Well, the new school year is off and running! I don’t know about you, but I’m exhausted already. So the bloggers here at the library thought we’d take a moment to remind you of some of the ways the library can help you out not only with your academic and research activities, but with leisure activities as well!
- If you’re already overwhelmed with the start of the year, you might want to stop by the Starbucks located just inside the library to the right of the main entry. Sit for a while and enjoy the music and a Vivanno, a nice refreshing iced tea, or any of your other favorite beverages.
- While you’re in the area, take a walk over to the browsing room in the front corner of the library (take a right on your way out of Starbucks). There we have plenty of chairs (including several of the raved about “comfy black chairs,” more of which are located on floors 2-4) and tables for lounging. Here we also have a browsing collection full of popular fiction and non-fiction titles for a nice escape from reality as well as lots of newspapers from all over the world.
- Maybe you just want to relax and listen to some music, whether you’re in the library, your dorm room, or someplace else. We can help you there too! We have 5 databases full of audio files for your listening pleasure including genres from classical to zydeco and American folk, jazz & blues to calypso & reggae. Check them out here - just scroll down to the middle of the page to the box labeled “Listening Databases.”
If you’re heading somewhere for the holiday weekend, you might be interested in our e-collections.
- We have a large collection of e-audio books that you can download. Simply navigate to the Basic Search page in our catalog and set the “Quick Limit” to “BSU/ICFL e-audiobooks” from the drop-down list. Then search by title, author, or keyword.
- “That’s nice,” you say, “but I don’t have a non-IPod MP3 player to listen to the books on.” No problem! We have several e-audiobook compatible MP3 players that you can check out with your student ID (for 3 weeks!) by going to the CRC desk on the second floor of Albertsons Library.
- If you’re not into listening to your books and would rather read an electronic copy, you should check out our e-book collection. Simply navigate to the Basic Search page in our catalog and set the “Quick Limit” to “BSU e-books” from the drop-down list. Then search by title, author, or keyword.
That’s it for now, but I hope you’ll stay tuned for our next “What Albertsons Library can do 4 u” post. In the meantime, enjoy the long weekend and try to catch your breath, there’s a long exciting semester ahead!