NOVAC Offers Digital Library for Members

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We are pleased to announce that NOVAC now offers a digital library that allows members to borrow and read astronomy-related books using a browser, tablet or smartphone.

Please see instructions below, if you have any problems, feel free to contact Chris Spain at librarian@novac.com.

Short Instructions

  1. Go to: https://libbyapp.com/library/novac
  2. Login to the site with your NOVAC Member ID as library card/ID and Last 4 digits of your phone as password/pin.
  3. Member ID can be found here (if logged into NOVAC’s site):
    https://www.novac.com/wp/members/update-profile

Detailed Instructions
To sign in you will use details from your NOVAC member profile that can be found here (login first):
https://www.novac.com/wp/members/update-profile

or navigate manually to NOVAC Profile or find it on your Observing Pass
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Login Member ID/Pin

  • Member ID/Library Card Number: Your NOVAC Member ID. Note: Drop any leading zeros.
  • Password/Pin: Last 4 digits of your primary phone number.

To borrow books on PC/Mac:
https://libbyapp.com/library/novac

or

novac.overdrive.com

To borrow books on mobile devices get the Libby App:

  1. Answer ‘Yes’ to ‘Do you have a library card’.
  2. Choose ‘Search for a Library’.
  3. Enter “NOVAC” (without quotes).My
  4. Select NOVAC from ‘Matching Libraries’.
  5. Select ‘Sign in with my card’.
  6. Sign in using your NOVAC Member ID as the library card number and last 4 digits of your phone number for the password/pin.
Adding NOVAC’s collection to Libby for existing users:
  1. Click on the Menu icon at the bottom (three horizontal lines)
  2. Choose Add Library
  3. Enter “NOVAC” (without quotes) in the search box
  4. Sign in using your NOVAC Member ID as the library card number and last 4 digits of your phone number for the password/pin.
How to use Libby:
FAQ:
  • I can’t login, why?
    Some users report that they have a two or three digit member ID prefixed with zeros. Try dropping the leading zeros. For example if you’re member ID is 0123, just use 123 when logging in.
  • I still can’t login, what am I doing wrong?
    Contact librarian@novac.com and we’ll get your login fixed for you.
  • Someone else has the book I want, what can I do?
    Right now, while we learn what members are interested in we only have one copy of each title. If a book is very popular we can add extra titles. Contact librarian@novac.com if you run into long waitlists.
  • Are there any audio books?
    At the moment we are focusing our budget on eBooks only, but we do have one audio book for testing: Collins Stargazing: Beginners Guide to Astronomy. If you have an interest in audiobooks, contact librarian@novac.com and if we find enough people are interested we can add more to our collection.
  • A book I want is not in the collection, how can I get it?
    We use a service called Overdrive for our library and can only select our offerings from their larger catalog. Not all astronomy titles are available in Overdrive’s catalog. Try using the search at https://novac.overdrive.com/ if the title is in Overdrive’s catalog but not available in the NOVAC library, you can click a button to recommend we add it.
    Another option is to check with librarian@novac.com to see if we have it in our print collection.

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