Thursday, January 10, 2019

InfoCommons On the Bayou

ULM Library’s new InfoCommons is not just a computer lab. It will be a space where students can relax and study as well as access information, innovate, collaborate, gain knowledge, and produce quality work to complement their studies. The idea for the InfoCommons came about in part from requests from students to have computers moved away from the noisy and crowded first floor. Students also requested additional options for collaborative study.

Per Chance Eppinette, there will be more AxisTV displays on the 2nd floor to display messages about Library and IT activities. Chance also stated that they will be placing four MACs on the 2nd-floor lab at a future time.

Eppinette stated that the new Herman Miller furniture has expanded power options including more power and USB plugs for convenient charging. Wayne McDaniel said there are sixty computers total in the new InfoCommons. There are six tables with eight computers. There is also a new option which allows students to collaborate on projects. There are four sets of three computers with room for two users, and there is individual seating for users to use their laptops. Students will also have access to additional printing on the 2nd floor. Additionally, there is group study seating and a whiteboard collaboration bar that students may use for brainstorming and group work.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

New Annual Reviews

The database Annual Reviews has recently changed its interface. You can get to it at its new URL here:

Do note that we subscribe to most but not all titles, and not all new issues will be available. Click on "Current Volume" to see the latest full text available.

Friday, January 13, 2017

MLK Day 2017

(Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Oberlin College--

The ULM Library will be closed on January 16, 2017 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

We'll re-open to our full Spring Schedule hours on Tuesday.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Spring 2017 ULM Library Schedule now available

You can see the ULM Library's Spring 2017 schedule here:

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Closed Thurs Dec 22, but OPEN Fri Dec 23

ULM Library will be closed on Thursday, December 22, 2016  for electrical maintenance on campus, but The ULM Library will be open on Friday Dec. 23.

After that, we will be closed until we open again on January 2, 2017.

Full Schedule here:

Friday, December 9, 2016

Wintersession hours

Wintersession has arrived! That means our hours have changed again:

Mon-Thurs:  7:30 am – 5:30pm
Fri:  7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat & Sun:  CLOSED

Monday, November 21, 2016

Thanksgiving and finals

The ULM Library will be closed part of this week for Thanksgiving, but after the holiday, we won't return to our regular hours. Instead, we'll be open longer for the approaching finals, staying open until 3am!

November 23 7:30 am – 1 pm Thanksgiving Break
November 24 – November 26 CLOSED Thanksgiving Break
November 27 – December 9 Mon-Thurs:  7:30 am – 3 am
Fri:  7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat:  10 am – 4 pm
Sun:  12 pm – 3 am
Special Fall Semester

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Improved access to Thomson Reuters Checkpoint


The Thomson Reuters Checkpoint (formerly RIA Checkpoint) database has now been configured for improved off-campus access! Registering an individual user login from on campus is no longer required for remote access. Clicking the link to Checkpoint on our website should lead to our usual library login and then directly to Checkpoint's search page.

Checkpoint is a tax, accounting, and legal database that focuses on tax law.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Offices moving out of library

For Ya'll's Information:  Several offices currently housed in the library have moved to the newly-renovated Sandel Hall (the old library), so please be aware that some offices might not be where you remember. These include Admissions, Financial Aid, and others.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016


For Fall Break the ULM Library has this special schedule:

Wed Oct 19: 7:30 am – 10 pm
Thurs Oct 20: 7:30am–5:30pm
Fri Oct 21-Sun Oct 23: CLOSED

And we will resume a normal schedule on Mon Oct 24.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

eTextbook Pilot Project Affordable Learning LOUISiana

This semester the ULM Library has been able to provide student with free online textbooks for their classes!

These course eTextbooks have been funded by a pilot project from The Louisiana Board of Regents as part of their Affordable Learning LOUISiana Initiative which promotes Affordable Learning resources in the state. It's being implemented through our library consortium, LOUIS.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Fall semester schedule

Today the new semester begins!  The Library's Fall 2016 schedule can be found here:

Friday, August 12, 2016

Library personnel changes during the summer

During the Summer 2016 semester, the library underwent some personnel changes with the retirement of longtime Library Dean Donald Smith and the departure of librarian Carita Alexander. Best wishes to them both!

