Tuesday, December 22, 2015

OBIS is back up!

The scheduled upgrade didn't go quite as we'd planned, and we'll have to try again in January.  But the good news is, OBIS is back up for your browsing pleasure!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

OBIS scheduled downtime Tue 12/22

OBIS will be getting a behind-the-scenes software upgrade and will not be available on Tues 12/22  beginning at 6AM. It's projected to be back online by 3PM.

Never fear!  OhioLINK catalog to the rescue!
Use the Advanced Search
Under the "Location" menu, choose Oberlin College

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Extended hours in Mudd

Beginning on Wednesday night/Thursday morning, the library will return to a 2 am closing time for the Main and upper levels of the building.  The A-Level and Scholar Studies remain open continuously.  

Please note that during the following hours, access is via OCID card swipe only.
Dec. 16 at 11:45 pm - Dec. 17 at 8 am
Dec. 17 at 11:45 pm - Dec. 18 at 8 am
Dec. 18 at 9:45 pm - Dec. 19 at 10 am
Dec. 19 at 9:45 pm - Dec. 20 at 10 am

The whole building closes at 5:30 pm on Sunday, Dec. 20.
Please check out our hours page for building hours for specific service points.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Study break TONIGHT in Azariah's

Join us TONIGHT @ 9 PM in Azariah's (first floor of Mudd) for a student friends of the library study break.

We'll be watching some very cool short library videos that have been made over the years, featuring our very own Mudd! Watch books come to life and witness the true power of the Reference Librarian!

And of course cookies & hot apple cider will be provided. Open to everyone .... hope to see you there :-)

Friday, December 11, 2015

Please return your library books!

Don't let our shelves look like this!  Return your library 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

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Azariah's expanded food offerings

In addition to cookies, muffins, and your favorite hot and cold beverages, Azariah's now offers more savory snacks.  Enjoy individual-sized quiche, breakfast pockets, chicken wings, and other temptations.  Heat your purchases in the microwave located just around the corner.  Selections vary from day to day.  Also available are Danish pastries, string cheese, yogurt, fresh whole fruit, and other snacks to fuel your studies.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Anti-Procrastination Day / Research Rescue: Sun. Dec. 6

No more excuses–NOW'S the time to  kick-start whatever it is you've been procrastinating on!  All kinds of friendly people will be at this semester's Anti-Procrastination Day event to help you get going.

DATE: Sunday, December 6, 2pm-midnight
PLACE: Mudd 052 (A-Level)

2pm-midnight:  Writing Center: revise & edit papers

2pm-midnight:  Reference Librarians and Peer Research Mentors: research & citation help

5pm-9pm:  Career Center: resumes, cover letters, & networking

FREE FUEL!!  cookies, snacks, and coffee from Slow Train!