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December 29, 2009

Spring 2010 Reserve Deadline

Please submit your Spring 2010 reserve requests for ERes and traditional (in-library) reserve by January 6 to ensure your course materials are ready for the first day of classes. Reserve request forms are available at the library circulation desks or request forms can be printed from our web page ( We also offer a paperless, web-based reserve request form at for those of you who wish to go green! Please provide full bibliographic citations for your requested material, regardless of how you choose to submit your reserve requests. Library staff will pull requested materials from the shelves; staff will also scan journal articles and book chapters for electronic reserve requests. 

Faculty who miss the January 6 deadline are still eligible to use our reserve services; however, we cannot guarantee that requested material will be ready by the first day of classes.

If you have any questions about ERes or reserve services, please contact reserve staff at 442-3609 or

December 23, 2009

Scheduled downtime for campus Internet access and services

ITS will perform scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, December 30, 2009 from 7:00 AM – 8:15 AM. During this time, all IT services, including Internet access, will be subject to periodic interruptions.

December 14, 2009

University Library Alternate Work Environment Intersession Energy Savings Initiative 2009/2010

Library Hours of Operation

The University Library (west end of the Podium) hours of operation will be as follows: 
December 17 – January 19, Monday – Friday, from 8:00am to 6:00pm and closed Saturdays and Sundays.  Note the building will also be closed on 12/25, 1/1, & 1/18.

The Dewey & Science Library will be closed from December 23 through January 3.

For additional information on the hours of operation for the Intersession period please consult the University Libraries web page  

University Library Alternate Work Environment: Intersession Energy Savings Initiative
University employees coming to the University Library to do their work during the Limited Operations Period 12/23/09 – 1/3/10 should expect the following conditions:

  • Normal level heat at 68 degrees and standard office environment lighting
  • Use of the Group Study space on the first floor north side of the building where there are tables and chairs in an open setting with windows. The Library will not provide private office space, supplies, or access to staff areas.
  • The Computer user room LI-137A, providing 46 computer work stations, will be available for University employees to use for their work. Please do not bring food or beverages into this room.  The phone (2-3543) in this room is programmed for on-campus calls but can also be used for outside & long distance calls as long as a PAC number is used. To access off- campus: dial 9, then number, and then enter your PAC code.  Please do NOT forward your office phones to the Computer user room phone.  Printing will be available at no charge for University personnel conducting business in this location.
  • Wireless access in certain spaces to connect to the Internet via your own wireless cards or laptops with integrated wireless.
  • Personal Belongings: while working in public areas do not leave valuables unattended due to the risk of theft.
  • Lunch Location: University personnel can use the basement level Staff Lounge, LI-B005, to eat lunch.  The lounge has a microwave, vending machines, and casual seating.
  • Please keep in mind the University Library is open for business and have an obligation to provide the appropriate environment for students and researchers.
  • Any questions or concerns about these arrangements can be addressed by Peter Recore-Migirditch, Business & Facilities Manager, 442-3563,


December 2, 2009

Intersession Schedule for Interlibrary Loan/UA Delivery Services

(Note: Dewey and Science Libraries will be closed from December 23rd - January 3rd).

The following procedures have been set up for Interlibrary Loan and UA Delivery Services during the Intersession:

Interlibrary Loan:
The Interlibrary Loan office will be staffed for regular business hours during the holidays, with the exception that the office will be closed on December 24th and December 31st. You may submit interlibrary loan requests as usual. Due to the holiday closing of many libraries that lend us materials, please expect that it may take a bit longer than usual to fill your requests.

If your pickup location is the Dewey or Science Library, note that we will stop shipping items to those locations as of December 18th . As of December 22nd, all items on hold at those locations will be sent to the University Library Circulation desk. Mail delivery to distance education students will be suspended from December 18th until January 3rd. For more information, call 518-442-3613.

UA Delivery Service:
You may place UA Delivery Services requests through ILLiad during the Intersession. During the shutdown of Dewey and Science (December 18th – January 3rd ) , Circulation staff will make runs to Dewey Library on 12/28 and 12/30 and daily runs to the Science Library to pull material from the stacks so that it can be brought to the University Library Circulation Desk for pick-up. Please allow for longer turnaround time during this period.

If you have items on hold at the Dewey or Science Library, please pick them up by Friday, December 18th. On Tuesday, December 22nd, any remaining items will be shipped to the University Library, where they can be picked up at the Circulation Desk. From December 18th until January 3rd, office delivery for faculty will be suspended due to closed buildings and limited mail service. For those same dates, shipping to Distance Education Students and to persons with disabilities will be suspended. For UA Delivery information prior to and following the shutdown, phone 518-442-3691 or 518-442-3696. For information during the Intersession, phone 518-442-3613.

The full range of services for both Interlibrary Loan and UA Delivery Services will resume on January 4th, 2010.

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