Wireless Access

Did you know that you can use your laptop in the library using wi-fi? Besides 85+ computers at your disposal, anyone with a Boise State BroncoWeb login can access the campus wireless service.

For additional information, see the Library's FAQ section on wi-fi, or the campus-wide FAQ or map of wireless locations on campus.


Pictures @thelibrary

Construction is in full swing on the library's first floor to make way for the new Starbucks coffee shop, slated to open for fall semester. You can check out pictures of the construction at our Flickr page, or go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/bsulibrary


Library Closed Memorial Day Weekend

The library will be closed the following days:
  • Saturday , May 26
  • Sunday, May 27
  • Monday, May 28

Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, May 29. Check out the Library's Hours page for additional information, or go to http://library.boisestate.edu/hours/


Finding Government Information @the Library

The Library subscribes to several online databases with U.S. federal government information:

  • LexisNexis Congressional - for legislative information
  • LexisNexis Statistical - for statistics from federal, state and international sources

  • LexisNexis Government Periodicals Index - for summaries of articles found in government periodicals

  • National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Abstracts Database - indexes more than 90,000 criminal justice, juvenile justice, and substance abuse resources

  • STAT-USA - for business, trade and economic information

  • USA Trade Online - for import and export statistics (Password required--ask someone at the Reference Desk to log you in)

All of these databases are available through the Library's Article Indexes and Databases page. For additional government information, go to the Government Information page.


2007 Collection Assessment Grant Winners

It's my pleasure to announce the Albertsons Library 2007 Collection Assessment Grant winners. Now in it's third year, this Library grant program awards $3000 to each successful team of faculty and library liaisons to purchase material to enhance the Library's collection in their specific discipline(s).

We appreciate their efforts and the support they give to the Library. Their work will benefit students, faculty, and researchers at Boise State University in their educational and research pursuits.

2007 Grant Winners

Niharika Dinkar, Art and Elaine Watson, Library
College of Education, Literacy
Rosemary Palmer, Education and Peggy Cooper, Library
Engineering, Materials Science
Megan Frary, Materials Science and Beth Brin, Library
Interdisciplinary: Management, Political Science, and Kinesiology
Nancy (Dusty) Bodie, Management; Patricia Fredericksen, Political Science; Caile Spear, Health Promotion/Kinesiology; and Melissa Kozel, Library
Modern Languages and Literatures
Fatima Maria Cornwall, Modern Languages and Memo Cordova, Library
Jeanne Belfy, Music and Peggy Cooper, Library
School of Social Work
Daniel Harkness, Social Work and Barbara Glackin, Library
Political Science
Richard Kinney and Ross Burkhart, Political Science and Nick Bazemore, Library

Peggy S. Cooper
Head of Collection Development/Interlibrary Loan
phone 208-426-2311


Welcome Summer Students!

The library will be open the following hours during the Summer session from May 14th through August 10th:
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fridays: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturdays: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sundays: 12:00 noon - 7:00 pm
  • Special Collections will be open Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Additional information as well as West Campus hours are posted in the Library's Hours page.

There are many ways to reach the Library: for reference assistance, call 426-3301 or visit the Library's web page at
http://library.boisestate.edu/ .

With over 85 computer stations, tons of books, and 150+ research databases, there's something for everyone @thelibrary.


Summer hours @thelibrary

The last day of the semester is today, Thursday, May 10th, and the library will be closing at 6:00 pm. On Friday, May 11th we will be open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and closed Saturday and Sunday.

Please visit the library's Hours page for a complete list of Summer hours for both Albertsons Library and the West Campus Library.

Hope your Summer is off to a great start!


Open 24 hours: the library

Check it out! The first floor of the Albertsons Library will be open 24 hours a day starting 10:00 AM Sunday, May 6, through 6:00 PM Thursday, May 10.

Also, staff will be on hand to answer questions and check out first floor reserve materials;
an officer from the Boise Police Department will be on duty at the library all night and can provide escort service; and coffee will be available thanks to the folks of the Associated Students of Boise State University (ASBSU).

Night owls, rejoice!


Library grants deadline

Albertsons Library will be providing eight grants of $3,000.00 each to faculty for collection development in subject areas where the Library has serious gaps in currency and/or relevancy. Please send your completed applications to the Coordinator of Collection Development, Peggy Cooper by Monday, May 7, 2007.

The intent of these grants is to enlist the help of Boise State University faculty in identifying areas of the collection needing special attention. Faculty or departments who are interested in applying for a grant should begin the process by contacting their library liaison.

The grant recipients will be announced on Friday, May 18, 2007. Call Peggy at 426-2311 for additional information.

coffee & pictures @thelibrary

Construction is underway for the new Starbucks near the entrance of the Library, which will continue through the summer.

If you'd like to see what's going on behind the wall you can check out the library's construction page in Flickr.

We'll be taking pictures throughout this process so you can see the newest library space taking shape before your very own eyes!