Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Freebies during National Library Week!

Free Resources during National Library Week from Gale.

Try these resources this week!

General Knowledge (includes Spanish-language and Health)
Gale Virtual Reference Librarysm with xreferplus
InfoTrac OneFile®
InfoTrac Religion & Philosophy
Consulta (Spanish language)
Informe (Spanish language)
Health & Wellness Resource Center
Student/Homework Reference
Science Resource Center
Student Resource Center
Junior Reference Collection
Corbis Images for Education
Discovering Collection
Kids InfoBits™
Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center
Testing and Education Reference Center
History, Biography and Literature
Biography and Genealogy Master Index
Biography Resource Center
Book Review Index Online Plus
Eighteenth Century Collections Online
History Resource Center - World
History Resource Center - U.S.
Literature Resource Center
The Making of Modern Law
Times Digital Archive
What Do I Read Next?
Business & Law
Business & Company Resource Center
Associations Unlimited
Military and Intelligence Database

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Lansing Public Library to accept payments via Internet

Lansing Public Library, has announced participation in an Internet payment service that will be available to the community.

Lansing Public Library has partnered with the office of Illinois State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka to offer a new service called E-Pay. The E-Pay program was launched by Topinka’s office in 2000 under a state master services agreement that is available for all counties and local governments in Illinois to participate in.

“We are pleased to help move the library into the 21st century.” Assistant Library Director Patricia Higgins said, “Our E-Pay electronic payment service will provide greater convenience to the community and increase the services offered by the library.”

The library’s E-Pay service has started with fee payment and donations to Friends of Lansing Public Library. E-Pay will allow you to make your payments over the Internet with cardholders of MasterCard, American Express and Discover card brands. A transaction, or user fee, is added to the payment amount for the convenience of the Internet service. The state and local participants who use this program do not receive any revenue from the convenience fee.

Payments are being accepted now and the Library invites patrons to visit the library's web site, http://www.lansing.lib.il.us/ to see how the payment service can work for them!