The INHS Library News blog is to inform users of new resources, library events, library systems downtime, and library schedule changes.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Library on-line catalog problems

We are having problems with Voyager again today. Sometimes it is impossible to access our local catalog or the I-Share catalog. Other times, you can get into the catalog but the display of records is very slow.

The problems have been reported so please be patient.

August-September New Books

The latest batch of new books is on display, and will stay up through September 28, 2007.

Please stop by the library to see what we have added. Reserve a new book for checkout by writing your full name on a blue streamer and placing it in the book. (If there is already a streamer in the book, add your name to the list.) We will check requested books out to you when they rotate off display.

Can't get to the library? Try a virtual browse of the new materials:

Books added to the INHS Library collection in the last 60 days.
Create your own report of new titles from the UIUC Libraries.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

INHS Library hours

The INHS Library has new, longer hours beginning Wednesday, August 22!

8 am - 5:30 pm Monday - Friday

Note the following Fall Semester closures:
Monday, September 3, Labor Day
Thursday-Friday, November 22-23, Thanksgiving

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sneak preview of new Library Gateway home page

From UIUC's EWeek, posted by Cynthia Jayne Ashwill, UIUC Library Administration

Sneak preview of new Library Gateway home page
The University Library is evaluating a new design for its home page,
which offers enhanced features and functionality. Faculty, students,
and staff are encouraged to view the test version and provide
feedback by clicking on 'Gateway conversion team' at the bottom of
the page. To access the test site, click on the link below:

URL for new Library Gateway:
email feedback to:

And a note from your librarians at INHS:
We would also like to see your comments, so please copy us ( on any feedback you submit.
Many thanks!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Google Book Search Tips

The University of Michigan Library has compiled a handout discussing strategies for using the Google Book Search. Located at, this handout will help users search for and find books of their interest.

Google Book Search is a collection of digitized books by Google and its partner libraries and publishers. You can search the full text of the books and learn where to buy or borrow them. Through Google you can view basic bibliographic information such as title, author, and length and sometimes more information including key terms, references from scholarly publications, and chapter titles. Depending upon copyright dates or publisher/rightsholder permission you may also be able to read the entire book online.

Google Book Search is located at:

Thursday, August 02, 2007

News Bureau article\\Two changes at the University Library

University library announces two changes

Andrea Lynn, Humanities Editor

Released 8/1/07

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The University of Illinois Library is making two changes in its services – one temporary, the other permanent.

The temporary change: All campus libraries will be closed from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 10 (Friday). The closure will allow the library staff to complete various tasks in preparation for the new semester, which begins Aug. 22 (Wednesday). Scott Walter, associate university librarian for services, can respond to questions about the closure at or 217-333-0318.

The permanent change: The Library has relocated its interlibrary loan pickups and returns site. Effective immediately, the central circulation desk on the second floor of the Library, 1408 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, will serve as the interlibrary loan pickups and returns site. The old service point was 104A Library.

The site change will streamline the activities of interlibrary loan and document delivery by offering a central and convenient location for all services, including the management of the special handling of items such as film, fiche, multi-volume sets, building-use only and other exceptional formats.

The Library will continue to mail faculty items to those who have arranged for that option. There may be exceptions for items that cannot be delivered through campus mail.

For more information about this move contact Cherié Weible at or 217-244-9907. For information about interlibrary loan and document delivery services go to

With more than 10 million volumes, the U. of I. Library is renowned for the depth and breadth of its collections, the expertise of its librarians and staff, and its innovative and cutting-edge services.