IMPORTANT UPDATE on Library Book Returns !

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One of the most popular questions we have been getting the past week is ‘How do I return my Library books ?’ There are currently three options right now:

1. If you are on campus packing up your dorm Monday – Friday from 9 am – 2:30 pm, you can drop them off at the library, which will be staffed weekdays from 9 am – 3 pm.

2. If you are on campus packing up your dorm Saturdays and Sundays, there will be a clearly marked bin outside our loading dock doors (facing the AIC building) which you can deposit all your borrowed books (no tech items, please!) .

3. If you can’t take advantage of the first two options, you can leave your borrowed books and tech items in your dorm, and Res Life said they will be collecting the items and returning them to the Library.

Under NO circumstances can you return your Bookstore ‘rentals’ to the Library – you must return them yourself to the Bookstore. We are not responsible for returning your loans to the bookstore. No exceptions!!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the Library at 401-232-6125 (Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm) or chat with a librarian in the chat box on our homepage.

Please be mindful of Study Room Reservations during Exam Week!

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Exam week is always the busiest week for our Library Study Rooms, and many patrons have them reserved in advance. If you go into a study room which appears to be empty, and you did not reserve that room, please remember a study group may show up and ask you to leave as they have the room reserved – and you must cooperate and find another place to study.  We thank you in advance for your understanding in this matter!

“Fair Use / Fair Dealing” Week starts NOW! How can you participate?

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A very important week is upon us all – it’s the “Fair Use / Fair Dealing” week which runs from February 26 – March 2, 2018.  It’s a week coordinated by the Association of Research Libraries, celebrating the importance of fair use in the United States and fair dealing in Canada and other jurisdictions. In it’s simplest terms, “fair use” and “fair dealing” are  the legal use of copyrighted materials without permission from the copyright holder under certain circumstances – something students and educators deal with on a daily basis. For more information and ideas on how you can be an active participator,  please visit their site: Association of Research Libraries

 

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“Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking”- a perfect book for Valentine’s Day

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For those of you who  love Masterpiece Theater’s current mini-series “Victoria”, you may very well be delighted in the new book Queen Victoria’s Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages That Shaped Europe.  Author Deborah Cadbury offers a gripping account of the Queen’s meddlesome matchmaking skills in her grandchildren’s lives, to help turn Europe’s strife into happiness. Some of the unions were blissful while most were catastrophic – making an enjoyable read this winter! 

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