The Library is Open 24/5, which means it can get pretty noisy, pretty quickly!
That’s why we need YOUR help to keep the Library comfortable for yourself and your peers during our extended hours.
The building is divided into three color-coded areas by noise level: Group Study (orange), Quiet Study (yellow), and Silent Study (blue). The rules and locations of each zone are clearly posted in each space, but please refer to our Study Zone FAQ for full details.
When classes are not held there, Computer Labs 1004B (Mac) & 1004C (PC) are Silent Labs. If you need to work on a collaborative project or a video/music editing project, please use the computers in the DMZ, Lab 1004D, or the Reference Area.
Cell phone calls are permitted in the Group Study areas only and should be kept at a low volume and short duration.
Please use headphones if you need to watch a movie or listen to music in the library.
Library staff will amp up the enforcement of noise policy during Finals Week, but we can’t do it alone!
We need everyone in the Purchase community to respect each other and help keep the Library a clean, peaceful, and comfortable place to study during our 24/5 hours.
If you encounter a noise problem, please tell a librarian or Text Us at (914) 873-1711. Tell us where you are, describe the problem, and a library staff member will come to handle the issue.
The following databases are currently available for a limited time. Please let us know if you have any comments or feedback about any of these databases, or if you have suggestions for more trials. To access the databases that the library subscribes to, go to the Databases page or the Research by Subject page.
The Archive for Research in Archetypal Symbolism (ARAS) is a an archive of mythological, ritualistic, and symbolic images from all over the world and from all epochs of human history. It contains about 17,000 photographic images, each cross-indexed, individually mounted, and accompanied by scholarly commentary. The commentary includes a description of the image with a cultural history that serves to place it in its unique historical and geographical setting. [Trial ends February 21, 2013.]
Developed from a merger of high-quality databases from EBSCO Publishing and H.W. Wilson, and including many unique sources that were never previously available, this database covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. [Trial ends April 19, 2013.]
eBook Academic Collection
Unlimited access to over 97,000 ebooks, representing a broad range of academic subject matter. Categories include Art, Business, Computer Science, Health, History, Law, Literature & Criticism, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Social Sciences, and more. [Trial ends March 3, 2013.]
Access to over 300,000 pages of sheet music from the collections of CD Sheet Music™ and Orchestra Musician’s Library™. Includes more than 35,000 titles, and a huge selection of vocal music, instrumental solos, piano music, orchestral parts and more. Download a copy to keep – print it as many times as you’d like. [Trial ends February 23, 2013.]
The Library and the TLTC are hosting more workshops this Spring. Attendees will receive lunch vouchers courtesy of UUP. The classes include:
There’s an App for That: Popular Apps for Random Things
Feb. 26, 12:30-1:30, Library 0012
Do you have an iPhone, iPad or Droid but feel like you’re missing some useful and popular apps? Here we’ll explain a few favorites, and give you time to download them if you want. We’ll include Urban Spoon, Evernote, Instagram, Embark Metro North, Flipboard, Shazam, Facetime, and Skype. We’re also interested in hearing about your favorite apps, other than Angry Birds, of course. Come with your phone or other device, or just come to listen if you don’t have one.
Mini Research Assignments
Feb. 28, 11:00-12:00, and Mar. 6, 2:00-3:00, Library 1015C
Darcy Gervasio and Rebecca Oling will present quick, easy ways you can tweak existing assignments to give students practice with research skills sprinkled throughout your syllabus. Concrete examples will allow you to infuse research concepts into your courses without the onus of a long, involved project.
Google Drive: Tools for Classroom Collaboration
Mar. 5, 2:00-3:00, and Mar. 12, 12:30-1:30, Library 1004D
This workshop will provide an introduction to tools that will maximize collaboration in the classroom and among your students. We’ll discuss ways that you can use Google’s tools like Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Forms and Google Sites to facilitate collaboration and group work.
Bringing Home Gold: Read & Write Gold
Mar. 11, 10:00-11:00, Lib 1004D and Mar. 21, 1:00-2:00, Library 1004C
Session to introduce features of Read&Write GOLD, an application that the campus will likely adopt to help everyone read and write more efficiently. Crucial to helping yourself, your students, loved one and colleagues who might struggle for any number of reasons with reading, writing or research.
