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Andruss Library and Other Tutorials

Use these tutorials to become familiar using Andruss Library resources!

Remote Access

Remote Access (off-campus access) to most subscription databases, from computers not connected to the University's network, is available by using the Library Number from a Bloomsburg University ID using the Pilot Patron Authentication System, or by using the username and password you use to log onto oncampus computers.

When Off-Campus Access is Denied
1. Omit all spaces between library card numbers. Card activation status may be checked by calling the Library's Circulation Desk at 570-389-4205. Remote access is not provided to the general public, including those with Pennsylvania Resident cards.

2. Version 4.0 or higher of both Netscape and Internet Explorer are recommended for most databases. If you are experiencing difficulties, you may wish to change your browser preferences to allow cookies and enable Java and Javascript. Some browsers may present difficulties with some databases, so if one browser does not work, try another.

If all the above steps are taken and access continues to be denied, call (570-389-4801) or Email the Database Coordinator and provide as much information as possible, including the address of the page which had the link to the database you could not access.

Ways to get help

There are lots of ways to get help --

  • If you're in the Library, stop by the Circulation Desk on the 1st floor for help or my office, AL 239.
  • Contact your Library Liaison (me) by phone, 570.389.4226, or email at to ask a question or schedule an appointment.
  • From the Library Home Page, choose Ask a Librarian--from there you can call, text, tweet, submit a question online, chat, or schedule an appointment with a librarian for research help.
  • On-Call Research Assistance at 570-389-4204
  • Contact the Circulation Desk at 570-389-4205
  • Computer Consultant at the Circulation Desk at 570-389-4205

Good luck!

Graduate Study Room

The Graduate/Faculty Study Room, AL 411, on the fourth floor of the Library, is intended exclusively for the use of Bloomsburg University graduate students and faculty who are in need of a quiet study area. The room may be accessed by using your BU ID card.Lockers are available in the room on a first-request basis. Keys may be acquired at the Circulation Desk located on the first floor of the Library. Rules and regulations governing the use of lockers will be supplied when the requests for keys are made.The Graduate/Faculty Study Room is equipped with several computer stations and a printer. If problems of any sort occur they should be reported to the Circulation Desk by using one of the intercom phones conveniently located on the fourth floor.

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