Monday, January 26, 2015

Where's that book?

Wondering if the library has a book you need? We may well have it, we have a large collection, but it's best to check first. It's easy to do!

  • Go to our web page
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  • Enter the words of your title or author, whatever you have, in the search box in the middle of the page.
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  • A screen will launch with a list of results; some will be books, some will be articles etc. You can limit to just books by clicking on the books link on the left hand column.
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  • If you aren't sure about what you're seeing, just ask one of us!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Books booksellers read

Here's an interesting angle on reading from AbeBooks, the big online used and rare book site; what books are booksellers reading these days? Some great ideas for your leisure reading!

Friday, January 16, 2015

What librarians do over winter session

We do lots of things actually :-) A number of us are taking part in a session this morning to learn about Blackboard, the new online class management system for the college. People are busy with many other tasks too, receiving books that were ordered, rearranging offices to reflect current needs and staffing, catching up on all those items we were too busy to get to over the fall... But we are here, and you are very welcome to contact us for any help you might need.

Friday, January 09, 2015

There's still a little time...

There's still a little time before the spring semester starts and with this weather we're having it might be a good idea to curl up under a blanket with a good book! You may want to look at lists of best books from 2014, like this from NPR, or this from the Washington Post. Rereading an old favorite is always a great idea too! You can check our webpage to see what we have, or try one of the public libraries in Monroe County, or the library in whatever county you reside in.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Interlibrary loan, WorldCat & OCLC

There will be a little downtime over the winter break in our interlibrary loan service. On January 3 OCLC will be down for a day. OCLC is the shared database of catalog records and is what libraries use to get books and articles from one another.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Film Preservation

A fascinating look at the preservation of early American film is available here, featuring the efforts underway at the Library of Congress.

Monday, December 08, 2014