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Jun 04 2015

Get started with your summer reading – and listening and watching – at Belk Library!

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We’ve added 50 new titles to the Belk Library Kindles, bringing our total up to 176 books. That’s one of the great things about e-book readers – all those books, and it still only weighs about 10 ounces. Some highlights from this new collection include:

  • Twelve of the hardcover fiction and five of the hardcover nonfiction bestsellers from the New York Times bestsellers list.
  • A mix of genres: romances, mysteries, thrillers, humor, fantasy.
  • And some great beach books! Two new beach romances – Guest Cottage by Nancy Thayer and Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews. And for nonfiction, we have David McCullough’s new biography of the Wright brothers, who made history right on our very own NC beach!
  • Why not get ready for Fall Convocation by reading Dr. Martin Luther King’s Why We Can’t Wait. And we have several of the previous common readings too, if you missed them.

For a complete list of all titles, check out our guide at http://elon.libguides.com/kindle. For a list of titles by genre, select the “Kindle Titles” tab. And click the Belk Library Kindles link in the middle of the home screen to get in line for a Kindle today.

Check out our new audiobooks! Perfect for that summer road trip, or just commuting back and forth. We just added over 50 new titles, and we may have some older ones you missed. Click here to see a list and come browse our selection. The new ones are on the first floor in the new materials display (to the right as you come in) and the older ones are on the second floor by the DVDs.

Speaking of DVDs, we got in over 100 new ones last month! Check out this list  and come find them on the new materials display, to the right as you come in the door.Thanks, and happy reading! And listening! And watching!

The Belk Library Staff

P.S. – Please note – These titles are ONLY available on the Belk Library Kindles.
We do not have the capability to download books to personal Kindles.
However, this service is available at the Alamance, Greensboro, Chapel Hill,
and other area public libraries.

Jun 01 2015

Belk Library Summer Hours

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Monday through Thursday, the library is open from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm each day. The library closes to community patrons at 9:00 pm each night.

On Friday, the library is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

On Saturday, the library is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

On Sunday, the library is open in the evening from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The library closes to community patrons at 9:00 pm.

24 hour access for Phoenix Card holders will resume in the fall.

Mar 05 2015

Game Night @ Belk Library March 6

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Belk Library hosted Game Night on Friday, March 6th.  Around seventy students turned out to play video and board games, and to feast on Little Caesar’s pizza and cookies from Paul’s Bakery.  Many of the participants took part in a Smash 4 tournament.  Congratulations to Ethan Gaskin, Takasuke Tsuji, and Conor McKoy, who won $10 Target gift cards in the door prize drawings.

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Feb 03 2015

Belk Library Hours for Spring Semester

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Belk Library is open continuously for Phoenix card holders from 10 am Sunday until 9 pm Friday and from 9 am until 9 pm Saturday. Please use the card swipe after 9:00 pm weekdays and after 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.

Visitors are welcome to use Belk Library during the following times:

Sunday from 10:00 am until 9 pm

Monday to Thursday from 7:30 am until 9:00 pm

Friday from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm

Saturday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

Jan 07 2015

Films on Demand

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Belk Library now has access to the Films on Demand database through NCLive.

Films on Demand provides online access to high-quality academic video and multimedia. Collections contain over 21,000 videos, organized into 248,000 video segments, which cover subjects ranging from anthropology to world languages.

Set up a free user account to create and share video playlists, create custom clips from videos, embed video clips, and save a list of favorite videos.

To use Films on Demand

  1. On- and off-campus, go directly to https://ezproxy.elon.edu/login?url=http://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?rsrc=379
  2. You may also access Films on Demand on our Databases by Title page under F

Sep 02 2014

Meet our new Systems Librarian

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This summer we welcomed Jerry Waller as a new member of the Belk Library staff. As our Systems Librarian, Jerry will administer the front and back ends of the online catalog system, provide systems and statistical analysis, and generally strive to make the patron experience the best it can be.

Jerry comes to us from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he served as Technical Support Analyst in the Media Resources Center. Prior to that position, Jerry’s professional experiences included books specialist for Duke University Press, associate programmer analyst for Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc., user interface design intern at the SAS institute, and a variety of managerial positions with Borders Books, Music & Café. He has a Master of Science in Information Science degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a BA in English from Concord University.

While Jerry never had the opportunity to study abroad, he has always had wanderlust and has been fortunate to travel the country and the world, including a recent three week trip to Seoul, South Korea. He’s already loving Elon, and is very excited to be in an environment that cares as much as he does about global and multicultural experiences.jwaller

Aug 26 2014

Belk Library Hours for Fall Semester

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Belk Library is open continuously for Phoenix card holders from 10 am Sunday until 9 pm Friday and from 9 am until 9 pm Saturday. Please use the card swipe after 9:00 pm weekdays and after 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday.

Visitors are welcome to use Belk Library during the following times:

Sunday from 10:00 am until 9 pm

Monday to Thursday from 7:30 am until 9:00 pm

Friday from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm

Saturday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm

 

 

Jun 18 2014

Summer 2014 renovations in Belk Library

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Since Belk Library opened in January 2000, the way our space  is used has changed. Elon’s student body has grown from just over 4,000 to 6,300 in 2014. More library resources are available online, which are often accessed on laptops and other types of mobile devices. Students engage in more collaborative and group work.

To reflect how things have changed since we opened in 2000 and to build in greater flexibility for the future, the first floor of Belk Library will undergo significant renovation this summer.

Look for:

* New study rooms for individual and collaborative work for students, tutors, librarians & writing consultants.
* New computer tables featuring easy-to-access power for portable devices.
* New flexible furniture to support different study and work styles, for both individuals and groups.
* More quiet study seats on the 2nd and 3rd floors.
* New paint, carpet and furnishings to give Belk Library a fresh new look towards the future.

 

Here are a few renderings of the new space. Click on the image to see details.

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Floor layout and color schemecolor-scheme

Apr 30 2014

Early English Books Online

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Belk Library now provides access to the Early English Books Online (EEBO) database.

EEBO contains more than 125,000 titles published in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and British North America from 1473 to 1700. Subject areas include English literature, history, philosophy, linguistics, theology, music, fine arts, education, mathematics, and science. The collection comprehensively documents the English Renaissance – an era that witnessed the rebirth of classical humanism, the broadening of the known world, and the rapid spread of printing and education.

To use EEBO

  1. On- and off-campus, go directly to https://ezproxy.elon.edu/login?url=http://eebo.chadwyck.com
  2. You may also access Early English Books Online on our Databases by Title page under E

Apr 17 2014

Belk Library hosts Game Night

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The first floor of Belk Library was transformed into a video arcade Friday night, April 11.  Over fifty Elon students feasted on pizza and played games including Super Smash Brothers, Guitar Hero and War of Warcraft.  Some took part in board and card games.  The Gaming and Computer Club put on the event in cooperation with Belk Library.  The GCC gave out door prizes and prizes for the winners of the Super Smash tournament.   Thanks to all that came out!

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