Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Save Lids to Save Lives at Addlestone

Our annual recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month here at Addlestone Library kicks off yet again, and yet again we can support the Susan G. Komen Foundation through the donation of Yoplait yogurt lids (please wash). A donation box is being held at the end of the Circulation desk in the library, unmistakable in pink. Yoplait has raised over $34 million to date through the Save Lids to Save Lives initiative. As one in eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime, this is an undeniably important cause, with the utmost immediacy. Thank you for your contributions, and let’s eat lots of yogurt this October.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Yoplait Drive for Breast Cancer Back in Effect

Once again, you can save lids to save lives. From October to December, the Addlestone Library Circulation Department is collecting Yoplait lids in support of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The College of Charleston’s Women’s Studies group is sponsoring the drive.

Yoplait will donate $.10 to the Susan G. Komen foundation for every pink lid collected and mailed to Yoplait by December 31, 2012.  Come join us in support of Cancer Research; bring your clean, pink Yoplait lids to Circulation at the Addlestone Library and place them in the pink Yoplait box at the end of the desk.


Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Online Study Room Self-Reservation Now in Effect

Here is a link to Addlestone Library’s new online study room reservation system: http://libcal.library.cofc.edu/booking/study.


• Student Study Rooms are for the exclusive use of College of Charleston students for course related library purposes only.
• Student Study Rooms may not be used for clubs, recreation, regularly scheduled meetings or for campus departmental business including meetings with classroom instructors for regular office hours.
• All Study Rooms are unlocked and available for College of Charleston students on a first on a first come, first served basis, however; group study room users without reservations must leave when requested by a group with proof of a valid reservation, i.e., confirmation of the reservation.


• Collaborative Study Rooms may be reserved for groups of three or more persons. A maximum of 6 students are allowed in small study rooms. A maximum of 10 people are allowed in rooms 236 and 326.
• Leaving unattended items in an unscheduled room does not constitute fair use and others may use rooms even if unattended items are left behind.
• The Library is not responsible for personal property left in rooms.
• Chairs may not be removed from the rooms.
• No food, uncovered drinks or tobacco of any kind may be used in the rooms.
• The rooms are subject to the Problem Behavior Policy.
• There should be no unnecessary noise, boisterous behavior, musical instruments or loud music played in the rooms.
• Any other inappropriate conduct or behavior (i.e. eating and drinking, smoking, etc.) will result in patrons being expelled from the study room.
• Any problems, scheduling conflicts or misuse should be reported to the circulation desk or the security desk.


• Reservations can be made online or via mobile phone by visiting www.cofc.edu/library and clicking “Study Room Reservations”. Only CofC students with a valid @g.cofc.edu email address are allowed to make reservations. Once a reservation is made, the student will receive an email to confirm the reservation. The student must confirm the reservation within 30 minutes of receiving the email to complete the reservation process. You may use your confirmation email to verify your reservation in the event that two groups claim to have a reservation for the same time.
• Reservations may be made up to 14 days in advance.
• Each student can make two, one hour reservations per day, up to 3 times per week.
• Reservations are no longer made in person or over the phone.
• If your plans change, please cancel your reservation before your reservation is scheduled to begin to allow another group to make a reservation. Just click the link provided in the confirmation email to cancel your room.


• Reservations have priority. If you are using a study room without a valid reservation, you must leave when asked by a group with a valid reservation. All study rooms are open and are available (subject to the policies above) on a first come, first served basis.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Collaborative Study Rooms, our policies or the new online reservation system, please contact the Circulation Desk at circle@cofc.edu or 953-8001.


Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

2012 UNICEF Tap Project at Addlestone

March 19-25 is World Water week, and your chance to aid the UNICEF Tap Project in its effort to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children around the world. The Hindi classes at the College of Charleston are spearheading campus-wide participation in this very important cause, and have placed a donation box at the Circulation desk in Addlestone Library. Just $1 provides safe water for a child for 40 days. The 2012 UNICEF Tap Project Funds will specifically target Togo, Vietnam, Mauritania, and Cameroon. Thank you for your support.

