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Coffee delivered while you study!

Need a late night boost while studying in Meriam Library? Common Grounds in the nearby BMU will be open until 11pm between December 8th - 17th.

What's better is that you don't even need to leave the library to get your caffeine. Common Grounds will deliver directly to you in the library (The Grove and 4th Floor) between 7 - 11pm through Finals Week.

Simply download the Tapingo app on your smart phone, follow the simple registration instructions, and place your order for delivery to the library.

New Mobile Device Charging Kiosk on Library's 4th Floor

The Meriam Library has installed a KwikBoost mobile device charging kiosk on the 4th floor, just north of the public elevators.  The full-speed, energy-efficient, multi-device kiosk has eight charging cables in two bundles, and services most mobile devices, including: iPhones, iPads and Android products.

posted by Library Building Management

WestlawNext

Westlaw has a new look! The Westlaw interface has been updated and re-branded as WestlawNext.

The Meriam Library subscribes to the Campus Version of WestlawNext which provides the content legal students need to become proficient in legal research. The only difference between WestlawNext and the previous version of Westlaw is the interface, the content is exactly the same. In WestlawNext you will find:

Search Everything Linking Problem

The Search Everything box on the library’s homepage is not linking to all of our content correctly. We are aware of the problem and it has been reported to the vendor. This problem is not isolated to our campus.

You can continue to use Search Everything. Articles with a PDF or an HTML full text icon should be working properly. The issue involves links to articles outside the database. These are examples of different full text options you may come across:

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New Collection Locations in the Meriam Library

Several changes in the Meriam Library have taken place this summer to upgrade study space and improve the look and research atmosphere of the building. To further these goals, several collections were consolidated, reconfigured and/or relocated.

Summer Remodel of Library's Public Elevators

The Meriam Library's public elevator bank will receive a much needed remodel this summer, beginning Monday May 19 and continuing through Friday August 8.  During the project, all three of the public elevators will be out of service.  Patrons are encouraged to follow the maps in the main lobby and use the five sets of stairs in the building to access the upper floors. The Library's staff elevator, located in the southwest section of the Student Computer Lab, will have limited availability for basement access and for mobility-challenged patrons.

Library Hosting Student Focus Groups on Library of the Future

As part of the the campus Library Envisioning process, the Meriam Library will be hosting two (2) Student Focus Groups on the Library of the Future: Wednesday November 13 and Monday November 18.  Both sessions will be from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, in MLIB 205.  Sign-ups for either session will be at the small desk in the library's lobby.  Group size limit is 25 per session.

posted by Library Building Management

The Impact of the Government Shutdown on Research

The recent federal government shutdown is affecting access to government supported databases and research information usually available through the Meriam Library. While some sites are completely down, such as census.gov, other sites may provide limited access. For help, please Ask a Librarian. For additional information about what government sites are available, limited, or down, the Auburn University has created a useful guide.   Posted by Sarah Blakeslee

Additional Library Hours for Fall Semester

The Meriam Library is pleased to announce extended weekend hours for the Fall Semester. The library will be open for ten additional hours each week: closing at 7:45pm on Friday, opening at 10am and closing at 7:45pm on Saturday, and opening at 10am on Sunday. These additional hours are in part thanks to U-Course, which will be using the entire 4th Floor on Fridays from 5-7:45pm and Saturday mornings from 10am-noon.