For the week of Spring break, the front entrance to Perry Library will be unavailable. We ask that you use either one of the side entrances while construction takes place as part of the Systems Engineering building. Brick pavers will replace the concrete at our entrance.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
During Spring Break, the Learning Commons and Perry Library will be open the following hours:
- Saturday, March 8: 9am-10pm (Circulation Services closes at 6pm)
- Sunday, March 9: 9am-10pm
- Monday-Thursday, March 10-13: 8am-10 pm
- Friday, March 14: 8am-10pm (Circulation Services closes at 7:30pm)
- Saturday, March 15: 9am-10pm (Circulation Services closes at 6pm)
- Sunday, March 16: open 9am, 24/5 regular hours resume
Note: All other Perry Library service points will maintain regular hours.
See Hours & Information
The Hofheimer Art Library and Diehn Composers Room will have the following schedule:
- Sunday, March 9: Closed
- Monday-Friday, March 10-14: 8am-5 pm
- Saturday, March 15: Closed
Have a great spring break!!
One of American music’s great heroes has donated his papers to Old Dominion University Libraries Diehn Composers Room. John Duffy composed more than 300 works for symphony orchestra, opera, theater, television and film, and—thanks to his generosity—his papers are now available for study. Materials include handwritten and published scores, journals and speeches, photographs, and awards.
Duffy has received many awards for his contributions to music: two Emmys, an ASCAP award for special recognition in film and television music, a New York State Governor's Art Award, and the (New York City) Mayor's Award of Honor for Arts and Culture. He is also the recipient of the American Music Center's Founders' Award for Lifetime Achievement.
John Duffy Papers are available for research at The F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room of the University Libraries, located in theF. Ludwig Diehn Fine & Performing Arts Building at 49th& Elkhorn Avenue in Norfolk —on Old Dominion University’s main Campus.
Contact: Jessica Mirasol, Librarian Archivist for Music Collections, F. Ludwig Diehn Composers Room 683-4175 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mardi Gras @ Club Perry will be held on March 4th from 6-8pm in the Learning Commons. Come enjoy the festivities by participating in gathering up beads to become the King or Queen of the Mardi Gras parade. Enter the shoebox float contest and play games to win prizes. Be the first person through all of the parade float activities and win $25 to your Monarch Plus account. Student Government Association and The Starving Artists will sponsor a prize wheel and face painting. Don’t miss out -- join the party!
The databases listed below are being evaluated on a trial basis by the Old Dominion University Libraries.
Be sure to try them out before the dates listed. There is no guarantee that we will be able to acquire them. But while we have trial access, please use them and let us know what you think.
The Knovel Library includes leading reference works and databases covering material properties, process and design information, best practices, and equations and formulations for specific industries and engineering disciplines.
Recent changes on the Knovel Web site are causing links to Knovel ebooks in our Discovery Tool and ODU online catalog to fail. When users click on “Connect to this resource (Authorized users only),” the page refreshes but no connection occurs. Libraries staff is aware of the problem and working with Knovel to correct it.
In the meantime, users can work around the problem by connecting through the generic online catalog link to Knovel (http://iii.lib.odu.edu/record=b2534717), and searching the desired title on the vendor site. Access to the content is intact. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have the issue remedied soon.
In Google Scholar, “Full Text @ ODU” links appearing in search results are not working from off-campus. We are aware of the issue and working to resolve it. The links do work from on-campus computers. We apologize for the inconvenience.
At ODU Libraries, we’re building digital collections representing the history of Old Dominion University, local history, school desegregation in Virginia, music collections, and more.
Find out about these growing collections and how to use them on Thursday, February 27, 12:30-1:30pm (LC1306). Contact Karen Vaughan email@example.com for more information.
On Monday, February 24, from 6 - 7:30pm, login and learn about "Education Resources via Adobe Connect." You will learn about the most important education resources and research tips, with a special focus on off campus access.
Distance and on-campus students are welcome to attend (virtually!). Pre-registration is required. Please email Lucy Rush firstname.lastname@example.org to register and receive the link to the workshop.
Come to Room 1306 in the Learning Commons, at Perry Library on Thursday, February 20, 2014 from 3-4pm for an EndNote workshop.
Learn how to collect references from the library's databases and export them into EndNote, a powerful tool for organizing and managing bibliographic references. You will also learn how to import and format references in your Word document with Cite While You Write.
Computers with EndNote are available, but if you bring your own laptop, we ask that you already have EndNote X7 installed. Instructions and information are available from the Tutorials & How-Tos link on the library web site or here: http://guides.lib.odu.edu/endnote .
Contact Karen Vaughan email@example.com to register.
See Workshops & Programs for more Spring 2014 workshops.
The theme for Black History Month 2014 is "Civil Rights in America." Visit the exhibit at the entrance to the Learning Commons @ Perry Library where you can find out about some early African-American organizations and movements that fought for civil rights. You can also learn a little bit about the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and consider checking out a book on that topic. The exhibit will be available through February 2014.