Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, January 23rd, to Sunday, January 29th:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 24 Hours 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday Closes at 7:00 PM 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday Opens at 1:00 PM 1:00 PM to Midnight

The Information Commons desk opens at 8:00 AM and closes at midnight 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.

Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, January 16th, to Sunday, January 22nd:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Opens at 8:00 AM 8:00 AM to Midnight
Wed. & Thurs. 24 hours 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday Closes at 7:00 PM 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday Opens at 1:00 PM 1:00 PM to Midnight

Twenty-four hour access resumes on Tuesday, January 17th.

The Information Commons desk opens at 8:00 AM and closes at midnight 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.

New and Improved Interlibrary Loan Interface!

Need to place an interlibrary loan request? If you’ve used interlibrary loan much in the past couple of years you’ll notice when you go to place a request that things have changed a little – we think for the better.

To place an interlibrary loan request you’ll still use the Interlibrary Loan link from the library’s homepage. Then select the Click here to login to your ILL account link. You then sign in with your Winthrop email address and password. If you have not set up an ILL account in the past you will be prompted to do so before you can place an ILL request. You’ll then see the following screen:

captureTo place a request, you’ll choose either ‘New Loan Request’ or ‘New Copy Request’. For placing article or chapter requests, select ‘New Copy Request’; for all other requests (books, dvds, etc. that cannot be sent electronically) select ‘New Loan Request’.

Now when copy requests (articles or chapters sent electronically) are received they are attached to your ILL account – just login to the ILL system to get the pdf. We recommend downloading it to a more permanent location on your computer or a flash drive as these pdfs will only stay in your account for two weeks. You can also log into the ILL system at any time to view the status of your copy and loan requests. If you need to edit your contact information or send an email to ILL staff you can do that through this new interface as well.

Of course if there are any questions or concerns, you can email Phillip Hays or call 803/323-2304. Happy ILL requesting!

 

Library Closed for MLK, Jr. Day

Dacus Library will be closed on Monday, January 16th, for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen at 8:00 AM on Tuesday, January 17th and twenty-four hour access will resume. To see what our twenty-four hour access schedule looks like check out our calendar of hours.

We also have some great books and other materials about Martin Luther King, Jr. and his influential life. Take a look.

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photo courtsey of The Library of Congress

New Resource: OpenBook Publishers

Dacus Library recently added a new open access resource called OpenBook Publishers (it can be found under the Databases tab on the library’s homepage). It contains books published in hardback, paperback, pdf and ebook editions – the ebooks (we recommend using the pdf version) can be freely downloaded or viewed online. There are some interactive books, as well, that have embedded audio. Topics include social sciences, sciences, and interdisciplinary studies, among others.

Curious about open access publishing? OpenBook Publishers has a good FAQ page that may answer a lot of your questions. In addition, you can read about OpenBook Publisher’s vision.

We hope you’ll explore this new resource and use these ebooks! If you have any questions about OpenBook Publishers please don’t hesitate to contact Gale Teaster or the Reference Desk at 803/323-4501.

Welcome Back!

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Welcome back students, faculty and staff!

If you’re not already a frequent visitor of Dacus Library, maybe you should consider making Dacus a normal part of your routine. Whether you’re looking for research help, a computer to use, or some light reading material, we’ve got it all.

Need a quiet place to study or work? Check out the ground and second floors. Our second floor has 8 small study carrels with computers that work well for one person or two. Okay with a busier atmosphere? Our main floor has some good seating and we’ve got large group study rooms if you need a meeting spot. All study rooms/carrels in the library are first come, first served. Computers are located on all floors, with the majority located on the main floor.

We also have some textbooks, course reserves and laptops located at the Information Commons (most for three hour in-house use). If you need to check out any of these, just ask us at the Information Commons desk and bring your ID. If you need research help, ask a librarian at the Information Commons desk or book an appointment online with a librarian.

We hope to see you soon!

 

 

Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, January 9th, to Sunday, January 15th:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 AM to Midnight 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM to Midnight 1:00 PM to Midnight

Note: We will be closed on Monday, January 16th, for the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Twenty-four hour access will begin on Tuesday, January 17th.

View complete library schedule

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.