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Lakeland Library Newsletter: June 2020

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Welcome to the Lakeland Library Newsletter!  Each month, we will showcase classes, events, and other fun and interesting facts about the Library and our staff. We will also keep you informed of new resources and services that are designed to assist you in your course work, and personal and professional lives. 


Circulation Services Updates

book shelf


Book returns will resume on Monday, August 3rd. Please return materials to books drops at one of the following locations:

  • Holden University Center - outdoor book drop on the south side of the building. 
  • E-building - lounge near the food kiosk. 
  • A-building - outside near the clock tower.
  • C-building - outside near the TLC. 

Curbside service coming Fall semester 2020! Check back for more details.


For questions regarding your library account please call 440-525-7424 or email



Reference Services Updates

research frustration

Need help with research? Lakeland's reference librarians remain online and ready to assist you with locating materials for all of your research assignments:

  • Chat with a reference librarian
  • Email the reference desk at
  • Call a research librarian at 440-525-7425
  • Sign up for a one-on-one research appointment on the video conferencing platform WebEx

Instructors: Don't forget to sign up for information literacy instruction for your Fall classes! Slots are available for synchronous instruction via the WebEx platform as well as asynchronous video and embedded Blackboard instruction. 


Library Holiday Hours


Lakeland Library will be closed, Friday, July 3th to observe the July 4th holiday. 

Summer Reading

E-reader on the beach

Summer is the time for sunshine, fun outdoor activities, and reading great books! Lakeland Library has all of your leisure and academic reading needs covered. Check out one of the resources below:

Online Book Discussion

Interested in participating in an Online Book Discussion?  Read the selected book or bring your own book to share and discuss. The next Online Book Discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22 at noon

"Lilac Girls: a novel" by Martha Hall Kelly. 

Email for additional information.

E-book Websites (Leisure)

Search for a book title that you have wanted to read, but never found the time! Find free e-books and audiobooks at:

Project Gutenberg



E-book Databases (Academic)

Lakeland Library has access to thousands of e-books on a variety of academic topics. Check out the e-book collections by clicking the links below, or email the Reference Desk at for more information. 

New E-books

New E-books at Lakeland Library


View new e-books that are available in the Lakeland Library Catalog by clicking on

New Library Materials, May 2020

 Click on the titles of the e-books and follow the links to the full text.

Free Summer Fun

Activities in Ohio and Online

Raised garden bed with plants

Looking for some free summer fun activities? Check out the following websites:

Lake Metroparks: Lake Erie Bluffs

Lake Erie Bluffs Towercam

Building a Raised Garden Bed

Technical Services

Technical Services Updates

Laptop, flowers and magazines

Serials: Do you love magazine articles but hate the subscription fees? As a Lakeland Library user you have access to thousands of magazines online! Search and browse for topics of interest in the eJournal Finder located under FiSH on the library homepage. You can now read articles covering subjects from Agriculture to Zoology. Save a tree and still read Sports Illustrated, just use eJournal Finder. 

Print issues of magazines will soon be available for check-out!

Interlibrary Loan: Need articles for your research? Interlibrary Loan is available to fulfill your article request needs. Please speak to a reference librarian through the chat box on the library homepage, call 440-525-7425, or complete an online ILL request form and we can get you the articles to further your studies!

Spotlight on E-Resources

Laptop, ipad, cell phone

Need additional academic articles, newspapers, magazines, or other learning materials? Check out the library's extensive access to online materials using the guides below:

Did you know?

The library continues to be a favorite destination among Americans

Summer Reading

According to McCarthy (2020), "Visiting the library remains the most common cultural activity Americans engage in, by far." A Gallup Poll conducted in 2019 includes data for physical trips to the library, but patrons, like Lakeland students, faculty, and staff, also virtually visit the library via the library homepage many times a year. See the full Gallup report for more details, and take advantage of the many resources your library offers, both physical and digital. We are here to help you!

Library Contact Information

General Information                                              Summer Sessions Hours                                    Web       

Location: Third Floor of C-Building                             M-Th: 8AM-8PM                                             Homepage
(C-3051)                                                                       Fri: 8AM-12PM                                               Youtube
Phone: 440.525.7424                                                  Sat: Closed                                               

Email:                   Sun: Closed  

                                                                                     Closed: Friday, July 3, Independence Day Observed                                                                                                                                                                          

Contributors to the June newsletter include: Linda Glasser, Ragan Snead, Ellen Strand, Cori Tatulinski.

Editor: Megan Mamolen

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