Van trip to UMass Amherst Libraries, Sunday 4/13

WEB Dubois library
Yes, that’s the library.

This Sunday, April 13th, 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 listlibrary 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.

Spring break hours @ the library

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 library@marlboro.edu 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!

Emily Alling
Library Director

Van trip to UMass Amherst Libraries: Sunday, February 16

WEB Dubois library
Yes, that’s the library.

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 listlibrary 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.

Snowy day 2/5/14: library open; limited staffing

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 library@marlboro.edu with questions — we’ll be monitoring email all day.

Enjoy the snow!

Welcome back! Start-of-semester hours

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.

Library catalog unavailable January 8, afternoon

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.

End-of-semester dates and deadlines

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 journalsbooks, 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!

Library hours over Thanksgiving, and ILL book request deadline

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!

Library over Hendricks Days

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!