Friday, August 29, 2008

Labor Day Weekend - Kimbel Library Hours

Kimbel Library will be closing at 3:00 on Friday, August 29, and will be closed on Monday September 1 for Labor Day.

Weekend Hours:
  • Friday, August 29 - 7:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 30 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday, August 31 - 1:00 pm - 2: 00 am
  • Monday, September 1 - Closed

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Turnitin? Try It Out!

Faculty: Monday, Sept. 8 2:30-3:30 pm, come try out Turnitin. The session will cover --setting up your classes in Turnitin --composing an assignment --submitting a paper --interpreting an Originality Report --getting students started in Turnitin. Register at TEAL.

Turnitin is a plagiarism detection and deterrent service that checks student work for exact matches with searchable Internet documents, select commercial periodical databases, and previously submitted student work.

CCU has a trial license for Fall 2008 (sponsored by English and FYE) and any CCU faculty/staff can use it for an unlimited number of classes and students.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Newspapers in KL

Looking for the latest news online? Try New York Times or USA Today. Looking for a different perspective or state view? Check out the full text newspapers listed on KL's website under News Sources Online.

Monday, August 25, 2008

New History on Film Web Page

Whether history scholar, student or buff, you'll find something worth watching among the titles featured on the History on Film web page. History on Film highlights documentaries and feature films by subjects such as the Roman Empire, Slavery, the Holocaust, and the Iraq War. Access History on Film from the Media Collection link on the library's home page or directly at

Friday, August 22, 2008

Java City Hours

Java City is now open until midnight, Sunday through Thursday. Drop by for a specialty coffee or snack while you are using the library or relaxing in the expanded Java City seating area.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Library Instruction

Did you know that the library has two classrooms? If your class is scheduled to come in for library instruction, make sure to check the whiteboard when you enter the library. All of the classes being taught that day will be listed along with the room it is being taught in. If you have questions, aren't sure where to go, or just need general assistance, stop by the Information Desk for help.

Laptops and Study Rooms

Laptops and Study Rooms are now available for 4 hour checkout periods. To check them out, just bring your CINO ID to the Circulation Desk.

Food and Drink Policy

To promote a welcoming environment Kimbel Library permits consumption of food and drinks in the building. Users are responsible for any damage to university property and equipment caused by food or drink.

Library users must clean up after themselves, dispose of trash in appropriate trash containers and notify staff immediately of any spills or food-related mishaps.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

KLIB is now on Facebook

Did you know Kimbel Library now has a group on Facebook? You can find updates about the library, as well as, pose questions to the librarians. Come and check out our group!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

"PASCAL Delivers" reduced to 3 days per week

Beginning Monday, August 18, the courier service for the PASCAL Delivers program will be making deliveries only 3 days per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

Requests may still be placed at any time. However the delivery time is expected to take 3-5 working days.

This change in service is due to a 90% decrease in funding from the SC state legislature this year for PASCAL (Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries).

For more information about PASCAL services please visit their website. If you would like to add your voice to those who are asking that the funding be reinstated next year, PASCAL is providing an online form for your thoughts.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Fall 2008 library hours

Kimbel Library's fall hours will begin on Wednesday, August 20. The library will be opening at 7:30 am Monday through Friday.

Regular hours are:
Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Exceptions include Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 1 and Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 4 when the library is closed.