Welcome to the fall semester of 2015 at the College of DuPage Library!
For anyone who is a new student, a new staff member, or a new faculty member, your most important first step to accessing the library will be to bring your photo ID to the circulation desk in the library so it can be activated. Once your ID is activated, you will have access not only to all the resources within the COD Library, but also to the combined resources of the state-wide I-Share consortium.
Have you been away from campus for a semester or two, but now you are returning to take more classes? You should also check with the circulation staff to make sure your ID is still activated.
Whether you are looking for course textbooks on reserve, assistance with connecting to campus technology, suggestions for how to start your research, or a group study room, the staff and librarians at the COD Library will help you with all these things and many more. We are dedicated to helping you succeed, so please stop in the library to find out what we have available.
On behalf of everyone at the College of DuPage Library, I wish you the very best for the semester ahead.
Associate Dean, Learning Resources
College of DuPage Library
Smart Print enables everyone to print from laptops, phones, or tablets on the go. To submit a print job, COD students and Faculty/Staff members need to email their documents to [email protected] or [email protected] from their COD accounts.
For community users, the recipients are the same. Community members just need to remember to send files from the personal e-mail address connected to your SmartPrint account.
All users can use the cash kiosk in the Library Print Center to add money to accounts using paper money (coins not accepted). The kiosk will not provide change. The minimum amount of fund that can be added using the cash kiosk is $1.
For more information, stop by the Library Print Center or call us at (630) 942-2671.
Between the Summer and Fall semesters, the Library will be closed on the weekends and have reduced hours during the week.
Here is a full listing of our hours and closings until the start of the Fall semester:
For more information, see the Library's Hours & Closings page.
Have a safe and restful break and get ready for the Fall!
The UCP free e-book for July is "Doña Barbara" by Rómulo Gallegos.
From the University of Chicago Press:
"Following the epic struggle between two cousins for an estate in Venezuela, Doña Barbara is an examination of the conflict between town and country, violence and intellect, male and female. Doña Barbara is a beautiful and mysterious woman—rumored to be a witch—with a ferocious power over men. When her cousin Santos Luzardo returns to the plains in order to reclaim his land and cattle, he reluctantly faces off against Doña Barbara, and their battle becomes simultaneously one of violence and seduction. All of the action is set against the stunning backdrop of the Venezuelan prairie, described in loving detail. Gallegos’s plains are filled with dangerous ranchers, intrepid cowboys, and damsels in distress, all broadly and vividly drawn. A masterful novel with an important role in the inception of magical realism, Doña Barbara is a suspenseful tale that blends fantasy, adventure, and romance."
Download it right now and enjoy this classic novel from Venezuela this weekend!
Between the grilling and the fireworks, take some time this Fourth of July weekend to curl up with a good book. And if you make it an e-book, you don't have to worry about getting sand between the pages when you visit the beach.
COD Library's Axis360 collection features dozens of new titles including Aziz Ansari's Modern Romance: An Investigation, Mat Johnson's Loving Day, Nell Zink's Mislaid and The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel.
Whether you're looking for a memoir (H by Helen Macdonald), narrative nonfiction (Dead Wake by Erik Larson), or a Gillian Flynn-style thriller (Jessica Knoll's debut Luckiest Girl Alive), you're sure to find the page turner to match your summer reading style.
The New York Times has recently published Science Under Scrutiny, discussing the rising tide of journal article retractions and its cause. While the article focuses on one particular case-- the retraction of Michael LaCour's political science article, originally published in Science-- it also interviews the heads of Retraction Watch and discusses PubPeer.
If you have ever completed an online course at COD, we want you to test out 3 online learning platforms:
Then give your opinion of what online learning should be by participating in:
Complete the whole program, you'll get:
Learn more here: https://sites.google.com/site/lms4codstudent/home
Beginning Friday, June 12, at 5 pm, the COD Library will be part of a state-wide library system upgrade that will affect many of our online services. Until the end of the upgrade process on Monday, June 15 at 8 am, the Library's catalog search tools, Library databases (from off-campus), and I-Share services will be unavailable. This means you will not be able to search the catalog, use databases from off-campus, or place I-Share requests.
However, Library in-person services will remain available including access to databases on-campus, reference services, and in-person checkout (you must have your Library card or student ID with you to check items out).
We apologize for any inconvenience this causes. If you have questions about this downtime, please stop by the Reference Desk, call us at (630) 942-3364, or Ask A Librarian.
The group meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month:
Summer Semester Meetings
May 26, 2015 12:00-1:00 PM SRC 1144
June 23, 2015 12:00-1:00 PM SRC 2032
July 28, 2015 12:00-1:00 PM SRC 2032
Fall Semester Meetings
August 25, 2015 12:00-1:00 PM SRC 2032
September 22, 2015 12:00-1:00 PM SRC 2153
October 27, 2015 12:00-1:00 PM SRC 2032
November 24, 2015 12:00-1:00 PM SRC 2032
December 15, 2015* 12:00-1:00 PM SRC 2032 *(meeting moved to the 3rd Tuesday due to the Christmas Holiday)
If you're a caregiver, I hope that you'll join us. We meet over the noon hour, feel free to bring your lunch.