Monday, December 21, 2009

More study rooms and more laptops

Thank you for suggesting the need for more quiet study rooms and more laptops. The library staff realize that there is a great need for quiet study space in the library. During exams, several rooms were designated "no talk" zones and this practice will continue in the future. As you know, the library is almost always busy and, when you have so many people in a small space, it's impossible to control the noise. It's important for everyone who uses the library to be respectful of the needs of others and to confine talking to those areas, especially on the first floor, that are designed for collaborative work.

Laptop lending is still problematic for several reasons. The laptops frequently have bad batteries that are not charging properly; all updates need to be current before they can be connected to the network; and, many come back for check-in with just a lot of junk on them that needs to be cleared before the next checkout. For next semester, the library will be adding some MacBooks and some additional desktop computers to help alleviate the demands.

Collection Management in the Library

A recent suggestion is to add more Christian books to the library's collection. The library's collection development policy states that the library will collect materials that support the curriculum. Most of the book requests come from faculty, who need the books to support what they are teaching. The library does not look at whether a book is "Christian" or supportive of any other religious viewpoint, but rather on providing the books that are requested by faculty.

Additional extension cords

A recent suggestion was to add more extension cords. The library is in the process of purchasing some additional flat cords that can be using for laptops.
Thanks for your suggestion.

Beverages in the library

A recent suggestion asked that the library provide beverages. JAVA City does have a variety of beverages available. During exams, JAVA City provided coffee during late night hours free of charge. The library also provided water and juice and, thanks to SGA, hot chocolate was provided one evening. Thanks to everyone for making exam week special by providing beverages for students.

The other part of the comment was that "staff is wonderful!" Thank you!

Library Restrooms

I recently received a suggestion commenting on the long closure of the library restrooms for cleaning. When the restroom floors are cleaned, it's necessary to close the restrooms for a fairly long period of time to ensure that the floors are dry. This is for safety reasons. I spoke with the library's housekeeping staff and they said they would make sure that the restrooms were cleaned early in the morning and that only one floor would be closed at any one time.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Books and Authors Database Monthly Reading Recommendations

Looking for something to read during the winter break? Kimbel Library has a database called Books and Authors which will recommend fiction and nonfiction books based on criteria that you enter. There's also a Monthly Highlights feature listing seasonal books you might enjoy. This month lists recommendations for books about Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Santa Claus. If Kimbel Library does not have the books you want to read, don't forget about PASCAL Delivers, Interlibrary Loan, or your local public libraries.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

When is the library open over the break?

The library will be open over the winter break, but hours will be different. Here's a quick overview:

Mon-Wed, December 14th-16th: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thurs, December 17th: 7:30 am - 12:00 noon
Fri, December 18th through Jan 2nd: Closed
Sunday, January 3rd: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stay tuned for an announcement of Spring Semester hours. Spring Semester hours will begin on January 4, 2010.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

New Online Resource: IEEE Xplore

Good news! Kimbel Library now has online access to IEEE Xplore. IEEE Xplore "is a digital library providing full text access to the world's highest quality technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics. IEEE Xplore contains full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards, and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications."

Friday, December 4, 2009

New Online Resource: Education and Information Technology Digital Library

Check out Kimbel Library's newest online resource, the Education and Information Technology Digital Library (EdITLib). EdITLib is "is a valuable online resource of peer-reviewed and published international journal articles and conference papers on the latest research, developments, and applications related to all aspects of Educational Technology and E-Learning".

Thursday, December 3, 2009

New Database Trials: Pop Culture Universe and Daily Life in America

Kimbel Library is currently trialing the Pop Culture Universe and Daily Life in America databases. To check out these resources, go to the library's trials page here: We would love to know what you think of these resources. Would they help you with your coursework at CCU? If you are a faculty member, would you use them in your classroom? After you check out the databases, please fill out the feedback form and let us know what you think! These trials will be available through December 30,2009. Thanks!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gale Application Errors

Gale / Cengage Learning is currently experiencing technical difficulties. If you are trying to access Gale databases you may receive an "application error" message. Gale is working on the problem and hopes to have it resolved very soon.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving Road Trip?

