Finals are approaching. We’re here to help.
Thompson Library will be OPEN for 90 Consecutive Hours during Study Week!
The Frances Willson Thompson Library will open at 8 am on Monday, December 12th and will remain open until 2am on Friday, December 16th.
That’s right —- the library will remain open 24 hours Monday, Tuesday and Wed, not closing again until 2am on Friday, December 16th this year.
This winter, in conjunction with and through the assistance of Student Government as well as the generosity of volunteers within the library staff, Thompson Library will adjust its hours of operation, extending the time we are open.
There will be several mini-events in the library throughout the 24 hour schedule to support students stressed by preparing for finals.
Student Government is providing light refreshments early in the evening.
Therapy Dogs will again be visiting Thompson Library this year to assist students dealing with Finals stress. Come play with the dogs! They’ll be here on Thursday (December 15th) from noon to 2 pm.
Coloring books, those charming pages with intricate designs, will be available along with coloring pencils to help take your mind off studying for a few minutes.
Students needing to study for exams, or to work on that final paper, are welcome during our extended hours at Thompson Library throughout the week.
Come and take advantage of these special extended hours to do all that last-minute cramming and put the final touches on your project this week.
Thompson Library has over 900 chairs at carrels, tables and several study rooms in a quiet atmosphere.
Study rooms can be reserved online. From the online list, select your preferred date, time and room, then pick up the key at the Circulation Desk when you arrive. Reserve online and be guaranteed a group study space!
Bring your coffee, your books and (if you want) your laptops – whatever you need to do your research and studying in a quiet, serene location conducive to scholarly contemplation.
Campus-wide Wi-Fi and the ITS computer lab machines and printers (on all 3 floors of the Library) are available.
Or check out a laptop using your library card (UMID) for use inside the library.
There are over 70 computers (including a few Macs) in the ITS lab located within the library (divided among all 3 floors).
Additionally, ITS supplies the Library with 3 printer/copier machines (one on each floor) plus one color printer (3rd floor) for your convenience. All printers are connected to the campus-wide print-queue via the Papercut system.
Send your document to the printer from any ITS computer lab machine. The document is saved in your personal print queue; no one else can see or print it. Then retrieve your document at ANY ITS computer lab printer by sliding your UMID card to pull up YOUR list of items sent to printer. Select the document you want now, hit print button. It’s that easy.
You can even send documents to the print queue from your laptop via the campus WiFi system. (See ITS website for instructions.)
Need technical assistance? ITS has a telephone on the wall next to the printers with their 5 digit inter-campus number clearly posted. Give them a call and they can walk you through any computer, software or printer difficulties.
Need to charge your electronics? There are many outlet plugs (including under each of the carrels along the edge of the room) for powering devices.
Be sure NOT to leave electronic devices unattended. Not all elves have good intentions. (Some are elves of mischief — and theft.)
- Laptops are available to checkout for use within the library.
- VHS and DVD players are available in each of the Study Rooms.
- Study Rooms can be reserved online (check the UM-Flint Thompson Library website) for study groups.
Plus there are Reference Librarians on hand to help you find and use the research materials provided by the library, both in print and online.
Thompson Library provides access to:
- Over 250,000 books shelved in our building and an additional 500,000 ebooks online (available to borrow just like the print books, but readable as full text online).
- A collection of over 4,000 music CDs and videos in DVD format.
- Over 1,000 databases offering indexes to scholarly journals and data sets, many full text online.
… and so much more!
And — as always — our librarians and staff will be available to assist students with their research needs.
— HOURS OF OPERATION —
Through the end of December 2016, Thompson Library will be open during the following hours:
Monday (12th) — Thursday (15th): Open 24 hours
Friday (16th) : Close at 2am.
Friday (16th) : 8 am to 10 pm
Saturday : 10 am to 10 pm
Sunday: 12 noon to 12 midnight
Monday (19th) — Tuesday (20th): 8 am to 2 am
Wednesday (21st): 8 am to 12 midnight
Thursday (22nd): 8 am to 6 pm
Friday (23rd): 8 am to 6 pm
Saturday (24th) — Begin Winter Intersession — CLOSED
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Winter Semester Begins — January 3, 2017
Winter Hours in Effect for 2017
(See: Library Hours for calendar of hours through April 2017)
Need some holiday entertainment???
Should you need something enticing, enlightening or stimulating, or just plain FUN to read during this long winter break — remember your library has a large paperback collection of “good reads,” at the bottom of the stairs on the 1st floor (just beyond the Oversized books), an extensive literature collection (see the call items in call number PS on the 1st floor near the windows) as well as plenty of best sellers and topically or timely fascinating books in our Browsing Collection.
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The semester is almost over.
Let’s go to the Library!
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