Have A Suggestion? Tell Irma!


Irma is happy to hear from students, faculty, and staff who want to make UNCG's University Libraries a better place.

If you've made a suggestion, whether in our handy suggestion box in Jackson Library, through our web form, on Facebook, by email, or in person, check here for Irma's response.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Previous exams on file


You asked: "We'd like old exams on file to help us study.:"

Irma says:  Some professors put sample or previous exams on reserve at the Check Out Desk.  Others will post them in Blackboard or Canvas.  The best thing is to ask your professor if she/he will provide a sample exam. 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Textbook costs

You asked: Can the Library buy the textbooks used in classes?

Irma says:  We realize that textbooks are very expensive and are working to promote open access online textbooks.  Check out this video with students talking about textbook costs and join us for a forum this Thursday:

"Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis with Open Educational Resources"
October 23rd, 2014
Kirkland Room, EUC
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Provost Dana Dunn will provide an introduction to the topic
Speaker - Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition
Panel discussion to follow


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Free Parking during 24/5

You asked:  Is there still free parking for 24/5?

Irma says:  Yes!  UNCG students using Jackson Library's 24/5 service may park for free in the Walker Avenue Deck. Here are the details:

  • Enter any entrance of the Walker Deck after 10 p.m. and pull a deck entry ticket.
  • When you leave the library after 12 am but before 7 am, pick up your free parking voucher at the Check Out Desk. Each voucher may be redeemed for one free exit from the Walker deck between the hours of 12 midnight and 7 a.m.
  • Exit between 12 midnight and 7 am at the cashier window on level 3.  Give your deck entry ticket and parking voucher to the cashier and your parking is free.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Reserve spaces in Jackson Library


You can reserve group and quiet study spaces yourself on the Libraries home page!

The Library has several group study areas, many equipped with technology.

We also have small rooms for quiet study.

All may be reserved for up to two hours at a time.



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Charging stations

You asked:  Can we have charging stations in the Library?

Irma says:  You bet -- we've just installed one in the Connector between Jackson Library and EUC.  Charge away!


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Printing costs

You said:  The price for printing should only be .1c or .2c.

Irma says:  The printing price in the Libraries and all the ITS computer labs is a standard .6c for each double-sided page.  Please note that there are several scanners in both Jackson (1st floor and lower level in the DMC) and Schiffman Libraries and it is free! You may email scans or download them to a flash drive.  Also, online articles may usually be emailed or downloaded to a flash drive.  If you're unsure how to do that please ask a Libraries' staff member or contact AskUs.

Remember that all students get 75 free prints each semester and 40 pages during summer in the Superlab and other ITS labs. The Libraries are not part of ITS so aren't able to provide the free printing.

Additional information about printing in the Libraries and on campus is here

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Coffee

You asked:  Can we have a community coffee machine?

Irma says:  We can't really maintain this but we WILL have free coffee during exams:
Wednesday April 30
Thursday May 1
Sunday, May 4

Deliveries are at 9 pm and midnight.

Sponsored by the UNCG Friends of the Libraries and UNCG On the Go

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blu-ray

You asked:  Will you be getting Blu-ray to add to the DVD collection?

Irma says:  At this time we don't have plans to add Blu-ray.  If films start to only be released on Blu-ray and it becomes the predominant format we'll certainly reconsider. 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kudos for Digital Media Commons staff!

You said:  "I really enjoy the DMC because you all make sure that students get the help they need without turning a student away. I am graduating this year and just want to say thanks for all the help."

Irma says:  Thank-you for your kind words! 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Droid chargers

You asked:  Please have Droid chargers.

Irma says:  We have Apple chargers because we check out iPads. Because we do not provide any Droid products for check out we don't plan to provide chargers for them.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Library contests

You asked:  Please have more contests

Irma says:  Great idea!  First, here is information about one we have going on now -- the Undergraduate Research Award which has an award of $500. The deadline is March 21, 2014

Last semester we sponsored a film festival for students.

If you have other ideas for contests please submit them online or in the suggestion boxes on the first floor of Jackson Library or Schiffman Library.