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If you are looking to get a little research done over the break, please check your campus library’s Hours of operation!

Please also note a recent revision to the Queens library schedule for Easter Break. The last day of on-campus service at the Queens Library, prior to the break, is Wed March 31.  The St. Augustine Library building will be open and staffed until 11pm. Overnight hours (on the first floor only) will be 11:00pm – 6:00 am, and the first floor will be cleared at 6 am on Thursday April 1. (no foolin’!)

EASTER BREAK library hours:
On Thursday, April 1, the Queens St. Augustine Library will be CLOSED due to repair work. The building will remain closed from Fri 4/2 – 4/4. The library building opens, and services will resume again, on April 5, (Easter Monday), from 10:00am – 6:00pm. Extended first-floor hours also resume on Monday, April 5th at 6pm.

Of course, our NetLibrary ebooks, electronic databases and resources by subject are accessible, on and off-campus  24/7.   You can also take advantage of the AskUs service for help from a librarian via chat and email!

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A couple of alerts for our users: 

Student studying outside library

Library help wherever you are

Queens Campus Library: Due to short-term construction in the basement of St. Augustine Hall, materials in the Queens Library Closed Stacks are unavailable at this time. Please contact the Service Desk in Queens for assistance at 718-990-6727.

Queens & Staten Island Library Online Catalogs:   You may have noticed that the interface for the Main Library Catalog has changed a bit.  As we mentioned last year, the new Library Catalog is an  OpenSource Library system, developed over the past year in conjunction with our WALDO partners and LibLime.  

Give it a whirl!   It has many of the same search features as the old catalog, but with some more robust delimiters and the integration of some Social Web features.  We are starting the intial roll-out now,  so please bear with us as we check for bugs.  If you need additional help finding information, please ask us. If you encounter a bug, and are willing to let us know, please e-mail eservices@stjohns.edu

The main library website was revamped as part of the University-wide website upgrade: making the most of some of these improvements will be intuitive (such as search boxes built-in to the main page),  but a big change to the “Browse Resources by Subject” link is worth further explanations.  
Libguides screen

Libguides screen

We now host the Resources by Subject pages in a platform called LibGuides.   This web-2.0-friendly software allows each subject librarian (or pictured Guide) to update their resource page on-the-fly and also allows these librarians to collaborate with faculty to create specialty guides or course-specific resource pages.  Additionally, the search box, tags and cross-referencing features mean that users can find a number of cross-disciplinary resources more quickly when browsing by subject, author or keyword.   The software also allows us to display RSS feeds and embed some videos as well. Many guide boxes are set up to allow users to comment, offer feedback on helpfulness of  a resource (e.g.: 4 out of 5 stars), or suggest a link for inclusion in a guide.  So take a peek and let us know what is helpful!

As always, feel free to contact the Subject Guide librarian or use the AskUs service for more help!