Summertime: Reading & Searching for Pleasure & Review

Summer is a great time to catch up on your leisure reading  now that classes are over and papers are written.  The BLS Library has many titles that are great for reading for pleasure, as well as reading for classes.  Four good ways to identify books for leisure reading are:

  • Use the SARA catalog to identify titles by keyword or subject that might be of interest to you.
  • Access the library’s New Book List which comes out twice a month.
  • Check out the jackets for new books that are posted on the bulletin board in the library cellar.
  • If you do not locate a title in our collection that’s of interest to you, do a WorldCat search to identify titles at other libraries and then make  ILLiad interlibrary loan requests.

To access the SARA catalog, the New Book List, WorldCat and ILLiad, go here.

Summer is also a great time to brush up on your research skills, whether you’re doing research on your own or working as a faculty research assistant.   You can speak to a reference librarian about contacting our Bloomberg Law, Lexis or Westlaw academic account representatives if you would like to schedule a refresher training session.  If you want to know more about any other electronic databases that are available at BLS and when and how to use them, feel free to speak to a reference librarian.

Library hours from June 1 to July 28 are:  Monday – Thursday, 9am-12am, Friday & Saturday, 9am-10pm, Sunday, 10am-10pm and July 4th, 9am-5pm.

Library hours from July 29 to August 26 are:  Monday – Thursday, 9am – 10pm, Friday & Saturday, 9am – 6pm, Sunday, 10am – 6pm.

Enjoy your summer!