Thanksgiving road trip? Why not catch up on reading journal articles? Did you know that the library's online databases from Gale allow you to download MP3 file recordings of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles? MP3 files can be listened to on your computer, loaded into most MP3 players, or even burned onto a traditional CD for ease of listening. To get started, try searching Gale Databases like Academic OneFile , choose an article that interests you, and look for the "Download MP3" icon on the page. Happy listening!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Food For Fines

Do you have library fines? Do you wish you didn't have to pay them? Would you like to help out others? If so, come to the library this week for "Food For Fines". Donate food for the hungry and have library fines forgiven! Here are the rules:

*Donated items may not be past the expiration date, dented, or in poor condition
*Items must be more than a single serving
*Donated items are used for overdue fines only-cannot be used for lost or damaged book fees
*The Library reserves the right to refuse any item.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Need More Quiet?

Looking for more quiet in the library? From now through finals week, the library is experimenting with keeping rooms 110, 220, and the mini computer lab at the top of the stairs as quiet only zones. If you are in these rooms, you need to be studying silently. These rooms are not designated for group work during this time, so feel free to walk in and have a seat if you need a silent place to study. Please let library staff know if you observe any problems with the quiet zone areas.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

And the Winners Are!

Over 850 Coastal students participated in Library Service Quality Survey in October.
12 students were winners of the incentive prizes for participating. Tammie Deliberti and Kevin Boggs won the grand prizes. For a full list of winners see

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

We take your suggestions seriously!

Recently the library received a suggestion that we add vending machines for drinks and snacks in the library. Because JAVA CITY is in the library building, the library is limited to what kinds of vending machines can be added. We've been working on getting a vending machine for office supplies, but we can't add vending machines for food. However, we will be able to have a vending machine area that will provide food and drinks in the new information commons.

Another suggestion stated, "This is a very noisy library. People all around are having conversations." The writer also states that it's impossible to study here. Library policies recognize that students need to get together to work in groups, so the first floor is not expected to be quiet. However, the second floor is supposed to be an area for quiet study. If you are disturbed by groups or individuals working on the second floor, you can remind them that this is a quiet floor or you can let a member of the library staff know and he/she will ask the group to quiet down.

This year the library has been busier than ever and, while we're so happy that students are using our services and facilities, the overcrowded conditions have made it difficult to designate specific areas for quiet study. During exams, the library will look at designating some specific areas as "no talk" for those wishing to study without distractions.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Have a Seat and Tell Us What You Think!

On the first floor of Kimbel Library we have several different chairs that we are considering using in the new library addition. We would like to know which one(s) you like the best. So please have a seat in any or all of them and place your vote for which one(s) you like the best.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

National Gaming Day!

National Gaming Day is Saturday, November 14 from 12-5 PM at the Kimbel Library! We would like your input on what types of games you would like to play. We will have a Wii, board and card games, and anything else that people would like to bring. Your comments and suggestions are welcome!

We will also have light refreshments and prizes! Hope to see you there, and bring your friends!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Renovate this Library!

The library received two suggestions to renovate the library ASAP. Both stated, "More computers are needed! More resources and better facilities." The comment also mentioned that this is an "old and under-functioning (shameful) library." The good news is that next summer we will be breaking ground for an information commons, which will provide more computers, study areas, and soft seating in a building with lots of natural light.
In the meantime, we've upgraded the study rooms on the second floor. They are now collaborative work spaces, where you can plug in your computer to a large screen monitor so everyone can view and share work. Two of the rooms have computers with wireless keyboards that can be checked out for use by small groups. These rooms also have webcams and large screen monitors.
The budget does not allow for renovation of the current building, but the library staff is working hard to provide some updated technology and equipment to enhance your research experience.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Library Service Quality Survey needs you!

All students, staff and faculty are asked to complete the Library Service Quality Survey and share your opinions about the Library's services with us. Students who complete the survey and provide their email address are eligible to win one of the incentive prizes (Flip Ultra Camcorder, ZUNE, Amazon gift cards).

