Welcome (back), and When you can do What at the Library

Welcome, new students and faculty, and welcome back, old friends! The library is ready to receive you. We’ll open for the semester on Sunday, September 1 at 12:30 pm and look forward to seeing new students with their peer advisor groups on Sunday from 2-4 pm.

You probably know that once the library opens for the semester, we’re open 24/7 right up through Winter Break. You can come in, study, socialize, borrow/return books, work/print/scan/copy in the computer lab, or do whatever else you wish (subject to the College Handbook and the Library Honor Code, of course) whenever it tickles your fancy.

There are certain things, though, that you can only do when staff are on duty. These include: borrowing reserve readings; borrowing DVDs; picking up holds or interlibrary loans; and getting into the Plan Room.

Staffing will be a little atypical during the first couple days of the semester:

  • Sunday, 9/1: 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Monday, 9/2: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Thereafter, our normal staffing schedule will be in effect:

  • Sundays: 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm; 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Mondays-Thursdays: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm; 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Fridays: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

One other special task — borrowing equipment — can only be done when full-time staff are on duty (M-F, 8:30-4:30; Sunday 12:30-5:30).

Please plan accordingly!

We’ll always list changes to our schedule — building or staffing — on this blog, in the Town Crier, and on the library’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. If you ever have questions (about hours, staffing, or anything at all), please stop by, email us (library@marlboro.edu), or call x221 (802-258-9221).

We are looking forward to working with you this year!

Emily Alling
Library Director

Say hello to EBSCO eBook Academic: 125,000+ academic ebooks

Over the summer, the library said goodbye to ebrary and hello to a new ebook collection: EBSCO’s eBook Academic Collection, which is a bit of a mouthful, but which gives us access to more books (125,000 to ebrary’s 75,000) and which garnered very positive feedback when we asked faculty and students to test it out last spring.

EBSCO iconSome things to know about EBSCO eBooks:

  • You can search and read the full text of over 125,000 academic books from across most disciplines.
  • When you search the library’s EBSCOHost databases as a group, ebooks will now show up in your results along with articles, dissertations, and more.
  • Most of the ebooks in the collection can be downloaded to most devices (not Kindles, unfortunately). The first time through is a little complicated. We have prepared detailed instructions, and we’re also happy to help — just stop by the library service desk!
  • Some ebook activities (like downloading) require you to create a MyEBSCOHost account. This is an account set up directly between you and EBSCO; the library can’t recover your password for you. Be sure to make a note of your account info!
  • Most ebooks let you print a limited number of pages (60 seems common); the limit is determined by the publisher.

We hope you find some useful information in EBSCO eBook Academic Collection. We welcome suggestions for a good nickname for this collection. And we always welcome questions and feedback — email library@marlboro.edu; call x221 (802-258-9221); or stop by the Service Desk when we’re staffed.

Happy reading!