Library News

Barry Hall Library renovations complete

Barry Hall Library renovations are complete. The business library, located in the basement of Barry Hall, now has:

  • eight new computer carrels
  • nine student desk chairs with cupholders
  • two seating areas, each with four chairs and a coffee table
  • a long study table with six stools and outlets for laptops
  • a new librarians' desk.

Funding for the renovation was provided by the Office of the Provost.

Everyone is welcome to stop by and enjoy the new furniture. Barry Hall Library is open weekdays from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

CLIC visits NDSU Libraries

Representatives from Cooperating Libraries in Consortium (CLIC) visited the NDSU Libraries on July 15 and 16. CLIC is investigating options for a new integrated library system, and wanted to learn more about the Alma system. NDSU Libraries implemented Alma in June.

Alma provides several improvements over our previous ILS, including cost savings and a more robust discovery layer. NDSU Libraries were a part of the Ex Libris Early Adopter program for Alma.

New interlibrary loan system launched

The NDSU Libraries have launched ILLiad, our new interlibrary loan system. ILLiad makes it easier for you to request resources from other libraries, and to track your outstanding requests. You can also receive some of your article requests through ILLiad.

To get started, you’ll need to create an ILLiad account. Once you have your account, you can log in to ILLiad to make new requests or view your previous requests.

HerdSearch is coming!

HerdSearch is coming! HerdSearch makes it easy for you to find the library resources you need. With HerdSearch, you can:

  • search all library resources at once, including books, media, ejournals, databases, and more
  • save searches
  • search for resources using your mobile device.

Keep an eye on the website for more information coming soon.

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"I am NDSU" posters online

The “I am NDSU” poster project features four NDSU American Indian Students who graduated in 2013. The purpose of the project is to promote diversity on campus and to encourage prospective and current students to be proud of their heritage. Funding for the project was supplied by a grant from the Division of Equity and Diversity.