Thursday, December 8, 2011

Offices for graduate students

You asked: May graduate students reserve the enclosed studies on the Tower floors?

Irma says: As you can imagine these studies are in great demand and are currently occupied by faculty. We regret that we’re unable to provide studies for graduate students. Graduate students may reserve carrels for their exclusive use for a semester.

Faculty check-outs and recalls

You asked: Why do faculty members get to check out materials for a year without requests for recalls?

Irma says: If you need a book that is checked out you may request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Links to ILL request forms are available from the Libraries online catalog. Most items will be here in 2-3 working days – which is often faster than when a book is recalled.

Also keep in mind that this policy also means students won’t get recall requests when you have items checked out!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Free Coffee

You asked: The free coffee in the library during finals runs out too soon. Can you give us more?

Irma answered: Yes! Free coffee during finals is super popular, and we are bringing it back this year. And, better yet, the Office of Campus Activities & Programs is teaming up with the Friends of the UNCG Libraries to provide extra coffee. Take a study break on December 6, 7 and 8--we'll have free coffee beginning at 9 pm and then replenish the supplies at midnight. Irma loves green and encourages you to bring your own mug.

Not a coffee fan? We'll have hot chocolate and tea too.