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.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Wow! Even more Writing Center help--just when you needed it!

The Writing Center is stepping up staffing during the last two nights of reading period.  In addition to their regular hours in the Writing Center (Mudd 101A), they're expanding into the Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence office (CTIE, located on A-Level in Mudd 052) for two evenings:  Mon. May 11 and Tue. May 12, from 9 pm to 1 am.  There'll be additional Writing Associates on hand to help you work through final drafts of papers, plus free coffee and snacks to keep you going.  Rumor has it that some professors will be available, as well.  This is a don't-miss opportunity!

Friday, May 08, 2015

Massages and Meditation in Mudd during Reading Period

The Office of Student Wellness offers opportunities to de-stress in Mudd during Reading Period.
Stress Reduction Meditation with Audrey Kolb
Sat 5/9  1p-1:30p  Mudd 202
Sun 5/10  1p-1:30p Mudd 202
Mon 5/11 1p-1:30p Mudd 202

Chair Massage with Audrey Kolb
Sun 5/10 7-9p
Mon 5/11 7-9p
  sign up for a 10-minute time slot here

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Reading Period and finals: Extended hours in Mudd

Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Mudd will be open continuously until 2:00 am on Thursday, May 14 (that is, Wednesday night). Note that this is just the building, and no services will be offered during much of this time.

These extended hours are brought to you by the Main Library circulation desk student staff.  Stop by and thank them, if you like the additional hours!

Next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, 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 Sunday, May 17.
Please note that during the following hours, access is via OCID card swipe only.
May 9 at 9:45 pm - May 10 at 10 am
May 10 at 11:45 pm - May 11 at 8 am

May 11 at 11:45 pm - May 12 at 8 am
May 12 at 11:45 pm - May 13 at 8 am
May 13 at 11:45 pm - May 14 at 8 am
May 14 at 11:45 pm - May 15 at 8 am
May 15 at 9:45 pm - May 16 at 10 am
May 17 at 9:45 pm - May 17 at 10 am

Please check out our hours page for building hours for the rest of exams and hours for specific service points.

Monday, May 04, 2015

The end of semester approaches!

Yes, that's right, the semester is almost 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 May 14, 2015. 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 May 14) until you have finished with them.

Many materials are renewable starting on May 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.

What's New in the Library ?

Lots of great books, videos, scores, recordings, and government documents!   Take a look at what's been added to the Library collections over the last three months.