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Just for You: Extended Hours Finals Week!

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That’s right, one of your favorite places to prep for finals tests, papers, and projects is offering special extended hours to study up! The Chalmer Davee Library will be open the following hours during finals week:

Saturday 12/12 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/13 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Monday 12/14 – Thursday 12/17 7:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Friday 12/18 7:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 12/19 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday 12/20 1:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

Remember that we are here for you!  Take advantage of our library research services and on staff Librarians to help you find the resources you need. See you at the Library…


Students Study for Finals in the Library; Free Coffee and Tea Available

With final exams in full swing, students are studying in the Chalmer Davee Library. Library staff is offering free coffee and tea to those who are studying, but ask that you provide your own cup.

Photo by Kathy Helgeson

Photo by Kathy Helgeson

The University Archives and Area Research Center (Room 170, Lower Level) is also available if you want a super-quiet study space. The Archives is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

It’s MayDay! What Are You Doing to Preserve Your Treasures?

April 27—May 3 is national Preservation Week.

MayDay_Libraries_14-smDuring Preservation Week libraries all over the country present events, activities, and resources that highlight what we can do, individually and together, to preserve our personal and shared collections.

During that week, MayDay (May 1st) is set aside to encourage emergency preparedness. As natural disasters of recent years have taught us, many resources are in jeopardy should a disaster strike. Personal, family, and community collections are equally at risk. Do you know what you would do during an emergency? What would you do if your old family photographs got wet?  Learn more online about preserving your family treasures and what to do when disaster strikes. If you’re a teacher-in-training, there is also a page on preservation projects for kids.

New Strategy for Quiet Study Space

A recurring issue for library patrons is finding quiet space to study.  While the upper level has been designated as a Quiet Zone for some time, patrons will now have an additional tool to ensure that the space they choose to study in is actually quiet.  A student project, designed to identify a new or existing campus issue and implement a practical solution, has led to the library implementing a new strategy so that students can anonymously alert library staff to noisy neighbors without the hassle of having to go downstairs.

The upper level has been broken down into zones indicating a location, such as “Green,” “Blue,” or “Main Stacks H-P,” which is listed on signage throughout the upper level.  Look for signage like this:

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A cell phone number has been established for patrons to dial and text “LOUD” and enter their zone.  This will prompt supervisors to check the area without alerting anyone that a complaint was made.  The new system will also consist of more frequent walk-throughs to ensure upper level patrons are observing the Quiet Zone policy.

Thanks to Grace Coggio and her Small Group Communication students and library staff member Izzy Quiles for their part in this undertaking.

Final’s Week Stress Relief is back!

The Chalmer Davee Library is once again having therapy dogs on hand for stress-busting finals week activities.  Partnering with C.A.R.E., the Companion Animal Respect and Education Club, certified therapy dogs will be on the library’s main level in the Cooklock Room (straight through the main gates at the end of the hallway):

Monday 6-8 p.m.
Tuesday 5-8 p.m.|
Wednesday 5-6:30 p.m.

For more information about the benefits of therapy dogs, view previous post.

Free coffee, tea and hot cocoa will be available Sunday evening, December 15th, through Wednesday, May 18 (or until supplies run out).  Refreshments will be located in the Microfilm Rm. on the main level (near the photocopy room).

Best of luck with your FINALS!

Extended hours for finals week

To accommodate students preparing for finals week the library will be open extended hours on Saturday, December 14.  The library will be open from 10am – 10 pm Saturday instead of closing at 6pm.  For complete hours, click here.

Holiday Hours

Please note our holiday hours:  Tuesday, Nov. 26: 7:30 am – 9 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 27: 8 am – – 4:30pm
Thursday, Nov. 28: CLOSED
Friday, Nov. 29: 8 am –  4:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 30: CLOSED
Sunday, Dec. 1: 4:30 pm – – 1 am

Visit: for complete listing of hours.