Library Today: Book Donations Requested for Library Week Sale

If you have books that you used to love but no longer wish to keep, please consider donating them to the UST Libraries Library Week book sale. Books that would contribute to a fun sale will be accepted.

The sale will be held Monday through Friday, April 11-15, in the O’Shaughnessy Room of the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library Center. Drop off books at the O’Shaughnessy-Frey circulation desk anytime today through Thursday, April 7.

Shoppers especially are excited to look for treasures among donations of novels, mysteries, classical works of literature, poetry, fiction, nonfiction, biographies and history, cookbooks, children’s books, travel, art and music.

For more information call Julie, (651) 962-5014.

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Roper’s IPoll database bites the dust

UST Libraries purchased IPoll from Roper two years ago. It is unique but ponderous as a search tool; unfortunately, its use has been dismal and decreasing, and its price has gone from a costly $1,700 to and even higher $2,300. While there does not seem to be anything like it, the combination of low use and increased price cannot be supported. The increase in cost would take it to $36 per search and $104 per session – the most expensive database per use at St. Thomas; therefore, the title will be canceled and will disappear on Monday, March 14.

Send comments and concerns to Linda Hulbert, (651) 962-5016.