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Extended hours at the Library

Wed, 04/17/2013 - 10:18 -- Kelly Bradish

Extended hours at the Library begin Sunday, April 21. Here's the rundown:

Just Ask Us if you have any questions or need research help as due dates and finals approach!

View hours online here.

Online yearbooks may be affected during Internet Archive upgrades

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:17 -- Kelly Bradish

The host of our online yearbook and catalog archives, the Internet Archive, has notified us that system outages may occur today and tomorrow.

From the provider: "The Internet Archive will be offline for a few hours on both Tuesday 4/16 and Wednesday 4/17 this week.... We're trying to keep the outages to a minimum."

These outages are due to power supply improvements. Updates will be posted on the Internet Archive twitter account, @internetarchive.

We thank you for your patience!

Have your own international film festival!

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 10:03 -- Kelly Bradish

Here's another way to take part in the International Festival this week: check out an international film on DVD! We've pulled several films from our DVD collection that are now displayed near the circulation desk, for easy browsing. Get some friends together and enjoy!

We've featured just a few of these films on our Pinterest board, which links to our catalog so you can see if the title is available. Click the image to take a look!


It's National Library Week!

Mon, 04/15/2013 - 10:29 -- Kelly Bradish

We're celebrating National Library Week!

This is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association and libraries across the country each April. During National Library Week, communities celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries and librarians and promote library use and support. All types of libraries -- school, public, academic and special -- participate.

We love our campus Library, and we hope you do, too. Here are a few ways you can join us in this celebration:

  • Pick up a button to show your support for libraries at the reference/circulation desk on the ground floor.
  • If you participated in a READ photo shoot, pick up your print copy at the reference/circulation desk! If you were in a group photo, get your copy from your contact person.
  • Watch for READ photos to be posted this week! Update: They're on Facebook!
  • Encourage your friends to follow us! We're FSUPCTCLib on Twitter and Facebook, and MusickLibrary on Pinterest.

Library website maintenance this weekend

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:28 -- Kelly Bradish

The Library website will be offline for one to two hours starting at approximately 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 12. Please plan accordingly!

This downtime is necessary for maintenance updates. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for understanding.

Campus International Festival: Events & more

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 11:22 -- Kelly Bradish

Join the campus community for a week-long celebration of international culture and diversity!

The International Festival (April 15-19) features several fun and educational events, like Tastes of the World and the Flag Raising Ceremony. The film "Un Homme Qui Crie" (A Screaming Man) will also be shown at 6 p.m. Monday in MMB.

At the Library, we are highlighting a few of the international films that are available in our collection. You'll see a selection of them downstairs in the circulation area. Please feel free to browse and check out a film! You're also welcome to Ask Us for help if you are looking for a specific title.

Wednesday's flag raising has been canceled due to inclement weather. More info about the Festival:

Test drive an eReader

Thu, 04/11/2013 - 21:31 -- Kelly Bradish

Finals are fast approaching -- can you believe it? After that, we'll only be a few weeks away from the start of summer.

If you're thinking about buying an eReader for vacations or other summer plans, did you know that students, faculty and staff can borrow one from the library? We encourage the campus community to participate and explore eReader technology. Try before you buy!

Patrons can borrow an eReader for two weeks, but must request an appointment for a brief setup session. Please complete the request form here: You'll then be contacted to arrange a meeting time.

Librarians will meet with first-time borrowers to answer questions and explain eBook borrowing from the WV DELI. More information about the WV DELI can be found at If you have your own eReader or tablet and would like to bring in your device for assistance with the WVDELI, please contact Kelly to set up a time.


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