Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September 2010 Hours

VERA BRACKEN LIBRARY

The Vera Bracken Library will return to its normal hours of operation starting on Thursday, September 2nd. The hours for the library will be:
  • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The exceptions to these hours in the Vera Bracken Library are as follows:
  • Wednesday, September 1: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Monday, September 6: Closed for Labour Day

BROOKS CAMPUS LIBRARY

The Brooks Campus Library will also return to its normal hours of operation starting on the 2nd of September. Their normal hours of operation will be:
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed
The exceptions to these hours in the Brook Campus Library are as follows:
  • Tuesday, September 1: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Monday, September 6: Closed for Labour Day
For more information about the libraries' hours of operation, click here.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Kobo E-book Reader is Here!

Library Services has added the Kobo e-book reader to its repertoire of multimedia devices available to employees and students at Medicine Hat College.

The two Kobo readers will be loaded with popular fiction titles on each, which includes:

Kobo eReader 1:
  • Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything

  • Lawrence Hill's Book of Negroes

  • Stieg Larrson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

  • Nora Roberts's Black Hills

  • Danielle Steel's Family Ties: A Novel
Kobo eReader 2:
  • Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist

  • John Irving's Last Night in Twisted River

  • Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

  • James Patterson's Private

  • Scott Turow's Innocent
In addition to those titles, both will contain 100 classic works.

If you want to borrow one, see the Vera Bracken Library's Circulation Desk. You can borrow one for up to one week at a time and have the option of renewing it if no one else has a hold on it.

If you have any suggestions for titles that could be added, please e-mail them to: reference@mhc.ab.ca.

If you would like to know about the Kobo e-book reader, please visit their website: http://www.koboereader.com.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Office Professional Academic 2010 Edition for $89

It might not be called the Ultimate Steal anymore, but students can still purchase the Microsoft Office 2010 suite at a significant discount. As in years past, this is a legitimate offer.

Microsoft is offering the Office Professional Academic 2010 edition for Windows for $89 CAD. This suite of products contains the 2010 versions of: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, and OneNote.

To purchase this suite from academic/campus stores, a student might normally pay approximately $250. To buy the suite from other retailers, you could expect to pay as much as $650. Even for the Microsoft Office Home And Student 2010 edition (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote), you might need to spend more than $135.

To take advantage of this and other academic offers from Microsoft, click here.

Please Note:
  • The Mac version of Office is not available through this offer.
  • Medicine Hat College will be supporting the Office 2007 suite of products for this current academic year.
UPDATE (14 September 2010): Some students encountered an issue where the new *@mymhc.ca e-mail domain was not accepted by the offer's site. MHC Information Technology Services has resolved this issue with the vendor and students should now be able to access the offer without issue.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

New Materials Lists Updated - June 2010

Library Services has posted its new materials lists for the month of June 2010. The lists can be found at: http://www.mhc.ab.ca/library/New Materials/.

More than 300 new audiovisual and print resources were added this month.