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

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