December 6, 2013
Just a friendly reminder that Dacus Library has extended hours today, December 6th. The building will be open and circulation services will be available until midnight. Reference services will be available until 9:00 PM.
Saturday and Sunday, December 7th and 8th, the library will be open its normal weekend hours.
View the complete library schedule here.
December 5, 2013
Dacus Library’s Access Services department would like you to please take note of the following dates:
Beginning on Friday, December 6th at 5:00 PM any new PASCAL requests will not be accepted and Interlibrary Loan requests will be held until the New Year.
PASCAL requesting will resume on Thursday, January 2nd.
Processing of Interlibrary Loan requests will resume on Monday, January 6th.
Thank you and Happy Holidays!
December 5, 2013
It’s exam time and that means stress time. You know it’s coming, you thought you were well- prepared, but the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft a-gley, whatever that means. In any event, you have to stay up later, study more, and sleep less. In order to do that, you need energy, and lots of it. Who doesn’t this time of year? So you reach for that energy drink in the slightly-larger than- pony-sized bottle of pure kickapoo joy juice, or a reasonable facsimile, not once, not twice, but four times a day. We know this because we see them all over the building.
But wait a minute? Should you? According to a recent study, you need to be careful. All those bottles of pure energy elixir are really powerful bottles of caffeine and lots of it. Researchers didn’t know until now that they affect the contractions of the heart, specifically the left ventricle, and that can bring on palpitations, racing heart, seizures and yes, even death. Because the effects are mainly in the heart, they may even trigger arrhythmia in normally healthy young people.
As with all such studies, the energy drink folks are complaining that the study is flawed and that they are as harmless as a cup of coffee. Your takeaway should be that moderation is everything. When you think you need a pick me up why not de-stress at the library de-stress center, take a walk, a jog, or splash cold water on your face?
But whatever you do, think twice about chug-a-lugging multiple bottles of those energy drinks, or really anything that is caffeine-laden.
December 4, 2013
We know how busy and stressful this next week of exams is for everyone, so if you need a little break amid all the studying come check out the Stress Relief Center set up in Dacus Library near the MAC room on the main floor. Until exams are over, the Stress Relief Center will be equipped with some comfy chairs, refreshments and activities to take your mind off exams.
Activities set up include: puzzles, coloring books/sheets and crayons, and small games like Jenga, Toss Across and Checkers. Each evening after 5:00 PM there will be coffee, tea and hot chocolate provided by the library until it runs out.
We want to say thank you to the Council of Student Leaders who provided an extra treat of snacks on Study Day, including donuts, cookies, chips, juice and water! The library staff hopes the Stress Relief Center will help you relax and recharge a bit so you can get through exams with a little more energy and a lot less stress!
December 3, 2013
We agree with the old adage “a picture is worth a thousand words”, at least when it comes to the Chick-fil-A cow dropping by Dacus Library today.
Some of our staff had fun posing with the friendly mascot who dropped off some flyers advertising a drawing for a chance to win free breakfast for a year if you make a purchase at the Cherry Road Chick-fil-A before 8:00 PM tonight. You must be a Winthrop student, staff or faculty member to qualify for the drawing.
December 2, 2013
Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, December 2nd to Sunday, December 8th:
|Mon. – Thurs.
||8:30 AM – 9:00 PM
||Closes at midnight
||8:30 AM – 9:00 PM
||12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
||1:00 PM – 7:00 PM
||Opens at 1:00 PM
|1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Note: we have extended Building and Reference Hours this Friday due to exams.
The Information Commons desk opens at 8:00 AM and closes at 2:00 AM during 24 hour access.
Only the main floor remains open after midnight.
View complete library schedule.
Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.
November 28, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Dacus Library is closed November 28th – 30th, but will reopen at 5:00 PM on Sunday, December 1st. Upon re-opening 24 hour access will resume. You can click here to see a full listing of our holiday hours.
November 27, 2013
Please be aware that Dacus Library is opening at 8:00 AM and closing early at 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 27th. Please click here for a full listing of this week’s holiday hours.
November 26, 2013
Please be aware that Dacus Library will be closing early at 8:00 PM on Tuesday, November 26th. Please click here for a full listing of this week’s holiday hours.