Thursday, September 24, 2015

Change to the 'Search Everything' box

In an effort to better assist you in finding research and reading materials available through the Library, the Library is making a change to the ‘Search Everything’ box on its website. Beginning this Saturday, September 26, the search will be rebranded as ‘Search Everything @ BU,’ and search results will be limited to materials actually available either through the Library (full-text online) or in the Library in physical format (hard copy). Of course you will still be able to find materials that are available elsewhere, not just at BU, by simply ‘xing out’ the ‘Available in Library Collection’ limiter:

This limiter will show up prominently starting on Saturday.

This change effects only the 'Search Everything' box.  It is being made because of the confusion we’ve heard from patrons when many search results are not immediately available through the Library.  Also, patrons have expressed concern when items they know are in the Library don’t show up on the first page of search results.  This new configuration will favor Library-owned items.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

GRE Preparation

Want to conquer the GRE?  Want to reduce the stress of taking the GRE?  The University's GRE Preparation Program can help you.  The Library has collaborated with this program to make a web guide to:

  • Provide details of the GRE Preparation Program and the revised GRE exam
  • Explain how you may receive coaching, opportunities for practice tests, and more
  • Provide free online resources to help you with your preparation
For more info, go to

For info on test prep for other tests, such as the GMAT, go to


Monday, September 14, 2015

New Exhibit!

The Bloomsburg University Archives is proud to announce its latest exhibit, 

I Read it in the Paper: A Century of Front-Page News Coverage from Columbia County.”

The display features original newspapers published between 1864 and 1970, documenting a number of noted local and national events, as reported in the primary source of information for county residents during that period of time. 
This offers a different perspective on history and provides a glimpse into the type of news people read each morning, as well as the evolving way it was presented over the years on the printed page.

The Exhibit is located in the flat cases in front of the University Archives on the 3rd Floor of the library and will be up through October 30, 2015.  

For more information please go to:

Bob Dunkelberger
University Archivist

Friday, September 4, 2015

Labor Day Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed 
Saturday, 9/5 - Monday, 9/7 
in observance of the holiday.

Kehr Union will remain open as a place to study.
Sat & Sun: 11am-midnight
Monday   : 11am-midnight

  • Bring your own laptop
  • Wireless access is available