Showing posts from August, 2013

Need Your ID Card?

Your Saint Mary's "I'm officially a college student" ID card is a pretty big deal.Not only for what it represents but for a whole bunch of practical reasons.It's your library card and you need it to get your U-pass (free bus rides), to get into the fitness centre, to write exams (you wouldn't want to miss those!) and for discounts at movies, clubs, a whole lot of things. Normally, you would come to the Library to get your card.But with the Service Expo taking place all this week (in Loyola 290), we've moved all of the equipment over there so that you can pick up your ID along with all the other fine stuff and important information. Here's the exact schedule: Thursday, Aug,. 29,10am – 4pm Friday, Aug. 30,10am – 4pm Saturday, Aug. 31,10am – 3pm Sunday, Sept. 1,10am – 3pm Monday, Sept. 2,10am – 3pm Tuesday, Sept. 310am - 4:30pm Wednesday, Sept. 4,10am – 4:30pmAt that point we will bring the ID equipment back to the Library and make cards in the ID room from 6pm –…

More Changes in the Library

It doesn't compare to the disruptions of a few summers ago, when the Atrium was being built, but it has not been quiet around here lately (and thanks to those who had to put up with the noise). But we're confident it will all be worthwhile.

There are a couple reasons for all the racket:

The most evident change is on the main floor, where the Reference collection has been reorganized.  Many of the books previously in the collection will be moved upstairs so that they are available to borrow.  What remains is the best and brightest encyclopedias, handbooks and other kinds of reference material.  And its visibility has been increased by having it reoriented and shifted closer to the library's entrance so that it will be among the students as they work - hopefully encouraging them to investigate the high quality information in these "non-Wikipedia" sources.

A by-product of that change is the creation of open space where we will be able to add more of those ever-popul…