What’s new?

September 12, 2014

Annoyed by the long wait times for popular eBooks at the Chicago Public Library? We’re here to fix that! The library is participating in a two-year project called eRead Illinois

Over 11,000 ebooks are currently available and more are added every day.  The available titles tend towards popular fiction/non-fiction and children’s books.  Spanish titles are also included.

Send suggestions of titles you’d like to see to [email protected] and we’ll pass along to the program administrators.

How to access:

  1.  Visit the eRead Illinois site at http://erikson.axis360.baker-taylor.com/
  2. Use your barcode from your staff or student ID as the Library Card ID, and the last four digits on your barcode as the PIN. If you are having difficulty logging in, please send an email to [email protected] and include your barcode. If your staff ID does not have a barcode, please let us know.

Apple iOS, PC, Android, Nook/NookHD and Kindle Fire/Kindle Fire HD are all supported.

Navigate to the ‘App Zone’ area of the site for instructions on configuring your device or computer.

For additional help in getting started: http://baker-taylor.force.com/?rc=Patron

Or stop by the library with your device and we’ll get you started!

P.S. If you want to save yourself from spoilers, you should definitely start Game of Thrones book one (http://erikson.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemId=0009067367) now.

August 18, 2014

The library recently gained access to four new social work databases: Social Work Abstracts, Social Work Reference Center, ProQuest Social Services Abstracts, and Encyclopedia of Social Work The first three databases are trial runs, so please let us know what you think by emailing your thoughts to [email protected]!

July 16, 2014

We’re participating in a PDA (patron-driven acquisition) eBook pilot, which means that even though we already have loads of eBooks, we’re about to get even more! What’s the PDA part mean? After an eBook is checked out nine times (not just by Erikson students, but by all other CARLI member libraries), we’ll buy it. To view eBooks in this collection, go to this website, select “Erikson Institute”, and log in with your Erikson username and password. Then, search away! You can check out any of these eBooks for seven days. If you have any questions for feedback for us, please let us know at [email protected].