Month: October 2011

Films on Demand

New this year, we now have a subscription to the streaming video collection Films on Demand.  This collection includes thousands of educational and documentary films covering all disciplines from well known sources including Films for the Humanities and Sciences, BBC, PBS, ABC, A&E, and the History Channel.  Records for individual titles can be found in the Library catalog, or you can browse the entire database at

Note that the streaming quality of these films might not be high enough for classroom presentations.  If you would like us to purchase the DVD for select titles to handle these cases, please speak with our library Media Collections Manager.

Films on Demand

Springer ebooks added

We have recently acquired over 24,900 ebooks published by Springer between 2005-2011.  These represent titles in biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, mathematics, medicine, and physics among other areas.

All of these titles now have records integrated into both our catalog and Worldcat to allow quick access to the materials.  If you are interested in browsing the collection as a set, you can also do so from within SpringerLink at

Catalog Login to My Account

Having trouble logging into your user account in the Library Catalog?  Try the second option using you barcode number and last name (the barcode number includes the trailing number on the far right of your ID).

This issue is affecting activities like making CTW requests and self-initiated renewals of borrowed books.  We hope to have the option of using your network ID restored by next week!

Monday 10/17 – Library Catalog down

The Library catalog is down following some unexpected problems while our vendor was running some maintenance work.  It ought to be back up later today.

As an alternative, you can also identify most of our print and online holdings in WorldCat ( ).  Online resources will display Trinity’s link to the item.  For print items, get its call number by going into another library’s catalog (not Connecticut College or Wesleyan) by expanding the list under “WorldCat – WorldCat Libraries own this item” and clicking into the catalog of another college.  Since most academic libraries use the same call number, our book ought to be in our stacks under the same.

Questions?  See a staff member at the Library Services Desk on Level A.

Digital Repository Open House Oct 13

The Library will be hosting an Open House on Thursday, October 13 from 4:30 – 6:00, in the 1823 room of the Library, to celebrate the establishment of the Trinity College Digital Repository. All faculty and staff are invited for wine and hors d’oeuvres, conversation, and demonstrations of this new project.

The Repository will showcase and provide ready access to selected scholarly and creative works by the Trinity College community. It will also function as an online archive and digital library, featuring materials from the Watkinson Library and Archives. The Repository is currently accessed from the main Library Web site or by visiting Please see a recent library blog post for further information.