Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Hours

Happy holidays!

The ULM Library will be open for wintersession until Dec. 23. The Library will close on Dec. 24 and re-open on Friday Jan. 2.

Mon Dec 22 - Tues Dec 23  7:30am–5:30pm
Wed Dec 24 - Thurs Jan 1 CLOSED
Fri Jan 2 -   7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Sat & Sun 

Full Schedule & Hours

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Library Hours

Wed Nov 26 7:30 am – 1 pm
Thurs-Sat, Nov 27-29  CLOSED
Sun Nov 30  12 pm – 2 am

The Library will close today at 1pm for Thanksgiving Break, and will remain closed until Sunday when we return to normal hours.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Andrew Augustus Gunby Photograph Collection

ULM Library Special Collections curator Cyndy Robertson has released a new collection of photographs, the Andrew Augustus Gunby Photograph Collection. You can see it in the Louisiana Digital Library here:

The Andrew Augustus Gunby Photograph Collection chronicles the life, family and times of Andrew Augustus Gunby (1849-1917) who was a lawyer, educator, author, and Louisiana appeals court judge (1881-1892) from Monroe, Louisiana. Gunby founded the Louisiana Chautauqua near Ruston, was active in the anti-lottery campaign of 1892 and authored Colonial John Gunby of the Maryland Line and From A.A. Gunby's Scribendus Book.

Friday, October 24, 2014

New Library Annual Report

The new ULM Library Annual Report is now available here:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Library closed Wed., Oct. 15

This just in: The ULM Library will be closed tomorrow, Wed., Oct. 15th, so that repairs to the local power infrastructure can be made. Here is an email statement from ULM President Bruno:

I was informed at 6:45 p.m. this evening that Entergy will interrupt power to the main campus tomorrow to restore power to surrounding neighborhoods.  All classes and offices will be closed tomorrow in order to allow Entergy to conduct their work.  This includes the library and SUB.

We do not expect power to be interrupted in the residence halls, Schultz dining hall, the Activity Center, and athletic facilities.  Internet should be available.  These facilities will be open tomorrow.  Maintenance workers will be advised by their supervisors if they are to report to work.

This closure will be for the entire day.  Entergy expects the repairs will take 5-6 hours, but since our crews may need to perform some restart protocol and since we have no guarantee as to a restoration time, we will plan to resume normal operations at the usual times on Thursday, October 16

Pharm D students should report to Bienville for classes as scheduled but should check the pharmacy facebook page for  updates. 

I regret this late notice.   I will continue to keep you informed if additional changes are made. 

Nick J. Bruno, Ph.D.
University of Louisiana at Monroe

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sharing the Sweet Life

There's a new exhibit in ULM Library Special Collections this month!

Sharing the Sweet Life:
100 Years at the Chatsworth Sugar Plantation

October 1st to November 1st, 2014
in Special Collections on the 5th Floor of the Library

Presented by the LSU Rural Life Museum

LSU Rural Life Museum Press Release:

LSU Rural Life Museum Presents
Sharing the Sweet Life: 100 Years at the Chatsworth Sugar Plantation

The LSU Rural Life Museum presents Sharing the Sweet Life: 100 Years at the Chatsworth Sugar
Plantation, East Baton Rouge Parish. In reflection of Louisiana archaeology month, this traveling exhibit will be hosted at the University of Louisiana, Monroe from October 1-31, 2014 and features artifacts, visual displays, and a short media presentation about Southern plantation life over 100 years ago. The University of Louisiana, Monroe is proud to bring Sharing the Sweet Life: 100 Years at the Chatsworth Sugar Plantation to ULM’s Special Collections & Archives Room, located in the University Library (5th floor).

The Chatsworth Plantation existed as a major sugar producer from the 1830’s through the 1920’s, before the “Big House” was demolished for the construction of the present day levee in 1930. Archaeological investigations at Chatsworth Plantation began in 2012 when L’Auberge Casino partnered with Louisiana State University to document the history of the property as required by the National Historic Preservation Act. This included archaeology at the sugar mill and slave/worker quarters area that were overgrown for almost 100 years. The artifacts and information are presented to illustrate a way of life that was common in south Louisiana over a century ago, but now only truly seen in exhibits like this one.

