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Extended Hours for Winter 2014

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.

Downtime for ProQuest databases

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!

Library Closure During the Holiday Break

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!

Tapping Away at your Screen – Computer Science Education Week @ Your Library

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!

Twitter: @infoglut

Scratching at the Surface – Computer Science Education Week @ Your Library

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

Computer Science Education Week @ Your Library

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 @

Looking for a place to study late?

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.

Toys or Socks for Library Fines!

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.

Library Closure – Thanksgiving Weekend

Posted on 11.20.13

The Library will be closing early on Wednesday, November 27th at 5 PM

The Library will be closed from Thursday, November 28th to Sunday, December 1 in observance of Thanksgiving.

Have a restful weekend!

Get Your Game On @ Your Library!

Posted on 11.13.13

Join us this Saturday, November 16th from 12 – 3 PM for a day of gaming, fun and hanging out – at your Library!

We will have a variety of board games, card games, video games, any games! Learn a new game, or show someone your favorite game. Make sure to bring your Nintendo 3DS if you want to get some StreetPasses!

Snacks will be provided, so come on down!

We will also be hosting a Yu-Gi-Oh mini-tourney – learn to play the card game, stay for the mini-tourney!

Details: Saturday, Nov. 16th from 12 – 3 PM, in the Biella Room in the Library.


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