Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Winter Break

The College will be closed from Thursday 20 December 2012 - Tuesday 1 January 2013.

The College will re-open on Wednesday 2 January.

The Library will be open from 8.30AM - 7.30PM Mon - Thurs and 8.30AM - 5.00PM Fridays from
2 January - 11 January.

Spring semester classes begin on Monday 14 January when the Library will resume normal hours.

The Library Staff wish everyone a restful break and very Happy Holidays.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Exams are over, and the Alexandria Campus Library concluded another successful installment of Extended hours.

96 students used the library between 8 – 8.30AM

355 students used the library after 10PM

For a total of 451 students served by extended hours.

Extended hours are made possible by library staff members voluntarily adjusting their schedules to arrive at work early and remain late in order to provide extra study time for students.

In the last week of classes, study snacks were provided by the SGA (see below).  In exams week, late-night study break snacks and coffee was provided by the Library.

(above: one student left behind a motivational aid.  Since the note was found without a student, he must have finished!)

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Hot Classics

The days are shorter, the weather is cooler, and the semester is almost over.  So why not pick up a good read?  Check out one of these classics of western literature:

Austen, Jane.  Pride and Prejudice PE1126.N43 P47x 1998 vol.5 v.2 pt.11 c.4 ESL

Bronte, Charlotte.  Jane Eyre PR4167 .J3 2001

Bronte, Emily.  Wuthering Heights  PR4172.W7 2003

Buck, Pearl.  The Good Earth PS3503.U198 G6 1999

Camus, Albert.  The Stranger  PQ2605.A3734 E813 1993

Cather, Willa.  My Antonia  PS3505.A87 M8 2006

Cervantes, Miguel.  Don Quixote  PQ6329 .A2 2003b

Crane, Stephen.  The Red Badge of Courage PS1449.C85 R3 1990b

Dickens, Charles.  A Tale of Two Cities PR4571.A2 S26 2008

Eliot, George.  Silas Marner PR4670.A1 1966

Ellison, Ralph.  Invisible Man PS3555.L625 I5 1995
Fitzgerald, F. Scott.  The Great Gatsby  PS3511.I9 G7 1991

Golding, William.  Lord of the Flies PR6013.O35 L6 1999

Hardy, Thomas.  Tess of the D’Urbervilles PR4748.A2 1994 CD

Hawthorne, Nathaniel.  The Scarlet Letter  PS1868.A2 1990

Heller, Joseph.  Catch-22  PS3558.E476 C3 2011

Hemingway, Ernest.  The Old Man and the Sea PS3515.E37 O4 2003

Hurtson, Zora Neal.  Their Eyes Were Watching God  PS3515.U789 T639 1990

Knowles, John.  A Separate Peace PS3561.N68 S4 1975

Lee, Harper.  To Kill a Mockingbird   PS3562.E353 T66 1995

London, Jack.  The Call of the Wild  PS3523 O46 C3 2003 ESL

Maugham, W. Somerset.  Of Human Bondage PR6025.A86 O4 x1936

Melville, Herman.  Moby Dick PS2384.M6 1983

Mitchell, Margaret.  Gone with the Wind  PS3525.I972 G6 1999c

Morrison, Toni.  Beloved  PS3563.O8749 B4 1998

Orwell, George.  Nineteen Eighty Four  PE1126.N43 P47x 1998 vol. 4 v.2 pt.5 c.4 ESL

Paton, Alan.  Cry, the Beloved Country  PR9369.3.P37 C7 1995

Remarque, Erich Maria.  All Quiet on the Western Front  PT2635.E68 I613 1982

Salinger, J.D.  The Catcher in the Rye  PS3537.A426 C3 2001

Steinbeck, John.  The Grapes of Wrath PS3537.T3234 G8 1992

Steinbeck, John.  Of Mice and Men  PS3537.T3234 O2 2002

Stowe, Harriet Beecher.  Uncle Tom’s Cabin PS2954.U5 2002

Tolstoy, Leo.  War and Peace PG3366.V6 1995

Twain, Mark.  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn  PS1305 .A1 2003b
Wright, Richard.  Native Son  PS3545.R815 N25 2005

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Extended Hours in Full Swing

Final Exams are almost here and students are cramming into the night.  For the last week of classes & final exams the Library opened early at 8AM and closed late at 11PM to provide extra time to study.

This year the Library partnered with the Student Government Association to host the SGA Exam Cram during which the SGA provided snacks, hosted study groups and brought tutors to help students prepare for finals.

(pictured: SGA volunteer Kevin Contreras)