Take the LibQUAL+ Survey Now!

Monday, October 5, 2009

National Information Literacy Awareness Month

In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the National Forum on Information Literacy, President Obama issued a proclamation declaring October 2009 as National Information Literacy Awareness Month. The proclamation states:

This month, we dedicate ourselves to increasing information literacy so that all citizens understand its vital importance. An informed and educated citizenry is essential to the functioning of our modern democratic society, and I encourage educational and community institutions across the country to help Americans find and evaluate the information they seek, in all its forms.

The full proclamation is available on the White House website.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The 1st day of 24/5 is here!

Today is the first day of Kimbel Library's new 24/5 hours!
The library will open at 1:00 pm today and won't close again until 5:00 pm on Friday! After midnight, you will need a CCU ID to be in the building, so don't forget to bring yours with you! You're welcome to wear pajamas if you like!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Kimbel Library / Teal Heart Walk Book Sale -- Thanks everyone!

Thanks to much to everyone who supported the Kimbel Library / Teal Heartwalk team book and baked good sale today! It was a great day and we raised almost $200.00 for the American Heart Association!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Off-Campus Database Access Problems

We've currently been experiencing some problems with access to library databases from off-campus. You may have gotten a "502 proxy error" message, or you might just not have been able to access the databases at all.

LexisNexis Academic is unavailable from off-campus until these problems are resolved, but if you are having trouble with any of the other databases, try this:

1. Clear the cookies from your internet browser.
2. Clear the "temporary internet files" from your internet browser.
3. Close your browser and re-open it.
4. Login to MyLibrary and try it again.

Clearing the cookies and temporary files should allow you to access databases from off-campus again, but if you're still having trouble or have questions, please call 349-2414 for more help.

We're working as fast as we can to get these problems solved a.s.a.p.!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

We Value Your Suggestions

Did you know there's a suggestion box across from the reference desk? Here are some of the latest suggestions and our responses.
One student suggested that we "paint, remodel, and modernize the library with more outside and natural light." This past summer we painted the study rooms on the second floor and added some photographs around the building. Construction will begin next year on the new information commons, which will provide lots of light and good study areas for students.
A local senior citizen said he was especially grateful for our excellent, comprehensive DVD collection.
The final suggestion was to replace the "horrible brown carpet." We agree and hope that at some time in the future, we'll be able to purchase new carpeting.
If you have suggestions, we are anxious to hear from you. The library considers all suggestions and will try to improve our facilities, services, and resources to meet your needs.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Great New Career Resource Online!

Check out Kimbel Library's newest online database, the Ferguson's Career Guidance Center. You can find profiles of occupations, statistics on the fastest growing occupations, advice for interviewing and writing resumes, and much more!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Fill Out Your Equipment Liability Agreement For Fall Semester

Did you know you can fill out your Equipment Liability Agreement online through the library's website?

The Equipment Liability Form is is the form you need to fill out before you can check out laptops and other electronic equipment in the library. If you fill it out now, it will be on file whenever you need it later on in the semester.

To check out a laptop, visit the laptop checkout counter on the library's second floor (you must be a CCU student and have your CINO card).

You can also check to see if any laptops are available online before coming to the library by clicking the "Laptops and Equipment" link on the library homepage.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quick Help Guide for the Library Website Changes

The library has a quick help guide available online here: that will help you navigate the website changes (it is a .pdf file, so you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view it).

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Temporary Fall Hours

The following are Kimbel Library's temporary Fall hours.

Sunday - 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday - Thursday - 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Please stay tuned to the blog for our upcoming expanded hours!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Big Read History

This year's Big Read is Scratch Beginnings by Adam Shepard, but did you know that 2009 is the 6th year of the Big Read? Here's a look at previous years' book selections:

2009: Scratch Beginnings by Adam Shephard

2008: A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

2007: Goat: A Memoir by Brad Land

2006: Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Mark Haddon.

