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Equitrac refunds extended through September 30

Update: The library has arranged for refunds of unused value on expired Equitrac copy cards to be available through September 30, 2011.

This includes cards for individuals (UCB students, staff, faculty and non-UC guests) and those purchased with departmental funds.

To request a refund, bring the card to the Library Business Services office, 110 Doe Library (open Monday-Friday 9am-noon and 1-5pm). You may also make an appointment by sending email to printcopy[at]lists.berkeley.edu.

Sep 01, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Website downtime early Saturday morning

Some parts of the library website will be down for maintenance from midnight Friday, September 2, through as late as 3am Saturday:

Sep 01, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Heyns, Rosberg Reading Rooms closed August 29 - November 14

Update: The Heyns (East) Reading Room and Rosberg Reading Room reopened on Monday November 15, ahead of schedule. These rooms are located on the second floor of Doe Library (PDF floorplan)

This closure is necessary because of the extent of work needed to replace fire sprinkler pipes as part of a major maintenance project on the 100-year-old building, and the fragility of the plaster ceiling.

These rooms house the current periodicals (magazines and journals) for Doe and Moffitt Libraries. During the closure period:

  • Library users can ask at the Reference Desk to have specific items brought out for their use, 10am-6pm Mondays through Thursdays and 10am-5pm Fridays.
  • Heavily used titles kept in the "Browse" section will be moved to the Newspapers/Microforms Room for more convenient access.

Online versions of many periodical titles are available on public computers in the Reference Hall (between the North and Heyns Reading Rooms) and in Room 190 (next to the building's North Entrance).

Other study spaces such as the North Reading Room, Gardner (Main) Stacks, and Moffitt Library will not be affected by this closure.

Aug 26, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

New system for copying and printing in the libraries

The UC Berkeley libraries have a new system for making copies of printed materials, and for printing from our public computers. It replaces traditional photocopiers with BookScan stations. Materials can be printed on paper, or scanned directly to a flash drive (available in the Moffitt Library Copy Center) at a much lower cost.

For payment, the new system requires a Cal 1 Card with funds available in its debit account. These cards are issued to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff members. Departmental cards are also available.

Visitors can request a Cal 1 Guest Card from the Moffitt Library Copy Center or from a public service desk in a library.

The new system does not accept coins or bills. Only the Moffitt Library Copy Center can accept alternate forms of payment.

As previously announced, Equitrac cards used with the former system expired on August 31, 2011.

Update: Refunds of unused value on expired Equitrac copy cards for individuals (UCB students, staff, faculty and non-UC guests), and those purchased with departmental funds, are available through September 30, 2011.
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Aug 19, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

Returning to Cal?

Let us catch you up on changes in the libraries over this past summer:

There is a new printing and scanning system in all the libraries, replacing traditional photocopiers with BookScan stations. It requires you to have funds available on your Cal 1 Card. Materials can be printed on paper, or scanned directly to a flash drive (available in the Moffitt Library Copy Center) at a much lower cost.

As previously announced, existing Equitrac copy cards expired August 31.Update: Refunds of unused value on expired Equitrac copy cards for individuals (UCB students, staff, faculty and non-UC guests), and those purchased with departmental funds, are available through September 30, 2011.
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There is now only one Melvyl catalog. The system formerly known as "Next Generation Melvyl Pilot" has replaced the older version as the catalog of the ten UC campus libraries.

The search box on the library homepage now offers a choice of options: OskiCat, Melvyl, E-Journal Titles, Google Books, Google Scholar, and a search of our web pages.

Proxy server instructions have been updated to reflect new versions of the major web browsers.

Update: Major maintenance work on the Doe Library roof and gutters will continue into the fall semester, causing the Art History/Classics Library to be closed until Thursday October 13, and the Heyns and Rosberg Reading Rooms to be closed until Monday November 14.

The Engineering Library reopened August 25 after major renovations.

The Law Library has moved to new quarters in the Boalt Hall South Addition.

The Earth Sciences and Map Library has a new website.

The Library Bookstore closed on June 30, but special booksale events will continue.

"Social Media" was the theme of this summer's recommended reading list.


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Aug 19, 2011 | Categories: Library News | jkupersm

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