Click to Get Student Feedback: Clickers in the Classroom
Mar 11 2013 12:30 – 1:30 Library 1004C
Want to receive immediate feedback on student learning and opinions? Want to keep your students on their toes and paying attention? Join us for a hands-on exploration of Turning Point clickers. We’ll discuss pedagogically effective ways that clickers may be used to assess student learning, obtain student feedback, and generate class discussion. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use the TurningPoint software to create questions that can be used alongside any program on a PC or a Mac.
Finding Music Scores & Sound Recordings in the Library
Mar. 12, 2:30-3:30, Library 1004D
Techniques for searching the Library web catalog to find music scores, sound recordings, and recordings of sound effects. Relevant databases and web resources will also be covered.
Mar. 18, 12:30-1:30, and Mar. 20, 2:30-3:30, Library 1015C
Survey Monkey, Zoomerang, Purchase surveys. Find out how you and your students can take advantage of free online survey tools for original research, opinion polling, and information gathering.
Hands on the Table(t): Exploring Tablet Technology
Apr. 15, 12:30-3:00, TLTC Conference Room
Curious about the iPad, Android Tab, Kindle or other tablet devices? Interested in learning more about tablet technology, trying out new apps, or integrating mobile devices into your teaching? In this hands-on, “sandbox” style workshop, staff from the TLTC and Library will share tips on effectively using tablets inside and outside the classroom and give you a chance to explore various devices.
Hands-On Pinterest: Learning How To Pin
Apr. 25, 12:30-1:30, Library 1015C
Pinterwhat?!? Have you heard of Pinterest and not sure what it does? Or have you heard of it but haven’t tried it yet? Well, this workshop is a great opportunity to try Pinterest. The site is filled with endless ideas, images, links and more. Come sign up for an account and start discovering pinteresting things.
Moodle, Mahara, Zotero & more, offered throughout the semester. See TLTC website and check your email for dates & locations.
For a complete list of workshops, locations & descriptions, or to register for a class, go to the Faculty / Staff Workshops page.
Thanks to UUP for your continued support!
Welcome Back! Here are the Library Hours for the Spring Semester:
|Monday, 1/21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)||8:30am – 4:45pm|
|Tuesday, 1/22||8:30am – 4:45pm|
Regular Library Hours resume on Wednesday, 1/23:
|Mondays – Thursdays
||8:00am – 2:00am|
|Fridays||8:00am – 10:00pm|
|Saturdays||11:00am – 8:00pm|
|Sundays||12:00pm – 2:00am|
|On particular holidays and during weather emergencies, Library hours may vary from those given above. For the latest information, please call the Circulation Desk at 914-251-6401. For questions, contact us via chat, text, phone, or email.|
The following databases are available on a trial basis:
AP Stylebook Online takes everything you love about the Stylebook — A-Z guide to usage, spelling and punctuation — and adds Internet functionality to make it an even more convenient tool. [Trials ends 12/16/11.]
A cross-cultural database containing information on world prehistory. This unique, annually-growing eHRAF database is organized by archaeological traditions and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. eHRAF Archaeology is a unique resource designed to facilitate comparative archaeological studies. [Trial ends 12/31/11.]
eHRAF World Cultures
A cross-cultural database that contains information on all aspects of cultural and social life. The annually-growing eHRAF database is unique in that the information is organized by cultures and ethnic groups and the full-text sources are subject-indexed at the paragraph level. [Trial ends 12/31/11.]
International Index to Performing Arts Full Text (IIPA FT)
The database currently includes half a million records, the majority from the most recent ten years of each journal. IIPA covers a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry – including dance, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, circus performance, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic, performance art, film, television. [Trial ends 12/3/11.]
Contains over 300,000 pages of sheet music that you can download and print. LibraryMusicScore.com offers a huge selection of vocal music, instrumental solos, piano music, orchestral parts and more. Search for a specific work or browse through the collections by genre or by composer. [Trial ends 12/14/11.]
Paley Centre Seminars
The Paley Center Seminars is an exclusive video collection of interviews with celebrities, television crews, and distinguished panels. It includes 300 filmed seminars from the acclaimed series held by The Paley Center for Media. [Trial ends 12/3/11.]
The Vogue Archive
A complete searchable archive of American Vogue, from the first issue in 1892 to the current month, reproduced in high-resolution color page images. Every page, advertisement, cover and fold-out has been included, with rich indexing enabling you to find images by garment type, designer and brand names. [Trial ends 12/3/11.]
See all of the library’s databases.