2005: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

2004: Close to Shore by Michael Capuzzo

Kimbel Library has copies of all previous Big Read books if you would like to check them out!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Check out the Horry County Memorial Library Website Re-Design

Check out the cool new website redesign of the Horry County Memorial Library! Did you know? CCU students (and faculty and staff, too, of course) can get a library card from the Horry County Libraries to check out materials. The public library system has many great resources including Audiobooks and current NYT bestselling fiction and non-fiction. There are many branches of the Horry County Library, including several near CCU's campus, in Conway, Socastee, and Surfside Beach.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Library Catalog Unavailable Friday Morning

The library catalog will be unavailable Friday 8-7-09 from 8:30am-10:30am.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Fall 2009 Osher Lifelong Learning Schedules Now Available

The CCU Fall 2009 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute schedule of classes is now available. You can pick up a print copy in Kimbel Library, or just browse the listings online here:

Visit the CCU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute website for more information about the programs offered.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kimbel Library's New CCU Sign!

Check out Kimbel Library's new CCU sign! We now have a sign that matches all the other cool directional signs on the campus, complete with the Chanticleer logo!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Student Jobs available in Kimbel Library for Fall Semester -- apply now!

Are you a CCU student looking for an on-campus job? The library is a great place to work and we have a wide variety of student jobs available including:

* Student Assistant Web Designer -- Develops web pages for the library.

* Student Assistant Laptop Room -- Positions will be responsible for checking in/out laptop computers & misc. accessories, trouble shooting laptop issues, installing new software, assisting patrons with computer questions/issues.

*Student Assistant Reference Office -- Provides peer to peer reference assistance at the library's information desk. Provides clerical support to Reference Librarians and other library staff. Develops knowledge of Kimbel Library and external resources to improve research skills. Monitors library entry / exit service points. Other duties as assigned.

*Student Assistant Circulation Desk -- Handle library materials (circulate, process, shelve, shelfread). Answer patron questions. Work with library automated circulation system. Handle money. Other duties as assigned.

To view and apply for student assistant jobs, visit

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cambridge Histories Online Now Available Through Kimbel Library

The Cambridge Histories Online database is now available through Kimbel Library. This database includes the full-text of over 250 books from the Cambridge Histories series published by Cambridge University Press. These books include works on American, British, and World history, as well as volumes on the history of music, science, literature, theater, philosophy, warfare, religion, and books. Also included are volumes on economic, social, and policital history. You can keyword search the entire collection or read individual books online.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Georgetown history - on CNN tonight

The Georgetown Digital Library, part of the Georgetown County Library, will be mentioned on CNN's Anderson Cooper tonight at 10:00 pm. The episode features Michelle Obama, who has family connections to Georgetown County. CNN is using some of the images from the Digital Library for this feature!

We are very excited for Georgetown, because we will soon be contributing to their digital library which is also a part of the South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL)

Kimbel Library is now the Pee Dee Regional Scanning Center for the South Carolina Digital Library. We will be assisting institutions in the Pee Dee Region (Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Georgetown, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro Counties) by scanning their collections as well as providing additional technical assistance so that their selected collections can also be a part of the SCDL.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia is now available online through Kimbel Library

Good news! Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia is now available online through Kimbel Library. This is a great quick reference for detailed information on all types of animals, including lower metazoans and lesser deuterostomes, protostomes, fishes, insects, birds, and mammals. Entries include information about habitat, physical characteristics, distribution, behavior, diet, reproduction, conservation, and more. Grzimek's is available through the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Great finds at Kimbel Library: Board Games!

Hello! Have you browsed the Library's media collection lately? Are you looking for something fun to do when it's too hot or rainy to be outside?

Kimbel Library has added some board games to the Media Collection. Gather your friends for some fun at home (or here)!

We have Scrabble, Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, Sorry!, Magic the Gathering Cards, Huggermugger, and Palenque! You can find them in the Media Oversized section and find the section with call number GV 1469.23!


