GARLAND LIBRARY

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Library will be closed Sunday and Monday, Jan. 19th and 20th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. *Regular hours resume Tuesday, Jan. 21st.
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REEL ‘N PAGE JULY 2018 – JUNE 2019

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Usage Statistics for July 2018 – June 2019 Academic Year

Greeneville Library
Greeneville Library
Physical Use
In House Patrons 68522
Days Open 268
Average Daily Attendance 254
Circulation
Books 418
Reserves 129
Media 30
E-books 29593
Study Room Keys 727
Reference
In house 1810
Phone 254
Email 30
Total 2094
Library Instruction Sessions
Distance Education 11
Residential 17
Book Loans
Inter-library Loan (OCLC Worldshare) Requests Received: 142
Requests initiated: 403
Inter-Campus (All Campus Locations)
Online Usgae
Online Usgae
Users 7584
Sessions 21670
Page Views 58628
Database Searches 252,017 *some data is missing
Community User Logins 63 * Greeneville only
December 18, 2019 Hours

Library closed Dec 18, 11am to 1pm

Christmas and New Years Hours 2019

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Library Hours for Finals Week
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Library Hours for Thanksgiving

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Veterans Day Ceremony
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Trick or Treat in the Library!

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Fall Break Hours 2019

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Introducing OpenAthens

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The Thomas J. Garland Library is very excited to announce that we have implemented OpenAthens.

What is OpenAthens?

OpenAthens is an access management platform, allowing libraries to enable and monitor access to subscribed online content. Access and authentication are managed simply, securely and effectively while providing insight and data that supports the information needs of the institution.

What will change?

There will be no change to the number of resources the library subscribes to, so you should still be able to continue with your work and research with very little disruption to your workflow.

You will now be able to use your institutional credentials to authenticate to your favorite online resource platforms both on and off-site, giving you the flexibility to start your research wherever you are.

Use the following guides to help you log in:

OpenAthens Log In Guide for Students

OpenAthens Log In Guide for Faculty/Staff

For OpenAthens log in you will use the first part of your university email (ex. ldykes) and your password to that you use to log into campus lab computers, Moodle or WebAdvisor. If these do not work, you may need to contact the Tusculum Depart of Information Systems for a password confirmation or reset.

If you are not prompted to log in with OpenAthens, you will log in with the ACA (Appalachian College Association), this will use your last name for the username and your Tusculum ID# as password, see example below.
Username: last name (example: johnson)

Barcode/Password: lowercase t0000 + 7 digit ID # (example: t00001234567)

On-site IP authentication

The library will continue to provide an IP authentication service, there will be no change to the way you access online resources when on-site.

Off-site or Personal Device OpenAthens authentication

For off-site authentication to the publishers’ platforms, you will now be able to use your institutional credentials (username and password). You will only need to authenticate once to start an 8-hour long OpenAthens session. During that time, you will not be asked to authenticate again regardless of the number of different content platforms you visit.

Starting an OpenAthens session

Depending on your preferred research practices and institutional setup there are different ways you could start an OpenAthens session:

Signing in to your institutional laptop or computer

Depending on your set up signing in to the workstation in your library can trigger an OpenAthens session.

Starting at the library portal

Logging into the library portal will start an OpenAthens session. This will still be active even if you continue your research via Google.

Starting at the learning management system

In many cases, your learning management system will require you to log in. This is enough to start an OpenAthens session.

Starting at your favorite resource home page

Navigate your way to your favorite online resource platform. The experience on the different platforms can vary but on some of the most popular platforms, you will have an option to log in with OpenAthens. Select your institution from a list and enter your institutional username and password.

Some platforms may ask you to select your federation when logging in, so please select OpenAthens Federation if needed.

Starting with Google or Google Scholar

If you haven’t authenticated already you can do so after your Google search. You will be able to access any resource in the search results as long as the library subscribes to it. To access the resource you will need to select login with OpenAthens, select your institution from the list, and enter your institutional username and password.

The disadvantage of this method is that you may come across a resource which your library does not subscribe to. In that case, OpenAthens will not allow access. You can still request the resource by filling out a “Request” form on the library’s website.

What do you have to do?

  • Update your bookmarks and links
  • Update reading lists

OpenAthens uses a different technology to manage access to resources, which will change the syntaxes of the links currently in use to allow seamless user authentication. To update links, make sure you have started an OpenAthens session and bookmark or copy-paste your updated link.

If you have any issues, please get in touch with your library staff, they will be able to help you. If you come across any problems logging in, please let us know.