Monday, January 11, 2016

E-Books at the University Libraries

The Libraries' have access to over 600,000 e-books searchable through the "Red Box" on the Libraries' home page. E-books may be used 24/7 from anywhere and are almost always available!

Some provide downloading of sections or chapters and all allow printing.  They don't require a reader but rather may be used via your laptop or desktop.  For more information check our "e-Books A-Z" guide.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Libraries' Hours MLK Weekend

Libraries' hours over Martin Luther King Holiday:  

Jackson Library 


15 Friday Close at 6:00 PM
16 Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
17 Sunday 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
18 Monday CLOSED
19 Tuesday Opens at 7:30 AM

Schiffman Music Library

1-3 Friday - Sunday CLOSED
4-8 Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9-10 Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
17 Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
18 Monday CLOSED

Monday, January 4, 2016

$500 Prize -- Libraries' Undergraduate Research Award!

The University  Libraries want to recognize your  research skills!

We are soliciting submissions for our Undergraduate Research Award.  This $500 prize is given in recognition of an outstanding undergraduate research project that best demonstrates the ability to locate, select, and synthesize information from scholarly resources and uses those resources in the creation of an original research project in any media.  Any paper or project completed by an undergraduate in the Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters of 2015 is eligible. Applicants must be enrolled at UNCG in the Spring 2016 semester.  It is open to all undergraduate students.

If you've completed a project that meets these requirements please submit it.  You will need a letter of support from a faculty member.

Applications are due on March 18, 2016 and full details are available at:

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Libraries award Information Literacy stipends

In a new initiative, the University Libraries awarded stipends to three faculty members to provide support to revise their Spring 2016 courses to incorporate more information literacy and increase librarian involvement. Seventeen faculty members from a variety of departments submitted proposals.

The stipend recipients are: 

Tom Jackson, History 391
Stephanie Hudson, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations 381
Jonathan Zarecki, Classical Studies 102

Dr. Jackson will collaborate with Kathy Crowe (library liaison to the History department) Lynda Kellam (Data Services and Government Information Librarians), and Kathelene Smith (Photographs, Artifacts, and Textiles Archivist) on his Historical Skills and Methods course. The class will incorporate library databases, historic census and polling data, and archival materials relating to the sit-ins of the 1960s.

Ms. Hudson will collaborate with Amy Harris Houk (library liaison to the School of Education) on ELC 381 (The Institution of Education). The class will contain a series of scaffolded assignments centered around constructing authority in a variety of situations.

Dr. Zarecki will collaborate with Jenny Dale (Director of First-Year Programs and library liaison to the English department) on CCI 102: The Classical Art of Persuasion. The class will focus on incorporating information literacy into classical rhetoric. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Therapy Animals December 1!

Exams have you stressed?

Take a study break and relax with therapy animals on Reading Day!

Jackson Library Reading Room, 1st floor

December 1, 2015

12-3 pm

Snacks provided, too!

Libraries' hours over Winter Break

Happy holidays to all!  We'll be taking some breaks and have different hours.

Jackson Library hours:


9 Wednesday Open until 7:00 PM
10 Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
11 Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
12-13 Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
14-17 Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
18 Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
19-20 Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
21-23 Monday - Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
24-31 Thursday - Thursday CLOSED


1-3 Friday - Sunday CLOSED
4-8 Monday - Friday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
9 Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10 Sunday Opens 1:00 PM

Schiffman Music Library hours:

4 Friday 7:45 AM - 8:00 PM
5 Saturday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8 Tuesday 7:45 AM - 8:00 PM
9-11 Wednesday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12-13 Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
14-18 Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
19-31 Saturday - Thursday CLOSED


1-3 Friday - Sunday CLOSED
4-8 Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9-10 Saturday - Sunday CLOSED

Libraries' spring semester hours

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Libraries' hours over Thanksgiving break

Jackson Library


24 Tuesday Open until 7:00 PM
25 Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
26-27 Thursday - Friday CLOSED
28 Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
29 Sunday Opens 1:00 PM

Schiffman Music Library


24 Tuesday 7:45 AM - 7:00 PM
25-27 Wednesday - Friday CLOSED

Complete Libraries' hours