Gould Library News
- April 1, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CARLETON COLLEGE ANNOUNCES NEW NAME FOR ITS LIBRARY
“Toff Memorial Library” will honor beloved campus cat
NORTHFIELD, MN, April 1, 2013 – Carleton College announced today that it will change the name of its library, formerly “Laurence McKinley Gould Library” to “Toff Memorial Library,” effective immediately. The new name honors beloved campus cat, Toff (1997-2011).
The announcement comes on April 1, 2013, as the campus celebrates what would have been Toff’s 16th birthday. According to a librarian at the newly named Toff library, the decision stemmed from a few factors. “Toff embodied the characteristics that we hope to inspire in all Carleton students: curiosity, playfulness, overcoming obstacles (like doors), and of course, a love of the library.”
The Toff Memorial Library had previously been named the “Laurence McKinley Gould Library” after the well-loved Carleton professor, president, and Antarctic explorer. “While we admired Gould’s story and place in Carleton’s history,” continued the librarian, “we found that students associate Gould with cold weather and harsh conditions, and especially after this year's winter, we just want to forget that cold weather exists. Toff, on the other hand, brings to mind warm, soft, and fuzzy thoughts.”
The Toff Memorial Library will be celebrating the its new name, as well as Toff’s birthday with cat-themed treats, served today in the Toff Library lobby.
Learn more about Toff and his legacy at Carleton College in the 2007 documentary.
- March 12, 2013
The Library will be serving Bagels on Tuesday, March 12th.
- February 26, 2013
- February 7, 2013
A new version of ARTstor’s Offline Image Viewer (OIV) for Mac OS X 10.7 and OS X 10.8 is now available for download. This version includes all the features of the previous release.
- January 2, 2013Introducing Bridge², a new and simple way to search across the library catalog and nearly a billion articles, videos, reference books and other documents. You can search for articles and books at the same time, across all subjects. You can find Bridge² on the library home page.
- November 28, 2012
Our ContentDM server will be down on Thursday, November 29 for maintenance. This affects many of the Carleton Digital Collections and the Northfield Historical Collaborative collections that are provided through ContentDM.
- November 14, 2012
The library will be open extended hours for reading days and finals.
- October 31, 2012
Stop by the Swingline Cemetery in front of the library today (Halloween) to pay your respects to our dearly beloved staplers who gave their lives in service of binding your papers.
- October 23, 2012
- September 26, 2012
All faculty, students and staff from Carleton now have access to nearly 80,000 electronic editions of current academic books (2005-present) in a wide range of subjects through the online resource ebrary.
To access ebrary books, simply search the Bridge catalog as you would for any other book and then click the "Click for CARLETON access" link, or go directly to ebrary and search there.
For information on using ebrary with a mobile device (including iPhone, iPad, and Android devices), see our handy guide.
- August 8, 2012Our electronic reserves (eReserves) system will be down starting Thursday, August 9 for maintenance. We expect it to be back up by next week.
- August 3, 2012
The Reference Room of Gould Library will be closed from August 6 through 20 due to a maintenance project. Print reference books will be inaccessible during this time.
The computers, scanners, printers, and copier in the Reference Room will also be inaccessible. The computer labs on the 3rd floor will remain open. A black-and-white photocopier is also available on the 3rd floor. Additional computer labs across campus are available. Color printing is available in the Center for Math and Computing (CMC) and color copying is available in Print Services.
On-call reference service is available at the circulation desk on weekdays between the hours of 10 AM-12 PM and 1 PM-4 PM.