The Library is Open Late! Extended Hours April 27- May 9

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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, technology for check-out and extended hours! We’re even giving away FREE COFFEE after 9 PM on May 4 & 5!

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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, highlighter or sanitary package of earbuds. Here’s the list of items we currently have available:
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Remember 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), post funny selfies or photos of your friends on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Happy studying!

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Celebrate World Book Night! April 23

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Come to the library on April 23 from 5-7 PM to receive a free copy of “The tipping point: how little things can make a big difference” by Malcolm Gladwell.*
*While supplies last. Limited copies available.

WHAT IS WORLD BOOK NIGHT?

World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into their communities and give half a million free World Night paperbacks to light and non-readers.

World Book Night is about giving books and encouraging reading in those who don’t regularly do so. But it is also about more than that: It’s about people, communities and connections, about reaching out to others and touching lives in the simplest of ways—through the sharing of stories.

World Book Night is a nonprofit organization. We exist because of the support of thousands of book givers, booksellers, librarians, and financial supporters who believe in our mission. Set for April 23 each year to honor Shakespeare’s birthday, World Book Night was successfully launched in the U.K in 2011, and World Book Night was first celebrated in the U.S. in 2012.

Read more at http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/

About “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell

The tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or a drop in the crime rate. This widely acclaimed bestseller, in which Malcolm Gladwell explores and brilliantly illuminates the tipping point phenomenon, is already changing the way people throughout the world think about selling products and disseminating ideas.

Malcolm Gladwell is also the author of the #1 bestselling Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. He was a reporter for The Washington Post from 1987 to 1996, working first as a science writer and then as New York City bureau chief. Since 1996, he has been a staff writer for The New Yorker.

Visit our Shakespeare Display

To commemorate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday, we have created a display along the back side wall of the East Wing on the 1st FL (to the left side as you come into the front doors). Some images from the display are below. Haven’t read Shakespeare in a while? We have quite the collection, so click here to browse our catalog of Shakespeare literature and video.

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Mathematics Awareness Month – April 2014

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Mathematics, Magic, and Mystery: From magic squares and Möbius bands to magical card tricks and illusions, mysterious phenomena with elegant “Aha!” explanations have permeated mathematics for centuries. Such brain-teasing challenges promote creative and rational thinking, attract a wide range of people to the subject, and often inspire serious mathematical research.

The theme of Mathematics Awareness Month 2014 echoes the title of a 1956 book by renowned math popularizer Martin Gardner, whose extensive writings introduced the public to hexaflexagons, polyominoes, John Conway’s “Game of Life,” Penrose tiles, the Mandelbrot set, and much more. For more than half a century Gardner inspired enthusiasts of all ages to engage deeply with mathematics, and many of his readers chose to pursue it as a career. The year 2014 marks the centennial of Gardner’s birth. Each day an new square becomes active in the poster: http://www.mathaware.org/mam/2014/

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