McKillop Library Summer 2015

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The library is open all summer on an abbreviated schedule. Please check the library hours web page for current library hours.

Fun Collections

Did you know we have a whole browsing area of popular books? It’s a great way to discover books for fun beach reading. Also check out our vast collection of films on DVD! Both areas are located on the 1st FL, East Wing (to the left side as you enter the front door). Come in, cool off and relax!

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Related resources:
NPR’s Book Concierge: Guide to 2014’s Great Reads
Popular Summer Reading from Goodreads
New York Times Best-Sellers List

Check out our Pinterest page for additional book and movie recommendations!
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Curriculum Library

Have kids? Go up to the 2nd FL for our Children/Young Adult area where you’ll find fun reads for children of all ages, such as:

The forbidden stone/ Tony Abbott; illustrations by Bill Perkins

Duck, Duck, Moose!/ Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; pictures by Noah Z. Jones

Cecil the pet glacier / Matthea Harvey; illustrated by Giselle Potter

Charlie and the chocolate factory / by Roald Dahl; illustrated by Joseph Schindelman

A curse dark as gold / Elizabeth C. Bunce

Conference Attendees

If you’re on-campus for one of the many conferences that Salve hosts, you are welcome to come to the library to use our computers and print your documents and boarding passes!

The computers (PCs & Macs) in the 1st FL East Wing (to the left as you enter the front doors) are reserved for use by conference attendees only. No login is necessary to use these computers. For Salve community members (faculty, staff and students) and other Guests, please use the computers on the opposite side of the 1st FL (Guests should ask at the front desk to be logged into a computer).

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You also have full on-campus access to all of our 150+ research databases which include articles, streaming educational videos and audio clips on a variety of topics. Go to our library website at http://library.salve.edu to get started.

If at any time you need assistance, please ask a library staff member for help. Enjoy your stay at Salve Regina University!

Community Borrowers Program

Not a member of Salve but still would like to borrow materials from the library? Then consider becoming a member of our Community Borrowers Program. Members of the community not affiliated with Salve Regina University as faculty, student, staff, or alumni, nor are active faculty, student, or staff at any HELIN institution, are welcome to join the McKillop Library Community Borrowers Program for a fee of $100.00 per year. Patrons must present a valid photo ID in order to obtain a community borrower’s card. Community borrowers may borrow circulating books, audiobooks, and DVDs located in the McKillop Library collection only**.

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**Please note: special borrowers do not have HELIN borrowing privileges or access to databases from off-campus

Mobile Site

librarymobileAway from campus? No computer? No problem! Just access our mobile site at http://library.salve.edu/m

What can you do on our mobile site? How about…

…check your library account
…view library hours
…search the catalog for books
…search for articles
…contact the library
…and more!

So put your library in your pocket and take us wherever you go!

Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you this Fall!

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The Library is Open Late! Extended Hours April 26-May9

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Night Owl? The Library is Open Late April 26-May 9

The time for final projects, presentations and exams is here. Don’t stress though…the library has you covered!

We have study rooms, places to practice your presentations, floors for group and quiet study, a stress free zone with games and candy, technology for check-out and extended hours! We’re even giving away FREE COFFEE after 9 PM on May 4 & 5!

Detailed calendar of extended hours and more information below. Also see our extended hours web page for printing help, study room info, study tips and more. Oh, and don’t forget your Salve ID to enter the library after 10 PM!

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During the 24-hour extended access times, please be aware:

  • The second and third floors will close at 2 AM
  • Only the first floor will remain open through 8 AM
  • Card swipe access only during extended hours; please bring your Salve ID to enter after 10 PM
  • The 3rd floor is the SILENT study floor. Please be considerate!
  • Room 106 is reserved for quiet study from 2 am – 8 am
  • Group work is encouraged on the first and second floors or in the study rooms

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Study rooms can be reserved online for a maximum of 3 consecutive hours. Most study rooms have a whiteboard, desktop PC and/or Mac, and seating for small groups; see this page for “what’s in a study room”? Please show courtesy to your fellow students and be sure to cancel an existing study room reservation if the room is no longer needed so that other students can use the room (to cancel a booking, click on “cancel a study room booking” at the bottom of the reservation area. If you need help, please contact the information desk).

Electronic classroom 106 has a teacher station with projector and seating with computers for up to 22 students. Classroom 106 can be reserved for large groups (8+); please visit or call the information desk at (401) 341-2289.

blog5 When working on library computers, don’t forget to periodically SAVE YOUR WORK to an external source such as a flash drive. Computers are auto-set to restart periodically; upon restart, all saved information is lost. So be sure to use File>Save As and do not save your work to library computer desktops for long periods of time.

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We have a number of gadgets and items for purchase or check-out! Just go to the front Circulation desk (1st FL) and bring your Salve ID. For $1 you can purchase a library tote bag, pen or sanitary package of earbuds. Here’s the list of items we currently have available:

items for checkoutRemember that you can call, email, text, chat or visit us anytime! Need help keeping the 3rd FL quiet? Having a problem with a printer on an upper floor? Just call, chat or text us—- we’ll come to you! You can even schedule a one-on-one consultation session with a librarian to discuss your research project.

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Our library webpage also has helpful tutorials on how to find books in the catalog, how to print,how to find articles in a database, and more!

Need to de-stress? Aside from visiting the Stress Free Zone located in the Bookends Cafe (across from the 1st FL front desk) during finals week, post funny selfies or photos of your friends in the library on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Happy studying!

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April is National Poetry Month

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“Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.” (from: http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/home).

To celebrate poetry and poets, we have a display of collected poems on the 1st FL. Come take a look and feel free to borrow!

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Also see our Pinterest poetry board for a small sampling of some of our poetry books.

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