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UST Libraries 8th Annual Food for Fines Drive

The UST Libraries 8th Annual Food for Fines Drive wrapped up end of May with a total donation of 323 lbs.

Since the Library’s first drive in 2009, the UST community has donated more than 4,023 pounds of food.

Donations from 2015 Food Drive - thank you!

This year’s donation recipient was the Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul’s food shelf:

“As more and more families use our services, we are encouraged when individuals like you step-up to help meet these increasing needs. Your contribution helps fill basic needs of existence. The food shelf serves more than 2,000 people annually and provides special food distribution during Thanksgiving and Christmas.”

Thank you!

Circulation, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Services

New Service: Staff Book Delivery!

IMG_1424During the Fall 2015 semester the OSF Library began delivering books to St. Paul campus faculty. Over the last 4 months 77 faculty have registered for the service and the library has delivered approximately 450 books to faculty offices.

The OSF Library is now expanding this service to include St. Paul campus staff.

UST staff members on the St. Paul campus can now opt to have books requested from CLICnet or Interlibrary Loan delivered to their department mailbox.

To participate, fill out this form first, then select OSF as your “pickup location” when making requests.

 

Delivery Service Policies:

  • This service is only available on the St. Paul Campus.
  • When requesting items via CLICnet and ILLiad you must specify OSF as your pickup location.
  • Upon arrival, CLICnet and ILLiad items will be checked out to your library account and delivered to your on-campus mailbox.
  • Once the items have been delivered to your mailbox you assume all responsibility for them.
  • DVDs and VHS are excluded from this delivery service.

Questions? Send an email to circulation@stthomas.edu or call 651-962-5494.

News & Events

O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Rearranged its Book Collection

Over the last 17 months the OSF Library has shifted 250,000+ books over 5 floors in order to potentially provide more study space for students.

A big thank you to all of our student staff who put in many hours to make this move possible (those who helped complete this project: Meg, Maria, Andrew, Maddie)!

The purpose of this project is so that we can move all Bound Journals to the Sub Level of the library and start the book collection on the Lower Level, extending up to Level 4.

Books are now on these floors:dan

Lower Level: A – DX

Level 2: E – HV

Level 3: HX – PN

Level 4: PQ – Z

Bound Journals are currently being shifted from Levels 3.5, 3, and Lower Level down to Sub Level.

If you have questions or comments about this project, please let us know.

See the Library’s March 12th, 2014 blog post for more details on the project

Photo: Dan, the Director of the UST Libraries, shelving the last book!

 

 

 

Circulation, Faculty News, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Services

New Service: Faculty Book Delivery!

Faculty members on the St. Paul campus can now opt to have books requested from CLICnet or Interlibrary Loan delivered to their on-campus mailbox.

To participate, fill out this form first, then select OSF as your “pickup location” when making requests.

Delivery Service Policies:delivery

  • This service is only available on the St. Paul Campus.
  • When requesting items via CLICnet and ILLiad you must specify OSF as your pickup location.
  • Upon arrival, CLICnet and ILLiad items will be checked out to your library account and delivered to your on-campus mailbox.
  • Once the items have been delivered to your mailbox you assume all responsibility for them.
  • DVDs and VHS are excluded from this delivery service.

 

 

Questions? Send an email to circulation@stthomas.edu or call 651-962-5494.

Circulation, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Services

UPDATE: O’Shaughnessy-Frey Rearranging its Books and Periodicals Collections

It has been a little over a year since the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library started shifting its book collection up out of the Sub Level.

The purpose of this project is so that we can move ALL bound journals to the Sub Level of the library and start the book collection on the Lower Level, extending up to Level 4.

As the Fall semester begins the following book call number ranges will be on these new floors:

Level 4: PQ – Z ll

Level 3: HX – PN

Level 2: E – HV

Lower Level: A – D, this will be an ongoing shift throughout the fall semester

Note that Periodicals with titles that begin S – Z have been shifted from Level 4 to Sub Level. 

If you have questions or comments about this project, please let us know.

See the Library’s March 12th, 2014 blog post for more details on the project

English, Libraries, News & Events, Services

3,344 lbs. of Food and Counting: UST Libraries Annual Food Drive

The UST Libraries just kicked off their 7th Annual Food Drive. Since the Library’s first drive in 2009, where we received 156 lbs. of food to last year’s donation of 927 lbs., the Library has donated a total of 3,344 lbs of food to local food shelves.

