Thursday, February 21, 2008

Italian Week at the Library

This week, the library is proud to participate in the Eighth Annual Italian Week celebration, sponsored by Loyola's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. In addition to hosting Thursday evening's lecture by Salvatore J. LaGumina, professor emeritus and director of the Center for Italian American Studies at Nassau Community College in New York, the Loyola/Notre Dame Library is hosting an exhibit throughout the week. Stop by the library and learn more about the medals of honor awarded to Italian Americans during World War II. The exhibit is located in the Gallery, the library's main lobby, and will continue through Thursday, February 28.

A second exhibit inside the library highlights books on Italian history and art, as well as cookbooks and travel books! This exhibit is located on the first floor, to the right of the Research Assistance desk.

Don't miss other great Italian Week events! Learn more about this week's events from the Modern Languages and Literatures Department.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Library Hacks: Books Quick from MIC

This is the first in an occasional series of Library Hacks -- tips that we hope will make your life at LNDL that much easier!

Ever found something you needed in the library catalog, only to find it's not actually at LNDL? As you discovered, we share a catalog with Hood, Columbia Union, Mount Saint Mary's, and Villa Julie. But there's more to it -- you can borrow those books!

Just place a request, and your book will be delivered right to our Customer Services desk. During the academic year, a courier will deliver your books within 24 hours if you place your request between Monday and Thursday. Friday and weekend requests will be filled the following Monday. (The courier makes less frequent runs during summer sessions.)

Placing a request is easy. When you're looking at the page for the book in our catalog, you can simply click the "Request" link way up at the top of the page, in the blue banner. Follow the prompts to submit your request, and once it arrives we'll give you a call.

For the fine print and step-by-step instructions, including a short video of the process, please visit