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Have a Great Holiday!

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In a few hours, the Library, and most of the University, will close up shop.  Someone will shoo out the last hangers-on, staff will wish each other well, a security guard will lock the gate, the lights will be turned off.

So it's the perfect time to wish all of our users, the students, faculty and staff of Saint Mary's, a relaxing and satisfying holiday.

It's been a tough term (and not the last one) for many students. But you got through it.  Another notch on your belt.  Another step closer to graduation. 

So enjoy your few weeks of freedom.  Take it easy.  Rest your body and mind.  And we'll see you in 2013.

Free hot drinks tonight!

And every night until the last exam has been written.  Courtesy of Dr. David Gauthier, Vice President, Academic & Research.

Studying for exams can be stressful at the best of times. But a nice cup of coffee (or some hot chocolate) can go a long way to making the experience a little more bearable. 

So beginning this evening at 8 o'clock, and right through the weekend, we'll be setting up a table near the Library entrance so that students can help themselves to a hot drink of their choice.

And thanks to Dr. Gauthier for remembering what it's like to be a student.  Think of it as an early present.

We're On Pinterest!

You know what Pinterest is, right?  It's one of the most popular social media sites around.  It's basically just a place where people can share photos and information on their favourite "things" on the web: fashion, food, design, hobbies, music and....books.  Which is where we come in.

The Library has created it's very own Pinterest page to highlight the wonderful, often overlooked, books in our collection (you'll be surprised what we own).  Titles are grouped in categories like
Graphic Novels & MangaAtlantic Canada novels Banned or Challenged booksSMU Faculty AuthorsFrom Book to Film LGBT fictionPopular ScienceBiography & Memoir But the best way to find out what's in there is to pay it a visit. And keep going back because we'll be adding new titles all the time (look for the Pinterest icon on the Library's homepage). If you see something you would like to read, just click the "smu.world.org" link below the book's image to get…