Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Please Return Overdue Books ASAP and Contactless Book Borrowing Pilot

Dear LPTS Community,

We are excited to share the news that despite being short-staffed the library team has started to prepare for contact-less book borrowing. Watch video or read on 😊.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Remote Access Restored and System Dashboard for Troubleshooting Launched


Remote access to the library’s EBSCOHost databases and ebook collections was restored as of 10:22 pm last night (09/22/20) 😊.

I’m also happy to share exciting changes we’ve made to improve your library experiences.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Disruptions in Access to EBSCOHost Databases and eBook Collections

Dear LPTS community,

EBSCO Customer Service has informed us that they are experiencing slow responses and timeouts. This means that none of our EBSCOHost databases – e.g. ATLA Religion, Academic Search, Family and Society Studies, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, etc. plus ebook Collection, ebook Academic Collection, ebook Religion Collection - are accessible in any way. No on campus access, no remote access, not via the workaround sent earlier. EBSCO engineering teams are currently investigating the issue.  

Non EBSCO databases you can still access are Digital Library of Classic Protestant TextsMinistry Matters, Oxford Biblical Studies Online and there’s more. Just ask a librarian – library@lpts.edu.

I’ll keep you updated about EBSCO access. Thanks. 



Thursday, September 17, 2020

Remote Access is Restored, Action Item, On Campus Access Lost, and an Adventure with Mosquitoes and Bikes

Dear LPTS community,

Thanks to Jill Sherman, I am delighted to share that remote access to the library’s databases, ebook collections, and resources is back. She has faithfully worked and pored over the logs and patron files to find and correct errors in years-old manual entries of user barcodes and passwords, literally one by one.  She’s already been reaching out to those when these corrections are made. 😊 

Monday, September 14, 2020

COVID19 test results all negative, Remote Access, Ebooks workshop registration link

Good morning LPTS community.

Thank you for your prayers. All of us in the library have had negative test results. Our remote access, using your barcode and password, is still down – and we will keep you updated. Please use the workaround. Until we let you know otherwise.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Welcome to Jill Sherman, Remote Access and More

Hello friends,

Here’s more good news today. I believe God works all things together for good. Even the last bit of news at the end. 😊 

On Tuesday, 09/07, we welcomed Jill Sherman as Technical Services Librarian 09/07 and made this quick ~1 min video:  https://youtu.be/BH6N7JMjn6s

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Workaround For Remote Access to Library Databases and Ebook Collections


Happy Wednesday LPTS students and colleagues.

Library staff continue to try to reach out to OCLC our remote access EZProxy hosted product provider on restoring remote access to the library’s electronic resources.

In the meantime, please refer to your email for a workaround to remote access. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Library Laptops / MacBooks Available for Student Borrowing Starting Sept. 10

Hello students and colleagues,

I am delighted to share that starting this Thursday, Sept. 10, the library Windows laptops and MacBooks will be available for borrowing on a first come first served basis.  Laptops and MacBooks may be borrowed for the entire semester with the understanding that they are subject to recall with a week’s notice should another patron need them. The library only has a small number available.

Please email your request to reserve a laptop or MacBook to library@lpts.edu. Ms. Bobi Bilz will set up an appointment time during normal Seminary working hours for contactless pick up

Questions? Please let me know. Thank you.