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Frequently Asked Questions about the library

Do I need an account to search the CALVIN catalog?

No.


Can I renew my books online?

Yes.  You will need your User ID number and PIN (both generated by the library).  Contact the library for your log in information.  ctslibrary@ctsnet.edu or 404.687.4610.


There is a book/article I want that you don't have.  How do I get it?

Click the Interlibrary Loan link under "I need material".  This takes you to OCLC Worldcat, which allows you to find and borrow material from libraries world-wide. Interlibrary loan is available only for current students, faculty, and staff.


Can I place a "hold" on something that's checked out?

Yes.  However, only items that are currently checked out can be held.  To place a hold locate the item you wish to have held, select the “place hold” button, and enter your login information and enter the date you wish the hold to expire.


 

How do I get my login information?

Your User ID is your library card number.  For current students, faculty, and staff this is the number on  your CTS identification card.  Your PIN is a number that is unique to CALVIN.  If you do not know your PIN call us at 404.687.4610.


How do I Check Out and Download eBooks on EBSCOhost to my computer through the Web-Based Interface?

  1. Download an eBook title from EBSCOhost by clicking on the “Download” link on the search result page or from within the detailed record 
  2. Create an account in EBSCO or log in to EBSCO.  This is a separate log in from CALVIN.  
  3. Select your preferred checkout period and click “Checkout & Download” 
  4. eBook is downloaded and viewable via Adobe® Digital Editions* on your computer 
*This free software can be installed from the Adobe® website, if not already on your computer or device.

How do I Check Out and Download eBooks on EBSCOhost to Portable Devices?

  1. Download an eBook title from EBSCOhost by clicking on the “Download” link on the search result page or from within the detailed record 
  2. Create an account in EBSCO or log in to EBSCO.  This is a separate log in from CALVIN. 
  3. Select your preferred checkout period and click “Checkout & Download”
  4. Drag and drop the title icon to your portable device 5. Read your eBook on your portable device* 
*In order for a portable device to be used with eBooks on EBSCOhost, it must be compatible with Adobe® Digital Editions.

Why can't I see the Korean (or other) font in CALVIN?

PC’s must have the Arial Unicode MS font installed.  For Apple Mac’s the Lucida Grande font must be installed.  



 

For help with downloading eBooks see the EBSCO tutorials.  http://support.ebsco.com/ebooks/