PASCAL Delivers -Temporary Suspension of Services

Due to the anticipated impact of Hurricane Irma on member libraries around the state, PASCAL Delivers requesting will be temporarily suspended at noon tomorrow (Friday) and remain suspended at least through Monday.
The courier service will also be suspended starting Monday. Please be aware that recently placed PASCAL requests may be delayed because of this pause in services.
You may contact Access Services Librarian Phillip Hays at haysp@winthrop.edu with any questions. We will post an update when services resume.

Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, September 4th, to Sunday, September 10th:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday Opens at 7:00 AM 7:00 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

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.

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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, August 28th to Sunday, September 3rd:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 8:00 AM to Midnight 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sat. & Sun. Closed

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 4th for Labor Day. 24 hour access will begin on September 5th.

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

GPO Issues Digital Release of the Historical Congressional Record of the 1930s.

The U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Library of Congress have partnered to release the digital version of the bound Congressional Record from 1931 to 1940.  This covers debates and proceedings of the 72nd through the 76th Congresses. You can access these historical records from govinfo.gov.

Click here to read more about the congressional record and how to search the digitized volumes.

 

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Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, August 21st to Sunday, August 27th:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Monday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Tues. – 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

 24 hour access will begin after Labor Day.

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

Come Watch NASA’s Eclipse Live Stream at Dacus Library!

I imagine by now you have heard there’s a total solar eclipse happening on Monday, August 21, 2017 in South Carolina and several other states in the U.S. While it won’t quite be a total solar eclipse in Rock Hill, it will be pretty close (99%). You might be wondering why people are so excited about this eclipse. Well that is because the last transcontinental eclipse in the U.S. (that stretched from coast-to-coast) was in 1918, 99 years ago! The last total solar eclipse that occurred in the U.S. was 38 years ago, but it was only visible in five northwestern states. This National Geographic article explains it well: “Total eclipse occurs every one or two years, while total and partial eclipses together average about two and a half incidences per year. But because they are visible from such a small area on Earth each time, the chance of observing a total eclipse from any single spot is less than once in a lifetime.”

If you plan on viewing the eclipse, please make sure you are wearing the proper protective eyewear  (no, sunglasses don’t count). Some organizations on campus will be handing out protective eclipse glasses on the DIGs Campus Green starting at 1:00 p.m. on August 21st. This will be a good spot to view the eclipse with other classmates, faculty and staff before opening convocation at 3:30 p.m.

In an effort to fuel more learning and discussion about the eclipse, Dacus Library will be showing the NASA eclipse live stream “Eclipse Across America” from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in our Electronic classroom on the ground floor (basement). Just look for the room to the left at the bottom of the main stairwell. At noon the eclipse preview show will be hosted in Charleston, SC. The NASA eclipse website says the four hour live stream will provide viewers with “a wealth of images captured before, during, and after the eclipse by 11 spacecraft, at least three NASA aircraft, more than 50 high-altitude balloons, and the astronauts aboard the International Space Station – each offering a unique vantage point for the celestial event.”

Anyone and everyone is welcome to come drop by and watch! Some lights snacks will be provided as well.

For more information on the solar eclipse, check out these resources:

 

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