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Power up your RamCard

August 1, 2014

This semester, you can make your RamCard work even harder by turning it into a free public library card.

Through a collaboration between CSU Libraries and Poudre River Public Library District, Colorado State University students, faculty and staff can now add all the perks of a PRPLD library card to their existing RamCard. This gives the campus community access to free ebook, movie and music downloads and so much more.

Once activated through RamWeb, your super-charged RamCard can be used to take advantage of the public library’s notable collection of resources, including popular fiction and nonfiction ebooks, electronic magazines, videos and audio books.

“The PRPLD popular and recreational library resources complement the CSU Libraries' extensive research resources, including more than 150,000 academic ebooks, databases and scholarly journals,” said Pat Burns, vice president for IT and dean of Libraries. “We are happy to be able to provide access to titles frequently requested by the campus community while maintaining our focus on academic publications.”

This program is open to everyone with a RamCard, even if you already have a PRPLD card.

For more information about giving your RamCard a new superpower and instructions on how to opt-in to the public library card program, go to the CSU Libraries website