Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays!

The Library will be closed starting at 3pm on Wednesday, December 23rd. We'll re-open at 8am on January 4, 2010 (!).

If you need to do research in the mean time, check out the info on accessing library resources from off-campus.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

To renew or not to renew?

Today is the due date for most books, scores, and government publications! So what should you do if you still need your books?

We know that many of you are still using these 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 wish to keep library materials during the holiday shutdown or beyond, please renew them. If you are leaving library materials in a Main Library scholar study or carrel for shutdown and/or Winter Term, please be aware that the green, in-house use streamers must be date stamped so that we know that your books are not overdue. Be sure to ask the circulation desk staff to date stamp your renewals and new check-outs if you are not offered that service.

Do you want to check on what you currently have checked out and when it's due? Just access your account at http://obis.oberlin.edu/patroninfo/

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

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

A few reminders as the semester races to conclusion

Library materials that students have been using for the semester are officially due on December 15, 2009. These do not include shorter-term loan materials such as OhioLINK, ILL, reserve, periodicals, and recordings which have their own specific due dates. You can see everything you have checked out to you, and when it is due, by viewing your library record.

We recognize that some of you need to keep using your material through exams -- if this is the case, you may keep your semester-loan materials (books and scores due on December 15) until you have finished with them.

Many materials are renewable starting on December 10; please read our advice about renewing materials.

Do you have other questions about end-of-semester policies and procedures? Check out our FAQ, or contact any circulation supervisor for advice.

All the best at this busy time!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Coffee with Krislov Tuesday at 10pm

Take a break and join the President in Azariah's Cafe for some chat, coffee, and cookies!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

More new stuff, lots of it!

Take a gander at the lists of materials received last month ... there are some gems in there!