Monday, February 28, 2011

Get almost any book for free (kinda)

It is a small, underappreciated tab on the library website. It says “PASCAL” but most don’t know what it does. This little tab, however, allows you to get almost any book for free. Kinda.

The PASCAL tab is an all-access pass to millions of books!
PASCAL stands for the “Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries.” The PASCAL Delivers service turns all academic libraries in South Carolina into your personal library. Does Kimbel Library not have the book you’re looking for? No problem! Just click on that tab labeled PASCAL on the library homepage and type in your search terms to see if another library has it. It they do, simply click on the “Request this item” link on the book’s information page to order it. Follow the directions to submit your request.

So, why can you only “kinda” get almost any book?
  1. You don’t get it instantly. It takes several days from the time you order to receive the book. Once we receive it, however, we will email you (check your CCU email account). Come by Kimbel Library and pick it up any time after.
  2. You have to give it back eventually. It is like checking out any other book; it has a due date. Sorry, no finders, keepers.
Having trouble using the PASCAL Delivers service? Contact the reference desk 843-349-2414, and we’ll help you!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Even More Extended Hours

Kimbel Library will be open 24/7  February 20 - March 4th.  We will return to regular hours on March 5th at 11:00 am.  

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Extended Library Hours

Kimbel Library is open later and earlier. We are now open until 9:00 pm on Fridays, and reopen at 1:00pm on Saturday. Sundays have an earlier opening of 11:00 am.

New Library Hours for Fall 2011:

Sunday 11:00 am - Friday 9:00 pm

Saturday 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Help Our Dean Get Out of Jail AND Raise Money for a Good Cause!

Dr. Barbara Burd, Dean of Library Services, will be arrested on  Wednesday, February 16th. No, this is not the result of horrifically high overdue fines. Instead, she is raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

After being carted away on the 16th by the MDA, Dr. Burd must pay $2,200 in bail in order to be freed. Since we would like to have her back sooner rather than later, Kimbel Library is asking for your support. You can help Dr. Burd and the Muscular Dystrophy association combat neuromuscular disease by

making a donation

MDA is a nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

Simply click above and find your way to Dr. Burd's personal fundraising website, Or visit the reference desk and donate any spare change. Not only can you say that you bailed a Coastal Carolina University dean out of prison, but you can also enjoy the satisfaction that you have provided help and hope to kids and adults served by MDA in the Grand Strand community.