Extra Extended Hours for Finals

New this year! – the Dunbar Library will be open even more hours leading up to and during Finals Week to provide students with access to study spaces, computers, Wi-Fi, and Reserve items such as textbooks and phone chargers.

On Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, the Library will be open until 10:00 p.m. In the past, we have closed at 8:00 p.m. that Friday and 6:00 p.m. that Saturday. Also, we will open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 22 instead of opening at 1:00 p.m.

As usual, the Library extends hours starting with the Wednesday before Finals. We remain open until 2:00 a.m. on that Wednesday and Thursday, and continue with that closing time for the following Sunday through Thursday.

These extended hours are part of our mission to facilitate student success. Please refer to our website for detailed building hours. Thank you!

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3rd Annual Food for Fines Drive

Wright State students, staff, faculty and community, do you have overdue fines with the University Libraries? Want to help the Wright State Friendship Food Pantry stock its shelves? We’ve got a win-win for you…
3rd Annual Friendly Food for Fines Food Drive
April 15th – April 21st 2018
Drop off nonperishable, non-expired food and hygiene products to the Dunbar Library Circulation Desk. Most needed donation items include hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, razors, deodorant, etc.), breakfast items, dietary items (vegetarian options & gluten free, etc.), condiments, canned fruit, packaged drinks, and canned meats. Thank you for supporting the Friendship Food Pantry.
In return, if applicable, patrons may be eligible for a $5 reduction per item in University Libraries overdue fines. Fine forgiveness will not exceed $50. Overdue items must be returned. Fine forgiveness will not include lost, “billed”, or replacement items.
Eligibility for fine forgiveness is at the discretion of the Head of Resource Delivery Services. Questions? Contact Matt Shreffler at 937-775-3565.
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Research Toolkit Workshops Now Available Online

Learning to do academic research is one of the biggest challenges college students face. Students often struggle with skills like defining a research topic, locating relevant sources, constructing searches, and making sense of information once found. We designed the Research Toolkit workshops three years ago to help students overcome the most common challenges of doing college-level research. Students overwhelmingly report that they feel more comfortable and confident about doing research after the workshops. Faculty have reported noticing an improvement in their students’ skills after completing a workshop.

Since we introduced the workshops, the most commonly asked question has been, “Will these be available online?” We’re happy to report that the answer is now an enthusiastic “yes!” We have made three workshops available to be viewed any time online. Those workshops are:

Each of these workshops can be viewed independently on the Research Toolkit research guide. Each is also available as a module that can be embedded into a class Pilot page. Instructors who are interested in offering these workshops for credit can find the zip files for Pilot on the “For Instructor Use” page. Both “Stop Searching and Start Finding” and “Integrating Your Sources” include Pilot quizzes.

More workshops will be available as we are able to complete them. Each is still available in person for groups of four or more students by faculty or advisor request. Contact rtworkshops@libraries.wright.edu with questions or for more information.

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Blind Date with a Book 2018

Our Blind Date with a Book event will return this year from February 13th – March 2nd (while supplies last) on the shelves of the Popular Reading Collection, on our first floor between Starbucks and the Group Study Room. We’ve wrapped up popular titles, so you won’t be able to judge them by their covers. You’ll have to rely on our clues to choose a book, read it, and tell us what you think for a chance to win a prize. You might be surprised which ones you’ll enjoy.

Here’s how to play:

  • Pick up a wrapped book from our Popular Reading Collection on the first floor of Dunbar Library.
  • Check it out at the Circulation Desk.
  • Take it home.
  • Unwrap it.
  • READ IT!
  • Return a completed evaluation form to the Circulation Desk and you’ll be entered to win a prize!

We’ll see you February 13th to get “set up” with your next great read!

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