The library will be open continuously from 7 am on October 14 through 11:59 pm on October 24. Only currently enrolled Baruch College students may remain in the library between the hours of midnight and 7 am.

For details on library hours throughout the semester, go to the Hours page on the library website.

The library will be closed on Monday, October 13, 2014, for Columbus Day. We will re-open on October 14 for regular hours.  For details on library hours throughout the semester, go to the Hours page on the library website.

Newman Library has received a special set of documents that provide insight into the military junta that once governed Argentina.  Agustín Rossi, Argentina’s current Minister of Defense, presented the documents to David Birdsell, Dean of the School of Public Affairs, as a gift to the Newman Library.  The gift includes the six-volume set, Actas de la Dictadura, which records the meetings of the junta leadership (1976–1983).  In addition, there is a pamphlet, Lista Negras, that reproduces the lists of artists, musicians, journalists, writers, academics, and other intellectuals who were persecuted by the government for their supposed Marxist views.   The books will be display in the Library’s Engelman Reading Room through October 31.  After the exhibition, the documents will be available for use in the Archives and Special Collections Division.

The significance of the documents and the importance of their being available through the Newman Library are discussed  in the press release from the Ministry of Defense.

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Agustín Oscar Rossi (left) and David Birdsell

The Library has approximately 540 TI-89 graphing calculators available for Baruch College students to borrow for the fall 2014 semester.  Students who are interested in borrowing a calculator must enter their names on a list in ONE of the following ways:

1.  Text the word “calculator” to 877877 and reply to the request for your Baruch e-mail address.  (Message and data rates may apply.)

OR

2.  Enter your Baruch e-mail address on this online form.

Students will be selected at random from the list on September 3, 2014 and notified by e-mail to come to the circulation desk to pick up the calculator.  Students who are selected from the waiting list will have one week from the sending of the e-mail message to pick up the calculator.  Calculators that are not picked up within the week will be distributed at the 2nd floor circulation desk on a first-come, first-served basis.  Each student may only submit one entry to the waiting list.  Multiple entries will result in disqualification from the calculator loan process.  Entries must be submitted by 7:00 a.m. on September 3.

Update 09/03/2014 (8:50 a.m.): The calculator waiting list for Fall 2014 is now closed and the students who have been randomly chosen from the waiting list to receive a calculator will contacted by the Library’s Access Services Division via their Baruchmail addresses.

Baruch College is undertaking an important study aimed at aligning our Library spaces with the changing needs of our users. The ultimate goal is to create a framework for phased renovation, adapting to the changing trends in how we teach and learn in a 21st century academic environment, that will enable increased collaborative and individual study, provide new and enhanced learning technologies and library services, and provide greater flexibility and choice of places to study and do work while maximizing the utilization of our space resources.

One of the critical first steps in exploring opportunities for improvement is to understand users’ needs and preferences. Over the next 3 months, we will conduct a number of activities aimed at better understanding these needs, including:

  1. Interviews and Workshops
  2. Online Library Performance Survey for Students, Faculty and Staff
  3. Observational Studies

Invitations for participation in these activities will be sent to members of the Baruch Community  shortly. Your input and support will be essential to the success of this transformational initiative.

Due to essential electrical repairs in the Library & Technology Building there will be no network services, including Internet access and wifi service, in that building and the Annex Building on Thursday, May 15th, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Network services are planned to be restored in the building by 8:00 a.m. on the 16th. The building will remain open, its usual hours during the service outage. The library will be open until midnight and circulation services will remain open as previously scheduled until 10:00 p.m. On the rest of the campus network services will operate as normal. The labs on the 6th floor of the Vertical Campus will be open until 11:30 p.m., because the main computing lab in the Library building will be closed during the outage. On Friday, May 16th the library will open at 7:00 a.m. and remain open continuously for final examinations until 11:59 p.m. on May 23rd.

The Newman Library will be closed for periods of time during spring break to allow for repairs due to damage from last year’s water main break.  The schedule below is based on estimates from the contractors.  We may have to make adjustments if the work schedule requires.  Please check the #Alert message at the top of the Library’s home page or the Twitter feed from CIOBARUCH for the latest status.

Monday 4/14: CLOSED

Tuesday 4/15: Open from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM ONLY

Wednesday 4/16: Open ONLY from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Thursday 4/17: Open normal hours (7:00 AM to 12:00 AM)

Friday 4/18: Open normal hours (7:00 AM to 12:00 AM)

Please note that currently enrolled Baruch College students have access to the other CUNY libraries.

The Information and Technology Building (151 East 25th Street) is scheduled to be closed from 9:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. on four consecutive Thursdays: March 06; 13; 20 and 27. This is due to electrical repair work to be done as a result of the east 26th Street water main break in March 2013. The repairs will require a complete power shut down, which will affect all building systems.  On those Thursdays, to prepare for the loss of power, computer systems, wifi service, and Internet access will start to shut down at 6:00 p.m.  The reference desk will remain open until 9:00.  However, the circulation and laptop loan desks will close at 6:00 along with the student computing lab on the 6th floor.  Currently enrolled Baruch students may use labs on the 6th floor of the Newman Vertical Campus across the street.  We regret the inconvenience caused by these necessary repairs.

The Library has approximately 400 TI-89 graphing calculators available for Baruch College students to borrow for the spring 2014 semester.  Students who are interested in borrowing a calculator must enter their names on a list in ONE of the following ways:

1.  Text the word “calculator” to 877877 and reply to the request for your Baruch e-mail address.  (Message and data rates may apply.)

OR

2.  Enter your Baruch e-mail address on this online form.

Students will be selected at random from the list on January 30, 2014 and notified by e-mail to come to the circulation desk to pick up the calculator.  Students who are selected from the waiting list will have one week from the sending of the e-mail message to pick up the calculator.  Calculators that are not picked up within the week will be distributed at the laptop loan desk on a first-come, first-served basis.  Each student may only submit one entry to the waiting list.  Multiple entries will result in disqualification from the calculator loan process.  Entries must be submitted by 7:00 a.m. on January 30.

In response to a request from Undergraduate Student Government the Library is testing the addition of electrical outlets to the large study tables.  Each unit has 3 electrical outlets plus 2 USB ports for re-charging mobile devices.  The first unit has been installed on a table on the North side of the second floor (see photo below).  If the test is successful and users are satisfied, units will be installed on tables throughout the library.

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