Extended Hours: April 24 – May 6

exthours-blogReynolds Libraries will extend its hours of operation during the last two weeks of the semester at the Parham & Downtown campuses (Mon, April 24 – Sat, May 6):

Mon-Thurs: 7:45 am-10:00 pm
Friday: 7:45 am-5:00 pm
Sat, Downtown: 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Sat, Parham: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED

New Print System coming this Summer

newprintsystem-blogYou spoke and we listened. Starting in Summer 2017, an improved print system is coming to Reynolds Libraries. The new print system will have more capabilities, including the use of credit and debit cards and submitting print requests to the cloud from off campus.

The new system will be in place in late May/early June. After the new system is in place, your EquiTrac print card can no longer be used for printing and refunds will not be available. Updates on the new print system will be posted on the Reynolds library website.

Thank you with your help as we transition to this improved system!

Library extended hours: Fall 2016

Student studyingTo help you prepare for final exams,  Reynolds Library will extend its hours of operation during the last weeks of the semester at the Parham and Downtown campuses.

Our extended schedule will be as follows:

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, December 5th  – Thursday, December 8th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, December 9th

8:00 am – 2:00 pm            Saturday, December 10th (Downtown Library only)

10:00 am – 4: 00 pm         Saturday, December 10th (Parham Library only)

7:45 am – 10:00 pm          Monday, December 12th – Thursday, December 15th

7:45 am – 5:00 pm            Friday, December 16th

 

We hope the extended hours will provide you a safe and comfortable learning environment and to offer you the research assistance you need for your final exams and papers.

Good luck!

Library is ‘Tickled Pink’… find out why!

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Effective Monday, Feb. 22, students will be able to check out the following mobile devices for 4 hours from all three Reynolds Libraries:

  • Dell Inspiron 7000 series 2-in-1 notebook
  • HP Chromebook
  • Apple IPad Air 2
  • Dell XPS for Group Study Rooms

The program is part of DOT’s strategic priorities to support student success!

Your Brain on Peppermint: Peppermints and Pencils in the Library!

peppermintsAccording to study published in 2008 in the International Journal of Neuroscience, “participants exposed to peppermint oil experienced enhanced memory and processing speeds…[and peppermint] also increased their alertness while helping them maintain a sense of calm.”

We figured if it was published in the Journal of Neuroscience then it must be true. So, beginning Monday, December 12th through Saturday, December 17th (or until we run out of peppermints and pencils!), the Reynolds Libraries will be hosting our popular Peppermints and Pencils  event. Come in anytime during our extended hours to pick up a snazzy Reynolds pencil and some peppermints to help you study for your exams.

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The Reynolds Library Staff wishes you the best of luck through these last two weeks of the semester and please remember we are always here to help!

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Thank You for Making Our Open Houses a Hit!

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Check out photos from our Open House events!

In September Reynolds Library welcomed students and faculty back with open houses on the Parham Road and Downtown campus locations. With over 200 hundred attendees, the events were a tremendous hit and attracted both library regulars and newbies. The library took this opportunity to dazzle the college community with library services and new resources. More than one student commented, “The library should do this more often!”

Activities at the events included; a technology petting zoo, a mobile scavenger hunt, bead making, altered books, and hula hoop dancing. Many were thrilled at the chance to use an iPad in our mobile scavenger hunt. Others scanned their first QR code or learned the fundamentals of downloading eBooks to their mobile device. “QR codes are great,” one student told another, “you can get discounts and all sorts of stuff when you scan them.”

Maker spaces were a welcomed edition to the event. At the Altered Book table students marveled that the librarians were actually letting them write on, cut up, tear apart, glue and tape books. At the bead making table, students were equally amazed to see how simple paper could be made into a beautiful piece of jewelry. One young man even made a bracelet for his mother.

One of the greatest take-a-ways from the event, without a doubt, was the opportunity for the college community to provide feedback for the library. Each participant who took a library survey received a free pair of ear buds. Comments included, “I can ask for help and someone comes to my rescue,” and “staff is exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful.” The fact that so many participants remarked on the quality of staff just goes to show that no matter how many new resources and new technologies we provide for our college community, the most valued resource will always be the library staff who are committed to helping faculty and students find the information they need to succeed.