Archive for November, 2008

Annual Power shutdown

Library servers will be offline due to the annual power shutdown in Library Annex 1 and 2 Friday November 28th. The Webserver and Library Catalog will be offline all day Friday. Electronic Reserves and iLLiad will be down beginning Wednesday evening, November 26th. We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

3 comments November 26th, 2008

New Book Retrieval Method

Beginning Sunday evening, November 23, you will need to request books you want from the Library online.

Here’s how:
1. Search Library Catalog
2. Click “Save to Book Bag” for each book you want
3. After selecting desired titles, click “View Book Bag”
4. Click “Request Book Bag” to request the items in your Book Bag
5. Enter your name, SF State ID number and Library PIN
6. Click “Submit”

The books you request will be retrieved from the Library and delivered to HSS 101 and 107 weekdays within 24 hours.  You can review the books to decide which ones you want to check out.  Take books to HSS 102 to check them out.

18 comments November 21st, 2008

Computer Lab and Study Space Nov. 24 – Dec. 1

Computer lab in HSS 383 open Mon., Nov. 24 – Tues., Nov. 25 9AM – 5PM and Wed., Nov. 26  9AM – 1PM.

Study space available in HSS 246 and 248 Mon., Nov. 24 – Wed., Nov. 26 8AM – 5PM, and Sat., Nov. 29 – Sun. Nov. 30 11AM – 6PM.

Library Annex I opens 24 hours Mon., Dec. 1 8AM.

Add comment November 21st, 2008

Open Computer Labs

The Information Commons area of new Library Annex I (with over 150 computers, near the main parking garage) will be open 24-hour access starting Monday, December 1st at 8AM.

Open access computer labs are available in a variety of locations around campus including the new lab on the Terrace Level (Room T-143) of the Cesar Chavez Student Center. The number of computers, available software, and hours for each lab varies. Find a complete listing of all campus computer labs here.

Classrooms around campus that are not in use have also been made available as student study spaces. See the complete schedule of these rooms here.

Add comment November 19th, 2008

Online Library Services Unavailable Mon., Nov. 24

Due to the Library Building project, online library services will be unavailable Monday, Novemeber 24 from approximately 7AM to 5PM. The library website, catalog, journals, databases, Eres, and Illiad will all be affected. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Add comment November 18th, 2008

New Study Spaces

With the closure of the library building for the construction and remodeling project, there are some new study space options for students. The new Library Annex I located northwest of the parking garage will have over 150 computers for student use and will also have study tables and other study areas but there are some new spaces elsewhere on campus.

The Humanities Building now has enclosed rooms called  “study pods” on the 2nd – 5th floor near the elevators with 20 seats per pod and wireless computer access. These are very nice spaces to study with a beautiful view of campus.
Rigoberta Menchú Hall on the Terrace Level of the Cesar Chavez Student Center is a living room-like space with sofas, comfortable chairs, work tables, and recently enhanced wireless computer access.
Cafe 101 in the Cesar Chavez Student Center is now open until 10pm Mon-Thurs and the wireless computer access has been upgraded.

Classrooms around campus that are not in use have also been made available as student study spaces. See the complete schedule of these rooms here.
Computer Labs around campus are also available and a complete listing can be found here.

Rigoberta Menchú Hall

Rigoberta Menchú Hall

The Humanities Building

The Humanities Building

Open Study Space Sign

Open Study Space Sign

Open Study Space

Open Study Space

Add comment November 14th, 2008

European Libraries Presentation

Librarian Ned Fielden will be giving a slide-show and talk on Wednesday the 19th of November as part of International Programs Week titled “European Libraries from Oxford to Munich.” Held in Rosa Parks Hall D in the Student Union from 3-4, he will show unusual photos of university and college libraries from Cambridge and Oxford, many with very handsome 16th-17th century interiors, as well as photos of libraries in Munich, Leipzig, Gottingen, and Zurich.

Add comment November 13th, 2008

Periodicals Temporally Closed

Periodicals is closed and unavailable until Library Annex I opens Monday, November 24 at 8AM. Microforms are currently still available until Sunday, November 23 6PM when the building closes. Microforms will then be available by request.

Add comment November 7th, 2008

Library Building Closing Week Nov. 23 – Dec. 1

Sunday, November 23
• Library Building CLOSED permanently at 6PM
Services relocate to other on-campus locations

Monday, November 24 – Wednesday, November 26
• Book Checkout Open HSS 102 8AM – 5PM
Request books online for retrieval
and delivery to HSS 101 & 107

• Library @ HSS Services OPEN 8AM – 5PM
Library Media Services, Reserve Services

Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28
• SF State Campus CLOSED

Saturday, November 29 & Sunday, November 30
• Library @ HSS OPEN 11AM – 6PM

Monday, December 1
• Library Annex I  OPENS 24 hours at 8AM
Computers, study space, Research Assistance, selected reference books, current periodicals

1 comment November 7th, 2008

Library Annex I is OPEN!

Map to Library Annex I

Map to Library Annex I

Students needing a place to study or a computer to use will find those and other library services available at the new Library Annex I. Library Annex I (also known as “The Big Bubble”) is open 24 hours and located northwest of the Parking Garage and near the intersection of North State Drive, Lake Merced Blvd., and Winston Drive. The airplane hangar-like, football field-sized building will serve as a temporary library during the library remodeling and renovation project.

Students will find 174 fully-equipped computers with printing at Annex I in the new Information Commons area which is replacing both the Library’s Media Access Center computer lab and the John F. True 24-hour computer lab. Study space for 350+ students, periodicals, and services such as research assistance, color printing, and video editing will also be available in Library Annex I.

Current OneCard Required
for Night Library Annex I Access
ID checks will begin at:
9PM Monday – Thursday
5PM Friday
6PM Saturday & Sunday

Annex I

Annex I

Annex I Computers

Annex I Computers

Annex I Study Space

Annex I Study Space

14 comments November 7th, 2008


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