Monday, December 12, 2011

Laptop check out suspended over winter break

Laptop check out will be suspended between semesters.  
The last day to check out a laptop will be Dec. 16, and the first day to start up again is Jan. 9.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

On display in the Library...Holiday Reading

Happy Holidays! Going home for the break? Take one of our Popular Reading books home with you. They are on display next to our tree made of old stock reports that are now available online.

Popular Reading books are the "fun books". We have the latest from the New York Times Bestseller list. You can check these books out for up to 2 weeks.

Students can check out up to 20 books for up to 4 weeks (Popular Reading Books are for 2 weeks). And you can check out books over the break as long as you are a current student.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Poster Printer in the Library!!!!

The Walker Library Technology Services Desk (LTS) now has available a large format printer that students and faculty can use to print poster size. Come to the LTS desk on the 1st floor and check it out.

  • Students, faculty, and staff will need a valid MTSU ID.

  • Files should be brought to the LTS Desk on a USB drive.

  • Only JPEG, TIFF, PDF, PPT, or Word files are accepted.

  • Posters will be printed within one (1) hour.

  • Charges will be added to your My Library Account and the fee can be paid online.

$7 per linear foot
$14 for a 2x3 standard poster
$35 for a 3x5 poster

For more info contact the Library Technology Services Desk at 615-898-5666.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Time and Sanity Saving Tips in the Library

The crazy making time known as exams is upon us and we at the Walker Library want to help keep you sane and happy. Here are two tips that should help.

1. Computer Availability Maps- Have you noticed a similarity between trying to find a parking space on campus and trying to find a computer in the library? You circle and circle and pray and swear until you finally find an opening, and when you do, you hope not to have a head on collision or get into an altercation with another seeker. We can't do anything about parking, unfortunately, but now you can determine where the open computers are before you start roaming.

Simply point your smartphone or other mobile device to to see a listing of the computer labs in the library and the available numbers of machines. You can also click on a map of the lab to see exactly where the open computers are.

2. Express Printing. Stop competing with everyone else trolling for computers (see above). Save yourself the shoe leather and go straight to the express printing station located on the first floor in the atrium. Just make sure your document is on a jump drive. Plug it in and print. Then leave. Easy as pie. One note- all documents are two sided.

image from Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA,