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Library Instruction

For library instruction in your class, contact Mary Barrett, Reference Librarian, to schedule it.

Online tutorials can be found in PrepStep. You may also use the library's interactive tutorial EMPOWER.

ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox: A Platform and Repository for Sharing Framework Materials

Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education

Link to Library Databases and Articles

If you are off-campus, you must add in front of the URL for the article. This directs the link to go through the library's password protection system. Once it is added to the URL, you will be prompted to log into the library and then the article will open.

Off-campus Access

You will be prompted to log in with your PSC Single Sign On login credentials (e.g. myPSC login) when you attempt to access any password-protected resources or sources.

If your login doesn't work, try resetting your password through TrueYou. Contact the Library if you need further assistance.

Recommendations for Purchases

Contact Veronica Meier, Library Director, if you have a recommendation for a purchase.

One-time purchases such as books, DVDs, and eBooks will be considered with regards to the current budget.

Purchase of titles in eBook format depends on if it is available through the library's eBook vendors. Some publishers will not sell their eBooks to libraries and the cost of eBooks for libraries may be six times the consumer price.

Annual subscriptions for periodicals and databases will be considered for the next budget year since they require a continuous commitment in the budget with yearly increases in cost.


The library can place purchased items from the library collection and from your personal library on reserve without permission from the copyright owner.

Reproduced or copied materials that are not in the public domain must have the permission of the copyright owner before being placed on reserve. This includes video tapes and DVDs that are recordings of televised programs. An alternative to placing copies on reserve is putting the entire book or periodical on reserve.

Copyright permission must also be granted for electronic copies. Alternatives to posting the complete electronic copy are post the link to the full text article or provide a citation to have your students locate the full text.

How do I obtain copyright permission?
Start with contacting the publisher. The publisher will inform you if the author retained copyright permission and should provide you with the means to contact the author. Sample letters requesting permission may be found at Columbia University Libraries webpage for "Copyright Advisory Office". Contact Veronica Meier, Library Director, if you need further assistance.

How long can a reserve be checked out by my students?
You determine if it is checked out for 2 hours (in-library use only), overnight, or 7 days.

How do I place items on reserve?
To place items on reserve, drop them off at the front desk and complete the reserve form. Please give us 2 business days to process the items.

Checkout and Renew Library Materials

Faculty may check out library materials from any collection including reference and periodicals (bound and unbound). All materials except DVDs and CDs check out for 3 weeks; DVDs and CDs check out for 1 week. However, the due date may be edited upon request if a material is needed longer.

To renew materials, contact the library.

Renewing items requested through interlibrary loan must be approved by the lending library. Contact us and we will ask for a renewal for you.

Materials may be returned inside at the front desk or outside at the dropbox beside the back entrance to the library from the parking lot.

Peru State College Library
600 Hoyt Street | Peru, NE | (402) 872-2311