How to Borrow a Graphing Calculator for the Fall 2014 Semester

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.

A New Master Plan for the Library – Input from Library Users Needed

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.