Archive for December, 2013

Library Holiday Hours

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

Interim Session: December 21 – January 12

Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday CLOSED

Holiday Closures: December 24 – January 1

Tuesday – Wednesday CLOSED

Therapy at the Library!

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Therapy Dogs that is!

Reduce your stress at the Library!  Besides complimentary hot beverages, we are hosting the Heart to Heart pet therapy program  Monday and Tuesday of Finals week.  They are bringing 4 therapy teams with their dogs for ISU students to enjoy.

Mon. Dec. 16th, 11 am – 1 pm

Tues. Dec. 17th, 1 – 3 pm

They will be in the Library Student Lounge on the first floor.

Study at the Library

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Need some last minute cramming time?  We’ve got some great places to work and study here in the Library! 

And we’re open until 1 am, Sunday – Thursday!  (Fri. 7 am – 7 pm, Sat. 10 am – 7 pm)

Study room 1 D on the first floor is equipped with a whiteboard, a computer, projector, and DVD/CD player where you can practice your presentations.  Study rooms on the 2nd floor are equipped with whiteboards to accomodate study groups as well.  These rooms are reserved for 2 hrs at a time at the Circulation desk (282-3248).

If you need a super quiet place to review your notes, there is a quiet study room on the 3rd floor. You do not need to reserve this room.

And remember we have complimentary hot cocoa, coffee and tea available in the student lounge through the end of Finals week.

Good luck with your finals!


Free Hot Beverages During Closed Week and Finals Week

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Stay Awake, Study and Stay Warm!  The Library is once again offering free coffee, tea and hot chocolate in the student lounge during closed and finals weeks!

We’ll be open until 1 am through the week during both closed and finals week.  Click here to review the complete building schedule for Saturdays and Sundays.

And remember our Cite a Source page (under Help & FAQ on our homepage) for quick citation format reviews.

Good luck with your tests everyone!

Electronic Books

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

You won’t see them sitting on our shelves, but our collection hosts a number of electronic books and finding them has never been easier!  Go to the Library catalog at  Enter a quick search, keyword, author, title, etc.  Then click the Limit button, select eBook [no US documents].   Your results list will show only eBooks.

If you have trouble connecting to any of our electronic resources, please call us at the Reference Desk, 282-3152.  You can also use the Ask a Librarian form (link found at the top of our homepage), or fill out our Report a Database, or Electronic Journal Problem that you access from the top of the Resources by Subject page.

In the News: Libraries Without Books

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

The Bexar County Biblio Tech Library hosts an invisible collection of e-books and audiobooks. Visitors download an app to their readers (or use one of the library’s readers) to read titles for up to 14 days. This all-digital public library opened this last September in Bexar County, Texas and offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county.

Patrons use the 3M Cloud Library app and link to their library card.  The app includes a countdown of days a reader has to finish a book.

There are 48 computer stations, 600 e-readers, in addition to laptops and tablets. People  also come for kids’ story time and regular computer classes.