Library hours during the holidays

Photo by heatherknitz

The Albertsons Library will be closed Saturday, Dec. 22nd through Sunday, Dec. 30th. We will be open reduced hours on Monday, December 31st.

For a complete list of holiday hours go to http://library.boisestate.edu/about/hours.php. You can also access our online resources via the web or your mobile device at http://library.boisestate.edu/.

Happy Holidays from Albertsons Library!


Historic football postseason slideshow

The Boise State Broncos head to Las Vegas to play the University of Washington Huskies in the 21st Maaco Bowl Las Vegas. Here is a slide show of some previous post season games played by the Broncos from 1949 to 2002. All photos were taken from the Special Collections and Archives photo collection.

Jim Duran,
Special Collections and Archives


ScholarWorks Milestone

ScholarWorks has hit another major milestone, thanks to our faculty, students, and worldwide users. This December, the institutional repository reached 500,000 full-text downloads!

From its introduction in 2009, ScholarWorks has upheld its commitment to capture and showcase scholarly output by the Boise State University community. Faculty Authored Books, Electronic Theses and Dissertations, and Faculty Publications are just a few of the series within ScholarWorks.

In recent months, the repository has also had some helpful upgrades, such as the Follow button so users may keep up with authors or specific series and the Disciplines Wheel, which facilitates series exploration and discovery.

For more information, please visit ScholarWorks or contact Michelle Armstrong at 426-2580.


Albertsons Library open 24 hours starting Sunday, 12/16

The Albertsons Library will be open 24 hours a day for Finals Week. During the late night hours, staff will be on hand to answer questions and check out first-floor reserve materials. The second floor will be open as well, which includes the library's computer classroom, L203 with its 30 additional computers.

1st & 2nd floors only:
  • Sunday, Dec. 16 open at 10:00 AM and close on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 7:00 PM
  • Friday, Dec. 21 open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Free coffee and treats will be provided each night (while supplies last!) by the Associated Students of Boise State University (ASBSU). An officer from the Boise Police Department will be on duty in the library all night and can provide escort service as needed.

The library will be closed Saturday, Dec. 22 through Sunday, Dec. 30. For a complete list of holiday hours go to http://library.boisestate.edu/about/hours.php. You can also access our online resources via the web or your mobile device at http://library.boisestate.edu/.


Have you found the Scarlet Macaw?

Take a break from your hectic finals schedule and studying and see if you can find the Macaw in the Library.

If you find him, bring him to the circulation desk and your name will be entered in a drawing. We will draw for prizes in January and again later in the Spring semester.

If you don't win in January, your entry will remain in the box till the next drawing. You can enter to win as many times as you find him. 

Good luck!

The Circulation Crew


Extended hours are coming!

The Albertsons Library will be open extended hours during the last week of classes, and open 24 hours for Finals Week.

During the last week of classes, December 10 - 15 we will be open:
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM to 2:00 AM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM to 12:00 midnight
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM to 12:00 midnight
We will be open 24 hours starting at 10:00 AM on Sunday, December 16. Visit our calendar at http://library.boisestate.edu/about/hours.php for a complete list of hours.

Of course, our online resources are available 24/7 via the web or your mobile device.


The Round House: Comfort Food and Curbside Service on Campus

As the semester winds down, the library stays open 24/7 during Finals Week, and students look for comfort food and other things to get them through Finals. Let’s step back in history to when the restaurant the Round House was near campus. Located at 2027 College Boulevard, what is now the corner of University Drive and Chrisway Street, the restaurant opened around 1949 and served breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The drive-in cafe also provided a dining room, curbside service, and a soda fountain. Popular menu items included hamburgers and milkshakes.

The original owners of the restaurant were George and LaVona Swanson, and it went through a few other owners and name changes during the 1950s. Some of the different names included Kirk’s Roundhouse Restaurant and Kwicurb Drive-In. Fred A. Pittenger, a medical doctor, purchased the building in 1961 and remodeled it. The building reopened as the Medical Arts Pharmacy and later became the Medical Center Association.

Boise State College purchased the building in 1972 and became the Health and Wellness Center. The building was later renamed the Chrisway Annex and was where Psychological Research was located. As an ad from the May 26, 1950 student newspaper the Roundup states, “For Fine Foods Think of the Round House.”

Julia Stringfellow,