Monday, November 29, 2010

Free Massages & More at the Kimbel Library De-Stress Fest

Feeling the stress of Finals? Kimbel Library is here to help.

Who: All Coastal Carolina University students
What: 10 minute massages (first come, first served)
When: Monday, December 6th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Kimbel Library Room 110

*Massages are provided by Miller Motte Technical College massage therapy students and are FREE OF CHARGE.*

Also, join us next week for the Kimbel Library De-Stress Fest: Sunday through Wednesday 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Give your brain a quick rest and enjoy free snacks while you complete puzzles, play games, and create your very own stress-relieving squeeze ball.

Good Luck on your Finals!
image from FLICKR

Friday, November 19, 2010

Kimbel Library's Holiday Hours

Due to unanticipated maintenance issues, Kimbel Library will be open 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 23.
Our holiday hours are as follows:

Sunday 11/21 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday 11/22 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday 11/23 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 11/24 7:30 a.m. - noon
Closed Thursday - Saturday
Library reopens at 1:00 p.m. Sunday 11/28 and will remain open 24/7 until 5:00 p.m. Friday 12/10.

Have a fantastic break!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Check Out Laptops at Cino Grille

Check out a laptop while you dine!

Laptops are now available at the CINO Grille Sunday through Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Please bring your CINO card to check out a laptop.

Image from: Creative Commons - DeclanTM

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

LibX for Kimbel Library

For Firefox and Internet Explorer users: download Kimbel Library’s LibX plugin for quick and seamless access to library resources and information. LibX also provides convenient links to the library’s hours, events, research guides, and our Ask-A-Librarian chat reference service. LibX saves you time and puts the library's wealth of resources at your fingertips.

To install LibX or learn more, click here.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Try JSTOR Mobile Beta

Do you have an iPhone, Blackberry, or other smartphone?  Is JSTOR your favorite library database ever?  Then you might want to be one of the first people to try the new beta version of JSTOR mobile.

Visit on your phone to start searching (you will need to login to the library with your CCU information first).

You can find helpful hints for JSTOR mobile here:

Happy searching!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

National Gaming Day on November 13th!

Kimbel Library at Coastal Carolina University will celebrate National Gaming Day from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. The event is open to University students, faculty and staff.

The library will hold a gaming tournament on Starcraft II, the science fiction online strategy game. Those interested in participating in the tournament are encouraged to bring their own laptops, and prizes will be awarded to first, second and third place gamers.
In addition to the tournament, four large screens will be used for Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. There will also be board games, card games and puzzles.Participants are encouraged to bring their own games to play, or use games provided by the library. Free food and drinks will also be provided.

This event is intended to celebrate the popularity, educational and social value of video and board games. National Gaming Day was formed by the American Library Association to remind library users that there is more to libraries than just books. The event is an opportunity to learn more about Kimbel Library and to see why it has become a popular gathering place for students.

For more information, contact John Watts at 843-349-2650 or

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Test the Chair Samples

The library is currently considering a new style of chair for the Information Commons.  Sample chairs are available on the 1st floor of the library in the Current Periodicals area.  Please test out the chairs and let us know what you think!