Month: January 2013

Selected Textbooks available on Library Reserve

For this spring 2013 semester, the Library has once again placed some of the most expensive required textbooks on reserve at the Circulation Desk.  They are available for 2 hour loans.  To see a list of the textbooks, go to the course reserves on the Library’s homepage ( In the “Course” drop-down menu, select LIBR108: Textbook Reserves.

Watkinson’s Student-Curated Exhibits

The Watkinson Library is pleased to introduce two collections curated by American Studies graduate students:  A Tale of Two Colleges: Bates & Trinity, 1890-1930 by Brent Bette and Christmas Traditions by Jenn Brasfield. Both exhibitions will be on display from January 28 – March 31, 2013.

Library closed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The Library will be closed in observation of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 21. We will resume regular Library semester hours starting Tuesday, January 22.

Library systems maintenance wrap-up 1/9

Note that yesterday’s Library systems maintenance is continuing for a few hours into this morning.  Our Library Catalog is back up ( ) but our local screen customizations (including the screens to do a CTW search) will take a little more time to reload.  Everything should be back to normal later today.

Library Systems Maintenance Monday 1/7 and Tuesday 1/8

Please note that the Library Catalog will be unavailable Monday January 7th and most of Tuesday January 8th while we perform some scheduled systems maintenance.  We expect it to be fully functional again by Wednesday.

As an interim measure, you can still identify what titles we hold using our OCLC “WorldCat” Catalog link ( ).  But you will need to see a staff member to identify our local call numbers.  Please stop by the Library Services Desk for assistance.

Library Hours for January

The Library is open Mon – Fri 8:30 – 4:30. We are also closed on Monday Jan 21. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday Jan 22.