Friday, September 21, 2012


You asked: Please collect Manga comics

Irma says:  Because our primary mission is to collect resources to support UNCG's curriculum we've chosen not to collect Manga.  As mentioned previously in this blog, UNCG students  may check out from the Greensboro Public Library and they have a good Manga collection.  You'll need your UNCG ID to get a public library card.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

White boards

You asked:  Please put more white boards in 274 A&B.

Irma says:  We've ordered additional boards so they should be up soon!  We also placed more mobile boards on the group floors.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

DVD New Releases

You asked:  Can you put the newest DVD releases together in one place?

Irma says:  When our DVDs come in they're assigned a genre (e.g. comedy, action, etc.) and a number.  They're shelved in the genre in order by those numbers.  So the newest films are at the end of each genre section.  The exception is if it's a sequel or a new season of a TV show and then it's shelved with the other films or seasons. This way we only have to classify them once and they're on the shelf ready for you to check out!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Laptop checkout

You asked:  I'm concerned about the reduction in laptops available for checkout.  I much prefer using a laptop to an iPad.

Irma says:  It's true that we had to retire some of our older laptops and don't plan to replace them at this time.  We still have 20 laptops in Jackson Library and 10 in Schiffman Music Library for checkout. We have doubled our number of iPads (we now have 28 in Jackson) and started lending Apple chargers, too. With UNCG’s virtual computing, iPads are becoming much more functional. We also added about 50 additional PCs in Jackson over the past year. In general, PCs last longer and are more cost-effective for us than laptops.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Recreational ebooks

You asked:  Can the Library please get pleasure-reading ebooks?

Irma says:  The packages for recreational ebooks are rather expensive and since our primary mission is to provide academic resources we'vechosen not to purchase them.  However, any UNCG student may get a library card from the Greensboro Public Library and they have an extensive ebook collection which also includes audio books.  You'll need to go to a branch to get the card and then you may check out ebooks or audio books to your reader from anywhere.  Your hometown public library may have a similar online collection.