Monday, November 14th, 2011

School Supply Drive at Addlestone

College of Charleston’s Addlestone Library is hosting a school supply drive from November 14 thru November 23, 2011.  All donations will go to the Teachers’ Supply Closet, a local community benefit organization that provides classroom materials to the tri-county schools with the highest poverty rates.

The top 10 needs of the Teachers’ Supply Closet are: pencils, copy paper, glue sticks, crayons (24 pack), composition notebooks, dry erase markers, pink erasers, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, and scissors.  However, any donations, from new to gently-used, will be accepted.  Donations can be brought to the library’s Circulation desk, or placed by the schoolhouse in the rotunda, pictured below.  Thank you for supporting Charleston’s teachers and students in need.

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Save Lids to Save Lives

From October to December of 2011, the Addlestone Library Circulation department is once again collecting Yoplait lids in support of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure campaign. The College of Charleston’s Women’s Studies group is sponsoring the drive.

Yoplait will donate $.10 to the Susan G. Komen foundation for every pink lid collected and mailed to Yoplait by December 31, 2011.  Come join us in supporting of Cancer Research; bring your clean, pink Yoplait lids to the Circulation desk  in the Addlestone Library and place them in the pink Yoplait box at the end of Circulation desk.


Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Proxy Card Service

We are pleased to announce a new proxy card service for our faculty. If you have any questions about the new Proxy Card Service, please do not hesitate to contact the Circulation Department at circle@cofc.edu or 953-8001.

Proxy Card Service Policy


The proxy card service is a service intended for members of the College of Charleston faculty to   facilitate faculty research by extending library privileges to authorized individuals on behalf of the faculty member.


Faculty members may authorize designated students, graduate assistants and research assistants of their choosing to check out library books, media, print microfilm copies and place items on reserve, using the faculty member’s library account(s).


The faculty member granting proxy permission will be held accountable for any microfilm copies produced by the proxy and charged to the faculty member’s departmental account.    Lost or damaged library items will be the faculty member’s responsibility and will be charged to the faculty member’s library account.


Faculty members using the service are encouraged to periodically monitor his/her borrower’s account.  You may monitor your account at:  http://libcat.cofc.edu/patroninfo.  The proxy card holder will not receive notices or correspondence regarding the faculty member’s account, nor will the proxy card holder be responsible for recalled items that become overdue.


The proxy card holder must provide a valid proxy card at the time of checkout and must be listed as a proxy on the faculty member’s library account.  The faculty member may restrict full disclosure of his/her library account to the proxy.

Online Proxy Request Form


The faculty member should complete a proxy request form for each cardholder at: http://cofc.edu/library/libraries/proxy/ .  Proxy cards expire at the end of each semester.  Cards will be processed within 48 hours.  If the faculty member needs the card immediately, please contact Sherry Gadsden at gadsdens@cofc.edu or call 953.8001.  The faculty member may contact the Circulation Department to extend or revoke cardholder’s privileges at any time.  Also, the card will be mailed to the faculty member, unless specified otherwise.




Thursday, April 21st, 2011

SGA Media Collection

As promised by the Student Government, there are now DVDs available for student checkout here at Addlestone. They are located on the Calhoun side of the library on the first floor, next to the periodicals. Students may check out as many as three titles for three days at a time. We also now check out chargers for Dells and Macs. Here is a list of the currently available DVDs:


