Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Library Mobile Website

Access the Library's mobile-optimized website at m.macalester.edu/library.

The Library's mobile site includes:

  • A mobile-friendly WorldCat Local search
  • A mobile-friendly list of research databases
  • A mobile chat option
  • News and events

A link to the library's mobile site can be found on the College's mobile site in the Academics section.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Access Library Resources While on Break!

Use library resources away from campus? No problem.

Current faculty, staff and students can access Library Research Databases, Macalester WorldCat Local and most other resources from anywhere with internet access.

Use Links on Library Website

Be sure to go through the Library Website to ensure full Macalester privileges. You will be prompted to enter your Macalester username and password and then you are good to go!

Reference Librarians Also Available

Reference librarians will be available throughout break to answer questions and provide research assistance. Contact us via email or chat (if chat is active) - a librarian will respond.

Enjoy the winter break!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Library Systems Outage, January 3, 2015

On Saturday, 3 January 2015, our service provider, OCLC, has scheduled a technology upgrade to support system performance and reliability. During this upgrade, all OCLC services will be unavailable from 11pm, Friday, to 2pm, Saturday (approximately 15 hours). Many library services will be unavailable during this time, including WorldCat and Illiad. Most library research databases, however, will be available. We apologize for any inconvenience this outage may cause. Please contact askus@macalester.edu if you have any questions.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Access Library Resources While On Winter Break!

Use library resources away from campus? No problem.

Current faculty, staff and students can access Library Research Databases, Macalester WorldCat Local and most other resources from anywhere with internet access.

Use Links on Library Website

Be sure to go through the Library Website to ensure full Macalester privileges. You will be prompted to enter your Macalester username and password and then you are good to go!

Reference Librarians Also Available

Reference librarians will be available throughout break to answer questions and provide research assistance. Contact us via email or chat (if chat is active) - a librarian will respond.

Enjoy the winter break!

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Need to Write a Research Paper?

Try the library's Assignment Calculator

Assignment Calculator

The Assignment Calculator:

  • Gives you an action plan with target due dates
  • Outlines the research process step by step
  • Lets you add each step to your Google calendar

Check out the Assignment Calculator today!

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

All Library Systems Restored

We are happy to report that all of our library systems are back up after our service provider encountered problems this morning.

We apologize for any inconvenience this morning's outage may have caused. Please contact the service desk if you have any questions.

Library Systems Unavailable

Our service provider is currently experiencing problems resulting in several of our library systems being down including our Macalester WorldCat online catalog and the ILLiad (ILL) systems.

We are working with OCLC, our service provider, to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Library staff are available to assist you with your research needs. Please contact the service desk if you have any questions.