Please welcome Mike Lally, a MuseumWorks intern who is working with Wendy up in Armstrong. Mike is a rising senior, majoring in physicsand art history, and he will be working on researching and cataloging items the Antique Scientific Instruments collection, and learning about digital preservation. In the end, we hope to digitize a subset of the collection – including 3-D scanning! – and he will create a new exhibit for the Armstrong lobby area. He has already discovered treasure in the collection, so we will be positing semi-regularly on the exciting find-of-the-week. Stay tuned!
Items that can leave the Library:
Calculators: These have a four hour loan rule and may be taken outside of the Library.
Mac VGA Adapters: These are found in the same drawer as the calculators and have a 4 hour loan rule. These are typically checked out with LCD projectors and may be taken out of the Library.
LCD Projectors: These are kept in the equipment cabinet in room 208 and have a loan period of one day. If a patron walks in without booking an LCD projector beforehand, be absolutely sure that the one you check out to them does not have a booking that day or the following day. To do this search “LCD Projector” as a title in Search\Holds, double click the record with the corresponding number appearing on the projector, and click on the bookings tab when in the Item Record. If it has a booking the dates of the booking will appear in the record.
Fac/Staff Loaner laptops: There are three Dell laptops and Three MacBooks that can be loan out for a 2 week period to faculty or staff only.
Laptop Power Adapters: These are kept with the Laptops in the 208 Cabinet and are always checked out with laptops. We have extras for individual checkout, but always be sure that there are at least the same number of adapters as there are laptops. Power adapters cannot leave Bihall and they have a 4 hour loan period.
Items that CANNOT leave the Library:
Laptops: There are four Dell laptops and two Ibooks available for check out on a first come, first serve basis. They have a loan period of 4 hours and must be returned when the library closes. These are kept in the equipment cabinet in 208. Please remind patrons that these cannot leave the Library under any circumstance. When laptops are returned, please check to make sure they have been properly shut down and all the appropriate parts are still intact (pop-up windows will prompt you in what to look for).
PLEASE NOTE: Equipment borrowed at Armstrong must be returned at Armstrong. This rule applies for equipment at Main as well. Equipment must be returned to the branch it was borrowed from. So we do not check in items such as:
Calculators from the Main Library
LCD Projector from Main
IF YOU ARE NOT SURE OF WHAT LOCATION A PIECE OF EQUIPMENT HAS, BE SURE TO CHECK IN VIEW/HOLDS USING “EQUIPMENT” AS A GENRE SEARCH
We have made the Armstrong Science library an official pick up location for ILL and NExpress materials. If you select Armstrong delivery, your requested materials will be automatically sent to the Armstrong Science Library for pick up when they arrive at Middlebury.
This is now possible for both NExpress and interlibrary loan materials. However, selecting this option is done very differently in each system.
- For NExpress the choice is made each time an item is ordered, through a drop-down menu. Select Armstrong Science library from the list of available pick up locations. go/NExpress
- For ILLiad, the choice is made at registration. In order for a current ILLiad user to change their preferred delivery location in ILLiad, you will need to update your contact Information in the Tools menu in ILLiad. Click on “Edit My Contact Information” and select Armstrong Science Library as your “Delivery Site” to take advantage of this new service. You can return to regular pick up at the Davis Family Library at any time by returning to ILLiad and changing your selected delivery site back to Davis Family Library. go/ill
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.