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Library Hours

clockAll Midd Libraries begin 9 – 5 hours today.

Library hours are reduced during the period between spring and summer semesters. Check here for hours.

PLEASE NOTE! The Libraries will close at 12 noon on Monday 5/24.

Special Collections will be closed Monday 5/24 through Friday 6/4; opening Saturday 6/5 from 10-2 for Reunion weekend, and resuming regular hours Monday 6/7.

The End (of spring term) is Near!

book returnLeaving campus for good – or just for all/part of the summer?
Please be on the lookout for materials that belong to the Libraries and return them before you leave campus.
If you have any questions, problems or concerns with returning borrowed materials, please be in touch! Circulation Services staff can be reached by email at, by phone at x5494, and in person at any of the Libraries. Our hours are listed here.
There are book drops available at the Armstrong and the Davis Family Library for returns during open and closed hours. Please return any loaner equipment to the Library it was borrowed from.
If all attempts to reach us fail and you need to urgently return something that cannot safely fit into the book drops, please contact Public Safety.
Before you leave campus, please log in to your library account on My Midcat (go/mymidcat) and alert us to any problems or questions about your account.
A reminder that you are responsible for all materials borrowed on your account. Read about our policies for long overdue, lost or damaged materials here. If you owe any charges, please resolve prior to leaving campus.
Using a Library locker and/or thesis carrel? Be sure to clear your carrels and lockers of all library and personal materials and return the locker/carrel key prior to leaving campus.
Need to borrow when off-campus? Simply request an extended due date at the time of check-out, so that you will not receive unnecessary library overdue and bill notices. If you will be in the vicinity of one of our NExpress partner libraries when off-campus, you can borrow directly from them with your Midd ID.
Thanks! Please be in touch with any borrowing related questions – we are here to help! :-)

May Library Hours

May 2 – 17
Last-week-of-classes and Exam period
24 hour – with card access
Midd card access required between 11 pm and regular opening
(regular opening times 7:30 am M-F and 9 am S-S)

May 18
Closing at 8 pm

May 19-21 (Wed-Fri) 9 am-5 pm
May 22-23 (Sat-Sun) 9 am – 5 pm
May 24 (Mon) 9 am – noon
May 25-28 (Tues-Fri) 9 am – 5 pm
May 29-30 (Sat-Sun) CLOSED
May 31 (Mon) CLOSED

For hours at all branch Libraries check here.

Please note!
All Libraries will close at 12 noon on Monday May 24.

RSS – Really Special Snacks or Really Simple Syndication?

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RSS Workshop tomorrow 4/28!
Alex will be presenting a workshop on RSS to the Circ group on Wed 4/28 at 3 pm in Lib 105. Please join us!

Here’s the workshop description:

Definition/Description of RSS
* Really simple syndication
* Standardized format for publishing frequently updated works

Uses of RSS
* News and Updates
* Notification
* Aggregation
* Abstraction

Benefits and advantages
* Standardizes news so it can be reviewed, filtered and reorganized and
* Tracks what new for a given context (blog, personal RSS Reader)

Tools/Services for RSS
* RSS reader applications (desktop vs web)
* RSS widgets and plugins (WordPress plugins)
* Personal News Aggregators (iGoogle, NetVibes…)

Time for Q and A