24/7 Spaces

The 24/7 spaces in Case will be closed when the Library closes.  This is a temporary situation until they have finished renovating the cafe.

Hieber Cafe opening delayed

The Hieber Cafe is undergoing renovations and is tentatively scheduled to reopen Wednesday, September 2nd with an all new menu and extended hours.

Intergroup Dialogue/Relations Resources

Have you heard the term “Intergroup Dialogue”? Wondering what in the world “IGD” or “IGR” means? The new IGD LibGuide will help you find books, articles and videos on what IGD is, and how people across the world are using it in the classroom.

LASR maintenance today – 8/13 – at 1:00 p.m. – service restored

There will be a brief maintenance period at 1:00 today to install new software on the LASR retrieval system.  Service should be restored within 30-40 minutes.

Maintenance has been completed and service restored.



New books, reference, and video lists for May and June

The new acquisition lists are updated monthly and have featured a list of all the newly cataloged acquisitions including books, ebooks, CD’s, videos, and other material.  These lists are organized by the by Classification Number or first Subject Heading.

The new video lists are a subset of the new titles created as a separate list to make them easier to browse and a summary of the video is included.

The New Reference Books (print and digital)  is a monthly report of the print and digital reference titles added.

Faculty renewals not always giving correct date – problem corrected – 7/6/2015

Faculty renewal of books does not seem to be always giving the correct date.  We are working with III to resolve the problem but due to the holiday weekend, we do not expect resolution until next week.  If you renew your books online, please confirm the due date is in January of 2016.  If it is not 2016, contact the Borrowing services department next week and they will manually renew your titles.


— The renewal problem was corrected July 6, 2015.


ILLiad Interlibrary Loan upgrade June 24th at 2pm

ILLiad interlibrary loan will be unavailable for up to 2 hours, in a two hour window around 3pm on June 24th for a server upgrade. We apologize for any inconvenience.

LASR Maintenance June 23rd to June 24th

Members of the Colgate community,

The Libraries Automated Storage and Retrieval system (LASR) in Case Library will be offline for routine maintenance on the following dates:

June 23rd to June 24th for annual maintenance.

Half of LASR will be offline at a time with full access available periodically during maintenance breaks.  Patrons should anticipate significant delays in processing of LASR requests on those dates.

Therefore, if you require any materials housed in LASR, please request those materials before our scheduled maintenance and upgrade.

Please note that unanticipated events in the complex maintenance and upgrade processes may occur and the possibility for additional system unavailability does exist.

Encore catalog will not be available from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. today -May 3, 2015

The Encore catalog is being upgraded today. The estimate downtime is less than an hour. A new streamlined interface will be available after the upgrade.


The Encore upgrade has been successfully completed. If you have any question, please feel free to contact either Cindy Li or Mike Poulin at the libraries. Thank you.

Cooley Science Library Renovation, May 9 – August 23, 2015

Cooley Science Library is being renovated May 9 – August 23, 2015.  Materials in Cooley have been put into remote storage during the renovation and will not be available until Cooley reopens.

If you find that you need Cooley materials that are temporarily inaccessible, we will help you obtain them from other libraries through our ConnectNY, RapidILL, and Interlibrary Loan services throughout the summer.  Please visit the Libraries website at exlibris.colgate.edu to request materials through these services.