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A view of the Bing Wing entrance of the Cecil H. Green Library

The entry turnstiles and other building-access card readers in Cecil H. Green Library will be upgraded during Thanksgiving Recess, starting Monday, November 25, 2013.

The new cards will have the required proximity chip that will unlock the turnstiles. You will be able to hover your card over a sensor to unlock the turnstile or open a door. The reader is sensitive enough that you will likely be able to keep your card in your wallet or bag but still have it read by the sensor.

How do I know if I need a new card?

If your university ID card was issued in 2005 or earlier, please go to the Campus Card Office for a free replacement card that will have a proximity chip in it that will provide you access to the library and gym's new card readers. If your library-only SUL card was issued before October 10, 2013, please go to the Privileges Desk in Cecil H. Green Library for a replacement card. Bring a valid government ID for all card replacements.

Still not sure? Questions?
 

 

The relocation for the Manuscripts Technical Unit is quickly approaching. After a few small delays, the dates have been set and our staff and collections will be moving the week of December 2nd immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday. Currently the room looks very large and very empty but the shelving (approx. 3,000 feet) will be installed over the next two weeks.

Because of pressing tasks necessary to preparing over 600 feet of collection materials and 10 staff members for the move, the Manuscripts Unit will suspend any normal activities between November 18th and December 13th – acquisitions, accessioning, cataloging, and processing. We will resume limited activities for the week before Stanford’s winter break - December 16-20. 

We're delighted to announce that Stanford Libraries is now a member of the Center for Research Libraries - Global Forum Network. This greatly expands the gamut of research materials that are available to the entire Stanford community.

CRL is a partnership of more than 275 university, college, and independent research libraries. For 60-plus years CRL has acquired and preserved newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources, and made them available to member institutions through interlibrary loan and electronic delivery.

The Center for Research Libraries provide approximately five million publications, archives, and collections and one million digital resources to its member libraries to supplement their own humanities, science, and social science holdings. CRL has in-depth holdings that support research in history of science, economics, law and government, immigration and population studies, international diplomacy, cultural studies, and more. In addition, a partnership with the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology offers access to tens of thousands of scarce journal titles (many of them in foreign languages) to CRL members.

CRL materials can be obtained for extended loan periods and at no cost by users affiliated with member libraries. CRL resources include:

  • 6,500 international newspapers, many dating to the 1700s—the largest collection of circulating newspapers in North America.
  • 4,500 U.S. newspapers, many dating to the colonial era, including 2,000 ethnic titles. Foreign journals rarely held in U.S. libraries.
  • More than 800,000 foreign dissertations.
  • Area Studies: major microform and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, Middle East, Europe, Asia, Southeast Asia, and many other areas.
  • Access to the Linda Hall Library’s science, technology, and engineering serials.
  • Access to the Law Library Microform Consortium's (LLMC) digital resources.

 

For background on the Center for Research Libraries visit its website and to see what exactly is in their collection, go to the CRL online catalog.

The NYTimes.com academic passes work with ANY computer or device. The app, however, works at Stanford only with Windows Phone, iPhone, BlackBerry 10, and Android-power phones, not iPads. Please try it out at: nytimes.com/passes for 24 hour passes. Here's the FAQ.

A new study found that reading literary fiction leads to better performance on tests of empathy, social perception and emotional intelligence as reported in the The New York Times yesterday.

Green Library to the rescue. You will find many books by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov and other fiction authors to check out or read online.

We also have The New York Times in print and online. Though Stanford does not have an institutional membership for nytimes.com, we have many 24 hour passes available every day for those with Stanford IDs: see nytimes.com/passes. 

Green Library's Seminar Room (Room 301) is located on the third floor of the Bing Wing.

To get there you can take the elevator that's on the right just after you enter the Bing Wing (the same elevator that goes to the Bender Room on the fifth floor); Room 301 is the first room on the left once you reach the third floor. If you're feeling especially energetic and want to take the stairs, you can turn left upon entering the Bing Wing and then take stairwell 14 up to the third floor. When you arrive, turn right and you'll see Room 301.

A bunch of federal websites will shut down with the government, By Andrea Peterson, Washington Post, Published: September 30 at 5:28 pm. Also: The Government Printing Office (GPO) reports:

"GPO will not be updating gpo.gov, FDLP.gov, the Catalog of Government Publications, Ben’s Guide, or be responding to askGPO questions until funding is restored. The Laurel warehouse will be closed so there will be no shipments to depository libraries. Congressional materials will continue to be processed and posted to FDsys. Federal Register services on FDsys will be limited to documents that protect life and property. The remaining collections on FDsys will not be updated and will resume after funding is restored."

Sites that are down include NASA, Library of Congress, Department of Education's ERIC database, Census and USDA. Arstechnica checked 56 .gov sites and found 10 that went dark. See "Shutdown of US government websites appears bafflingly arbitrary." (Originally posted on Free Government Information blog.)

More than 1,000 students attended tours of the Stanford libraries during New Student Orientation and the first week of the quarter to learn about our amazing resources, study spaces, and librarians who are here to help with research.

Welcome to Stanford and welcome to the libraries!

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