Monday, December 20, 2010

See you next year!

Now that finals are over, the library is a pretty quiet place. It's going to be a bit lonely, but we hope you have a well-deserved break. (I know we'll be taking a break!)

If you are going to be in Gettysburg before classes, we'll be reopening on Jan. 3.

Mon., Jan. 3, 2011 8am-4:30pm thru Fri. Jan. 7

Closed Sat, 1/8 and Sun. 1/9

Mon., Jan. 10 – Fri., Jan. 14 – 8am-4:30pm

Closed Sat 1/15 and Sun 1/16

Monday, Jan. 17 8am-4:30pm

Tues., Jan. 18 8am-11pm

Weds., Jan 19 8am- begin 24 hour service (Classes resume)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Finals Study Break - Monday night!

Finals are here, accompanied by long hours of studying and paper writing, and the stress and lack of sleep that goes along with it!

Emerge from the chaos and take a breather at Musselman Library's Finals Study Break this Monday, December 13th from 8:00 to 10:00pm in Room 18 (ground floor) of the library.

There will be plenty of games to help you unwind, including UNO, Life, Candy Land and Twister. For those of you who want to groove, Just Dance 2 on the Wii will be available. And for the artists there will be a "Trick My Cupcake" competition, where you can decorate cupcakes with frosting, sprinkles and the like... and then enjoy your tasty masterpieces!

In addition to a TON of cupcakes, there will be fruit, veggies and other homemade goodies (courtesy of the library staff) for your enjoyment. But be warned - the food often disappears quickly.

Hope to see you at the study break Monday night! Good luck on your finals and have a safe and restful winter break!

Monday, December 06, 2010

When Musselman is full…

Lots of students love to study in Musselman Library.  We’ve got quiet spaces (2nd, 3rd, 4th floors), we’ve got loudish places (main and ground).  We’ve got individual tables and carrels, we’ve got big tables.  We’ve got rooms with technology and computer labs.  We have soft lounge-y chairs and couches. 

We have a space to suit almost everybody – but we don’t have enough space for everybody all at the same time.  Especially around the finals crunch.

What’s a studious student to do?  Here are some alternate study spaces around campus:


In breaking news, we have word that Schmucker Hall is also open 24 hours during this busy time of the semester!

If you are “studying abroad” around campus and would like to consult with a reference librarian, remember that you can IM us (screenname: GettLibraryHelp), email us (, or phone us old school (717 337 6600).  We’re happy to help, wherever you are.

Good luck on final exams and projects! 

ALSO: Don’t forget to stop by our Finals Study Break on Monday, 12/13, 8-10 pm, in room 018 (ground floor).  Stop by for fun and games (and goodies).  You KNOW you like cupcakes.