Kresge Library News: February 2011 Archives

February 23, 2011

Kresge Library Hours Through Winter Break

Here are the Kresge Library hours between now and the beginning of Winter B Term:

Thursday February 24: 7:30a-1:00a (NOTE: We will be open the extended hours of the building)
Friday, February 25: 7:30a-6:00p
Saturday February 26: Library and Ross Campus Closed
Sunday February 27: Library and Ross Campus Closed
Monday February 28: 8:00a-5p
Tuesday March 1: 8:00a-5p
Wednesday March 2: 8:00a-5p
Thursday March 3: 8:00a-5p
Friday March 4: 8:00a-5p
Saturday March 5: noon-5p
Sunday March 6: 10:00a-1:00a

Monday March 7: 7:30a-1:00a (regular hours resume)
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February 18, 2011

Temporary Suspension of Kresge Library's MeLCat participation

Effective today, we are suspending Kresge Library’s participation in MeLCat for a period of 3 to 4 months.

MeLCat is the state-wide resource sharing service for libraries and has allowed Kresge Library patrons to request books from other participating state libraries. The books that have been requested by Kresge patrons range from reference books at MSU to cookbooks from the Capital Area District Library in Lansing. Additionally, patrons from across the state have been able to request books from our collection.

The reason that we have to suspend our participation is because we were unable to upgrade our library catalog software last summer. We are migrating to a new server after the Winter Term. Once that is in place, we will be able to reactivate the service and fully intend to do so.

While we will not be able to provide the service at Kresge, you will be able to request items through your local public library, including Ann Arbor District, Ypsilanti District, Saline District, Canton Public, and Plymouth District. The full list of participating libraries may be found here:

Members of the University community may also use the University Library System’s Inter-Library Loan service ( until MeLCat services at Kresge are resumed.

If you have any questions about this service or need help finding any information resource, be it a book, article, chapter, dissertation, etc., please do not hesitate to contact us at the Kresge Library. You may use our contact form (, email us at or even write to me directly at

We apologize for the short notice for this service interruption, but will work diligently to ensure that we meet all of your information resources needs.

February 11, 2011

ebrary Ebooks Down for Maintenance, February 12

Ebrary is undergoing maintenance for two hours on Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 1pm-3pm EST. During this time the ebrary service may experience intermittent outages.

February 01, 2011

New Interfaces for Orbis and Zephyr

Orbis and Zephyr have launched new streamlined interfaces for accessing domestic and international company information. For assistance in navigating these new interfaces - or any Kresge Library database - please feel free to contact a Kresge librarian via our contact form or the chat widget on our homepage.