Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Here Comes the Great American Eclipse 2017

        Here Comes the Great American Eclipse 2017

Coca-Cola Space Science Center staff and students will present information about the Great American Eclipse, including how to prepare, what to expect if you’re in Columbus. They will also provide eclipse safe glasses for the first 25 attendees.  There will be time for Q&A. This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided beginning at 12:00 noon.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Welcome Back

CSU Libraries welcomes all students and faculty back to campus.

The Fall Semester (beginning on August 14th) hours for the Schwob Library are:

Monday - Thursday:  7 AM - 2 AM
Friday:  7 AM - 5 PM
Saturday:  10 AM - 6 PM
Sunday:  10 AM - 12 AM

The Fall Semester (beginning on August 14th) hours for the Music Library are:

Monday - Thursday:  9 AM - 8 PM
Friday:  9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday:  CLOSED
Sunday:  2 PM - 8 PM

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.  Please just Ask a Librarian.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Library Hours for August 5th through August 11th

The Schwob Library hours for August 5th through August 11th are:

August 5th-7th:  Closed
August 8th-August 10th:  8am - 5pm
August 11th:  Closed

Normal hours will resume on August 14th.

For more information please see:

To contact the library for additional help, please Ask a Librarian.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Library CLOSED: 4th of July!

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In celebration of Independence Day the Simon Schwob Memorial library on main campus will be closed on July 4th and will reopen at 8AM on July 5th!  

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Summer Hours Starting on June 12th

Starting on June 12th, the Schwob Memorial Library will be opened during the following times:

Monday - Thursday:  8-Midnight
Friday: 8-5
Saturday:  1-6
Sunday 1 - 10

For answers to questions, please Ask a Librarian at:

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

New to GALILEO: TumbleBookCloud

Columbus State University Libraries is happy to announce that the TumbleBookCloud book collection is now available on GALILEO.

From the Website (  "TumbleBookCloud is an online database of e-books. It offers a robust selection of graphic novels, enhanced novels, e-books, classic literature, National Geographic videos, educator resources, and audiobooks."  Adults of all reading levels have access to this amazing range of content.

A list of the titles in TumbleBookCloud is online at:

Explore classics from Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allen Poe and many more.  Listen to audio books on your Smart Phone and enjoy reading TumbleBookCloud's collection of Enhanced Novels (Enhanced Novels contain professional narration and highlighting capabilities).

For more information, Ask a Librarian at

Friday, May 26, 2017

Alma and Primo are Here!

Today, May 26, 2017, the entire University System of Georgia libraries have moved to a new integrated library system called Alma.

The Alma system, with its cloud-based environment, is bringing Columbus State University and the University System of Georgia libraries to the forefront of next generation library catalogs.

The planning began in October, 2015 and has included all USG institutions’ active participation.  At Columbus State University, a team of staff members has cleaned up its previous system’s (Voyager) records and infrastructure and made strategic decisions on how the data will be displayed in Primo, the new GIL-Find interface.  The new Primo interface allows patrons to search for both print and electronic resources at the same time.  With Primo, patrons will be able to log into their library accounts using current MyCSU credentials.  Patrons will also be able to search across the entire University System of Georgia’s libraries and request resources from them via GIL Express.

As of today, May 26th, GIL Express is available using the new Primo interface.  You can access the new GIL-Find catalog at its usual spot:

Discover GALILEO and Curriculum Builder users:  Catalog data may not be available in Discover GALILEO and Curriculum Builder until Tuesday, May 30.

If you need help or have questions, please see or contact the library at 706-507-8671.  You may also Ask a Librarian online at:

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