For the first 6 years of the program the Library emphasized the opportunity for library users to donate food in exchange for the forgiving of overdue library fines. A student could donate 1 can of food and the Library would then waive $2 of fines. Over the years the Library has forgiven a total of $6,836 fines.

However, over time we noticed that the vast majority of donors were either students, whole dorms, or staff and faculty, who just wanted to give food, regardless of any reciprocity.

2011_1In the fall of 2011 the Library was approached by the English Department to offer a mid-year food drive, in collaboration with their Common Context theme “Hunger”, which “focused on numerous aspects of hunger and scarcity on a global and local scale, but they also are designed to inspire the consideration of related dimensions of hunger including desire, longing and the struggle for justice.”

Since the inception of the food drive the Library’s primary interest was to offer students an alternative to paying for overdue fines and at the same time allow for the UST community to bless a local food shelf. We wanted to donate to food shelves that may be impacted by our campus and likewise may even serve some members of our institution. Since we started offering the program, we have donated to the Franciscan Brothers of Peace (’09, ’10, ‘11), Francis Basket Foodshelf (‘11), and Saint Paul Area Council of Churches (’13, ’14, ’15).

2013_FoodForFines

This year’s UST Libraries Food Drive started during Library Week, April 12th and will run until the end of the semester, May 31st.

We encourage any and every one to donate to this program, regardless of having overdue fines. Consider how fortunate our campus is, with the wonderful community that surrounds us, and give a little back today.

How many of the UST Libraries Food Drives have you donated to? We would love to hear your stories and how these drives may have affected you. #USTLibraries

Archbishop Ireland Library, Charles J. Keffer Library, Circulation, Libraries, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Services

Bookdrop Locations during Christmas Break!

book drop

Just a brief reminder that if you need to drop off library materials that are due after regular library hours or over holidays, you can use one of our various bookdrop locations:

  • Outside O’Shaughnessy-Frey:  north of the front door at the bottom of the steps
  • Outside O’Shaughnessy-Frey:  south side of the library
  • Outside Keffer: in skyway near old front entrance & elevator

For more info, see our Returning Books page.

Circulation, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Services

Need storage while studying in the Library?

lockers1The OSF Library now has 14 lockers available for patrons to use!

The lockers will offer patrons a place to store personal belongings such as laptops, small backpacks, and purses when they leave the library for dinner or class instead of leaving these items unprotected at tables, study carrels, and in study rooms.

So stop by the Circulation Desk to check-out a locker for a 4 hour period, today.

 

 

 

Circulation, Libraries, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library

UPDATE: O’Shaughnessy-Frey to Rearrange its Books and Periodicals Collections

Captu2re While it is commonly thought that academic libraries hibernate in the summer months, this is quite the misnomer for the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library these last few months.

As some of you may have noticed we are in the middle of a massive book and periodical rearrangement in the building. Our goal with the project: move ALL bound journals to the Sub Level of the library and start the book collection on the Lower Level, extending up to Level 4.

As the Fall semester begins in less than two weeks the following book call number ranges will be on these new floors:

Level 4: PQ – Z 

Level 3: HX – PN

Level 2: will eventually hold E – HV, but this will be an ongoing shift throughout the fall semester

Lower Level: will eventually hold A – D, but this will be an ongoing shift throughout the fall semester

Note that Periodicals with titles that begin S – Z have been shifted from Level 4 to Sub Level. 

If you have questions or comments about this project, please let us know.

See the Library’s March 12th, 2014 blog post for more details on the project

Archbishop Ireland Library, Charles J. Keffer Library, Circulation, Libraries, News & Events, O'Shaughnessy-Frey Library, Services

New Walk-in Borrowing Policy with Macalester!

DeWitt Wallace Library Exterior 2010 North Side

 

The University of St. Thomas and Macalester College libraries announce reciprocal walk-in borrowing policy.

Active Macalester patrons can walk into any UST library with their current Macalester ID and register it to check-out 6 books from the general stacks for a 4 week loan. One renewal is allowed for another 4 weeks. See the online policy here.

Active University of St. Thomas patrons can walk into the DeWitt Wallace Library at Macalester College with their current UST ID and register it to check-out 6 circulating items. Book loans will be 4 weeks long, with one 4 week renewal. DVDs and CDs will be checked out for a 1 week loan.

For more details on this change, see the June 4th blog post, “New Process for Requesting Materials from Macalester