Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Need something good to read?

Summer is a perfect time to catch up on all those books you meant to read last semester but were too busy. If you're still on campus for the summer and want some good reading material, scout out the selection of our new books and recreational reading in the Current Reading area in Azariah's and curl up on a comfy sofa (sorry, no counter service in the cafe until September!).

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Best Wishes & Congratulations to Ray English!

Ray English retires at the end of this month, after serving for 25 years as Azariah Smith Root Director of Libraries.  Ray came to Oberlin in 1979 as Head Reference Librarian, then served as Associate Director of Libraries from 1986-1990.  He has led the college libraries through a period of enormous change.  Under his leadership, Oberlin earned the 2002 Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL).  In presenting him the Academic Research Librarian of the Year award in 2006, ACRL praised his "advocacy for open access to the results of scholarly research" and acknowledged his leadership of its Scholarly Communications Program and with the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC).  In 2009 Ray received the Hugh Atkinson Memorial Award that recognizes “an eminent librarian and leader” in the academic library profession.  More about Ray’s many accomplishments as library director can be found in the Fall 2014 issue of the Library Perspectives newsletter.  His last day in the office will be Thursday, June 25.  The library staff wishes Ray a well-deserved and productive retirement!

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

OhioLINK services down for maintenance June 12-13

All OhioLINK hosted services will be down Friday, June 12, 6 p.m. – Saturday, June 13, 12 p.m. (noon) during a move to a new data center at the State of Ohio Computing Center.  

The following services / site will be affected:  the Central Catalog, the Electronic Journal Center, the Electronic Book Center, the ETD Center and the OhioLINK web site. 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Mudd's sun deck awaits!

Now that the weather has (finally) warmed up, soak up some sun and enjoy the newly refurbished sun deck up on the 4th floor of Mudd.  We have new tables, chairs, and a reading bench, plus lots of planters with interesting greenery.  The entrance is at the deck's southeast corner, just across from the womb chairs.  Watch your step as you go in and out.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Libraries now on summer hours

Check out our summer hours page to find out when all campus libraries and service points are open over the summer.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Today is the due date!

We know that many of you are still using your materials, and you should feel free to keep using your material through reading period and exams. Remember that special due dates still apply to reserve materials, periodicals, recalled items, interlibrary loans, OhioLINK materials, and other short-term loan items, and you will be responsible for fines if the items are returned overdue.
If you are a continuing student remaining in Oberlin for the summer, you may claim summer borrowing privileges, and then renew your books beyond commencement. 
Do you want to check on what you currently have checked out and when it's due? Just access your account at
Do you have other questions about end-of-semester policies and procedures? Check out our FAQ, or contact any circulation supervisor for advice.
Please feel free to get in touch with me if you have any questions about your library account or our policies! Best of luck in the final days of the semester!

Allison Gallaher
Head of Circulation

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Hours in Mudd until the end of finals

The A-Level and Scholar Studies remain open continuously until 5:30 on Sunday, May 17. The card swipe will be active during the overnight hours.

The upper levels of the building, including the Academic Commons, close each night at 2 a.m. until next Sunday night (Monday morning). We re-open at 8 a.m. on Thursday and Friday and 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Please note that not all services are available during these open hours -- check our hours page for the details of our service hours this week and the hours in our branch libraries.