McKillop Library Summer 2019

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

Please note: Due to construction beginning in June, please refrain from using the West (right) side of the 1st FL for other than accessing the restrooms; if you need a resource from the East wing, please ask a library staff member.

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 2018’s Great Reads
Popular Summer Reading from Goodreads
New York Times Best-Sellers List

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, audio-books, 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

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

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Library Information for Summer Conference Attendees

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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 for leisure, research and/or print your documents and boarding passes!

Select computers (PCs & Macs) on the 1st FL East Wing (to the left as you enter the front doors) are reserved for use by conference attendees only; please see computers with designated signage. No login is necessary to use these computers.

For Salve community members (faculty, staff and students) and other Guests, please use the computers not marked for conference use (Guests should ask at the front desk to be logged into a computer).

Due to construction beginning in June, please refrain from using the West side of the 1st FL for other than accessing the restrooms; if you need a resource from the East wing, please ask a library staff member.

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Conference attendees also have full access to our 140+ research databases which include articles, e-books, streaming educational videos, historical newspapers 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 library staff for help. Enjoy your stay at Salve Regina University!

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Library Open Late: April 28 – May 10

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The time for final projects, presentations and exams is here. But don’t stress: the library has you covered!

We have study rooms, floors for group and quiet study, and we are open 24 hours during finals. We’re even giving away FREE hot and chilled COFFEE, tea and hot chocolate after 6 PM on May 5 & 6! The snack cart will be making an appearance, too!

Detailed calendar of extended hours and more information below. Oh, and don’t forget your Salve ID to enter the library after 10 PM.
During the 24-hour extended access times, please be aware:

  • The second and third floors will close at 1 AM
  • Only the first floor will remain open through 8 AM
  • Card swipe access only after 10pm; please bring your Salve ID to enter (use front doors only after 12 am)
  • Group work is encouraged on the first and second floors or in the study rooms

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  • The 3rd floor is the SILENT study floor. Please be considerate!
  • Room 106 is reserved for quiet study from 1 am – 8 am
  • Computer Lab 006 (Garden Level) is designated as an extra quiet study area during finals

blog4Study 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 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, see your reservation email for details or contact a librarian) for assistance.

Final projects and exams got you StReSsEd? Relax, we can help! The library’s Bookends Cafe (1st FL across from the Circulation desk) will have stress busters like games, activities, a graffiti wall and of course you can purchase hot and cold beverages and snacks as well. We are also giving away FREE hot and chilled COFFEE, tea and hot chocolate after 6 pm on May 5 & 6! Make sure to take periodic study breaks, get enough sleep, stay hydrated and eat every meal! The mobile snack cart will be making its rounds as well on the evenings of May 5 & 6!

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For the consideration of your fellow library users, aromatic meals such as pizza, soups, and take-out (Chinese, etc.) should be consumed in the Bookends Cafe (1st FL across from the Circulation desk).

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Some library computers have duplicates of the software found in Computer Labs 006 and 005. Here’s where they are in the library and the extra software that is installed.

Table of 4 PC computers outside of Classroom 106 and rear pod of 4 PCs on the DVD side:

  • Adobe Design Suite CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver)
  • IBM SPSS
  • MatLab
  • Pro Tax Series (Intuit)
  • QuickBooks Premier
  • QuickBooks File Manager
  • TexMaker

Note that Microsoft Visio and Project are only available in the Labs (Garden Level). Also, all of our Mac computers are duplicates of those in the Mac Labs (Antone). If you need other software, try the Computer Labs in the Garden Level of the Library.

When working on library computers, make sure to periodically SAVE YOUR WORK to an external source such as a flash drive. Library 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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The McKillop Library’s public printers are multi-purpose Ricoh machines which can copy, print, and scan to email. Several features are available with these machines:

  • Color printing as well as black & white
  • Double-sided (duplex) printing
  • Scan-to-email feature (to Salve email addresses only)
  • Selection of paper size
  • Laptop printing (Mac and PC) over the wireless network (Salve Students only; excludes Faculty, Staff and Guests.)
  • Scan to USB or Memory Card

Print jobs can be released from any of the four Ricoh multifunction printers in the library: two on the first floor, and one each on the 2nd and 3rd floors (as well as one in the Garden Level across from User Support Services).

You can also print from your laptop or other mobile device from https://printing.salve.edu/myprintcenter/ (see the Wireless Printing Guide for detailed instructions)

Students, faculty, and staff need their Salve IDs to release prints.

Need research tips?

If you have any questions or need help, please ask library staff; we’re here to serve you!

Happy studying!

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Complete our Survey for a Chance to Win a $100 Amazon.com Gift Card

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Be heard! Complete our annual satisfaction survey and enter your Salve email address for the chance to win one of two $100 Amazon.com gift cards!

Last year our survey received over 600 responses. Your suggestions and comments assist with library planning, so tell us what you think! Click here to take our survey! 

Hurry, survey ends Monday May 6! Good luck!

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*Amazon gift card winners chosen by random draw among completed entries. Salve email required to enter and win. Must be a current Salve student or faculty. Winners will be notified by Salve email after survey ends.

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