New Bookedge Scanner

Marquand has installed a second Scannx(r), touch-screen, bookedge scanner on A Floor in the computer cluster. It is immediately to one's left upon entering the room. This new machine is a slightly updated model, Book ScanCenter(tm) 6167 versus the older 5022, and like the older machine, scans from a book to a USB drive, to e-mail, or to the cloud (e.g. to Google Drive or similar). Available formats: searchable PDF, Word, JPEG, TIFF and PNG, up to a maximum size of 600dpi and 11" x 17".


Feb. 13: No RARE BOOKS

Due to the weather, regular Marquand staff will not be working in the library today, although Marquand is open 8:30 am-11:45 pm. This means that we are unable to assist library patrons with rare book consultations--collections SAX and ReCAP-rare--on Thursday, Feb. 13. We are very sorry for any inconvenience. If you intend to consult a rare book on Friday, you may wish to e-mail to let us know about your plans so we can keep you posted on our hours and availability.

2/6:Marquand open 8:45 am

CORRECTION to last blog post: The University announced later in the day on Feb. 5 that evening classes would be canceled, and that PU libraries will not open until Thursday at 8:45 am. Marquand was thus CLOSED all day on February 5. Marquand will open at 8:45 am on Thursday, Feb. 6 rather than our usual 8:30 am. Thank you for your patience.

Feb. 5: Marquand to open at 5

Due to icy conditions, all campus libraries are closed until 5 pm. Marquand will be open from 5-11:45 pm today. Please report any problems or questions beyond what our student employees can help with to or leave a voice message at 609-258-3163. There will be NO RARE BOOK CONSULTATIONS today, as a result. We are sorry for any inconvenience. -Marquand staff

No RARES 12:15-2:45 Jan. 28

We apologize for any inconvenience. The Marquand rare book reading room will be open for consultations from 9 am-12:15 pm, and from 2:45-5:00 pm today.

Jan. 2: NO RARES 10am-2pm

NO Rare Books: 12/23/13

Due to a situation related to the humidity levels in our rare book vault, we will not be able to assist library patrons who wish to consult rare books today, Monday, December 23. We hope to resume service on Tuesday, Dec. 24, from 9 am to 4 pm. Marquand will be closing at 4:45 pm on Tues., Dec. 24, and will be closed from Wed., Dec. 25-Friday, Dec. 27. We apologize for any inconvenience.

NO RARES: 12/19/13

We apologize for any inconvenience. Rare book consultations are unavailable due to a mechanical problem. Please send any inquiries to

Rare book usage: Nov. 1-15

Normally, Marquand patrons wishing to consult rare books in Marquand--locations SAX and ReCAP-rare--must submit requests online and we will pull material upon arrival, Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm. At the moment, we are short-staffed, so please call in advance, 258-3783 (8-3783 on campus) if you anticipate needing to consult an item during this time. Alternatively, you may e-mail . Please identify some possible days and times, and we will let you know our availability. Thanks, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Borrow Direct--be careful!!

If one logs in to Borrow Direct or any other resource requiring CAS, or the Central Authentication Service--entering one's netID and password when prompted--on a public terminal available in the library, it is very possible that a second patron could request a Borrow Direct item in the first patron's name. Therefore, library patrons should be mindful and close out ALL browser windows that are open in order to prevent this possibility. Unfortunately, if this were to occur, it is impossible to determine for whom were the intended BD items and the requests will be cancelled.