Saturday, August 28, 2010

Group Study Room Policy

Starting Monday, August 30th, library staff will once again be monitoring the 4 Group Study Rooms on the main floor of the library. Here are the rules:
Sign up with your group members at the Reference Desk
2 person minimum – Single persons will be asked to study elsewhere, no exceptions
2 hour time limits per group
CSP students have priority

This policy is to ensure that everyone has a fair chance of using the study rooms. There are plenty of areas for single-person study on the main and lower levels in chairs and study carrels, and there are 4 Individual Study Rooms directly across the hall from the Group Study Rooms which are not monitored.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

New Subject Guides Are Here!

The Library is excited to roll out its newly designed Subject Guides. Not only do they have a clean new look, but they have been reorganized to make it easier to know where to start your research on a particular topic. Some new features of the Subject Guides include:

  • - Suggested database lists are shorter, giving you a better idea where to start your research
  • - Easier navigation by tabs to different areas (Articles, Books, Citation Guides, etc.)
  • - Find materials newly added to the CSP Library in a particular subject
  • - Follow the newest news and research in your field via automatically updated RSS feeds
  • - Look for tabs with content specific to your subject
  • - Some subject areas have guides for specific classes
  • - Get in touch with the library liaison in your area
  • - All Subject Guides are available in one location:

We are very excited to serve you this academic year. Let us know what we can do to help you in your research process, whether it be orienting yourself to the library's resources, conducting "pre-search" on a topic, finding reliable Web sites, tweaking search terms, locating a full-text article from a citation, or anything else you may need along the way.

Important Library Passwords

To login to CLICnet, the library catalog, your username is your first and last name with a space between them. Your password is your library barcode. Your barcode is the 14 digit number on your CSP ID that begins with the number 2 - Not Your L Number. Common uses for CLICnet include requesting books from other campuses, viewing online Course Reserves, or renewing books online.

To login to databases from off-campus, your username and password are the same as your network login which you use to login to the Student Portal. If your network login isn't allowing you to use databases from off-campus or login to the Student Portal, contact the Help Desk.

The library catalog and the subscription databases are two different systems. These are the only two logins needed to use library services.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Welcome Week: Library Hours

Welcome Week (August 22 - 29) Library Hours are as follows:
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday - Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Regular Academic Year Library Hours begin on Monday, August 30:
Library Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:45 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Reference Desk Hours
Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.