Sharing the Sweet Life is free and open to the public.
Please refer to the hours posted on the ULM Special Collection & Archives Room website:


LSU Rural Life Museum
Beverly Clement, Exhibit Coordinator
Phone: (225) 765-2437 ext.205

LSU Rural Life Museum Located on Burden Museum and Gardens Essen Lane @ I-10 Exit 160 Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

New Changes at the ULM Library

Here is a message from Donald Smith, Dean of the ULM Library, about new changes coming to our library:

The Library has embarked on a very ambitious project.  We are moving to become a digital library with only a few exceptions.  The intention is that existing spaces for study and new spaces be equipped with the latest technology to promote active learning with spaces for group work and classroom and seminar presentations.  To allow for these new spaces, much of the existing print collection will be deselected.  Deselection involves the same processes as selection, only in reverse.  Exceptions include when materials are not available electronically and are required by a discipline, and existing materials that are circulating and support disciplines on our campus.   This project should allow us to better serve our constituents and meet the needs of the changing student population that we have seen over the fifteen years we have been in this building.

Perhaps a bit of library science’s philosophical underpinnings explains this in clearer terms.  The Five laws of library science is a theory proposed by S. R. Ranganathan in 1931, detailing the principles of operating a library system. Many librarians worldwide accept them as the foundations of their philosophy.   These laws are:

1.       Books are for use.
2.       Every reader his [or her] book.
3.       Every book its reader.
4.       Save the time of the reader.
5.       The library is a growing organism.

As a growing organism, we strive to make ourselves aware of what our users want.  Usage statistics have shown that print materials circulation has been less than e-book use for the last ten years.   Print materials (books and serials) total use in 2013-2014 was 2.4% of the total use of 135,805 full-text books and serials.  Students prefer electronic materials over print materials even when both are available and it is common to hear “don’t you have anything electronic on the subject?” when a user encounters only print availability.

Please remember, we are not “purging” the collection as one person put it.  In order to free up two floors of space, we have committed to this major change in our collection and collecting.  If you wish to assist in this effort, please contact your library liaison as found on the library’s website or Megan Lowe, Coordinator of Public Services, at or 342-3041 or you can email me at or call at 342-1050.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Fall 2014 Semester Hours
Ready for the new year?
The ULM Library Fall Semester Schedule is now available:

Friday, August 1, 2014

ProQuest Database Trials

For a month we will have trial access to several ProQuest database resources, including:

New York Times
ProQuest Biological Science Collection
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
ProQuest Research Companion
You can access the trial here (on campus only):

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Sanborn Maps is back!

 Good news! We used to subscribe to Sanborn Maps, a historical map database, in the past, but had to discontinue our subscription. Now, we've recently been able to get it back:

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Web of Knowledge discontinued

Unfortunately, the ULM Library no longer subscribes to Thomson's Web of Knowledge, or Web of Science database. It has been removed from our website. Sorry about the inconvenience.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

New LearningExpress Library

LearningExpress Library, which has employment information and standardized test aids, have been upgraded to an all-new version. You can access it here:

On June 30th, the new version will automatically replace the old one. The login account you have on the old/current site will probably not work anymore and you'll need to re-register.

The old version, should you need it, is still available here for the time being:

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer Hours

This week our summer hours begin!

Summer Session:

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

Friday, May 23, 2014


On Memorial Day, Monday May 26, the library will be CLOSED. Have a safe holiday!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Library Open During Break

The ULM Library will be open during the spring break, but not as long. Here are this week's hours:

Tues-Thurs 7:30am – 5:30pm
Fri - 7:30am – 4:30pm
Sat Apr 26 - CLOSED

Normal hours resume on Sunday, April 27.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

See our new YouTube videos!

The ULM Library has made 2 new YouTube video versions of our in-person Workshops. One for EBSCO Discovery and one for LexisNexis Academic.

EDS: EBSCO Discovery Service

Intro to LexisNexis Academic

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Closed Mardi Gras, Mar 1-4


The library will be closed this weekend and on Mon. and Tues., March 1-4.
We'll re-open to normal hours on March 5th.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Library open during weather closure

Although the ULM campus is closed due to inclement weather,  ULM Library is open from 12pm-6pm on Feb. 11th for all your important library needs!
But Library workshops are canceled along with classes.

New hours updates:

Feb. 12 - 11am-6pm
Feb. 13  -  11am-2am

Friday, January 17, 2014

New Spring Library Workshops!

Starting Jan 27th, ULM Library Reference Workshops are back, with some popular presentations and some news ones, like Mergent Online and The LOUISiana Digital Library.

See our workshops page for a list of what we're doing and when. Come get some tips on how to do better research and learn how to use our databases more effectively!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Spring 2014 Library Schedule

The Spring 2014 Library Schedule is now online! See it here: