Monday, November 30, 2015

Have Stress? Dogs can help.

Studying is Stressful - Come pet a Dog

Therapy Dogs in the Library again!    Come relieve some of your stress and hang out with the dogs.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Late Night Study - coming soon!

Late Night Study Hours - Special hours just for you.   

Check the hours page for more specifics:

  • Late Night Study will be held in The Farm Boys Reading Room of the Library (bottom floor, adjacent to the computer lab)
  • Students wishing to participate need to be in the reading room by 11:50 pm. This is not designed to be a come-and-go space. The entirety of the Library will be closed, with only this space dedicated to the extended hours accessible. You are free to exit at any time but participants need to be in the Reading Room by 11:50.
  • You will need to bring your Asbury ID card to participate.
  • If you are a student living in the residence halls, please be sure to sign-out via Community Hour procedures

Friday, November 20, 2015

End of Semester is Near! Save your study space now!

Reserve a study room!

We have a cool online tool for all students.  Something to make your life easier.   You can see what rooms are available, and what times are taken or open.  It is EASY!   Just go to the Library web page and click on the link that says "Room Reservations."    Fill out the form and you can reserve your study space.   We hope you like the option.  Let us know what you think.   You can also reserve the new rooms!

   Try our direct link:


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Feed the Hungry - Take care of your fines at the Library

Do you want to help others at the same time you take care of a debt you owe?  Bring us some cans.

Remember that all Kinlaw Library items are due back to us on the last class day of the semester.  Need an extension?   Just ask at the Circulation Desk!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Celebrate Open Access Week

 Shouldn’t information be open to all?  

When you are surfing the Internet and looking for information, have you ever hit a “paywall,” where you are forced to cough up some money to access the full text of an article that sounds really good?  If this has happened to you, you are not alone.  The good news, if you are a student here at Asbury, is that you have access to many of these articles through the Kinlaw Library’s databases.  However, that access often ends after you graduate, so the even better news is that scholars from around the world have started a movement to make more and more of those important articles freely available to everyone, everywhere, at any time.  Making quality information freely available is also called making it “Open Access,” where paywalls or other publisher restrictions do not prevent individuals from reading or downloading articles.  Thankfully many scientific articles, based on research funded by taxpayers, are now freely available, but there is a push on for even more content to be made open.  The openness of articles rarely impacts the authors of the articles, or even the article reviewers, as it is the publishers who collect revenue on the articles, and authors and reviews are typically not compensated.  However, as you will see in this video describing Open Access (, this is not just an “academic” issue, as there can be times when valuable information needed for making life-impacting decisions is locked behind a publisher paywall.  So celebrate International Open Access Week this week by becoming more aware of the need for open access, and by using resources that are already open access.  You can find a whole list of those resources here --

Friday, October 9, 2015

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Do we ever get new books in the Library? Yes we do!

We have a huge and lovely selection of books on our 
New Book Shelf.
Want to see the list before you come over to browse?  Check it out here.  And see the fun book covers on the Library Home page.

Would you like to suggest titles we could add to our collection?  You can!   Drop a note in the box at the Circulation Desk.  Let us know what you would like to see.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Yes we have full text articles - LOADS of them

Did you know that we have full text from over 50,000 journal titles?

 Yes we do.   And they are all available through our databases.   When you are searching for articles, you should see one of several options:  

1) If you see a PDF icon, there is the article directly.  Click on that icon and there you go.  You can email it, print it, or download the pdf.   We have so many of these, you may never come across the other options.   But keep reading just in case.

2) You might see a link that says "Click to see if this is Full Text in another database".  In that case, click the link and you will jump to another database.  

3)  You might see a link that says "Click to get to full text of article" which might lead you out to a publishers web site where we might have direct access.  

If you don't see any of that, then you will probably need to fill out an InterLibrary Loan form.  The forms are located on our web page.    We can obtain any article that you need for free!

And if none of that is working for you, please ask for help

Friday, September 18, 2015

Ebooks! We have tons of ebooks!

Did you know that we have over 155,000 ebooks in our collection?   And the number is increasing all the time.

They cover every subject.   They are always available.   They are of different kinds (study aids, reference, textbooks, fiction, self-help, scholarly, etc).   They are full text searchable (find exactly what you want).

Here is a short tutorial for you to watch.   

See one of the books:  The Red Badge of Courage.   

Friday, September 4, 2015

Do you need help on writing your papers - Drop-in Workshops!

Tutors from the Writing Center will be available to help you.  Come by and seek their help.  Sep 8 from 10am - noon.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Print vs Electronic?

We think they can both exist harmoniously.  What do you think? 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

There is magic in the Library?

Well, we think so.   The is where learning and content can come together.  Explore a little.  Browse some.   We have so much content to offer.   You might be surprised by what you find. And you might learn a little something.