Graphing Calculators Are Still Available

12 09 2016

As of this morning (Monday, September 12) we still have graphing calculators left to be loaned out for the fall semester. These are available on a first-come, first service basis at the circulation desk.

Missing Desktop Icons for S&P Capital IQ

8 09 2016

S&P Capital IQ is currently unavailable on the workstations on the second floor of the library. Students are advised to use the terminals in the Subotnick Center on the first floor of the Library Building when classes are not taking place.

We are working to restore access on the second floor workstations.

Books 24×7 Access Has Been Restored

6 09 2016

We’re back in business.

Please Report Any Issues with Cambridge Content

2 09 2016

Over the holiday weekend (late Sunday night to be exact), Cambridge will be moving all the journal content from one platform and the Cambridge Collections Online ebook content from another platform to a brand new platform for everything (it’s called “Cambridge Core.”) We’ve updated our systems and we’ve heard from Cambridge that  all old URLs will redirect to the new platform, but if you hear of any problem with Cambridge content, please let me or Mike know (with as much detail as you can gather).


New Login Page for OneSearch

2 09 2016

Working with the Public Services Committee, the CUNY Office of Library Services has redesigned the login page for OneSearch. The goal of the redesign was to provide clearer login instructions that are customized for each school. Here’s the old design:


And here’s the new one:

OneSearch--new login page--1 September 2016

The login for Baruch still requires the library ID number in both fields (unless the user has changed the password).

This new page doesn’t change an important fact: for many users, there may be no compelling need to sign in. Here are the reasons why a user might want to:

  • To request delivery of books held at other CUNY libraries
  • To see due dates of books they’ve checked out
  • To see what fines they might owe
  • For off campus users only: to see search results from the handful of vendors who don’t want their records to appear to users who haven’t authenticated them in some way: Web of Science, MLA International Bibliography, Arstor, Bureau of National Affairs, RMIT Publishing, American GeoSciences Institute.


Books24x7 Unavailable [UPDATED]

1 09 2016

UPDATE (6 Septmber 2016) Access has been restored.

We’ve temporarily lost access to Books24x7.

LibGuides and E-Reserves Down [UPDATED]

1 09 2016

UPDATE (1 Sept. 2016, 11:23 am) The problems mentioned below have been fixed. All pages are available again.

Springshare is having system-wide problems this morning. All LibGuides pages (which includes our databases page) and the e-reserves system are not available.

On Springhare’s Twitter account, it sounds like they’ll get it fixed soon.

Updated Library Services Wiki Page on Course Reserves

31 08 2016

I’ve updated the Course Reserves page in the Library Services Wiki to reflect the changes from the summer (new e-reserves module from Springshare and new print reserves module in OneSearch).

OneSearch Login Working Again

31 08 2016

The problem reported yesterday afternoon has been solved. Users can now login again using their library ID number as their user name and password.

OneSearch Login Not Working [UPDATED]

30 08 2016

UPDATE (31 August 2016) The login problem reported below has been fixed.

I just sent a support ticket to the CUNY Office of Library Services to let them know that the login for OneSearch isn’t working (that would be the login that requires your library ID number). If a student needs to request a book, they can still log into the library catalog and do requests there.