Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Hours for the CSU Libraries

Holiday Hours for the CSU Libraries

The CSU Libraries will close for the Holiday Break beginning at 12 Noon on Friday, December 15th.  The Libraries will reopen for Spring Term on Tuesday, January 2nd at 8:00 AM.

Should you need library materials for the Holiday break, please plan to visit the Library this week before Friday, December 15th at 12 noon

January 2018 Hours:

Tuesday, January 2nd - Friday, January 5th:  8 AM - 5 PM

Saturday, January 6th & Sunday, January 7th:  Closed

Monday, January 8th - Friday, January 12th:  8 AM - 5 PM

Saturday, January 13th & Sunday, January 14th:  Closed

Monday, January 15th:  Closed in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Tuesday, January 16th - Thursday, January 18th:  8 AM - 10 PM

Friday, January 19th:  8 AM - 5 PM

Saturday, January 20th:  Normal hours resume --

Saturdays:                   10 AM - 6 PM
Sundays:                     10 AM - Midnight
Mondays - Thursdays:  7 AM - 2 AM
Fridays:                         7 AM - 5 PM


Happy Holidays from the Staff at your CSU Libraries!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Extended Hours for Finals!!

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Library Hours have been extended for finals week: 

Friday, Dec 1, 2017  7am-10pm

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017  10am- 10pm

Friday, Dec 8, 2017  7am-10pm

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017  10am- 10pm

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fall Break Hours!

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In celebration of Fall Break the Simon Schwob Memorial library on main campus will be closed November 18-19 and have modified hours November 20th, 21st, and 22nd which it will be open from 8am -5 pm . The library will be closed November 23rd-26th and will reopen and resume normal hours at 7 am on November 27th. Happy Fall Y'all!  

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Special to the CSU Libraries Blog: CSU Libraries Loan Pucks to Students

Well ... sort of.  At the recommendation of the Dean of Libraries, Mark Flynn, the Columbus State University Libraries began offering the puck-shaped items in Feburary 2016. Created and distributed by Puck Charger Systems, an Australian company, Discgo is "a robust mobile phone charger that allows users the freedom to move around the venue or event while recharging. With Discgo, you don’t need to be plugged into a wall."  Students may borrow a Discgo along with a charging cord for two hours while visiting the library.  Each unit has two micro USB ports.  A Discgo can be used to charge phones as well as tablets.  A Discgo charging station holds 5 units.  It takes approximately 2 hours to re-charge the units.

According to the website, Columbus State University is the only U.S. college or university to offer the Discgo chargers presently.  According to U.S. News & World Report, Columbus State University is among the top 50 best public regional universities in the South.  With its continued commitment to meet the academic and technological needs of its students, it’s not surprising that CSU would lead the way in offering the Discgo.  

Pamela Y. McCreless, Guest Blogger
CSU Libraries Technical Systems and Services Department

Monday, October 23, 2017

Rites of Passage Convocation for 2017: Tuesday, October 24th and Thursday, October 26th

Rites of Passage Convocation

The purpose of the Rites of Passage Convocation is to honor CSU faculty who have been promoted to the rank of Full Professor. The Rites of Passage for academic year 2017 will take place in October and honoring seven faculty members who have achieved this distinction.
Our third presentation in the series for 2017 is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24th in the Forum area of the Schwob Library starting with lunch at 12 noon and presentations to follow from 12:30 to 1:30 pm. 

Tuesday, October 24th:

Dr. Williams
  • Dr. Rosa Williams, Department of Earth and Space Sciences and Coca-Cola Space Science Center, College of Letters and Sciences

Dr. Hrepic
  • Dr. Zdeslav, Hrepic, Department of Earth and Space Sciences, College of Letters and Sciences

Thursday, October 26th: 

Dr. Mariko Izumi
  • Dr. Mariko Izumi, Department of Communications, College of the Arts

Dr. Burgess
  • Dr. Kevin Burgess, Department of Biology, College of Letters and Sciences

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our full professors. 

Food and fellowship starts at 12:00 noon. See you then!!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

NEW: Late-night Shuttle

Starting this Sunday, October 1st, the Simon Schwob Memorial Library and the Music Library will be offering a late night shuttle service.

The shuttle will run from 9:00 pm-11:30 pm on Sunday and from 11:00 pm-2:00 am on Monday through Thursday. Drop-off locations include: Maryland Circle, Courtyard 1, and Courtyard 1 North.

The service from Riverpark to the Schwob Library is an “on demand” service which students will be able to call the Main Library (706-507-8670) to request a shuttle to come to any designated CSU  Riverpark campus location.

For service from the Music Library to Main Campus, notify the Music Library staff (706-641-5045) no later than 10:30 pm for the 11:00 pm pick-up. 

Monday, September 25, 2017

The CSU Library International Film Festival: Celebrating International Education Week!

