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Get answers to end-of-semester questions

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:35 -- Kelly Bradish

Here's a roundup of frequently asked questions/answers and tips for the end of the semester.colin kinner flickr

Finally, during this busy time, please make sure you diligently watch your belongings. NEVER leave them unattended! If you do lose something, please ask at the Library Circulation Desk and Campus Security (Falcon Center). Make sure your name is in/on your notebook, book, bag or water bottle. Here are tips for making it easier to be reunited with your USB drive and cellphone.

Photo: Colin Kinner, Creative Commons license

Extended hours at the Library for finals

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 08:32 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library's extended hours continue through finals week.


Hours are also listed on our hours page.

Need help from a librarian? You can send us a question or message anytime using email, Twitter, or text. All our contact info and frequently asked questions are here. We'll get back to you as soon as we can.

We wish all of you good luck as you prepare for final exams, projects and papers!!

Eyes on the Prize added to Films on Demand

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 14:30 -- Kelly Bradish

The landmark PBS series Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement 1954–1985 has been added to Films on Demand.

Through contemporary interviews and historic footage, this 14-part series traces the civil rights movement from the Montgomery bus boycott to the Voting Rights Act. Read more and start watching here.

If you'd like some tips about watching Films on Demand video, these online tutorials provide instructions.

As always, if you have questions, just Ask Us!

View all Video and Music databases

Library hours for Thanksgiving break

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 09:25 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library will operate on a modified schedule during Thanksgiving recess.

  • Friday, November 21: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 22 - Sunday, November 23: Closed 
  • Monday, November 24 - Wednesday, November 26: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 27 - Friday, November 28: Closed
  • Saturday, November 29: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Extended hours begin Sunday, November 30. The Library will open at 2 PM and remain open until Friday, December 5, at midnight.

Library website maintenance Saturday night

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:19 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library website will be unavailable for one to two hours starting at 11 PM Saturday, Nov. 15.

Necessary maintenance will be done during this downtime.

Please plan accordingly. We thank you for your patience!

Stress less: Get that research started!

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 14:37 -- Kelly Bradish

It's time to buckle down and get those papers and projects going before finals!

We want to make sure you're using the best resources available to you to make your research easier.

With WorldCat, you can search all our databases at once to find scholarly, full-text articles.

Blackboard outage Nov. 5 & 6

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:00 -- Kelly Bradish

Update: IT has announced that Blackboard will be unavailable Thursday night, November 6, from 11:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.

From the IT Blog:

Blackboard will be unavailable tonight from 11:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. in order to perform necessary maintenance. 

Please contact the Teaching & Learning Commons if you have questions or concerns. 

Teaching & Learning Commons

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