Up All Night

Beginning Sunday, April 26th, the library will open at 2:00 P.M. and will not close until Friday, May 1st, at 6:00 P.M.  That’s right—24 hour service for finals is BACK!

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Here’s a little Q & A about finals week:

Q. Will there be coffee again?


Q. Will there be food, too?


Q. Will there be highly caffeinated librarians answering your frantic, last-minute questions at 3:00 a.m.??

A.  Oh, you know there will be!

Some of you may recall the library inaugurated its first 24 hour service period last semester.   During that week of finals, the library averaged 74 people a night between the hours of midnight and six in the morning.  On one particularly busy night, we had 187 people in the library at midnight—having group meetings, finishing up papers, & occasionally falling asleep in chairs.  You can read more about last semester’s trial run here.

To stay on top of announcements, or to share your photos, comments, and random thoughts at 4:00 a.m., follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

We plan to offer the same services as last semester.  Keep in mind, however, the Music Lab, Inter-library Loan service, and some circulation services will not be available.  We will still be able to offer basic check-in/check-out, but no fine repayments or new library applications after midnight.

But if you just need a quiet place to study, a table to gather around, some emergency citation help, or just a cup of coffee during the wee hours of finals, come join us in the library.  Don’t worry, we’ll leave the light on.


We’re Open!

Since the inauguration has moved to Tucker Coliseum on Friday, April 17th, the library will remain open during our regular hours, from 7:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. After you finish attending the inauguration, come by the library and check out our new arrivals…literally!


Here’s a brief snapshot of the titles most recently inaugurated into our collection:




Want to stay on top of new items?  Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.  You can also check out our growing list of new items by clicking the “Open Your Mind” logo in the top right corner of the library homepage.  We also have a breakdown of new titles by department & month on our Libguide for new books (including e-books).  If you happen to be in the library, proceed immediately to the first floor, south entrance where you’ll find the latest & greatest new books:


Keep checking back for more new stuff, new “news”, as well as old, awful puns.

On Trial


The Library is currently sampling a buffet of new databases.  Feast on the following collections: RILM Abstracts of Music Literature: This comprehensive music bibliography covers many subjects such as ethnomusicology, composition, dramatic arts, … [Continue reading]

Party at the Library


The Library is throwing a party, and you’re invited.  Come visit us on Tuesday, April 14, at 11:00 to celebrate National Library Week and the Library’s 90th year as a federal depository for government documents.   PS: there will be free … [Continue reading]



Netflix not enough?  Try grabbing a movie or a television series from the Ross Pendergraft Library Music Lab.  We have new releases, award-winning documentaries, hit TV shows,  as well as foreign and independent films you cannot find on most … [Continue reading]

Have it all with CINAHL


Nursing students: are you tired of zero results?  Tired of submitting ILL requests for articles you needed yesterday?  Tired of wandering endless result pages, looking for full-text?  Look no further than our new and improved CINAHL Plus database … [Continue reading]

Remembering MLK


In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center will be closed Saturday through Monday, January 17th-January 19th.  While we’re closed, take a look at a selection of resources relating to Dr. King and the … [Continue reading]

Be More With PBS Video


The Ross Pendergraft Library is thrilled to announce the recent acquisition of the PBS Video Collection. Stream quality documentary films and programs produced by the leading educational video producer in the country.  The collection includes over … [Continue reading]

Dispatches from 4 AM


At 4 AM, the library is nearly silent except for the whirrr of vacuums and the suppressed giggles of tired, delirious students.  Tables are crammed with notes, laptops, and, occasionally, a sleeper.  This is 4 AM during the library’s inaugural 24 … [Continue reading]

Wireless printing


Just need to print off a paper but the computers in the library are full?  Never fear—wireless printing is here!  Bring your laptop to the Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center and send a print job over the wireless network.  No more … [Continue reading]