If you want to check out materials over the semester/holiday break you can do so beginning December 16, 2008. The catalog system is set to recall all books, videos, etc. on December 16th, but if you need the item over the break, just call the Circulation desk 245-3681 or renew online using My Account next Tuesday.
After your finals, you might want to search the large DVD & VHS collection for your favorite movie or documentary. The library also has many academy award winning films. The check-out period will be the same for the particular movie you check-out, but you can always renew online if the library is closed. Also, if the item is due back over the break, fees will be waived.
If you have a long drive home, there are many books on CD available too. If you want a book by a particular author click on the author tab in the library catalog and limit your search to "Audio Books" to see what is available.
Another thing to keep in mind, while you are away from campus, you can still access MANY of the library's resources remotely. Use the Periodical List to search for a particular magazine or newspaper to read the latest issues. For example, enter a title such as PC Magazine, Rolling Stone or New York Times and the results will show you the dates of availability and the databases with the full-text online. Be sure to choose the link that says "to present" without an embargo listed.
Enjoy your upcoming break, and remember the library isn't all work and no play!