Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Breaking news about hours!

Thanks to the insomnia and kindness of the circulation desk student staff, we are extending 24 hour access to Mudd for one more night.  We are now open continuously until 2 am on Thursday, December 21 (that's Wednesday night, to most of us).  Stop by the desk and give those monitors a high five!


Monday, December 17, 2012

Today is the due date!

Today is the official due date for semester loan books, scores, and government publications.

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

Friday, December 14, 2012

You know you've been missing them......

One-song dance parties return to Mudd on Sunday and Monday nights at 8 pm and midnight.  Vote here to pick the music (oh, please pick Gangnam Style!!)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Last chance for Azariah's

Azariah's counter service ends for the semester after morning coffee on Friday, Dec. 14. You can still boost your caffeine, sugar, and sodium intake by patronizing the vending machines located just beyond the service counter. See you in February!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Video Available for Ann Cooper Albright's talk

Enjoy hearing about her latest book Modern Gestures:  Abraham Walkowitz Draws Isadora Duncan Dancing.

Extended hours for Mudd

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Mudd will be open continuously until 2:00 am on Wednesday, December 19.

Please note that during the following hours, access is via OCID card swipe only.

December 15 at 9:45 pm - December 16 at 10 amDecember 16 at 11:45 pm - December 17 at 8 amDecember 17 at 11:45 pm - December 18 at 8 am
Note that this is just the building, and no services will be offered during much of this time.
For the rest of the exam period, the whole library will remain open until 2:00 am and the A-Level and Scholar Studies will be open 24 hours.  The whole building closes at 5:30 pm on Saturday, December 22.
Please check out our hours page for building hours for the rest of exams and hours for specific service points.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

The end of the semester approaches....

Yes, that's right, next week classes end, and the week after that the semester is over! You may have questions, and we have answers. Many of them are here, or follow the links for more information. If you prefer interfacing with humans, ask a staff member or give us a call!

Library materials that students have been using for the semester are officially due on December 17, 2012. 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 17) until you have finished with them.

Many materials are renewable starting on December 12; 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!

Window to China - Gifts from National Library of China

In March 2012, Oberlin College Library received 91 new publications donated by National Library of China under their book donation program – Window to China. This is the 2nd time we have received such donation. This program started in 2005 and aims to open “window” in overseas libraries for friends abroad to “see” China through these books. These 91 new books were published by highly ranked publishers in China and cover subjects on Chinese politics, economy, society, history, art, culture and science.

Displayed in Academic Commons are selected volumes that have been fully cataloged and available for check out. They will be on display till mid December. If you have any questions about the donation program or these books, please feel free to contact Xi Chen, East Asian and Web Development Librarian at 440-775-5116 or xi.chen@oberlin.edu .

Monday, December 03, 2012

Koffee with Krislov tonight

Come to Azariah's for coffee, cookies, and conversation with President Krislov and Dean Estes.

What's New, You Ask?

Hundreds of books, films, and other great library materials!  Take a look at what was added in November!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

"Modern Gestures" - a talk by Ann Cooper Albright

Join the Friends of the library for a talk by Ann Cooper Albright, Professor of Dance:  "Modern Gestures:  Abraham Walkowitz Draws Isadora Duncan Dancing" on Thursday, December 6, at 4:30pm in Moffett Auditorium.