December 23, 2014
by jkremer
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Closing and Services Information during Break


The DiMenna-Nyselius Library building will be closed from Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm, through Sunday, January 4, 2015.

The library will reopen and a full schedule of operations will resume on Monday, January 5. Library Hours


Returning Items

Due dates have been changed so that no items will be due during the closure period. However, if you would like to return items between December 23 and January 4, a book and media return box is located outside on the North (facing Bannow) side of the Library. Renewal services will be unavailable during the closure.

Research Assistance

Real-time research assistance online will be available throughout the closure dates with the exception of Dec 25 and Jan 1. Visit the Library website to use the Chat Research Help box. Because this is a Jesuit cooperative service, assistance will be provided by a librarian from another Jesuit university.

Research assistance by email, in-person or by telephone will be unavailable between December 23 and January 4. Students, faculty, and staff who send email inquiries or leave telephone messages during the closure period will receive replies starting on January 5; queries will be answered in the order in which they were received.

Other Library Services

  • Interlibrary Loan: Interlibrary loan requests submitted between December 23 and January 4 will not be processed until January 5.
  • Course Reserves: class reserve materials will be unavailable during the closure; reserve lists submitted by instructors using the online form between December 23 and January 4 will be processed starting on January 5.

Online Resources

All databases and e-journals are available during the closure, using your NET ID login credentials. In addition, 100,000s of e-books are available through the Library catalog.

Happy Holidays!


December 15, 2014
by Brooke Duffy
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2014 – Year in Music

2014 is coming to an end, and it’s time to review this year in music. We’ve scoured the “Best of” Lists and brought you some of the most popular albums of this year! What do you think of our list?


The library owns copies of all of these albums (we have great taste, don’t we?), so check them out! The display is located in the DVD stacks, across from the CD stacks.

  • Phantogram, Voices; M1630.18.P44 V65  
  • Caribou, Our Love; M1630.18.C37 O87  
  • Future Islands, Singles; M1630.18.F899 S55  
  • Tune-Yards, Nikki-nack;  M1630.18.T88 N55  
  • Beck, Morning Phase; M1630.18.B43 M67  
  • The War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream; M1630.18.W285 L68
  • Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else; M1630.18.C5693 H47
  • Jenny Lewis, The Voyager; M1630.18.L532 V69
  • St. Vincent, St. Vincent; M1630.18.S7 S7  

More featured albums:

  • Cloud Nothings, Here and Nowhere Else; M1630.18.C5693 H47
  • Perfect Pussy, Say Yes to Love; M1630.18.P45 S29
  • Lana del Rey, Ultraviolence; M1630.18.D455 U58
  • St. Vincent, St. Vincent;  M1630.18.S7 S7
  • Pharrell, Girl; M1630.18.W5514 G57
  • Real Estate, Atlas; M1630.18.R425 A85
  • FKA Twigs, LP1 (Young Turks); M1630.18.F525 L6
  • War on Drugs, Lost in the Dream; M1630.18.W285 L68
  • Shabazz Palaces, Lese Majesty; M1630.18.S53 L48
  • Afghan Whigs, Do to the Beast; M1630.18.A3354 D6
  • Taylor Swift, 1989; M1630.18.S97 N55
  • Ryan Adams, Ryan Adams;  M1630.18.A33 R93
  • Aphex Twin, Syro; M1473.A658 S97
  • Spoon, They Want My Soul; M1630.18 .S723 T54
  • Sun Kil Moon, Benji; M1630.18.S966 B45
  • Run the Jewels, Run the Jewels 2; M1630.18.R884 R852

Coming soon to the library:

  • Quilt, Held in Splendor
  • Sharon van Etten, Are We There
  • Charli XCX, Sucker
  • Conor Oberst, Upside Down Mountain
  • Protomartyr, Under Color of Official Right
  • Eric Church, The Outsiders
  • Ariel Pink, Pom Pom
  • Miranda Lambert, Platinum
  • Sia, 1000 Forms of Fear
  • How to Dress Well, What is this Heart?
  • Parquet Courts, Sunbathing Animal
  • Cymbals Eat Guitars, LOSE
  • TV on the Radio, Seeds

December 8, 2014
by jkremer
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Finals Hours, FREE COFFEE and DeStress Support!

The Library’s # 1 goal this time of year is to offer students an academic sanctuary – – a place where they can go to study in quiet, meet with their groups to complete final projects and refuel themselves any time of the day or night.

De-Stress During Finals initiative:

  1. Open 24 hours beginning on Wednesday, Dec 10 (except we close at 9:00 pm on Saturday, Dec 13). Stay Up All Night with Us! Free coffee, tea and hot chocolate all night long!
  2. Free coffee, tea and hot chocolate and snacks every morning beginning Thursday, Dec 11 in Cafe (except on Sunday, Dec 14)
  3. Doggie De-Stress event 3-5 pm on Wednesday 12/10 and Monday  12/15 as part of our De-Stress During Finals program. Come down to the Multimedia Auditorium on the lower level to pet dogs Belle and Beau, owned by a local alumna Marilyn Rice , and see your stress float away.
  4. Visit our DeStress station, located in lobby, for study tips, free earplugs and more!