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Edible Books Entries

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Library is now accepting entries for our annual Edible Books Festival on April 14! Find information on Edible Books here. The event will be held from 3pm-4pm on the 3rd floor of the Conaton Learning Commons. All Xavier faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate and/or attend! If you are interested in participating, please email Megan Rinderle, rinderlem1@xavier.edu, by April 3rd.

Spring Break Hours

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Library and CLC will be open special hours for Spring Break. Please see the library website for hours.

Upgrade to access electronic library resources planned

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Library databases, electronic journals, and e-books will not be available from off-campus on Monday, March 2 from 9am-11am. We are upgrading our off-campus access, service should be restored after 11am on Monday. Please contact Research Help with questions 745-4808.

2014 Tax Forms

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Print Ohio and Federal Tax forms can now be found by the Connection Center desk. Any forms, instructions and booklets not displayed can be found online. Please note that shipment of print tax forms is being curtailed in favor of taxpayers filing online. Federal forms can be found here. Ohio forms can be found here.

Martin Luther King Day

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The library and CLC will be open limited hours on Sunday, January 18th, from 12p-7p. On Monday, January 19th, both buildings will be closed for the holiday. The library and CLC will resume normal hours on Tuesday, at 7am.

Winter Break Hours

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Library and CLC will be open special hours for Winter Break. The buildings will be open Monday, January 5 to Saturday, January 10 from 8am to 5pm and 12-7pm on Sunday, January 11. Regular spring semester hours will resume on Monday, January 12. More information is available here.

Library Resources Planned Outages

Monday, December 22, 2014

Xplore Library Catalog and off-campus access to Databases, Search@XU, Electronic Journals, and Electronic Books will not be available from Saturday, 12/27 at 6 pm to Sunday, 12/28 at 9am. Extensive system upgrades will impact connectivity to most major systems at particular times during this maintenance window. If you continue to experience issues after the above maintenance window closes, please contact the Helpdesk at 513-745-4357.

Print in 3D!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The University Library is piloting equipment and services for a MakerSpace, a space where students, faculty, and staff may come explore their creativity and make things. As part of the pilot, the library has a 3D printer at the Connection Center in the CLC available for use by current Xavier students, faculty, and staff. See here for more information. For questions, please contact Alison Morgan at morgan@xavier.edu.

CLC Open Overnight

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The CLC is now remaining open overnight Sunday through Thursday nights until the end of the semester on December 19th. Circulation services will not be available from 1am-7am. For more on our hours, please click here.

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Monday, November 24, 2014

The CLC and Library will be open special hours over Thanksgiving Break. We will close at 7pm on Tuesday, November 25. We will be open 8am to 3pm on Wednesday, November 26. We will be closed Thursday, November 27 through Saturday, November 29. We will re-open at 1pm on Sunday, November 30 and will begin our 24/5 hours in the CLC through to the end of finals. Contact Circulation for more information, 745-3881.

Circulation Student Employment

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Library Circulation is looking to hire for the spring semester! We have a new, easy way to apply. Find our online application here. *Only students with work study are eligible to apply.

2014 International Education Week, November 17-21

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November 17-21 is International Education Week! International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This week is meant to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study,learn,and exchange experiences in the United States. Learn more here. And check out the IEW display on the 3rd floor of the library!

Adobe Digital Editions 4: Update

Friday, October 17, 2014

Adobe Systems is now encrypting data it collects about certain ebooks after facing criticism earlier this month for not protecting the data. Xavier Library was made aware of a software vulnerability that existed within Adobe Digital Editions 4, the software that is used by some vendors to view books that have been downloaded. Click on the title of this post to learn more.

Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival is an annual celebration of books and reading that takes place every October in downtown Cincinnati. The day-long festival features national, regional, and local authors and illustrators; book signings; panel discussions; and activities for the entire family to enjoy.This year, the event will take place on Saturday, October 11 from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at Duke Energy Center. Free admission.Read more here.

Banned Books Week 2014

Sunday, September 21, 2014

September 21st-27th, 2014 is Banned Books Week! This is a week to celebrate the freedom to read, and the right to express ideas freely. There are many books that have been banned, or challenged in schools across the nation for their unpopular notions. Come check out some of those titles on the 3rd floor of the McDonald Library. For more information on Banned Books Week, click here.

Interlibrary Loan Email Alert

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Some universities have reported that their Interlibrary Loan users are receiving emails asking them to provide their username and password information. We would never ask for this information from you. If you receive an email asking for your log-in information, please do not respond. If you have any questions please contact us at Research Help 745-4808.

Library Selfie Contest

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Visit the Library or Conaton Learning Commons and take a selfie (in your favorite study spot, or with your favorite book, movie or magazine). Post your photo to Twitter @XUConnectCenter or "Xavier University Library" on Facebook with #xulibraryselfie. One random selfie poster will win $50 X-cash! Contest ends August 31st.

Summer Reading Challenge Winners

Friday, August 15, 2014

Congratulations to our Summer Reading Challenge winners! 1st Place: Neal Tronscinski, with 7,665 pages read. 2nd Place: Jackie Vezina, with 5,998 pages read. 3rd Place: Danny Bellman, with 4,958 pages read. We had 34 participants, who read 223 books, with a total of 78,865 pages! Thanks to all who participated!

Summer Reading Challenge Reception

Monday, August 11, 2014

The McDonald Library will be hosting a coffee and donut reception on Friday, August 15th, for the participants of the Summer Reading Challenge. The winners of the challenge will be announced and prizes will be given out. Please join the library staff for some sweet refreshments if you participated in the challenge!

Why You Should Read Like a Teen Again

Thursday, June 19, 2014

"'Teen reading' is a phrase I use not to describe a certain type of book — you can 'teen read' Jane Austen or David Foster Wallace — but a certain style of reading: when you block everything and everyone else out, and immerse yourself in the world of the book..." continuing reading here. Participate in our Summer Reading Challenge and remember the enjoyment of reading like a teen again!

Xavier Library Summer Reading Challenge 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Xavier Library Summer Reading Challenge 2014 is here! How many pages can you read this summer? The reading challenge starts June 15 and ends August 14, 2014 and is open to all Xavier faculty, staff and students. Prizes will be awarded to the top three readers. Track the number of pages you read using the form on this page.