iCONN library resources rebranded as researchIT CT

As of February 1, 2016, iCONN will become researchIT CT. The name, logo, and web address will change, but the service and content will continue as before.  Access to resources will also continue on as before: automatic login from within the library, school, or academic institution; login with a valid Connecticut public library card number for remote access.  The link http://www.iconn.org will continue to work until the last week of January; after that, the link will change to http://www.researchitct.org.

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January Library hours

The library will be open 8:30 – 4:30 Monday through Friday until classes start on January 25th.

Exceptions include:  Friday, January 15, the library will close at 1:00 p.m. and Monday, January 18, the library will be closed all day for the Martin Luther King Day holiday.

As always, the 24-hour study areas will remain open for those with a Trinity ID.

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Take a break Thursday Dec. 17 !

On Thursday December 17 at 8:00 pm,  take a break from your studying in the library and have some pizza!  Free soda, snacks, and pizza will be available in the Phelan room, Level A in the library,

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Library institutes changes during Finals!

There will be two changes to standard operating procedures in the Library due to Final Exams.   First, we will accommodate your need to study late into the night by expanding the 24-hour zone into the south Reading Room on Levels 2 & 3.  Second, we will not permit visitors into the Library during this time.

These changes are in effect from Sunday, December 13 until December 22, 2015.

Good luck on your finals and papers!




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Faculty note: Course Reserves for Spring 2016

It is again time for faculty to submit your lists of Library Course Reserves for the spring semester.  If you have not used this service before, it allows us to pull any print books and videos from our collection and hold them at the Library Circulation desk under shorter loan periods to make sure the material is available to as many students in your class as possible.

This year we are asking that you submit your lists by Friday, December 11th or as soon afterwards as possible to give us time to purchase items we may not hold and to digitize films we have not used in a while.


 Since the Library does not typically buy textbooks, if you have any personal or departmental copies of textbooks being assigned this spring that you are willing to let us share with the students, we’d be happy to make them available.  They will be returned to you over the summer.

 Next Steps

 What do you need to do?  Submit your lists of books and videos using the online form at http://forms.trincoll.edu/lib/reserve-form .  Further details about library course reserves are available at http://www.trincoll.edu/LITC/Library/servicesinfo/circulation/reserves/Pages/default.aspx .  If you have any questions you can contact Amy Rua, our Circulation Reserves Manager, who will be happy to help you.


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Thanksgiving weekend

The library will close Tuesday, November 24th at 6:30pm for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will reopen at 10am on Sunday, November 29th.  Students will have card access to the building’s 24-hour zone throughout this period.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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Accessing Library E-resources

As was announced in our Information Services Fall 2015 Update, we are changing our authentication method for library e-resources to eliminate the need for our off campus users to download a VPN client.  This initiative takes advantage of Trinity’s new Shibboleth authentication server, a product called EZProxy, and a rewrite of our local web links to provide a smoother transition from our library discovery systems to the e-resource.

The most noticeable change is that many of our web links now have “ezproxy.trincoll.edu” in their address.  The first time you click on one of these resources you will be asked to login to the College’s new Shibboleth authentication server and then passed onto the resource.    If you allow your web browser to store cookies, you will only need to login once per session.

 Further details are at http://www.trincoll.edu/LITC/Library/servicesinfo/spacestech/Pages/network.aspx


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What comes to your mind when you think of our Library?

This beautiful word mosaic features words that came to mind when we asked our student assistants this question.  Student Assistant Word Mosaic about our Library September 2015

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Reserving Library Group Study Rooms


With the new academic year we have a new process for using the library’s eight group study rooms on Levels 1, 2, and 3 (including the 4 group media rooms):

  1. Reserve your room at http://libcal.trincoll.edu/rooms.php?i=11246
  2. Use your Trinity ID to access the room.

And you are in!  No more key check-outs from the Circulation Desk.  This link is also always available on the Library homepage.



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Summer Library hours

Over summer term, the Library will be open into the early evening on Mondays-Thursday until 6:30pm.  For our complete schedule, see http://www.trincoll.edu/LITC/library/servicesinfo/about/Pages/Hours.aspx

Also note that this year we also have the LITC 24-hour space open throughout the summer (with your Trinity ID).

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