Monday, July 6, 2009

ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts Now Available Through Kimbel Library

ASFA: Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts is now available through Kimbel Library's Indexes + Online Resources page. ASFA is an online database that covers these subject areas:

* aquaculture
* aquatic organisms
* aquatic pollution
* brackish water environments
* conservation
* environmental quality
* fisheries
* freshwater environments
* limnology
* marine biotechnology
* marine environments
* meteorology
* oceanography
* policy and legislation
* wildlife management

For more information about ASFA, visit this page: If you are ready to search ASFA, click here for a quick hints guide: Happy searching!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

July 4th Holiday Hours for Kimbel Library

Kimbel Library will close at noon on July 2 and re-open at 1 pm on July 5. Have a great holiday!

Monday, June 29, 2009

What happens to old library books?

What happens to old library books? If they are lucky, sometimes they become art!

Students attending CCU's Visual Arts Academy recently recycled some of Kimbel Library's withdrawn library materials into fantastic works of art!

You can visit the Bryan Art Gallery to view artwork by these students through July 1st.

Here's just a quick preview of some of their work:

P.S. this is the 100th post for the Kimbel Library blog, too! Thanks for reading!

Monday, June 22, 2009

An e-book for easy, online seashell identification

Guide to Seashells of the World is just one of Kimbel Library's many e-books. E-books offer the convenience of reading online from anywhere, as well as the ability to keyword search for exactly what you are looking for inside a book's pages. Check out Credo Reference, Oxford Reference Online, NetLibrary, Ebrary, and the Gale Virtual Reference Library for more easy to use e-books from Kimbel Library.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

What's new on the book swap shelf?

Don't forget about our "leave one take one" book swap shelf!

It can be found at the front of the library. Take whatever you like, and leave some your own books behind so that you can share the enjoyment! Here is a peek at the books available as of Wednesday night!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Welcome, Freshmen and Parents! Summer Freshmen Orientation Begins Today

Today is the first day of the first session of Summer Freshmen Orientation! Welcome Freshmen and Parents to CCU! We hope that you will stop by the library and visit us while you are on campus. If you aren't able to visit the library building, stop by the library's information table during the Information Fair, and be sure to check out our website when you are back home again.

For more information about Summer Freshmen Orientations, visit the Department of Admissions Orientation homepage here:

Welcome, everyone!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Welcome, Summer I students, faculty, and staff

Today is the first day of Summer I, and Kimbel Library would like to welcome everyone to visit the library this summer. Even though our hours are reduced, we're still offering all of our normal library services (laptop checkout, study rooms for group or individual use, presentation practice rooms, research help, interlibrary loan, etc.).

If you'll be spending a lot of time at the beach this summer (while studying or grading papers, of course), we also have plenty of fun fiction reading available from the book swap shelf or for checkout in the main stacks. If you come across a cool seashell in your travels, we have many nature identification guides, too. And check out the great display in the library entry area on the first floor for some fabulous "staycation" ideas. Happy Summer!

Nature Guide to the Carolina Coast is available in the Main Stacks: QL196 .M49 1991

101 Wild Things Along the Grand Strand is available in Reference: QH105.S6 L85 2005

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

So many movies, so little time!

Have you seen all of the movies that have been available from the library lately?

We have been updating our video collection, and replacing many of our VHS tapes with DVDs. So, if you are among the growing number of people who no longer own a (working) VCR, come browse the collection or search our catalog for new titles. (You can look at just DVDs by changing the location to "Media DVD".)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Kimbel Library Now Has the New 7th Edition of the MLA Style Guide

The 7th edition of the widely used MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers is now available in Kimbel Library. The library has four copies of this ever-popular book: one in the Reference collection, one on the Ready Reference Shelf, one on Library Reserve (ask at the front desk) and one in the Main Stacks (See a list of the library's holdings here: The library will be updating our online MLA help guides this summer to incorporate 7th edition changes.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Library Closed for Carpet Cleaning

The Library will be closed Sunday, May 24th and Monday, May 25th for carpet cleaning.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Library Hours for May and Summer

Summer hours for the Library are in effect from Sunday, May 10th through Tuesday, August 18th, except as noted below.