New Interim Library Dean Cynthia Robertson will oversee library operations and may be reached at and the same x1050 office extension. If you were looking to contact Carita Alexander, former Allied Health & Pharmacy Librarian, you may instead contact Contact Asst. Dean Lowe And Interim Coordinator of Special Collections Heather Pilcher can be reached at for questions about Special Collections, Archives, and records management.

Former Library Dean Donald Smith receiving recognition plaque from Vice President Pani at June 2016 retirement party:

 Librarian Carita Alexander at farewell party with farewell placard

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

EBSCO database problems

Today all EBSCO-related databases are having server downtime issues and are unavailable. The problem is being investigated and we hope they'll be back online soon.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Independence Day: Recreation

ID4 is coming this weekend!  So the library will be closed this weekend and on Monday, the 4th of July. Normal intersession hours resume on Tuesday.

Independence Day hours:
Mon-Thurs 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat Jul 2-Mon Jul 4 
Full Schedule 

Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial Day & Summer Hours

The ULM Library will be closed this weekend and on May 30th for Memorial Day.
When we re-open on May 31st, we'll be on the Summer Semester schedule:

Mon- Thurs:  7:00 am – 10 pm
Fri:  7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Sun:  6 – 10 pm

Due to a scheduling issue, the library is closing at 5:30pm on May 31st. We will begin the summer hours on June 1.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Off campus access may be interrupted June 4-5

OCLC, the library technology company that provides our EZProxy off-campus access, will be down for maintenance  June 4-5. This may affect off campus access for the ULM Library and access to OCLC WorldCat during that time.

Scheduled: Technology Upgrades to Impact Services June 4 - 5

CREATED: 26 May 2016, 11:10 AM Eastern Daylight Time, North America [UTC -4]
As we have communicated in previous messages, OCLC is undertaking a significant investment in our technological infrastructure. We are evolving our data center strategy, upgrading equipment and infrastructure, and standardizing processes globally to increase service responsiveness. These investments will advance our service delivery for years to come so that together we can better meet library users̢۪ increasing expectations.

This year-long effort is well underway. Much of the work is occurring behind the scenes. Some of these transitions require scheduled downtime for services.

As part of this initiative, all OCLC services will be unavailable from 9:00 pm Saturday, 4 June 2016, to 12:00 pm (noon) Sunday, 5 June 2016, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) US (UTC -4) while we conduct data storage migrations.

While we scheduled this maintenance event to occur during a slower time for many of our member libraries, we understand that this event still impacts many. We apologize in advance for any disruption to you and your users.

As always, system activities and schedules can be viewed on our System Alerts page on the OCLC website. We will communicate through the System Alerts page if there are any changes or delays in completing this scheduled work, and we will also use this page to let you know when this work has been completed. Contact your local customer support team if you have any questions about this upcoming event.

We are committed to the ongoing enhancement of our systems, infrastructure and processes, and we will continue to advance our delivery to you. Thank you for your continued support.

Friday, May 13, 2016

2016 Summer Schedule

Library 2016 Summer Schedule now available here.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Spring 2016 Finals hours

Finals are coming again! So the ULM Library is extending its hours! We'll stay open Sun-Thurs until 3am, May 2 – May 13.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Images de France

There is a new exhibit now on display in Special Collections on the 5th floor of the ULM Library.

Images de France is thirty years' worth of photographs made by Louisiana photographer Lee Estes during his travels in the country. The black and white prints exhibit a variety of subjects, including renowned Parisian landmarks as well as pedestrian French natives living their everyday lives. Pieces from Lee Estes' vintage camera and photography equipment collection will also be on display.

The exhibition as been made possible by the Schepis Museum and the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.