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Change in library hours, week of March 1

Please note the change in library hours during the week before the Spring I 2010 semester.

The Library will be open on these days and times: Monday 3/1 - Friday 3/5, 7:30 am - 4:45 pm; Sat. 3/6 & Sun. 3/7, closed

Regular schedule resumes on Monday, March 8.

Change in library hours Weds. 2/24/10 - Sun. 2/28/10

Please note the changes in the library's schedule for this final week of the Fall II semester. We will be open:

  • Weds. 2/24/10 - 7:30 - 4:45
  • Thurs. 2/25/10 - 7:30 - 4:45
  • Fri. 2/26/10 - 7:30 - 4:45
  • Sat. 2/27/10 & Sun. 2/28/10 - closed

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Reading Day Hours, Thurs. 2/18, 7:30 am - 11:45 pm

Library hours for Reading Day, Thursday, February 18: 7:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.

Best wishes to students during their Finals.

E-Books and Privacy

The EFF put together a nice comparative chart in their E-Book Buyer's Guide to Privacy. It answers questions about Google Books, Amazon and Barnes & Noble at-a-glance, such as Can they monitor what you're reading? Can they keep track of book searches? Do customers have any control over the information?

Library is Closed on Friday 2/12 and Monday 2/15, Open on Sat. & Sun.

The Library will be closed on Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15. There are no classes on those days. We will be open for regular weekend hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Library Open, Regular Hours Thurs. Feb. 11

The Library will be open from 7:30 AM - 9:45 PM on Thursday, February 11.

Day and evening classes will be held as scheduled.

The Library will be closed on Friday, February 12 and Monday, February 15. We will be open for regular weekend hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Library Closes at 12 noon today,  Weds. Feb. 10

Weather Announcement 2/10/10

Due to the snowstorm, the following relate to LaGuardia Community College for today, Wednesday, February 10, 2010:

  1. The Library will close today at 12 noon.
  2. Classes beginning at noon or later today, Wednesday, February 10, 2010 are cancelled.
  3. All evening classes today are cancelled.
  4. The College will be closed at 1:15 p.m., today, Wednesday, February 10, 2010.
  5. An announcement regarding tomorrow, Thursday, February 11, 2010, will be made at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow.

Please visit the LaGuardia website for updates.

Ayacucho Collection Now Available

The Ayacucho Spanish and Portuguese language collection is now available for use at the LaGuardia Library. The books are accessible on a reference basis for in-house use.

The Bibliotheca Ayacucho is a voluminous collection of Latin American and Caribbean historical, literary and cultural documents. The collection, which took 32 years to compile, is a 2009 nominee for inclusion in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register.

LaGuardia’s set is made up of 130 Spanish language books, covers texts from the pre-Colombian era, the Spanish American era and the Republican Period up to contemporary times. It was conceived with the intention of publishing the cultural legacy of the Americas, both in the pre-Colombian period and the Spanish American era as well as the Republican period.

These reference titles are shelved near the oversize monographs. A keyword search for "Ayacucho" will bring up these titles in the online catalog.

Want to save some time when searching for books online?

There are some really handy Firefox add-ons that will automatically do some work for you. Book Burro is a great extension that will run a search for the book you're looking at in Amazon across a range of selected online booksellers and libraries. So it'll automatically compare prices of the book online AND tell you if the book is available at your library.

To use Book Burro:

  1. If you use the Firefox or Flock browser, just install the add-on.
  2. Open the tools menu and select "Book Burro Settings".
  3. Under the "Bookstores" tab, check any retailers you like to include.
  4. Under the "Worldcat" tab, enter your 5 digit zip code and click "OK".
  5. Best yet, now you can add the CUNY Union Catalog. Under the "Libraries" tab, just type CUNY or NY.
  6. A "Book Burro" window will appear in the upper left corner of your browser window when it determines you are viewing a page containing a book. If it says "true" next to CUNY Union Catalog, one of the libraries in the system owns it. Click on "true" and you can view the holdings in the catalog.

The library's also got an incredibly useful toolbar add-on to help save you even more time when you're doing research online. Check out the LaGuardia Library Research Toolbar too!