While September still seems a month away, our incoming first year students are participating in the “GRIT Initiative” Bryant’s entire incoming class has been asked to read the book Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and write a 1-2 page reflection for their Gateway course.
The library has the physical book that you can borrow, but if you’re out of state or prefer to access it a different way, you can digitally borrow the audiobook! (1 user at a time, 2-day loan). Start listening now and get ready for September!
The close of the Spring Semester 2017 is fast upon us, with only a few weeks left before finals. At this time, we ask if you anticipate any need of resources via ILL Requests for final papers, presentations or exams (books, articles, DVDs, etc), please submit your requests ASAP. Keep in mind, it’s a busy time at all college libraries for ILL Requests, and some requests may take longer than usual to fill – but we always do our best to get you the items quickly. Should you have any questions regarding research materials you may need, contact the R & I desk at 232-6299. If you have any questions regarding ILL Requests, contact the ILL desk at 232-6125. We’re here to help!
Welcome back from break! This semester we have an exciting announcement — we have 10 new Bryant community Bloomberg terminals for faculty, students, and staff to use! These terminals have Bloomberg installed on them, which provides finance data, analytics, communication tools, and more. These terminals have two monitors and a specialized keyboard, so you’ll be able to spot them on the first floor of the library near the windows, and the second floor in the lounge near the study rooms.
To use these terminals, you’ll need to log in to the computer with your Bryant username and password, then make a Bloomberg account. Let us know if you need any help — we have written directions as well.
Here’s when we’re open next week for the idea program and the first week of classes:
Photo by David Lofink, used under a Creative Commons license.
We’re always happy to help you find whatever it is you need, whether it comes from here in our own library or from somewhere out in the world via Interlibrary Loan. But as we get closer to the end-of-the-semester crunch time, we do feel the need to remind everyone that Interlibrary Loan can take some time, particularly for physical items that may be sent through the mail. As such, it might not be the best option for your last-minute, “Hail Mary” pass sorts of needs, even if we can find a library here in Rhode Island that a.) has the item you need; and b.) can actually supply it, because even in-state requests can take 3 to 5 business days.
Of course, if you still want to attempt the request, by all means go for it, we’re happy to help out in any way we can; that’s our whole deal here. We just want to help manage your expectations a little and save you some frustration if the thing you’re hoping to find takes longer to arrive than you want or need.
Also, it’s a stone cold bummer to have to tell y’all that stuff won’t be here in time.
As usual, there are lots of schedule changes and expanded hours for final exams. Here’s when we’ll be open:
Friday, May 6: 7:30am to Midnight
Saturday, May 7: 10am to Midnight
Sunday, May 8: 10am to 2am
Monday, May 9 to Thursday, May 12: 7am to 2am
Friday, May 13: 7am to Midnight
Saturday, May 14: 8am to Midnight
Sunday, May 15: 10am to 1am
Monday, May 16: 7am to 10pm
Tuesday, May 17: 7:30 am to 6pm
Best of luck on your exams!
Do you have a chess set you never use? Are you tired of your reign as Monopoly board slum lord? Finding yourself Uno-ed out? No longer winning at the game of Life? No longer feeling Sorry? Haven’t got a Clue? Settled Catan to the point of overpopulation? Lost your Ticket to Ride? Looking for a less Trivial Pursuit?
(Okay, I’ll stop.)
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, and you have a bunch of complete, gently-used board and/or card games collecting dust in a closet or under the bed, consider donating them to the library! We’re looking to build a collection of games for people to use as a way to pass the time and relieve a little stress while they’re here in the library (especially as we approach mid-terms and finals). People have asked us in the past about adding some games to our collections, and you can help us do that.
Contact the Borrower Services desk for more information.