Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It may be summer, but...

We are open, just shorter hours, and certainly are seeing people in the building, and fielding all sorts of questions. Here are a few examples, please, never hesitate to ask us for help!


  • "Printer needs ink;" we're happy to replace ink in the printers, just let us know when one is low.

  • A retired professor needing help with email issues.

  • "Where is 44A?" We get lots of directional questions, don't be shy if you aren't sure where it is!

  • "I need a heavy duty stapler for a really thick article." We have quite a few staplers, including a couple that will staple the thickest article.

  • "Can you find a book for me if I only have the ISBN?" Yes, we can do that in our 'classic catalog.'

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Read 2 Million Books Today!

Well, it might take you a little longer than one day, but all ebook fans will enjoy this Online Books Page from John Ockerbloom at the University of Pennsylvania Libraries. As the website explains, it is "a website that facilitates access to books that are freely readable over the Internet." Happy reading!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Article link issue

Sometimes if it isn't one thing, it's another. Last post we talked about an issue a patron had with a broken flip flop, now we have an issue with retrieving some articles. There is a way around it, just ask one of us for help.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Broken flip flop

We get all sorts of questions, even in the summer time. No matter what it is, you're always welcome to ask one of us for help! And yes, one of our librarians was asked about mending a broken flip flop. According to the note the librarian, Jennifer Smathers, wrote in our question log,  

We found some packing tape. It wasn't working too well for her, I asked to see where it was broken, figured out a rubber band could go through the hole in the bottom to secure the strap, and that seemed to work well.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

100 Years Ago Today


Sometimes it gives one perspective to step back from the present. An easy way to do that is to visit the Chronicling America page at the Library of Congress. Each day they feature the front page of a number of different newspapers. The one shown here is the Chickasha Daily Express, from Chickasha, Oklahoma.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Groovy reading baby!

For some summer reading that might be a fun retro experience, have a look at this page from AbeBooks, which lists first editions from the 1960s. Rediscover some old friends, or see what those  baby boomers were talking about!

Or if you need a break from reading, listen to Harpers Bizarre and other '60s bands on YouTube...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Library summer offerings

Most importantly, we are open in the summer, just not the same library hours as in the fall or spring! You can search for articles, look for books, and as always, get help just by asking one of us.