Posts Tagged ‘library’

  • I’d Like to Check Out a ….Drone?

    Starting in the fall the University of Southern Florida will have two drones available to check out from their campus library. “The library’s hope is to integrate new technology to its services. In the past year, the library has worked to expand its ‘Digital Media Commons’ in an effort to promote digital learning. Now, USF’s […] Read more...
  • Photocopy/Scanning/Fax Options

    There is one self-service photocopy machine located in the Reserve area of the law library.  It takes cash (change, one-dollar, five-dollar bills) and SU ID cards with value added.  For other photocopy, scanning, and fax alternatives on campus, check out our Reprographic Options for Law Students guide. Read more...
  • Children and Libraries Exhibit (April 2013)

    For those who have early memories of visits to the library, it may come as a surprise to learn that allowing children in libraries is a relatively recent historical development. This exhibit celebrates the libraries and librarians who fought to open libraries to children. View the materials on display to explore the many ways librarians […] Read more...
  • September Library Tours!

    What Reserve books can be checked out overnight? Where do printouts actually print? Where are study guides and course materials? These questions and more will be answered during library tours, and the tour bus continues into the first week of September. The sign up page is a calendar- be sure to page forward to September. […] Read more...
  • The First Library in the United States

    Though the Library of Congress was the first official post-revolutionary library, it was not the first governmental library in the United States. The history of the first governmental library stretches back to 1731, when Benjamin Franklin and several of his friends in the Junto society founded The Library Company as a non-profit. Yes, in addition […] Read more...
  • Cell Phone Use

    The library staff understands that your connection to family, friends, and employers is vital when you are at school, but we also ask that you be courteous to other library users and set your cell phones to vibrate or at the lowest setting while you are in the library. If you need to take a […] Read more...
  • Conducting a Source and Cite Check for a Journal?

    Check out the library’s FAQ for journal staff.  It answers general questions about recurring issues in writing and editing for any of the journals and provides tips on how to use library resources and services most effectively. Read more...
  • Printing in the Law Library

    The DDC is experiencing an extremely high volume of print activity. Be patient with the student assistants working behind the counter. They must carefully sort through every print job to ensure accuracy. The process can be time consuming. Often a small, single page job will be interposed between large printouts. Remember that the DDC is […] Read more...
  • Don’t let your laptop walk off

    Theft can be a problem in any building on campus so we remind you to never leave personal belongings unattended in the library.  Remember to take valuable items with you when you leave or ask a colleague to watch books/backpacks if you will be gone for a very short period of time. Study rooms are […] Read more...
  • Setting Off the Security Gates

    Books purchased at the university bookstore contain magnetic strips that activate the security gates in the library. If the alarm sounds each time you enter the library, chances are you have textbooks that need “de-magnetizing”. Stop at the circulation desk and ask a staff member to assist you.   Also, please make sure that all your […] Read more...