Thursday, September 11, 2014

Bridging Cultures Talk: Week 2




Florence Eliza Glaze is Lawrence B. and Jane P. Clark Chair in History at Coastal Carolina University. Her talk The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance" is the second talk this semester in the Muslim Journeys: Bridging Cultures book discussion series, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. The talk focuses on the theme of Connected Histories, emphasizing the interconnected nature of the historical, cultural and commercial worlds of Islam and the West.

Bridging Cultures talks are hosted by The Jackson Family Center and the Kimbel Library. For more information please visit the Bridging Cultures website.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Bridging Cultures Talk: Week 1




Ron Green is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Coastal Carolina University. His talk When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the "Riches of the East" is the first talk this semester in the Muslim Journeys: Bridging Cultures book discussion series funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association. The talk focuses on the theme of Connected Histories, emphasizing the interconnected nature of the historical, cultural and commercial worlds of Islam and the West.

Bridging Cultures talks are hosted by The Jackson Family Center and the Kimbel Library. For more information please visit the Bridging Cultures website.


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Laptop and Equipment Checkout

The library has many items for checkout other than books and DVDs. Our equipment checkout service includes a variety of technologies for use by patrons, including laptops, iPads, video cameras, headphones, a turntable and much more.

The checkout service is located at the circulation desk on the first floor of Kimbel Library. All of these items can be checked out of the library for one 24-hour period, with two 24-hour renewals. Fines for late returns have also been reduced to $5 per day.

All you have to do to renew your equipment each day is log into your library account. You can also call us at 843-249-2400. We’re open 24/7, so daily equipment renewals are no problem. Just give us a call! 

All Library Use Only equipment (Eno Board kits, wireless keyboards, MacBook VGA adaptors, etc.) is still available for checkout at the Peter C. Bolton Help Desk in the Bryan Information Commons. 

Visit our equipment availability page to see some of the more popular equipment available for checkout. 


Monday, August 25, 2014

Video: Printing in Kimbel Library



Learn how to print at the Kimbel Library and Bryan Information Commons the easy way. Our new video "Printing in the Kimbel Library" describes basic printing options like size, layout, color and double-sided printing. We also show you how to release a print job at our printing stations.

See the full video here.

CCU MOBILE




CCU MOBILE is an app for your smart phone and tablet to help you stay connected to your university like never before. Kimbel Library has added several services to the app:
  • Get library hours and directions
  • Search the library's Discover! service
  • Renew materials
  • Ask a Librarian (chat, text, email, phone)
  • Computer availability maps

Find the app download page at http://www.coastal.edu/ccumobile/

Friday, August 22, 2014

New Charging Stations



Forget your charger? Kimbel Library has added a new service that helps you power your mobile devices back up. The new charging stations in the library and commons buildings allow you to charge a variety of devices, including iPhones, iPads, Androids, Kindles and more.

There are two charging stations available to patrons. One is located on the first floor of the library near the north side computer kiosks. Another station is located near the water fountain on the first floor of the commons building. See the locations on our floor map.
   
Charge up!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

SciFinder Now Available Campus-wide


SciFinder, the premier source for chemistry and associated research, is now available campus-wide thanks to the CCU Chemistry Department. Chemical Abstracts Service, the producer of SciFinder, recently changed the limitations on this resource from a single user to an unlimited number of users on the CCU campus. 

The database is available via a link on the library's Database Finder. Unlike other databases, access to SciFinder is a 2-step process. First, users must register with SciFinder to create an account with a unique username and password. Registration must be completed on campus and users must use their CCU email address to successfully create an account. 

Once registration confirmation has been received by email, users can use their newly created login credentials to start searching. SciFinder is available only on-campus at this time.

What’s unique about SciFinder? In addition to finding articles, conference proceedings and other research in the sciences, users can search by chemical structure, molecular formula, chemical property or reaction structure to get research and reaction information on a substance or process.

Check out the library’s guide to SciFinder for more information.