Showing posts from November, 2010

Follow us on Facebook

Do you belong to the world's most popular social networking site? If the answer is yes, then you have something in common with the library.

But if you visit our Facebook page hoping to find pictures of wild librarian parties or how we spend our Saturday nights, I'm afraid you'll be disappointed. What you will find is another way, a relaxed way, of staying connected to us. We'll post the latest news, updates on our services or resources, anything, big or small, that we think you would want to know.

And maybe we'll move in other directions too. Perhaps we'll share our favourite books (or web sites or blogs or Youtube videos). We don't know exactly where we're headed and we're keeping an open mind.

So pay us a visit (search: patrick power library). The more the merrier!

Extended hours beginning Saturday

Every term the library extends its hours during the exam period to accomodate the studying crowds. We open earlier and close later (for early birds and night owls). Well this year we are taking it a step further. For the first time, the library will remain open until 1:00am -not just during exams but starting this weekend.

So those students currently working on end-of-term assignments or who will be cramming for morning exams in a few weeks will have a late-night place to go - a study hall to call their own. Here's the complete schedule:

November 20 (Saturday) 10am - 1am
November 21 (Sunday) noon - 1am
November 22 - December 17 Monday - Saturday 8am - 1am; Sunday 10am - 1am
December 18 (final day of exams) 10am - 7pm
December 19 CLOSED
December 20 -21 9am - 5pm
December 22 9am - noon
January 3 9am - 5pm

Something else you should know: from November 20 - December 1 the Circulation Desk (book checkout, print credits, etc.) will be open until midnight; from December 2 - 17 it will close at 11 …

Sunday, November 21: computers down campus-wide

It is important that everyone be aware that, due to renovations in the McNally Building, the campus computer system and network services will be unavailable this Sunday. This shutdown will begin at 7:00am and last well into the evening. This is a complete IT service outage. Services which will be unavailable include:
BannerSMUportBlackboardLibrary Databases (on and off campus)Web sitesNetwork sharesInternet accessWireless networkThe outage includes the Library, Atrium, all computer labs, residences and faculty offices. In spite of this, the library will remain open. You will be able to study, get help from staff or borrow books. Please note that if you have a paper due on Monday the library does have 10 Word-enabled laptops which can be borrowed (3 hour loan).

Just a suggestion...but you may want to adjust your weekend schedule accordingly.

We open at noon this Thursday

This is just a reminder that Thursday is Remembrance Day. As a result, and in recognition of the events which mark this special occasion, the library will be closed in the morning.

We will, however, be open from noon until 11p.m and staff will be here to help you at the Circulation and Information desks.