Use the new Quest and Holmes Locate feature to find the location of books in O'Neill. Once you find what you want, click on Locate and instantly a floor map appears with the exact location of the book within the five story building. The best feature of Locate is that you can also send a text message to your phone and carry that information with you on the hunt for the book.
The nine study rooms on the 5th floor of O'Neill have been renovated and updated with flat screen projection capabilities, new white boards, and new furniture. Bring your laptop and the rest is easy. You can reserve a study room now from anywhere – no waiting in line at O'Neill. Several rooms will be first come first serve and not be part of the reservation system. Log on with your user name and password to the new booking system.
All libraries now have scanners in public areas available for your use. A BC user name and password is required and you can print or send your documents to email. Simple instructions are posted by each machine.
The ERC in Campion Hall, received a new look over the summer. Carpet, paint and new furniture all add to an exciting new student space. Students have access to the latest technology as well as collaborative and individual work spaces.
In response to demand for more access to the special collections housed at Burns, the hours have been expanded. The special collections and archives library will be open Wednesday night until 8 p.m. and on Saturday, 10a.m. - 2p.m. In addition, reference and media hours in O'Neill have increased. See hours for more information.
One of the first things Tom Wall did when he arrived as university librarian in March 2009 was to establish a student library advisory group. The group met several times in the spring of 2009 and will continue to meet several times a semester. The group members have direct input into library services. At the request of the group, library hours have been expanded, study rooms equipped with up to date technology, and public scanners placed in all libraries.
Working with a consultant, library staff has begun a strategic planning effort, re-thinking services, organizational structure and culture, functional areas and building configurations. The staff facilitators have spent time this summer working on an environmental scan while also focusing on determining the strengths and weaknesses of the libraries as well as identifying areas of opportunities for providing new library services. Up to this point all information-gathering has been within the Libraries - later this fall, faculty staff and students will be asked to participate as well.
Making a copy is easier in all the libraries - all the photocopiers now accept Eagle Bucks. It makes sense to add money to your Eagle Bucks account rather than buy a vended card. Eagle Bucks copies are $.10, copies made with a vended card cost $.20 each.