The CSU Library International Film Festival
Celebrating International Education Week
Popcorn & Movies @ the Library September 25th, 26th & 28th
8pm Each Night in the Library Forum Area
Films Showcased from Nigeria, Korea & Sweden

Date: Monday, September 25, 2017
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: Library Forum Area
Campus: Schwob Library

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Constitution Day Event

Constitution Day Event

Join CSU Libraries in celebrating Constitution Day, Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Lunch will be served starting at 11:30 AM. The program begins at 12:00 PM in the Library Forum. Guest speakers include: Congressman Drew Ferguson & Dr. Jacob Holt, Professor. Cake will be served after presentations.

Monday, September 18, 2017

The Chicago Manual of Style: The 17th Edition is Here!!

Publishing Standards
New and updated advice in CMOS 17 extends to all areas of publishing:
E-book Formatting & Production
Open-Access and Creative Commons Publishing Models
Accessible Markup
Use of PDF Tools
Grammar, Usage, and Style
CMOS 17 continues to set the standard with both new and expanded guidelines throughout. Updates of special interest include those on bias-free English, gender-neutral pronouns, and sentence syntax, along with an expansion and revision of the Manual’s popular “Glossary of Problematic Words and Phrases.”
Citation Recommendations
CMOS 17 features new and updated examples of citations, including formats for new source types in social media, the creative arts, online multimedia, and apps and devices, along with enhanced advice on using citation management tools.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Words Have Power: Banned Books Read-Out!

CSU Libraries will host a Banned Books Read-Out on September 28 at 12:15-1:30 p.m.  Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.  This free event will be held at the Main Campus Library in the Forum Area.  CSU faculty, staff, and students are encouraged to sign up to read a passage from your favorite banned book.  Each reader will be given a maximum of five minutes to read.  The deadline to sign up is September 23 at 11:59 p.m.

Banned book suggestions:  

Registration link:

Door prizes will be awarded to the first fifteen people to arrive at the event.  Also, attendees will vote for the top three readers; the winners will receive prizes.  Please join us by participating in and/or attending this event!   

Monday, August 28, 2017

Music Library Hours From August 26th to 31st

The Music Library will close at 9:00 PM Sunday through Thursday, August 27 - 31.

For more information, please call 706-641-5045.

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:

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Memorial Day Hours

CSU Libraries will be closed for Memorial Day on May 27th-May 29th.  The Schwob Library will reopen at 8 AM and the Music Library will reopen at 9 AM on May 30th.

For more information, please contact the library at 706-507-8670.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Book Sale Winners

All book sale participants were asked to give their name and email address to help with the overall count of book sale attendees for 2017.  Winners were chosen from a random drawing.  Thanks to everyone who participated in the book sale.

The following people won prizes:

John Gary - Won a stylish red CSU key chain
Meadow McDonald - Won a stainless steel CSU travel tumbler
Manuel Parrachavez - Won a blue CSU canvas book bag

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Library Hours for Maymester

The Simon Schwob Memorial Library will be open during Maymester at these times:

Monday - Thursday:  8AM - 10PM
Friday:  8AM - 5PM
Saturday:  Closed
Sunday:  1PM - 6PM

For more information, please Ask a Librarian.

Friday, May 5, 2017

GIL Express Downtime

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Because of CSU Libraries' migration to ALMA, a next generation library automation system, our GIL Express service ( will be temporarily shut down on May 5th at 4 PM.  

GIL Express services will resume on May 26th.  If you need a specific book during this downtime, please put in a request with InterLibrary Loan at

Monday, April 24, 2017

Expanded hours for finals!!

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Friday April 28 and May 5  - 7am - 10pm
Saturday April 29 and May 6   - 10am - 10pm
Sunday April 30 and May 7  -  10am - 12midnight

Monday, April 3, 2017

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Friends of Libraries Annual Book Sale!

The Columbus State University Friends of Libraries is holding their annual book sale on April 4 &5, 2017 from 10AM to 7PM at Main Campus (Schwob Memorial) in the 1st floor Library forum. Items for sale range from Fiction, Non-fiction and Textbooks to Children’s books and classics, DVDs and VHS. 

April 7, 2017 from 9AM to 4:30PM the annual book sale will continue at the RiverPark Campus Music Library (South entrance of River Center).  Items for sale range from Sheet Music and Scores to CDs, LPs, 45s and 78s.  

All items have been generously donated by members of our local community and prices will range from 25¢ to $3.00. CSU’s Friends of Libraries appreciates your book donations as they help support Columbus State University’s Libraries. Please contact Eric Van Bibber at 706-507-8675 or for more information. This event is open to CSU faculty, staff, students, and public.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring Break Hours!

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The library will be closed Saturday, March 18th and Sunday, March 19th. During Spring Break, March 20th - 24th, the library will be open from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm and will resume normal hours on Saturday, March 26th.

Have a happy and fun break!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

NEW: 24-Hour Laptop Check-Out

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The Columbus State University Library System has just acquired 100 new computers that will be available to students to check out for up to 24 hours at a time! 

76 of these laptops are available in the Simon Schwob Memorial Library on main campus 
and 24 are available on the river park campus music library 

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