Thursday, June 26, 2008

Library Online Agents take Summer vacation...

The Library Online Agents instant messaging service will be taking a Summer vacation starting on June 30th, 2008. We would like to thank all of our patrons that made this service a success over the past academic year.

We look forward to re-launching the service on September 3rd, 2008. For more information about the service, click here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Services Disruption, June 24th - Library System Upgrades

Medicine Hat College Library Services will experience a disruption of online services starting at approximately 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 24th, 2008. Normal online operations should resume early in the afternoon. This disruption will include both the Brooks Campus Library and Vera Bracken Library.

Library system upgrades are taking place and the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) might not be accessible. This means that you will not be able to search for materials located in the libraries via the Web or log into your personal library account. Additionally, the ability to authenticate to online databases for home users will not be accessible - though databases can be accessed from either campus if you are on site.

All other services (Circulation Desk, computers, databases (on campus), Information Desk, and Internet access) will not be disrupted by the library system upgrades.

We apologize for the inconvenience. All online services should be back to normal operation early in the afternoon.

For more information, please see the libraries' Circulation or Information Desks, or phone: 403-529-3867 in Medicine Hat, 403-362-1690 in Brooks.

UPDATE (24 June 2008):
The upgrades to the library system were completed as scheduled with a minimum of trouble. Most services have returned to a normal state of functionality. Staff will be monitoring irregularities over the next several weeks to resolve any outstanding issues.

We hope there was little or no inconvenience to our patrons and thank them for their patience as we strive to deliver better service through advances in technology.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Canada Day Closure - 1 July 2008

The Vera Bracken and Brooks Campus libraries will be closed on Tuesday, July 1st for the Canada Day holiday. With the exception of that day, the libraries will operate according to regular hours on the preceding and following days.

If you want more information on events that are happening across Canada, click here. For a schedule of events in Medicine Hat, click here.

For more information on the libraries' hours, click here.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Great Horned Owls have returned...

The trees around the Vera Bracken Library have hosted a family of Great Horned Owls for the last several years. Despite the flurry of construction occurring on the college's grounds, the mother and her two owlets made their presence known this week.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Library User of the Month - June 2008

Library Services is pleased to announce that Susan Badger is our Library User of the Month for June 2008.

You can read a statement by her by clicking here.