Monthly Archives: August 2017

Copley Library Welcomes you to the Fall of 2017!


Happy Fall semester 2017 to all you new and returning Toreros out there! This post highlight a few ways that Copley Library can help you succeed in the classroom this fall!

Do you need some help getting started on that first research paper or class project? Visit the reference desk and speak with one of the subject specialist in person or use the Ask a Librarian service to chat, email, text or call on the Reference Librarians; you can also search our Ask a Librarian knowledge base to find answers to frequently asked questions.

Need scholarly articles or books to support your work? Copley has many resources and services to help you with all your scholarly projects. You can start your search in our Online Catalog; this allows you to filter search results to find precisely what you need. If Copley does not own the material you want, we can get it for you. To borrow books we do not have from another San Diego library, search the Circuit Catalog. To borrow other resources we do not own use our Inter-Library Loan Service. Finally, if you are looking for scholarly articles or other information resources such as newspapers, indexes and encyclopedias you can search our list of online research databases.

Need some help developing your research skills or learning how to use a specific library resource or tool? Copley Library offer lots of great workshops every semester so take a look at our workshops calendar and reserve your spot today!



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Summer Construction Update #5

USD is winding down construction of the Paseo de Colachis, our new pedestrian plaza in the middle of campus. Copley Library now has steps laid into the main entrance and new landscaping.  Sidewalks in front of the library are in place and public access to the plaza is slated for August 21st.  Fencing around Copley Library stairs will be the last thing to go, with a plan to remove it by August 31st.  Until that fencing is removed, please continue to use the back entrance to enter the building during our open hours.  Signs will lead you to that entrance. 

In the meantime, you can watch the final stages of construction and cleanup with the USD Construction Cam.

If you need help with materials and services in Copley Library, check out our library services webpage. You also can find answers to frequently asked questions on our Ask A Librarian site or reach a reference librarian through our ASK US chat widget on the library homepage.

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Summer Construction Update # 4

We are nearing the end of construction! The Colachis Plaza project is still on track and is expected to be completed before the start of the fall semester. Here are some behind the scenes pictures of the progress made since we last updated you at the beginning of July.

Are you in need of library assistance, but don’t want to trek through campus construction? A new proactive widget has been installed on our library homepage that allows you to chat with a reference librarian! The chat is a perfect resource if you need instant research assistance. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Stay tuned for the next blog post, which will be our last construction update of the summer!

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