Friday, August 20, 2010

4 Library Tips to Help You In School

New students enrolled at Vol State will most likely need to access the many resources the Thigpen Library has to offer at one time or another during their enrollment.

Beyond a large variety of books, is a variety of resources. One resource students may not be aware of is the ability to check out textbooks. While this can be helpful, there are a few rules.

“The divisions are responsible for bringing us a copy of the textbook,” said Phillip Hailey who works at the circulation desk. “The students check it out, it stays in the library and they can keep it for two hours at a time.”

Classrooms are available on the second floor by appointment. Utilizing the classrooms can be a good way for students to get together for group projects and study sessions.

“I like coming here. Those study rooms upstairs are great,” said Joseph Adams, Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA), major.

New additions to the library include 46 new computers and the start-up of a library blog. “It will on the library’s home page, and discuss any new library related news,” said Louise Kelly, director of library services.

The online tutorial, IRIS, has a few changes as well. This can be a beneficial tool to guide students in finding information needed.

The hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday August 28, and Sept. 4, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Library Hours for fall: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Fridays 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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