Important Printing Account balance information

Still printing out research papers and take-home final exams? Worried about the limit on your printing account balance? Since it’s almost the end of the semester, many students have been asking library and CIT staff about their printing account balance. Corey Ha, Milne Library’s Technology Specialist, answers some questions regarding the printing balance.
Q: What is the initial printing balance?

Students are provided with $30 of free-of-charge printing during each semester.
Q: What happens to the printing balance from Fall semester?
Any positive printing balance remaining at the end of the Fall semester will be carried over and added to $30 of free-of-charge printing balance in the Spring semester. (Note: If the printing balance is in the negative, it won’t be carried over. Student will just receive $30 of free-of-charge printing for the Spring semester).
Q: What happens to the printing balance from Spring semester?
Any printing balance remaining at the end of the Spring semester will be carried over to the Summer. Students registered for a summer session will have $15 of free-of-charge balance added to their account.
Q: What happens when my printing balance reaches $0 and I want to increase it?
When your balance reaches zero, you can no longer print to student access printers. Students can increase their printing account balance by going to the Student Accounts Office, Erwin 103, Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. The minimum increase is $5.
Check CIT’s website for further printing account balance information and printing policies.

Need a blue book for your final?

Scrambling to get to that final exam on time and find yourself without a blue book? Look no further than Milne’s Circulation Desk! The library provides many different office supplies for a small fee, including blue books, recordable DVDs, white-out, pencils, highlighters and more. Check our Library Store webpage for a complete list of the items we stock and their prices.

Final Exam Hours

Library hours have been posted on the website for upcoming final exams. For the week of December 10th through 14th, the library will be open every night until 1:00 AM. On Friday and Saturday, December 15th and 16th, the library is open until 9pm. Books ‘N’ Bytes Cafe will be open until 11:00 PM from December 10th through December 14th, closed Saturday the 16th, then reopens again on the 17th at 2:00pm.

For more details, check our Library Hours webpage…

New look for IDS webpages

If you have visited the Milne Library website within the past few days, you may have noticed a change in the Information Delivery Services (IDS) login and webpages. Due to an upgrade in the ILLiad software, the “look” of the page has been modified to resemble the rest of the Milne Library website. The new webpages have many benefits:

  • immediate access to a list of your outstanding IDS requests
  • main menu of ILLiad will be available from every screen
  • “Subscribe to Alerts Feed” allows for instant notification of special announcements and new features

If you are having trouble navigating the new webpages or need more information about IDS, please contact Mark Sullivan ([email protected]) for assistance.

Research Help at the library!

It’s that time of year again — Thanksgiving Break is over and now you are scrambling to get that research paper done before finals begin. Did you know you can get help with your tough research assignments at Milne Library? Library faculty are trained and ready to assist students with finding resources and materials for their research. Students have several options when looking for help:

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Milne Library’s Thanksgiving Break hours go into effect Tuesday, November 21st. The library is open the following days and times during the Thanksgiving Break period:

Tuesday, November 21st: 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 22nd: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 23rd through Saturday, November 25th: CLOSED
Sunday, November 26th: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Our regular semester hours resume on Monday, November 27th at 7:30 a.m.
For more information on library hours, visit the Hours link on the Library homepage.

Denise Scott: “The Best Kept Secret” talk in Milne

Professor Denise Scott of the Sociology Department gave a talk entitled, “The Best Kept Secret: Women Lobbyists and Corporate Power in the U.S“, at 4pm Thursday, November 16th in Milne Library, Room 213. Dr. Scott’s lecture was part of an ongoing series of events celebrating the centennial Susan B. Anthony Year, 2006-2007. Please visit the Susan B. Anthony, Women’s Rights, Women’s Power webpage for more information about important series events this year.

Unsure of where your class is being held in Milne?

Has your professor scheduled a class in Milne and you don’t know in which room? Coming for a lecture and unsure of location? Visit the library homepage and look for “Classes in Milne today…” under the Students links. Updated daily, our schedule will give you class or event title, sponsor of the event and room location. You may also search by building or date to find other events happening on the SUNY Geneseo campus.

New Art Exhibit in Milne Gallery

“Looking Through Their Eyes: A Child’s-Eye View of Life and Development in Borgne, Haiti” is a new photo exhibit featured in Milne Gallery, showing November 8th through December 10th. The exhibit is sponsored by Haiti Outreach – Pwoje Espwa (H.O.P.E.), the Anthropology Department and Milne Library, and is based on a project created by Sarah Brownell and Kevin Ahimsa. The photos were taken by children in a small village called Borgne in rural northern Haiti as part of an educational development project led by two volunteers from Rochester. A presentation by these two volunteers will include a slideshow and reception and is to be held in Milne Library in the coming weeks. Check back for further details. In the meantime, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] for more information.

Course Management System (CMS) Demos in Milne

On October 30th, there will be a demonstration of the course management system ANGEL in Room 105 (Milne Library) at 12:30pm. On Friday, November 3rd, representatives from Blackboard will be on hand to demonstrate their course management system at 12:30pm in Room 105. The course management system products include organizational tools for course content, as well as assessment and gradebook tools for easier management of course administration. Questions? Contact Cristina Geiger in the TLC at [email protected]