Library - Newsletter

Introducing Cameron University's New Automated Library Management System

CUSISCameron Library has "migrated" its online catalog and its acquisitions, cataloging, and circulation functions to a new automated system.  As a result, patrons can now search the library's holdings with greater efficiency and effectiveness, view their own circulation accounts, renew materials online, and request items on loan to others. 

Patrons can make book purchase recommendations and view information about serial issue expected and received dates.  During the next few months, librarians will configure the system to enable simultaneous searching of multiple databases and digitization of materials related to Cameron's history. 

Librarians are in the process of creating printed online catalog use directions and classroom instruction sessions designed to enable students and faculty members to best use the system. 

Revised Classroom Instruction Sessions

Professors who schedule library instruction sessions for classes will enable students to receive instruction in use of the new online catalog:
Cameron University Scholarly Information Source

Contact a Reference Librarian at 581-2957 to schedule a class!   

Overdue Material E-mail Notification

My circulation accountThe new system's circulation module employs email to notify faculty and staff members about overdue materials.  Faculty and staff members who observe due dates will avoid suspension of library privileges and lost item billing. 

The librarians encourage faculty and staff members to view their circulation accounts periodically and to use the online renewal feature to prevent materials still in use from becoming overdue. 

Online Renewal

To renew materials online prior to their due dates, faculty and staff members may view their circulation accounts and follow self-book-renewal directions.  From the Cameron University Scholarly Information Source home page, choose the option entitled "My circulation account," and complete the requested identification information. 

Then view a list of items on loan, and follow self-loan-renewal directions.  (Those lacking myCU passwords may contact a circulation assistant to receive library-specific passwords). 

Electronic Article Delivery

Upon request, interlibrary loan can deliver electronically many interlibrary loan articles to faculty and staff members. 

To register for this service, contact Belinda at 581-2382. 

Request an Item on Loan

To request a Cameron University Library book or recording that is on loan to another patron, view the item's catalog record and select the Request Selected Item option.  Library staff members will notify the requestor when the item becomes available. 

Submit a Book Purchase Request Online

Cameron University Library's home page links to a book purchase request form that enables library patrons to submit suggestions for additions to the collection.  Faculty members who wish to request items be purchased in support of specific Cameron programs should identify themselves by name and department when submitting requests. 

Contact Information

(580) 581-2957
2800 W. Gore Blvd
Lawton, OK 73505