The online catalog, WebVoyage, is available from any computer with Internet access. WebVoyage catalog includes holdings from the Maki Library, Northern Michigan University, Lake Superior State University, and Gogebic Community College. You may also access our e-book collection directly through WebVoyage on campus, off of campus you may view e-books remotely by entering your username and password when prompted.
The library subscribes to a number of print and electronic periodicals. The newest issues of print magazines and journals are reserved for Faculty, older issues may be checked out for 3 days. You can find the titles of both periodicals and journals in print and electronically through the Full Text Finder (formerly the AtoZ Journal locator), located on the library’s main webpage. The Full Text Finder provides information on the journal’s coverage dates in individual databases and directly links to e-journals.
The Library has access to a number of subscription databases. Some are provided to all Michigan libraries as part of the Michigan eLibrary (MeL) program. Some we subscribe to ourselves. Community members and guests may use the databases on campus only. Most of the databases may be accessed off-campus by students, faculty and staff. Just go to the Maki Library website, when you click on a link for a particular database, a pop-up screen will ask for a username and password. Use your Finlandia network login here (not your e-mail) to access the database. Films on Demand has a seperate username and password for remote access, please contact us for off-campus access.
Finlandia students, faculty, staff, and former students may request materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Other borrowers are requested to use their local public library. Patrons can borrow materials from libraries in Michigan and across the nation. Patrons can initiate ILL requests from Michigan libraries through Mel.org/melcatwith their library barcode. If you do not have a barcode please see the Maki Library staff and we will issue you one. The library staff can also place ILL requests for patrons. ILL forms are available at the Maki library, please call or e-mail if you have any questions.
We welcome you to put materials on reserve for your students. To do so, please fill out a reserve form which is available at the library circulation desk and submit your form along with your materials. Rebecca or Erica can place items on reserve. Loan period options for reserve materials are: In Library Only / Overnight / 3 Day / 1 Week, other loan periods can be arranged.
COMPUTERS & INTERNET ACCESS
The Library has more than 20 Internet-accessible computers available for students and others to use. Academic use has priority over recreational use, students have priority over community courtsey card patrons. All of the computers have Microsoft Office software installed. Faculty and staff may print for free from library computers. Students are given two print and copy cards per semester; each is worth 96 pages. Color copies or prints will be worth 2 pages. Please ask at the front desk about printing in color. Community members and guests are charged 5 cents per page, or a printer card may be purchased for $2.00. If you would like to bring your class to the Library to use the computers, please contact us and we will reserve an appropriate number of computers for use by your students.
Contact Haily Frazer, the International School of Business Administrative Assistant, to reserve the Business Computer Lab that is located in the Maki Library. A schedule of classtimes and reservations of the business lab is posted outside the lab. Haily’s number is 487-7222.
Checking Out Materials
A bar coded Finlandia ID or Library Card is needed to check out materials. A Courtsey Card agreement must be filled out by community members before using the library. Library cards can be issued on site, you will be able to use the library immediately. Faculty may check most materials out until the end of the current semester. A few items, such as Audiobooks or DVDs, circulate for 3 days.
Selecting and Purchasing Materials for the Library
The library is here for the students and for you. We hope to have resources available for the students which are integral to their academic endeavors. As an academic library, we do not have as many popular reading materials as a public library. However, we welcome your suggestions for purchase of new materials and resources.