Spring Break is one of those discombobulating times when the library is not open 24/7. Nota bene! During Spring Break, the library’s hours will change as follows:
The library building will close at 4:30 pm on Friday, March 14 (Pi day!).
The library will be open M-F, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm during break; closed on weekends (3/15-16; 3/22-23; 3/29). When the library is not open, the building will be closed and locked.
The library will reopen at 12:30 pm on Sunday, March 30, which is when normal hours will resume.
Please plan ahead and come to the library before 4:30 pm on Friday 3/14 if you need to borrow books or DVDs, print things out, retrieve your belongings, or do anything else in the building before you leave campus.
Library staff will still be available to help during break — just email email@example.com or give us a call at 802-258-9221. And, of course, our online journals, books, etc. remain available to you via our website, http://www.marlboro.edu/library.
We wish everyone a wonderful break and look forward to seeing you back at the end of March!
Dewey Decimal number of the week: 551.5784
Library staff hope to be in by 10:00 a.m. today (Valentine’s Day). If you’d like to call before coming up to borrow a reserve or DVD or pick up a hold or ILL, the Service Desk number is x221 (802-258-9221).
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This Sunday, February 16th, the library is sponsoring a van trip to the UMass Amherst Libraries. Space is limited! Sign up on the sheet at the Library Research Bar.
The van will leave the Dining Hall at 11:30 am and return by 5:30 pm.
While at UMass, you can search their hundreds of databases and download or scan articles from their extensive journal holdings (ejournal list; library catalog). If you are a Massachusetts resident, you can get a library card and borrow books; if not, you can jot down any book titles that look useful and request them via Marlboro’s Interlibrary Loan service.
Emily and/or Amber are happy to meet with you this week to help you make the most of your 3 hours (roughly) at UMass. Stop by or set up an appointment.
Today (Wednesday, February 5), the library and AV/Reserve Room will be open as usual. There will be limited staffing at the service desk, so if you need to borrow DVDs or equipment, pick up holds or ILLs, or get help, please note the following schedule:
- 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
- 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- 6:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
You can always email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions — we’ll be monitoring email all day.
Enjoy the snow!
Welcome to those of you who are new to Marlboro, and welcome back, old friends! The library building will reopen for the Spring semester on Sunday, January 19 at 12:30 p.m. We look forward to meeting new students for orientation at that time.
During the first few days of the semester, the library’s regular Service Desk and AV/Reserve Room hours may vary as we schedule student employee coverage. Someone will certainly be here during the following hours:
- Sunday, January 19: 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
- Monday, January 20: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
- Tuesday, January 21: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm
We hope to be fully up and running starting on Wednesday, January 22.
The library catalog will be undergoing maintenance this afternoon and will be unavailable starting at 2:00 p.m. We hope to have things back up and running within a few hours. In the meantime, you can search Marlboro’s library holdings via WorldCat. If you need help locating an item in the stacks, please ask a library staff member! Thanks for your patience.
It’s almost over! The library would like everyone to be aware of the following dates and deadlines.
- Please remove all belongings and checked-out books from the library no later than Wednesday, December 18.
- All interlibrary loan books are due back no later than Wednesday, December 18.
- Marlboro library items are also due back Wednesday, December 18. However, you are welcome to renew them over break as long as no one else has requested them.
- The Service Desk and Reserve/AV room will close at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, December 18.
- The library building will close and lock on Thursday, December 19 at 4:30 pm (same time that dorms close).
- Hours for the library building and services over break are M-F, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.
- The library will be closed from Saturday, December 21 – Wednesday, January 1.
Doing research over break? Don’t forget that you have access to tens of thousands of journals, books, and more via the library’s website. And whether you are near or far, library staff remain available to provide research assistance.
Have a wonderful break!
The library building will remain open throughout Thanksgiving Break.
The Service Desk, Reserve/AV Room, and Plan Room will close at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27. Please plan accordingly if you’d like to borrow reserves, DVDs, equipment, or pick up holds or ILLs before break!
The Service Desk, Reserve/AV Room, and Plan room will reopen at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 1. (December! Yikes.) Regular hours will resume at that time.
The last day to request books or DVDs via Interlibrary Loan this semester is Monday, December 2. (You can keep requesting articles.)
Remember that even when you’re away from the library, you still have access to over 125,000 academic ebooks, 40,000 online journals, and dozens of research databases. When you use library resources off campus, if you’re prompted to log in, just use your usual Marlboro username and password.
Have a wonderful break!
During Hendricks Days weekend, the library building will remain open.
The Service Desk will be staffed, and the AV/Reserve Room and Plan Room available, during the following times:
- Saturday-Sunday: no staffing
- Monday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
- Tuesday: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm; 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Have a wonderful break!
Zotero is a useful (and free!) tool that can help you manage and format citations as you research and write. No longer just for Firefox, Zotero now works with most browsers, operating systems, and word processing platforms.
- Capture and keep citations and links to books and articles as you come across them;
- Organize your citations into folders for different classes or projects;
- Format citations in any of dozens of formats (including APA, Chicago, and MLA) with just a few clicks;
- Insert citations in your paper as you write and have them formatted automatically;
- Sync your Zotero library across computers;
- Create group libraries to share citations.
On two Sundays in October, librarians will offer workshops to help you get the most out of Zotero. The content and structure of the workshops will be determined by who shows up. No prerequisites for either one, except for a desire to make your life easier!
To get going with Zotero, or become a power user, come to the Research Bar at one or both of the following times:
- Sunday, October 13, 2-3 p.m. with Emily
- Sunday, October 27, 2-3 p.m. with Amber
Emily and Amber are also available for one-on-one Zotero help; just stop by the desk or email us to set up a time.