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Library Services during Closure for Holiday Break

by Jordan Downey on December 16, 2014 in Hours, Odum Library, Services, Upgrades

Odum Library will close at 3:00 pm Friday, December 19, 2014 and reopen at 8 am Monday, January 5, 2015 in observation of Holiday Break.

Library questions submitted via website forms or email as after the library closes at 3:00 pm, Friday, December 19 will not receive a response until the library reopens on Monday, January 5, 2015.

GIL Express is unavailable from December 15, 2014 through January 1, 2015.

ILL requests submitted after Friday, December 19 will not be processed until the Library reopens on Monday, January 5, 2015.

ILLiad login will be unavailable on January 3, 2015, from 12:01 am to 3:00 pm,  approximately 15 hours.

Odum Express Delivery Service to faculty departmental offices is suspended from Friday, December 19, 2014, and will resume on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015.

The library’s online catalogs, GIL-FIND@VSU and Classic GIL@VSU, will be unavailable for several hours, starting at 5 pm on Saturday Dec. 20, for a scheduled upgrade.

December Hours and Holidays

by Emily Rogers on December 10, 2013 in Odum Library, Services

Odum Library’s collections include books about the seasons and holidays!  Whether you want books on Kwanzaa, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, or other holidays or seasons, you can find samples of our collection of books, recordings, and DVDs featuring holiday themes on exhibit in the library’s first floor display cases.

Luckily for library visitors, Odum Library is currently open regular hours:

Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Friday 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

That means you can come to the library day and night until  3:00 p.m., Friday, December 20, 2013. The library will be closed Saturday, December 21, 2013, through Wednesday, January 1, 2014.  We reopen at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, January 2, 2014, when regular library hours resume.

Come see us and enjoy our first floor holiday exhibit (all items on display are available for checkout–just ask at the second floor Circulation Desk), plus take a look at our popular books, movies, games, and other materials you can take home for the holidays!

GHP 2013: Welcome!

by Ginger Williams on June 22, 2013 in Governor's Honors Program

Every June we look forward to the arrival of Governor’s Honors Program. These bright, talented high school students eagerly fill Odum Library in their down time.

GHP students: we want to welcome you, and we encourage you to make yourselves at home! We are happy to see you embrace the Library as a place to engage your curiosity, and occasionally to socialize, too. We are here to help you, so please ask questions.

New GHP students and faculty should know that, while you’re welcome to use any of the materials in the Library, GHP has its own collection here. The bulk of the collection is located on the third floor of the Library in the northwest corner. GHP music scores are shelved on the first floor of the library in room 1617 with the Fine Arts Materials Collection. Your GHP ID card serves as your library card, so be sure to have it handy if you want to check out any of these materials.

Finally, you may notice some construction projects that are happening in the Library this summer. The work is mostly being done in the evenings. We’re sorry if it’s an inconvenience. If you need to find a quieter spot to study, our Avoid the Noise blog post may help.

Welcome, distance students!

by Ginger Williams on August 10, 2010 in Odum Library, Services

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The semester is approaching, and fast. Whether you took classes this summer or you’re coming back from a break, we hope you’re as excited as we are that Fall 2010 is about to begin.

While you may not be on campus to witness move-in day and the many different orientations that take place, we want you to know you’re a part of this campus. You have the same concerns about ordering textbooks, making sure you’ve enrolled in the right classes, finding time to study, and graduating. You should have the same access to the great resources Odum Library provides its on-campus users. Here’s the good news: you do!

How does it work?

First of all, you can access journal articles (even those “peer reviewed” articles your professors keep asking for!) through Anywhere Access. Just log in with your BlazeVIEW username and password and you’ll have full access to the GALILEO databases.

Need books? You can check them out from any library in the University System of Georgia. Need one we have at VSU, but not at the USG library close to you? You can have it sent to that library for you to pick up. Read all about it at http://gilexpress.usg.edu/. If you need a book that the USG libraries don’t have you can submit an ILLiad request to have it mailed directly to you.

Maybe you need help from a librarian. You know you need information, but you don’t know where to find it. Just ask! We’re here to help, so contact us by chat, phone, or email at http://www.valdosta.edu/library/ask.php For questions about distance access to library services contact Ginger Williams, the Reference/Outreach Services Librarian via e-mail or call  229-245-3745.

For more detailed information about all the opportunities distance users have to connect with Odum Library, check out the library’s webpage on Services for Distance Education.

Have a great semester!

Public Fax

by Laura Wright on April 8, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo, Odum Library, Services

Odum Library’s Public Fax

Number:  229-219-1362

Located at the main Circulation Desk, on the second floor.

Rates

  • Free to recieve
  • $0.25 per page to send local or long distance
  • $1.00 per page to send international

Go Red!

by Laura Wright on February 6, 2009 in (Almost) Daily Photo, Events

Today is Wear Red Day at VSU, to show your support for heart disease prevention efforts.

Learn more: VSU Hosts Heart Disease Prevention Events

Odum Library is one of several on-campus locations where you can make a $5 donation to the American Heart Association.

Speed Dating this Saturday

by Laura Wright on August 29, 2008 in Events

Speed Dating at Odum Library happens this Saturday, August 30th, at 6:00 pm.

Meet new people, eat free food, bring your friends!

Hope to see you there,

Laura