Please view updates on library news and events below.
Posted on 03.25.14
As you may have noticed, there is some construction happening in the Library. Not only are we updating our building, but we are also updating our Library website!
The first thing you’ll notice is the search box in the middle of the page – welcome to QuickSearch! This box will search all of our databases and our Library at once, making it easier to find what you need QUICKLY!
If you would like to search JUST the Catalog or JUST specific databases, you still can – just look for the Databases A-Z link or the Library Catalog link.
The second thing you may notice is Interlibrary Loan – from now on, you will be logging in using your NetID and password. When you click the link for Interlibrary Loan, you will be redirected to the login page – just enter your NetID and password and you’ll be good to go.
You will no longer need to setup a separate Interlibrary Loan/ILLIAD account!
As always, if you have any questions, just let us know! Stop by the Reference or Circulation Desk with any questions and we will gladly help you!
Posted on 03.19.14
Starting Monday, March 24th 2014, both the Lower Mall and Upper Mall of the Library will be experiencing some noise from demolition of walls, in anticipation of the opening of the new lounge area on the Lower Mall.
During the demolition, some computers will be moved and may be unavailable. They will be returned as soon as possible.
We are setting up a page on the Library site that will provide additional details about the construction – so keep an eye out!
Posted on 02.26.14
Monday, March 10, 2014 – Thursday, March 13, 2014: open until midnight (Reference Desk Closes at 8pm; Upper Mall and Main Circulation Desk Close at 10pm)
Sunday, March 16, 2014: open until midnight (Reference Desk Closes at 6pm; Upper Mall and Main Circulation Desk Close at 7pm)
Monday, March 17, 2014 – Thursday, March 20, 2014: open until midnight (Reference Desk Closes at 8pm; Upper Mall and Main Circulation Close at 10pm)
Please note that the campus shuttle will be running during the extended hours.
Posted on 02.11.14
You may experience downtime when trying to access certain databases this weekend – there is scheduled maintenance for all ProQuest databases this Saturday 2/15/2014 from 7 PM to 3 AM PST. Get your research done early!
Posted on 12.18.13
The University Libraries will be closed from Saturday, December 21st, 2013 to Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 and from Saturday, January 4th to Sunday, January 5th.
Have a wonderful break!
Posted on 12.12.13
Hopefully working with Scratch was interesting – it’s very easy to play around with it and make something cool looking. Be sure to share your Holiday Card with others and show off what you can do with Scratch!
Something that I’m sure you are all interested in is developing cool touch-enabled apps – or maybe even coding on your mobile devices like your iPhone, Android, or Windows 8 phone. Luckily, Microsoft has something just for you – TouchDevelop.
On the TouchDevelop page, you can choose from six (6!!) different apps to play around with and code – all from your smartphone or computer! These might be a bit more complicated, as they require that you type up code – but this is all in the name of learning these languages!
Check it out and let me know what you think!
Posted on 12.11.13
What did you think of the program you created yesterday? Wasn’t it easy to play around with those blocks and have your character move around?
If that interested you, you should check out Scratch – which was the basis of the short tutorial yesterday. It’s a super visual way to figure out how different elements of code works – not only do you move and connect blocks to create your code, but you also get to see your changes are doing with the Cat! It works fully in the browser, so there’s nothing for you to download. Scratch can be used to make games, animations and other interactive things for the web
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to make your own holiday card in Scratch – more complex than the one below and definitely more satisfying!
Greeting Card by Scratchteam
Posted on 12.09.13
Join students across the country as they spend just one hour learning how to code! All this week, we will be posting resources to help you learn how to code.
But first, here’s a short video that shows the importance of learning how to code (even if you aren’t a CS major!):
* Warning: The video is not closed captioned *
Ready to get started? Try to create your first Computer Program! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for new videos and resources!
Feeling like sharing? Tweet me your experience @ http://www.twitter.com/infoglut
Posted on 11.27.13
Check out the Lower Mall of the Library if you’re looking for a place to study late – from December 2nd to December 5th and from December 9th to December 12th, the Lower Mall and the Learning Commons will be open until MIDNIGHT.
Enjoy extra time to study in the Library and access to the Learning Commons but remember: the Circulation Desk and the Upper Mall will be closed at 10 PM those nights.
Worried about getting stuck on the hill? Never fear! The shuttle will be running! Hooray!
For more information, here is a page with our Detailed Hours.
Posted on 11.27.13
Until December 20th, the Library will be accepting donations to UPD’s Holiday Toy Drive or Socks for Seniors in exchange for a $3 credit towards outstanding library fines for each item donated. Donated items should be NEW toys appropriate for ages 3-16 or NEW UNWORN socks or non-slip slippers. The attached flyer has additional information about the donation program.
Please direct any donations or questions to the Circulation Desk.