30 Rock. Season 1

2 Greenberg
3 The blind side
4 Alice in Wonderland
5 The Karate Kid
6 Stranger than Fiction
7 C’est arrivé près de chez vous/Man bites Dog
8 The kids are all right
9 Despicable me
10 Sherlock Holmes
11 Shrek
12 Shutter Island
13 Youth in revolt
14 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
15 Män som hatar kvinnor / Yellow Bird
16 Winter’s bone
17 Dinner for schmucks
18 The social network
19 Un prophète [videorecording] = a prophet
20 True grit
21 International spies collection– Austin Powers international man of mystery, Austin Powers : the spy who shagged me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Spies like us.
22 The king of Queens–the complete series
23 Twilight
24 Eclipse
25 New moon
26 Freaks and geeks
27 Sixteen candles
28 Everybody loves Raymond, Seasons 1-9
29 To kill a mockingbird
30 The fresh prince of Bel-Air, Seasons 1-5
32 Arrested development. Season one
33 District 9
34 The Apartment
35 Mean girls
36 The Reese Witherspoon collection
37 Secretariat
38 Pineapple express
39 Robin Hood
40 Restrepo
41 Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
42 Nick & Norah’s infinite playlist
43 Something’s gotta give
44 Georgia rule
45 Shottas
46 Sleepers
47 Beat Street
48 Avatar
49 Fast times at Ridgemont High
50 Requiem for a dream
51 Inception
52 Matilda.
53 Bruce Almighty
54 Toy story 3
55 He’s just not that into you
56 Dumb and dumber
57 Eat pray love
58 National Lampoon’s Animal house
59 Elf
60 30 Rock. Season 2
61 30 Rock. Season 3
62 Arrested development. Season two
63 Arrested development. Season three.
64 The breakfast club.
65 Weird science


Thursday, October 7th, 2010

Save lids to save lives!

The Addlestone Library Circulation department is collecting Yoplait lids to support the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure campaign during the months of October to December 2010. Last year the organization reached their goal, raising $1.5 million for the cure.

Yoplait will donate $.10 to the Susan G. Komen foundation–up to $1.6 million dollars for every pink lid collected and mailed to Yoplait by December 31, 2010.  Come join us in supporting of Cancer Research.

Bring your clean, pink Yoplait lids to the Circulation desk  in the Addlestone Library and place them in the pink Yoplait box on the Circulation desk.

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Faculty Reserve Letter

Dear faculty,

We are ready to begin processing “electronic and hard copy” reserve materials for the fall.  I hope this letter finds each of you well, as we prepare to move from summer break into the fall semester.  The library and the Circulation department want to ensure that you are well informed of updates and changes made to our electronic and traditional reserve services before we transition into another academic semester.  Also, we hope you will find these updates and changes to be timely, efficient and helpful.

The Reserve Process

Please bring the separate collated articles along with citations since all paper documents must be scanned before they can appear on your electronic course page.   Please bring the best quality copy to be scanned.  Also, be sure to include the title as it appears on the course syllabus.  Although, we try to process reserves as quickly as we receive them, please keep in mind there is a 72 hour processing period.  Due to the number of reserves we receive at the beginning of a semester, it may be even longer.  It is very important that you submit the electronic reserve form before sending your reserve documents.  You may access the reserve form at http://www.cofc.edu/library/faculty/eres/course/index.php.  Sending the documents before submitting the form will delay processing.  For those who may want to put articles from microfilm on reserve, the library has added a state of the art microfilm scanner. Please be advised due to time constraints we are unable to scan your microfilm documents.

Also, in the summer of 2009 the Shelving Department merged with the Circulation Department.   As a result of the merger, we are pleased to offer you some additional services.   We are prepared, upon request, to retrieve books from the library’s collection to be processed for faculty hard copy reserves.  However, we are unable to make photo copies from books or journals at this time.

If you are using our electronic reserve system for the first time or have in the past and wish to manage and maintain your own course page, you may do so by contacting the Circulation Department and scheduling an appointment.  Faculty members who manage their own electronic reserve pages are responsible for adhering to copyright guidelines.

Students can request and purchase course packs thru the College bookstore or an outside company such as SasE-ink, A&E, etc.  A percentage of the revenue generated from course packs requested and sold thru the bookstore goes toward CofC scholarships.

If you are not in position to bring your reserve material at this time, please bring reserve items to be processed to the Circulation desk before 08.16.2010.  This will allow us to process your request more quickly and accurately.  Our objective is to have your material processed and available for your students the first week of classes.  Receiving reserve materials after 08.16.2010 may delay the processing and completion of your e-reserve course page.

We look forward to assisting you with your reserve materials this fall semester.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at reserves@cofc.edu or contact us at 953-8001.

Thank you.

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