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Week of September 8, 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.

Become a Fan on of the Library: Find us on Facebook!

With over 100 million active users, there’s a good chance you're already using Facebook. If you are, why not become a Fan of the Downtown Campus Library's Facebook Page? Check out our hours, send chat questions to librarians, find new books, or learn about our latest featured resources. If you’d like to leave us feedback about anything, use our Wall. Sign up for updates and we’ll let you know about hours changes and other important library announcements.

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Improved Lighting in the Library

Installation of brighter, more energy-efficient lighting continues on the library's 7th floor. Work will generally be done during non-peak hours and may require the temporary closure of seating or shelving areas. Please excuse the mess while we continue to make these needed improvements.


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: Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL)

The Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL) is a free Website developed by the American Society of International Law.  It is a database of international law resources, primarily treaties and other documents, but also including online research resources and important Web links.

EISIL is primarily divided into thirteen (13) categories, such asGeneral International Law  orUse of Force.  Within each primary category are multiple subcategories.  For example, the primary categoryInternational Economic Law contains subcategories includingGATT/WTO System,Intellectual Property Rights, andRegulation of Foreign Investment among others.  In addition, every category and subcategory includes a section entitledBasic Sources orPrimary Documents that includes information on each significant source or treaty defining that area of international law. 

For each identified source, a bibliographic record inclues a link to the document’s or treaty’s official home page, the document’s official and alternate titles, a description, a legal citation, and the document’s official languages, among other items.  A “Recent Additions” link provides information on documents, Web sites, and research resources recently added to the database, such as treaties that were recently concluded or entered into force.  A PDF “handout” provides a quick overview of how to use EISIL.

 


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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