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Falvey West Stacks Reopen

After several days of being closed for cleaning & maintenance, we are reopening the Falvey West stacks to library patrons. Patrons with any concerns about the condition of library materials or the space in general are encouraged to notify library staff. (Below is the message we originally posted on August 20.)

“Due to the need for critical maintenance in the Falvey West stacks and the presence of heavy equipment, we cannot permit patron access to the stack area for the next 7-10 days. Staff at the front desk will do whatever they can to fulfill your need for specified titles. Staff can place holds on titles for library patrons or mark titles missing so that E-Z Borrow requests can be placed. Items requested through E-Z Borrow are often delivered within 3-5 days.

We greatly appreciate your patience during this brief service interruption. Please call the service desk at 610-519-4270 if you have any questions.”

 

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Temporary Internet Service Provider Outage Affects Distance Library Users

There appears to be a network outage in the Philadelphia area on one of the routers utilized by the University’s internet service provider (ISP). UNIT is working with them to resolve the routing problem.

In the meantime, using the University’s Virtual Private Network (VPN) appears to be an acceptable short term work around  for faculty and staff. Here are instructions on how to install/use it.

http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/unit/MobileComputing/gateway0.html

Students who live outside of the Philadelphia area may contact us directly for research assistance at either 610-519-4270 or at ref@villanova.edu. Our online chat may also be available from the homepage. Look for the green “Ask a Librarian: Live Chat” button in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

We apologize for any inconvenience this network outage may cause our users and colleagues.

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Alert: University Closed Due to Hurricane Sandy – Check Here for Library Updates

UPDATE – October 30:

Thanks to the willingness of emergency library staff, the library will open (Oct. 30 ) from 5:00 p.m. to Midnight. Limited services will be available. The 24-hour lounge is open if you need a place to study until we officially open at 5:00 p.m.  Be careful getting around campus!

Ward Barnes, Sarah Gross‎, Jeffrey R Stevens, Bridget Kiley, Grant Hoffman, Kristen Hallowell and Brianna Healy all volunteered to help out!

Our appreciation goes to University Public Safety, Facilities, Food Service, and Custodial crews for keeping the campus safe and comfortable for Villanova students!

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October 28:

Due to the forecast calling for tropical storm or hurricane conditions, the University has made the decision to close on Monday, Oct. 29, and Tuesday, Oct. 30.

The library and overnight study lounge will remain closed. Should we decide to offer limited hours on Tuesday night, you will see that information on this blog. Keep checking back for updates.

Please call our service desk at 610-519-4270 to verify that we are open before traveling to the library.

Villanova University Press Release

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Alert: Library Open Today, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 5pm – Midnight

  • Posted by: Luisa Cywinski
  • Posted Date: October 1, 2012
  • Filed Under: Alerts

Thanks to the willingness of emergency library staff, the library will open today from 5:00 p.m. to Midnight. Limited services will be available. The 24-hour lounge is open now if you need a place to study until we officially open at 5:00 p.m.  Be careful getting around campus!

Ward Barnes, Sarah Gross‎, Jeffrey R Stevens, Bridget Kiley, Grant Hoffman, Kristen Hallowell and Brianna Healy all volunteered to help out!

Our appreciation goes to University Public Safety, Facilities, Food Service, and Custodial crews for keeping the campus safe and comfortable for Villanova students!

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E-ZBorrow Upgrade Complete

The upgrade to the E-ZBorrow system has been completed. If users encounter any technical problems, please contact Luisa Cywinski or Raamaan McBride at 610-519-4270.

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Alert: Elevator Out of Service

As of now, the library elevator is out of service. The elevator company has ordered a part which we hope will be installed tomorrow. If we can help you retrieve materials, please contact us at 610-519-4271 or at circ@villanova.edu. Our apologies for the inconvenience.

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Update: Database Access Problems Resolved

Off campus users should now be able to log in to our databases. Again, we apologize for the inconvenience this caused our users. Your patience was greatly appreciated.

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Alert: “Find It” link for full-text articles not working on Saturday evening, 3/24

Due to software maintenance, our link resolver software may be unavailable between 8 and 9 P.M. this Saturday.

This means that you may be unable to access full-text articles through the findit  button  in library databases until the maintenance is complete.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you encounter problems after the maintenance period ends, please contact library staff at circ@villanova.edu. We will respond as quickly as possible.

Demian Katz

 

 

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Coming Soon: New E-Z Borrow System

by Luisa Cywinski

Falvey Memorial Library will soon be moving to a new E-Z Borrow system.  The company providing the web service, Relais International, has worked with the PALCI consortium, of which Villanova University is a member, to develop a new application that will enhance the E-Z Borrow experience for users and staff alike.

The web interface, which allows patrons to search for materials held at other libraries, will allow advanced item searches, behaving more like a library catalog. Patrons can sort search results, refine their search for subject headings or authors, and, when the item is not available through E-Z Borrow, link directly to Interlibrary Loan or our local catalog, from which they may “Place a Hold.”

When we are ready to “go live,” more detailed instructions will be made available to library patrons.

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Limited hours & live chat on Fri., Feb. 12, 2010

  • Posted by: Luisa Cywinski
  • Posted Date: February 10, 2010
  • Filed Under: Alerts

The library will be open from 10am – 4pm today, February 12th. This blog and our Facebook page will be updated regularly with any additional library news. As always, online library resources can be accessed from our homepage. In addition, librarians can be reached at ref@villanova.edu. We also have live chat hours available until 4pm. Please try our “Ask a Librarian” link on the library homepage.

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Last Modified: February 10, 2010