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Buhl Library Fall 2021 News
Welcome back! We are so happy to open the library doors to everyone again after the “pandemic year” and the summertime construction closure. Here’s what you’ll want to know about the library for fall.
The library building reopened on August 23rd and will be open regular hours for the semester.
New and updated library spaces
Renovations made significant progress over the summer. There is new study space on the lower level in what will be the new reference room and quiet study area. The 2nd floor stacks area is newly renovated, with updated carrel seating, USB ports along the walls, and fresh carpet and ceilings.
1st floor stacks closure and paging service
The 1st floor stacks area is CLOSED to the public for the fall semester. This impacts access to Open Stacks books in call numbers B-H as well as Oversized books. These cannot be browsed or retrieved directly by patrons because this is an active construction area. A new library service will retrieve requested books several times a day and alert patrons by email when items are ready for pickup. You can request books from the 1st floor stacks using a paging form posted several places on the library website. Please plan ahead in your research and teaching and advise your students to do so as well.
New traffic patterns
There are some new ways to get around in the building, including a new entrance into the library from the ground floor lower lobby (opposite the bathrooms), and one of the staircases inside the stacks now accesses all floors of the library. But some other staircases are temporarily closed. Watch for posted signs pointing the way around the building or ask at the desk if you need any help getting to where you need to go.
ILL no longer restricted
All pandemic-related restrictions on interlibrary loan have been lifted, and the service is now available for all courses again. See our Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery page for full information and the online request forms.
Campus family access/borrowing restored
Library access and borrowing privileges for campus family members have been restored.
MLA Handbook 9th edition is here!
The newest edition of the MLA Handbook is now available in Buhl Library and in the Writing Center. Click below to learn what's new in this edition.
Farewell to Megan Babal!
After 8 years of service, Megan Babal, our Public Service and Outreach Librarian, has made the difficult decision to leave her position at Henry Buhl Library. You may know her from her library outreach efforts creating the library newsletters, planning events in the library, designing book displays, creating social media content, and answering research questions. Her last day was at the end of July 2021. She will be missed but we wish her all the best in her new position as the Adult Services Manager at the Cranberry Public Library in Cranberry Township, PA.
The library's Faculty Services page pulls together almost everything you'll need to know about library support for faculty research and teaching, including:
You can also print out a handy overview of our services and contact information below.
Catch up on what's been happening in the library over the past few months with this gallery of photos.
Accessing Library Resources from Off-Campus
Did you know you have full access to the library's online resources when you are off-campus? You can browse eBooks, read online journal articles, and search databases seamlessly, without any additional logins or authentication, as long as you are on your GCC-issued laptop using the Global Protect VPN feature.
For help with the VPN, see our Off-Campus VPN Access page.
Buhl Library’s Open House will be virtual again this year in light of the ongoing renovations inside the library. We are offering a short and fun welcome video to be used in freshman orientation introducing the library and providing some must-know library facts. There is also a companion video touring the library's website, with an emphasis on searching the collection, finding reserves, and getting help. Check these out by clicking the tabs, and please encourage your students to view them as well.
Duration: 2:01 (No sound)
Finding New Books
The library might have been closed for the summer, but library staff was still hard at work building the collection! Hundreds of new books and resources have been added over the past few months. To keep on top of new additions, visit the new book display in the library lobby and take advantage of the following features of the library catalog.
New Books Carousel
On the catalog home page you will always see at least one "carousel" of new books. These are the titles most recently added to the catalog. Sometimes they are so new they haven't yet made it to the shelves, but you can see they are coming and place holds on any of interest. You will then be alerted when the book is available.
Sorting Results for Newest Items
After you complete a search in the catalog, you can sort the results to view newer items at the top. Using the drop-down box, you can select either "Sort by Newly Added", which focuses on the date items were added to the catalog, or "Sort by Publication Date", which focuses on the year an item was published.
Filter for Newest Items
From the results screen you can also take advantage of the New Titles filter on the left of the screen. Several timeframes are offered, such as "Last Week", "This Month", or "Last Three Months". Only items added during that period will be displayed.
Here is a sampling of new resources in Buhl Library. Be sure to also check out the new book display in the library lobby, and see above for more on searching new resources in the Henry, the library catalog.
Hover over a book's title to view a summary.
Hover over a book's title to view a summary or click the title to access the eBook.
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