Updates to the Library Catalog: Encore!

August 28, 2008

We now have a new way to search the library catalog! Encore search acts more like a Web search and allows you to narrow search results by publish date, location, format, language, and more.

You can also browse the catalog holdings by clicking on the nifty subject cloud on the right-side menu or scroll down to see items most recently added to the collection.

Try it out HERE or go to the URL:  library.jwu.edu/florida and click on the link to Library Catalog.

Let us know what you think!


New DVD Display!

July 3, 2008

There is now a small display of DVD’s to the right of the reference desk. The display includes a selection of popular titles that can be checked out for one week. Don’t forget that we have more DVD’s behind the desk! You can view the full collection by going to the library catalog at:


Oversized Book Display

July 3, 2008

We have moved the location of the oversized book collection from the back of the library to a display case next to the reference desk. Check out some of these gorgeous, oversized materials which had previously been tucked away!

You might take a look at some of the oversized books from our culinary collection which offers full-page photos:

France and its cuisine TX719 .F7

Great American food TX715 .P24x 1996

Green mangoes and lemon grass : Southeast Asia’s best recipes from Bangkok to Bali TX724.5.S68 H87 2004

The Taste of desserts TX773 .T377x 1991


New to the Library? 10 Things You Need to Know!

June 12, 2008
  1. Bring your JWU ID Card to the library to check out circulating materials and look at books on reserve.
  2. For Your Use: Photocopiers (10¢ per pg), Printers, public computers (no word processing), wireless connectivity, study rooms, comfy chairs and tables.
  3. Our Library homepage is your gateway to library information and services: http://library.jwu.edu
  4. You can access library databases off-campus! All you need is your JWU ID barcode and password.
  5. Library materials are organized by Library of Congress (LC) call #’s. This means that they will be shelved alphabetically and then numerically.
  6. Library hours are Monday thru Thursday: 8a.m.-9p.m., Saturday: 10a.m.-5p.m., Sunday 12p.m.-8p.m. 
  7. We have books, videos, DVDs, magazines, and reference materials for your perusal. 
  8. You can find the JWU guide to  MLA citation format at: http://www.jwu.edu/artsci/mla/index.htm 
  9. You can make suggestions on books needed in the library too! Feel free to let us know if you an idea about a good resource for the collection.
  10. Need help? There is always a professional librarian at the reference desk available to assist you. You can also call us at: 305-892-7043.