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The Libraries' Articles & More Search To Be Upgraded

What's Happening? The Libraries' Articles & More discovery tool will get a new look, new features, and enhanced usability.

When? During the week of June 16th.

Library Services when the University Closes

It's been a long, hard winter so far, and according to Punxatawney Phil, we still have at least a month to go. The University has been forced to close more often for bad weather this year than any of us can remember. With our short terms, we know that even though classes might have been cancelled, work still needs to go on. So how can the Drexel Libraries help you get your work done when the weather is bad?

Winter Break/Holiday Hours for Health Sciences Libraries (UPDATED!)

As we approach the end of the Fall term, the Hahnemann and Queen Lane Libraries will be reducing hours and closing for the University break.

Happy snowman!At Hahnemann Library:

Holiday Hours Update!

In keeping with President Fry's declaration that the University will close at Noon on Wednesday, November 27th, Hahnemann and Queen Lane Libraries will also close at Noon today.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

Hahnemann Library hours for the Thanksgiving holiday will be as follows:

  • Wednesday, 11/27 - 7:45 am to 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, 11/28 - CLOSED
  • Friday, 11/29 - CLOSED
  • Saturday, 11/30 and Sunday, 12/1 - 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

Queen Lane Library hours will be:

  • Wednesday, 11/27 - 8:00 am to midnight
  • Thursday, 11/28 - CLOSED
  • Friday, 11/29 - Noon to 5:00 pm
  • Saturday, 11/30  - 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Sunday, 12/1 - Noon to midnight

PubMed Commons: A Forum for Scientific Discourse

Today the National Library of Medicine has launched a pilot version of PubMed Commons, a system that will allow commenting on abstracts in the PubMed database.  According to the PubMed Commons site:

Power Outages in New College Building: Hahnemann Library/ 24-hour Space to Close Early

Tenet Hospital's operations departments have announced that electrical power will be shut down in the New College Building at 10:00 pm on Wednesday Oct. 16th to facilitate systems repairs.  Because of the power outage, Hahnemann Library -- including the 24-hour study space -- will close at 9:30 pm and both will remain closed until 7:45 am on Thursday, Oct. 17th. If repairs cannot be completed Wednesday night, the power will be shut down again on Thursday night, and the Library and 24-hour study space will be closed at 9:30 pm again.

The Shutdown and Government Information Sources

According to the NCBI website "PubMed has been designated to be maintained with minimal staff during the lapse in government funding. The information on this website will be kept as up to date as possible, and the agency will attempt to respond to urgent operational inquiries during this period." 

Scheduled Course Reserves Outage 9/4/2013