Monday, November 24, 2014

Mobile Printing @ Your Library
The Somers Library is happy to provide our patrons with a mobile printing service!

Somers Library's Mobile Printing Service lets you print documents, photos, and more from
your own computer or mobile device, inside or outside the library. Use one of the following options:

Option 1
Send print jobs via a webportal by using the following link.

Option 2
Install the PrinterOn App on your iPhone/iPad, Android, Blackberry or Nook to send print jobs.

Option 3
Print an email or attachment by emailing to one of the following unique addresses:

Black and White: or
Color: or

How to pick up your print job
Print jobs must be paid for in advance and can then be retrieved at the Print Release Station located at the Reference Desk.

Important: All print jobs will be held for 4 hours.

• B&W: $0.15 per page
• Color: $0.25 per page

Patrons with Windows PCs who print frequently can streamline their printing process by downloading and installing the “PrintWhere Driver” on their computer.
Just ask a librarian for help or visit:

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Literary Reference Center  is a full-text database that combines information from major respected reference works, books, literary journals as well as original content from EBSCO Publishing. It has been specifically designed for public libraries, secondary schools, junior/community colleges, and undergraduate research and contains: 
  • full text for more than 35,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
  • nearly 100,000 articles/essays of literary criticism
  • more than 253,000 author biographies (including more than 22,000 in-depth biographies)  
  • more than 460 literary journals  
  • more than 693,000 book reviews  
  • nearly 78,000 classic and contemporary poems  
  • more than 19,600 classic and contemporary short stories
  • more than 6,500 author interviews  
  • more than 8,200 classic texts and much more
In addition, Literary Reference Center  includes Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of American Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of British Literature, Continuum Encyclopedia of Children's Literature, The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics, Beacham's Research Guide to Biography and Criticism (six volumes), The Oxford Illustrated History of English Literature, The Columbia Companion to the 20th Century American Short Story, all of MagillOnLiterature Plus, and much more. (description taken from EbscoHost)

The Great Courses and Modern Scholar series feature college professors delivering college level material on subjects such as fine arts, religion, history, science, and literature in an engaging and entertaining way designed to stimulate and inform lifelong learners. Courses are available either in  DVD, or Audio CD format. To find a list of individual titles, simply type in the phrase Great Courses or Modern Scholar in the catalog search box. While at the library, take a look at the library's newly re-shelved collection.