Regular Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Exceptions to Regular Hours:

Thursday, July 2nd 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, July 3rd Closed
Saturday, July 4th Closed

Fall hours begin Wednesday, August 19th

Friday, May 8, 2009

Did you lose something?

Before you leave for summer, make sure that you didn't lose anything in the library. The library has a display case near the front doors filled with lost and found items, including books, clothes, sunglasses, umbrellas, jump drives, keys, and many other items. If you see something that is yours, ask at the circulation desk to identify and claim your belongings.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Looking for a good book to read this summer? Read the 2009 Big Read Selection!

Next Fall's incoming freshmen will all read Scratch Beginnings by Adam Shephard as part of the Big Read program. Even if you aren't an incoming freshmen, you might enjoy reading this interesting and thought-provoking book. The author will speak on campus September 28th. For more information, check out the news release here: and visit the website for the book here:

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Your Suggestions Matter!

Recently there were several suggestions placed in the box located near the reference desk. I review the suggestions and will be commenting on actions the library is taking or why we can't implement your suggestions at this time.

The first suggestion is to get a better food place--Java City is owned by ARAMARK, who provides food services across campus. This past year ARAMARK has been conducting studies of its food services and will be making some changes based on their findings.

Suggestion 2 is to enforce silence on the second floor--if you are studying on the second floor and it becomes too noisy, please let a member of the library staff know. We will remind others that the second floor is a quiet area. You may also try out one of the study rooms and the larger presentation rooms to study quietly. The library is very overcrowded and it's difficult to maintain areas of quiet, but if you let us know, the staff will do their best to address the situation.

Suggestion 3--to convert the roof to a glass-enclosed atrium/student lounge. Because of building codes and regulations, this is not possible, but when the learning commons is built, it will include areas that are designed with comfortable seating. One really nice area will be the second floor "bridge" between the new learning commons and the current building. This area will be glass-enclosed and have sofas and chairs.

Suggestion 4--to get Netbooks instead of laptops. Netbooks would be cheaper, $300 versus $1200. The ITS Department makes recommendations for computer purchases based on several factors, including price, dependability, stability of the company, battery life, etc. I know they did look at NetBooks last year and may re-visit this at some time in the future.

Suggestion 5--better lighting around the entry points of the library. Last year the university did install some additional lighting around the building. Since the library will be open 24 hours starting next fall, we'll look at this again to make sure that the entrance to the building is safe and well-lit.

Thanks to all for your suggestions and please keep them coming. Your comments help us to know what things the library can do to make this a better place.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Finals Week Library Hours

"Kimbel Library will be open 24 hours for students during exam week.

On Sunday May 3, the library will open at 1:00 pm and will remain open until Friday May 8 at 5:00 pm.

During the hours of 1:00 am – 7:00 am students will be required to present a valid CINO Card (student ID) for entrance into the library building. The CINO Card Office is open Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please note that there will be limited services available between 2:00 am and 7:00 am. Computers and study areas will be available. However, there will not be access to laptops, printers, photocopiers, or circulation/reference assistance. JAVA City will be open."

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Planning a Summer Road Trip? Find Free Audiobooks Online at

If you like to listen to audiobooks in the car or at the beach, you might want to check out LibriVox is a volunteer-run project that makes MP3 audio recordings of public domain (think pre-1930s, generally from the Project Gutenberg database) books available for free online. You'll find lots of classic fiction, non-fiction, poetry, speeches, and other great stuff. You can even subscribe to their updates through iTunes. It could be an easy, fun, free way to get ahead on next semester's reading, or just a good way to make a long day of driving go by a little bit faster.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Happy Earth Day!

Wednesday April 22 is Earth Day. Kimbel Library would like to thank Coastal Carolina University's Ecoreps for the wonderful displays they've created about protecting the environment. You can find information resources, facts about bottled water usage, and recycling tips on these displays.

You can see these on the first and second floors of the library. We also are providing a cart of books that can be checked out if you would like to read more!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Congratulations, Ashley!

Congratulations to Ashley Broome, who won the Flip Video Camera for National Library Week! Ashley successfully completed the NLW Scavenger Hunt which entered her into the drawing on Friday for the camera!