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Status of USMA Library Digital Transition: Home

Project Description


The USMA Library has exciting news to share! We are upgrading the systems that you are used to using online to search for books, articles, and manage your library account. We are also in the process of updating our website. While these upgrades are ongoing, we will keep you up to date on what changes to expect as well as any limitations and what the impact will be to you. We ask for your patience while the website and underlying systems are in flux. 

 

What's changing?

Many of you will notice changes to Scout, the library’s discovery interface. The USMA Library has updated the system for searching and discovery. This updated tool contains a wealth of scholarly content that is harmonized with fast and intuitive discovery. You can search books, eBooks, articles, journals, videos and more, all in one place. You can also renew materials you have checked out, create and save research lists, create and manage research alerts, order items through interlibrary loan, and allow you to discover information on-the-go from any device.
 

Updates

Trial Configuration: This is the initial version of the search interface. Please let us know what you like or don't like. ​You can leave feedback in the form in the box below.

Library Accounts

  • You do not need to sign in to use this system. 
  • Westpoint.edu users will be authenticated through your O365 credentials, allowing single sign-on for your library account instead of needing a separate account. These accounts should be ready soon. If you want to sign in prior to this, come to the Library Front Desk, and we will create a temporary account for you.
  • Users without westpoint.edu accounts will need to come to the USMA Library to create a username and password.
  • What does the account give you? View current items checked out, requests, renewals, personalize search results, create RSS feeds, create email alerts, save records and save search queries.

ConnectNY

  • ConnectNY is currently suspended and we are working to bring it back online by the end of September. 
  • To get items from other libraries, request those items through ILLiad. We are still doing traditional inter-library loan and also have expedited service available from the Library of Congress to get you the materials you need.

Off-post Access

  • Licensed content can still be accessed using VPN. 

Feedback

Get Help

     

Chat with a librarian by clicking on the chat box on the lower right of the screen on most browers

 

   

Visit us at the Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the library

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Plebes: Contact your Personal Librarian  

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Contact your Department’s Liaison ​

 

Call the USMA Library Help Desk at x8325

 

Computer or iPad Help: GoldCoats

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