New books, reference, and video lists for November

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.

Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA Detention and Interrogation Program

The U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO) makes available the official and authentic digital and print versions of the Report of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency’s Detention and Interrogation Program, together with a forward by Chairman Feinstein and Additional and Minority Views (Senate Report 113-288).

This document comprises the declassified Executive Summary and Findings and Conclusions, including declassified additional and minority views. The full classified report will be maintained by the Committee and has been provided to the Executive Branch for dissemination to all relevant agencies.

The digital version is available on GPO’s Federal Digital System (FDsys). Colgate will receive the paper copy later.

24:7 at Case-Geyer Starts Sunday, December 7th

Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology will be open continuously 24:7 starting Sunday, December 7th.  This means that when Case-Geyer opens at 10am on Sunday, December 7th, it will remain open until Friday, December 19th, when it closes at 5pm.

Equipment and study space in Case-Geyer are shared resources which need to be routinely maintained and/or cleaned so please note the following: 

  • As has been the case with the late night hours, LASR will shut down at 2:00am and will start up again at 8:00am
  • Seminar rooms will be kept open for general individual seating beginning 6pm each evening. While classes are still in session, there may be evening classes that utilize the seminar rooms.
  • Group studies and seminar rooms will be locked and unavailable from 5:00am to 8:00am for cleaning. Batza Room 560 will be locked, except when reserved.
  • Except for the Hieber Café and Theriot Flex Room 565, no food is allowed; only covered containers for non-alcoholic beverages
  • Please take your possessions with you when you leave so that another student may use the study or computing space
  • As always, please do not leave valuables like mobile devices, wallets, or purses, unattended
  • Turn cell phones to vibrate to avoid disturbing others with ringtones
  • Report any concern to the library staff at the Circulation Desk on level three or the Learning Commons Desk on level five
  • Finally, please note that Case-Geyer will close on Friday, December 19th, at 5pm

OCLC System outage – Service restored

Update: OCLC services have been restored.

OCLC is experiencing a system outage. Services that rely on OCLC such as Worldcat and ILLiad interlibrary loan are experiencing disruptions. 

End of semester interlibrary loans

Students: Please note we have only four (4) weeks of class left and all ILL materials will be due Dec. 12th.  

Keep in mind that it’s harder to borrow items at this point in the semester as many books are already out in circulation at other libraries.  We encourage you to submit all requests before the Thanksgiving break.


Election Day!

It’s here – have you voted today? It is one of our most cherished rights as citizens. Yes, the campaigns have been ugly in many cases, but when haven’t they been? The presidential election of 1800 has often been cited as a pivotal point in election history, and included some remarkable rhetoric. Read all about it with materials from the 18th century in Early American Imprints or Eighteenth Century Online databases or in books about the race: Political Campaigns United States.

Still gathering information? Check out our Elections webpage. Already voted? Settle back, await the results, and hope that they will be decisive. Follow the results on your favorite news outlet, all of which are running live coverage.

#AskAnArchivist Day – Oct 30th

Hello -

The Society of American Archivists have announced that this Thursday, October 30th, is “Ask An Archivist Day“.  In order to celebrate, Colgate University Libraries’ Twitter account will be [wo]manned by our resident archivists in order to answer your questions about our Special Collections and University Archives.

Our archivists will be waiting for YOUR questions. Tag us at @ColgateULibs and use #AskAnArchivist.  We look forward to your questions!


West Elevator access restored 10/23

The West elevator is now functioning.

–Please be advised that both Case Library elevators are currently inoperable. Repair technicians have arrived to assess the situation. We will update the campus community as we have more information.

– Repairs required parts that will not be available until Thursday, 10/23.

After hours access to Flex Room and Cafe restored – 10/21/14

The mechanical systems which required closing the after hours access have been repaired and the Flex Room and Cafe will be available for use when Case -Geyer is closed beginning tonight.

We thank you for your patience.

Updated: After hours access to the Flex Room and Cafe

Repairs to the mechanical systems were not completed on Monday, October 20th.  Patrons cannot remain in the building after Case-Geyer closes so after hours access to the Flex Room and Cafe will not available after 4:00 a.m.  We will reopen Tuesday, October 21st, at 8:00 a.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience this creates.