Food for Fines Week
Our revival of Food for Fines Week was a success! Many students took advantage of the event and donated non-perishables and personal hygiene items in exchange for library fine forgiveness. We collected 138 items, which were donated to our neighbors at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry.
Food for Fines Week will return in the fall: November 5-9.
If you ever find yourself with an empty can or bottle while in the library be sure to put it in the recycling bin located in the Food Zone (look for the Common Cents sign!). Starting Spring 2018 the Library will be recycling these items and donating all proceeds to The College of Saint Rose Student Emergency Fund.
The Student Emergency Fund is a fund from donations made by Saint Rose faculty, staff, and administrators. The fund helps students remain enrolled at the College in times of unforeseen or overwhelming personal circumstance.
Debuting Spring 2018...Ask Us 24/7
Ask Us 24/7 is a virtual chat service that connects people with highly skilled reference librarians. The service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Users will connect with either a Neil Hellman Library reference librarian or a trained librarian from across the state.
Students, faculty, and staff can use Ask Us 24/7 when they have questions about library services and/or resources or are in need of general research assistance. Look for the Ask Us 24/7 widget on the library homepage!
Did you know college students typically spend between $579-$1298 a year on course materials*? This can be a hardship for many students here at Saint Rose. We encourage all faculty to consider placing course textbooks and other supplemental material on Reserve at The Neil. Many of our students take advantage of Reserve services and appreciate having ready access to these often cost prohibitive course materials.
New Policies @ The Neil
Cell phone use is now permitted on all levels of the library except the 3rd floor SILENT ZONE. Please be courteous to your fellow library users!
Puzzles & Games
Need to take a break from your studies? The library has you covered. Borrow puzzles & games at the Circulation Desk!
Sherlock Holmes Puzzle Case
We even have a few True Genius brainteaser puzzles. Come test your problem solving skills!