Summer Library Hours

The library building will be closed during the first part of the summer while crews replace the library’s carpet. The library staff, course reserves, and a small selection of items (including a few laptops) will be temporarily relocating into the Academic Success Center in the basement of the Classroom/Administration building.

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Library staff will be in the Academic Success Center (and the library when it opens):

Monday: 8:30 am to 4 pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 8:30 am to 2 pm
Friday – Sunday: Closed

The following library services will be available:

  • Research assistance: in the Academic Success Center or library, with Cate; online through chat or email; over the phone at (608) 355-5251
  • Course materials on reserve:  in the Academic Success Center or library
  • Accommodated proctoring: in the Academic Success Center or library, with Bob
  • Borrowing from other libraries: through Search@UW (the library catalog) or WorldCat.
    • Contact the library staff in person, through email at brblibrarystaff@uwc.edu or call (608) 355-5251 for assistance
  • Laptop checkout: in the Academic Success Center or library

We look forward to working with you in our new (temporary) digs, and in the newly spruced-up library! Never hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

Welcome Jason Schulte!

You will see a new face around the library this semester. Jason Schulte has moved into the library as the CASE Associate, in addition to his role as UW-BSC Athletic Director. CASE stands for Center for Academic Success and Engagement.


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As CASE Associate, Jason will conduct:

  • Basic IT support and troubleshooting
  • Scheduling of support services (tutoring, accessibility proctoring, library instruction and research help)
  • Circulation of library materials
  • Support with accessibility proctoring
  • Creation of Student/Staff/Faculty IDs
  • Directional support for campus services

Jason is a great resource for campus questions – stop in and say “hi” today!

The “New” Library

As many of you know, the library is one of the many support units on campus that has undergone a restructuring process during winter break. The transition is ongoing, however we wanted to stress that core library services haven’t changed.

We still look forward to working with students, faculty, and staff on:

  • Reference and research help
  • Assisting students with research questions, finding & evaluating sources, topic creation, citations
  • Information literacy instruction & aligning it with the curriculum
  • Creating electronic or print instructional materials to enhance learning face-to-face and in traditional or online classrooms
  • UW System borrowing and interlibrary loan
  • Growing & cultivating the library collection to meet curricular needs
  • Course reserves – for online or in-library use

As always, if you have any questions, stop by, email or call us.

The library is hiring!

The library is hiring Student Circulation Assistants for the fall semester. Student Assistants check out library materials to patrons, re-shelve returned materials, process new items, help maintain the library collection, and assist with projects in the library.

Work-study eligible students can apply by filling out the application form here. Once it’s done, you can submit the form to Cate Booth in one of 3 ways:

  • Email
  • Fax it to 608-355-5291
  • Drop it off in person between 10 and 3 Monday-Thursday

Come join our awesome team, learn how to use the library resources, and work on campus between classes!

Ordering Texbooks

Are you feeling stumped by how to order (or even find) textbook information online** for your classes? Here’s how!

  1. Go online to Neebo’s bookstore. If you are taking a UW-Baraboo/Sauk County class, the link will be: http://www.neebo.com/uw-baraboo. If you’re looking for information on UW Colleges Online classes, the link will be: http://www.neebo.com/uw-colleges-online.
  2. Click on “Rent or Buy Textbooks” in the top left of the page:rentorbuy
  3. Select the term for which you’re looking for books:SelectTerm
  4. Choose the department of your class (English, Chemistry, etc.) and then click “Select”:ChooseDept
  5. Choose the class number (098, 210, etc.) of your class. Make sure to click where it says “CLICK HERE” under the course name, then click “Select”:SelectCourse
  6. Your first class will be added to your course list. From this page, you can continue adding your other courses to your course list by clicking on “Add Another Course” and going through the steps above. If you’re finished adding courses, or you just want to see the one class, click on “View Textbook Results”
    • If you have both UW-Baraboo/Sauk County and UW Colleges Online courses, you will have to do this separately in the two online bookstores (see above).ClassAdded
  7. Clicking on “View Textbook Results” will show you the required and optional textbooks for all the courses you selected. From there, you can view information about the textbooks, see prices, and add textbooks to your cart for purchase.
    • Hover over the ? next to “Additional Book Information” to see the book’s ISBN. This is useful if you would like to purchase your textbooks from a vendor other than Neebo.BookInfo
  8. From here, you can select your books for purchase or rental if you are purchasing them from Neebo. Please note that students are not required to use Neebo for their books and materials purchases. Students may choose to obtain their textbooks from online or local book vendors, borrow them from a friend, or buy them from another student. However, UW-BSC is not responsible for textbooks purchased through another vendor.
  9. Financial Aid Information: Students who wish to use their financial aid directly to purchase books and materials prior to the start of the semester will be required to use Neebo for these purchases.  UW-Baraboo/Sauk County students should complete the book charge authorization form on this page and return it to the Business Office for approval. You will then be able to use financial aid to purchase your books from Neebo. Online students should see this page for more information.

**Rather purchase your books in person? Neebo will be on campus (in the CAFETERIA – not the library) and their times are listed here: http://baraboo.uwc.edu/academics/resources/textbooks

UW-BSC Library Scholars Series: Norman Gilliland, “My Life in Radio: From Old Time Radio to University of the Air”

Join us at the library on Thursday, December 4th for the next Library Scholars Series lecture featuring author and public radio host Norman Gilliland.

Edited to add: Listen to Norman Gilliland’s talk here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/uabz2

Gilliland Poster

Dan Verhoff, “Using Demographics in Approaches to Building Communities”

Dan Verhoff, Demographic Specialist, UW-Madison/Extension Applied Population Laboratory, spoke at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County’s Fall 2014 Distinguished Lecture Series on Thursday, October 30th.

Click here for audio: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/m3wm6

Download accompanying slides here: Verhoff-UsingDemographicsPresentation

Student Access to Microsoft Office

Did you know that all BooU students have FREE access to Microsoft Office software like Word, PowerPoint, and Excel on any computer*?

Here’s how:

1. Go to your campus email

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LoginWindow2. Once you are logged in, the page will automatically open to your email (Outlook). Click on the OneDrive link in the top right of the screen.

OneDriveBar3. OneDrive is a cloud-based drive where all your Office365 documents will automatically be saved. You can save other documents to this storage area as well.

OneDrive4. Click on the + symbol to select which kind of new file you want: a Word document, Excel workbook, PowerPoint presentation, etc.

CreateDoc5. Voila!

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*Note: Office 365 is only available over the web. There is no offline version, but as long as you can get on the Internet you will have access to your Office365 suite.

For FAQs, go here: http://cits.uwex.uwc.edu/sites/default/files/PDF/Office_365_Student_FAQ.pdf