

Last updated on Aug 23, 2023    basics

The library is open to all members of the Assumption community, as well as outside visitors.
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How do I reserve a study room?

Last updated on Aug 23, 2023    library spaces

Study rooms can be reserved by using the Book a Study Room button on the left side of the Library homepage.  Six study rooms are available on the first floor, and three additional study rooms are available on the third floor.  Reservations are limited to 2 hours per day and may be made up to 2 weeks in advance.

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Where can I find case studies in business?

Last updated on Jan 09, 2023    databases find sources

Business case studies are available through multiple library databases.  Watch our video to learn more:

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Where can I find the Wall Street Journal?

Last updated on Aug 23, 2023    databases find sources

Recent print issues of the Wall Street Journal have moved to the second floor of the Library.  They are available for in-library use only.  You can find online versions of the Wall Street Journal through our library databases.  Watch our video to learn more:

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Why can't I view my eBook, even after I see that you have it?

Last updated on Jan 09, 2023    ebook

 

Some eBooks may only be viewed by one user at a time, some for 3 users,  and others have unlimited access. To ensure fastest access to an eBook, please close your browser window when you are done viewing an eBook. This will allow it to be used as soon as possible for the next person.

In addition, each eBook will have different limits for what can be printed, copied, or downloaded. It will sometimes be stated in the notes area of the book:

Please see our guide on eBooks for what you need to know about eBooks.

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How can I connect to the wireless network?

Last updated on Aug 23, 2023    technology

Assumption University students can connect to the ACStudent wireless network by entering their Assumption username and password. 

Visitors to the library that are not affiliated with Assumption University can connect to the ACGuest network by following the registration instructions to receive a temporary password.  The ACGuest network is not secure and will not provide access to library databases.

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How do I make copies?

Last updated on Aug 23, 2023    technology

Use our free scanner to send files directly to HoundPrint.

We have an easy to use, touch-screen scanner located on the first floor of the Library.  You can send files directly to HoundPrint, or email them to any email address.  You can also save your scans as audio files or PDFs to your USB device.

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Can I download an entire eBook to my device?

Last updated on Jan 09, 2023    ebook technology

To download an entire eBook to any device, you must also download the free Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) software/app and have (or create) an Adobe ID.  (An Adobe ID is different from your Assumption ID.)  When you download an eBook, it opens in Adobe Digital Editions, and you can read your book offline.  After the checkout period is over, it remains in your ADE library with a status of Expired.  To continue reading, you have to download it again.  

Here is a helpful video about downloading Adobe Digital Editions on a computer.  (Note, the process is similar on a mobile device--you still need to download the ADE app from your device's app store and create an Adobe ID.) 

Please see our Troubleshooting Tips for more information on downloading to MacOS, iOS, Windows, or Android

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Where is the French Institute located?

Last updated on Aug 23, 2023    library spaces

The French Institute has relocated from its longtime home on the 3rd floor of the d'Alzon Library to the 3rd floor in La Maison Française.

To contact the French Institute, please email lchoquet@assumption.edu.

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How do I check out books?

Last updated on Jan 09, 2023    basics borrowing

You must present a current Assumption University ID card in order to borrow library material.  Students may borrow books from the Library's circulating collection for 21 days.  Items may be renewed online by logging in to My Account in our Library Catalog or by contacting the Library Front Desk at 508.767.7135.  Students may borrow up to 15 items at a time.  

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Can I print in the library?

Last updated on Aug 23, 2023    technology

Library printers are located on the first floor.  Users may print from the library computers or their own personal devices.  All printers are black and white only, and free of charge.  

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What time does the Library open or close?

Last updated on Aug 23, 2023    hours

Visit our online Library Calendar available on the Library homepage to see our current operating hours.

Library hours change depending on the academic calendar. The hours are often extended during finals  and may be shortened during holidays or breaks.

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Is there a place in the Library where I can watch a DVD?

Last updated on Jan 09, 2023   

Yes!  Our largest group study room is set up to allow for DVD viewing.  Additionally, the Library has two small portable DVD players that can be checked out from the Front Desk and used anywhere inside the Library.  These devices do not need to be connected to a computer or any other monitor.  Simply find a comfy spot to sit and enjoy!
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Do you have head phones that I can borrow?

Last updated on Jan 09, 2023    technology borrowing

Yes, head phones can be checked out from the Front Desk to be used within the Library building only.

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Where are the Bibles, Bible commentaries, and Bible dictionaries?

Last updated on Jan 09, 2023    find sources

Many of these books are shelved on the first floor of the library. They are part of the reference collection and are available for in-library use only.  You may scan the sections you need.

There are additional copies shelved on the third floor and available to be checked out from the library. To find a specific title and location information (call number) you can use the main search bar on the Library homepage or ask us!

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How can I easily format my citations with a hanging indent?

Last updated on Jan 09, 2023    citations

Most citation styles, including MLA and APA, require that your citations be formatted with a hanging indent.  This means that the first line of the citation is aligned with the left side margin, and each subsequent line is indented.  This can be a time consuming process to set up manually, but luckily there are tools to help you do this faster!  View our Writing/Citing Guide for examples and watch our video to learn more:

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