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Week of August 18, 2008

Library Fall Hours (Starting August 18)

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Reference Librarian Hours (Starting August 18)

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 16: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday, August 17: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.


A Reminder About Security in the Library!

Just a reminder from the Library staff to please protect your valuables while studying. Most thefts of personal property in public places are usually the result of an opportunity the victim gives the offender...like leaving your stuff unattended. Eliminate the opportunity, and you can eliminate the crime!

If you see someone acting suspiciously in the Library, please alert the Library staff or Security.


Featured Resource: ConSource

In the recent District of Columbia v. Heller case, the Supreme Court justices were given the opportunity to interpret the Second Amendment using original documents relating to the Bill of Rights.  These documents are now available to the public thanks to the Constitutional Sources Project, or ConSource.  The project, housed in Washington, D.C, has digitized more than 11,000 documents relating to the founding of the United States.  In addition to the full text of the Constitution and the Amendments, the collection features legislative history documents relating to the Bill of Rights, including personal and public letters of the authors of the original articles and Bill of Rights.  
 
Also available at ConSource are the full text of the constitutional precedents, the Federalist, Anti-Federalist, and Pro-Federalist Papers, James Madison's notes from the Constitutional Convention and papers of George Washington from 1749-1799.  In addition, transcripts of seven states' ratification debates, the original charters and constitutions of the thirteen colonies and Vermont are included.  The Constitutional Sources Project is continually adding collections to the repository and anticipate having over 100,000 documents available by the end of the year.
 
All documents are digital and fully searchable, but many of the documents were also scanned so that users can see an image of the original document.  ConSource is a free resource.

 


General Library Policies

Library Rules

While using the Downtown Campus Library, please observe the following rules and polices:

Guard Your Valuables

Please guard your valuables when using the library! Recently, two wallets were reportedly taken out of student backpacks which were left unattended.  Thefts of this nature are usually the result of an opportunity the victim gives the offender.  Eliminate the opportunity, and you can eliminate the crime!  Please protect your valuables.

Courteous Behavior

Please respect the rights of others who wish to study and work in the Library. Keep your study area neat and clean. Walk quietly through study areas. Don’t block pathways with your laptop cord (plug it in under your table). Erase the whiteboard/chalkboard in your study room when you leave. Don’t move the furniture around. Keep your feet on the floor, not on the chairs. Generally, treat others the way you wish to be treated. 

Food and Drink

You may bring any drink into the Library. We ask, however, that you pick up after yourself and use the appropriate recycling bin. Food is never allowed, so don’t bring it into the Library.

Noise & Cell Phones

Please respect the other patrons in the Library and whisper quietly if you need to communicate with others in the library. Please do not use your cell phone in the Library, computer lab, or study rooms. If you need to make a call, take your cell phone outside the Library or into one of the stairwells. Keep noise levels down on personal music devices, and always wear your headphones. If noise in the Library is bothering you, inform the Circulation Desk.

Unattended Belongings

Please do not leave your personal belongings unattended. The Library is open to the public and thefts, while not frequent, have occurred. Belongings that are left unattended will be taken by security. If you are missing any personal items, please tell the Circulation Desk on the 9th floor as soon as possible so that security can be notified.

Use of Library Materials

Please handle all library materials with care. Refrain from writing in or marking-up library materials. If you cannot reach a book on a shelf, please ask a member of the library staff for assistance. Move unwanted library materials to a re-shelving area or return to the Circulation Desk. Do not “hide” library materials in the stacks. If a book that you are using is damaged, please let a member of the staff know; most of the time, we can fix the problem. Please remember that library materials are for the use of everyone.

Other Reminders

  • No pets are allowed in the Library.

  • Persons under the age of 18 should be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

  • Please do not disturb the “Emergency Heat” switches located throughout the Library.

  • Members of the public who do not follow these rules may be asked to leave and/or barred from the Library; students may be referred to their academic dean for appropriate disciplinary action.

  • If you observe suspicious behavior, please contact a member of the staff immediately.

 

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