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End of paging service for on-campus borrowers

As of October 1, you’ll notice that the “place request” button in MidCat no longer displays for materials with an “available” status. Due to decreased staffing resources, Circulation Services will no longer be able to retrieve requested materials from library shelves for on-campus borrowers.
While it was a valued service for our on-campus borrowers, a large amount of staff time was used to fill the many requests, time that must now be redirected towards core borrowing services. Please continue to alert the Circulation desks to materials that you are unable to locate – we are still here to help!

Web Requesting – Retrieval Services Discontinued

Submitted by Elin Waagen

I am sorry to have to report that retrieval services for on-campus borrowers will be discontinued within the next two weeks.
Due to decreased staffing resources, Circulation Services will no longer be able to retrieve web-requested materials from library stacks for on-campus borrowers. This change in service will take effect within the next couple of weeks. It has been a valued and much appreciated service, but sadly we are unable to continue retrieval services in light of current staffing changes. Thank you for your understanding. Please feel free to contact Elin with any questions or concerns.

NExpress Enhancements

Submitted by Elin Waagen

In collaboration with NExpress partner libraries, LIS has recently implemented a couple of very nice enhancements to the NExpress service we offer.
NExpress now offers a third renewal to accommodate research needs.
Midd now loans out DVD’s from the Browsing Collection – and we can now request DVD’s from NExpress partner libraries.
Books – 28 day loan
DVD’s – 7 day loan

Pass the Word!
Midd staff, faculty and students who will be living or traveling near our NExpress partner libraries during the summer can borrow directly from them – Colby, Bates, Bowdoin, Northeastern, Williams and Wellesley – with their Midd ID.