Friday, September 28, 2012

ARTstor alert

ARTstor, a digital library of more than one million images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences with a suite of software tools to view, present, and manage images for research and pedagogical purposes, is available to you from the Library list of databases. We recently received this message from the ARTstor Services Team: 

In the past several days, users may have experienced unusually slow response time in the performance of the Digital Library's functions. This is due to a hardware issue and our Technology team is working to resolve the problem. In the meantime, please communicate to users that the problem is intermittent and a workaround is to download images to work offline in OIV and PowerPoint.

We appreciate your patience and will keep you posted on any new developments.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Pierce Library Welcomes You

It's great to see all the new and returning students on campus at the beginning of this academic year! As you may know, Pierce Library was renovated last year and is now OPEN.

As mentioned in my last post, the Circulation desk and Information Commons are located on the first floor. Computers and a printer are available in the IC, and a photocopier is located nearby.

Re. the collection, A-L can be found on the first floor, M-Z and compact storage (coming soon) for the law and serials collections are on the ground floor, and the children's and curriculum collections are housed on the third floor. 

Some work is still in progress, and we appreciate your patience as completion draws near. "Stay tuned" as we announce new services and features as they are finished. If you have questions, feel free to ask Library staff whenever you visit, or email Ask a Librarian at

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Newly Renovated Library Opens September 24!

The move into our "new" library is nearly complete, and we are looking forward to welcoming students, faculty, and staff when the doors open September 24! Book check-out is now available on the first floor, and the Information Commons (formerly the ERC) is nearby. Stop by, say "hi", and take a look around!