Charge Up Your Study Session for Finals

The third floor of the Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center just got a boost of power thanks to new charging station batteries.

The round tables on the south side have long been a popular spot for group study sessions.  But without a reliable source of power to charge laptops and phones, students couldn’t take advantage of the space for long without resorting to stringing cords to far-away outlets.

Thanks to the Office of Information Systems, each of the two round tables on the third floor are now equipped with charging stations that include a standard power outlet, a Type-C outlet, and a USB outlet.  The station does require portable, rechargeable batteries that are now available for all-day, in-library use at the 1st Floor Circulation Desk.

To use the batteries, simply check one out at the Circulation Desk using your student ID.  Next, bring it to any third floor round table and insert the battery into the charging port.  Finally, click the power button to ensure that the charging station at the table is ready to charge your devices.

The batteries have enough power to charge typical laptops up to 2 times, average Chromebooks or tablets up to 4 times, and standard smartphones up to 14 times.  Additionally, each charging station can also charge a laptop and 2 mobile devices simultaneously.  If it should run out of charge, just bring it back to the Circulation Desk to exchange it for a fresh battery

Don’t run out of juice this final exam season!  Look for signs on the third floor for this convenient new service.  Let us know what else we can do to help fuel your study sessions for finals at

Thanksgiving Hours

The Ross Pendergraft Library & Technology Center will have adjusted hours this week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 21st: 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM
  • Wednesday, Nov. 22nd: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, Nov. 23rd: CLOSED
  • Friday, Nov. 24th: CLOSED
  • Saturday, Nov. 25th: CLOSED
  • Sunday, Nov. 26th: Resuming normal hours, open 1:00 PM – Midnight.

Screenshot of Libby app featuring book covers for titles like "Staying on Top in Academia" and "Ask a Science Teacher"As you make travel plans, don’t forget about our new streaming Audiobook service, Libby, available for download to your mobile devices.  Enjoy newer fiction and non-fiction titles on the long road-trip to grandma’s house or your own Friendsgiving feast.

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