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How's our new site?

As you've just discovered, the Patrick Power Library has a brand new web site!
This new site represents many months of planning and discussion aimed at providing the Saint Mary’s research community with easy and intuitive access to the Library’s increasingly diverse resources and services. Along with the obvious visual changes to layout, colour and graphics, highlights include:
- an emphasis upon the book and journal article search functions which draw most visitors to the virtual library
- a box for quick keyword searches of the Novanet catalogue
- a choice of options for accessing our journal collections, including a box for a simultaneous keyword search of 7 of our largest and most popular databases
- a more prominent link to the latest in library news, linked to our blog
- an improved Contact Us page

Like any web site, this new one is not intended to be static. We will continue to look for ways to improve it in response to the feedback we receive from our users. So if you have an…

Reno Update

Have you been to the library lately? A lot can happen in a few weeks. So, here's where we are circa May 12:Remember the entrance to the Library? Well it's no longer the entrance to the Library! Because of the modifications dictated by the Atrium project, a temporary door has been installed in the Reference Room. So, for the rest of the summer, you can only enter the library from the quad (that's the green area bound by the Student Centre, Burke Building and the library. In other words, if you were leaving the SUB you would be looking right at it.The book drop has also been relocated, near and to the left of the new entrance.The Reference Room is, how should I put it, "under construction". All of the books and indexes, etc. in the reference collection are gone (to their temporary home in the reserve reading room). One entire corner has been walled-off. About half of the computers have been mothballed (but there are still a few dozen accessible). And the ref…