Monday, December 15, 2014

Library Starbucks Holiday Hours

The Marx Library Starbucks hours for interim are:

Monday, December 14 - Sunday, January 4: CLOSED
Monday, January 5 - Friday, January 9: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Marx Library Winter 2014-2015 Interim Hours

Winter 2014-2015 Interim Hours begin today, December 11 at 8pm.

Interim Hours:
Thursday, 12/11: 7:45am-8pm
Friday, 12/12- Monday, 12/22: 8am-5pm Closed Weekends
Tuesday, 12/23- Sunday, 1/4: Closed for Holidays
Monday, 1/5- Sunday, 1/11: 8am-5pm Closed Weekends

Regular hours begin on the first day of classes- Monday, 1/12/15

Have a great holiday!

Friday, November 07, 2014

Native American Heritage Month Display

November is Native American Heritage Month. Check out the new display on the first floor.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

3rd Annual "Will Read for Food" Drive

This holiday season, the Marx Library is sponsoring the 3rd annual "Will Read for Food" drive benefiting the Bay Area Food Bank. Please bring your non-perishable food items to the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Marx Library. The library will be collecting food donations from Monday, November 3 - Friday, December 5, 2014. 

Last year, the library collected 308 pounds of non-perishable food. Let's work together to improve our collection total and provide our community's less fortunate a wonderful holiday season.

In addition this year, if you bring a non-perishable food item to the Marx Library, you can enter to win 1 of 2 $20 Starbucks gift cards.

We would like to thank you for last year's collection and look forward to your generosity again this holiday season.

If you have any questions, please contact either Muriel Nero ( or Elizabeth Rugan Shepard (

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Historical Database Trial--Early American Newspapers and Early American Imprints from Readex

For the month of October, the Marx Library is offering students, staff, and faculty a trial of Readex's Early American Newspapers and Early American Imprints. 

Early American Newspapers, Series 1 1690-1876 "enables researchers to explore essential newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia. Series 1 offers 340,000 fully searchable issues from over 730 historical American titles. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820” and other authoritative bibliographies. The core of the Readex digital collection consists of American Antiquarian Society (AAS) founder Isaiah Thomas’ own collection of colonial and early national period newspapers and is supplemented by issues added by Thomas’ successors at the AAS." 

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 "has been hailed as the definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America. This incomparable digital collection contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period. Digitized from one of the most important collections ever produced on microform, Early American Imprints, Series I is based on Charles Evans’ renowned “American Bibliography” and Roger Bristol’s supplement. Including more than 36,000 printed works and 2.3 million pages, Series I also offers new imprints not available in microform editions."

Access these trials on the Marx Library's database page under Trials.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Marx Library Free Library

Introducing The Marx Library Free Library 

What: a service that provides free books that do not need to be checked out

Where: Through the double glass doors on the First Floor North by the comfy furniture

How do I know if a book is part of the Marx Free Library?
All books that are part of this program have a red jaguar paw sticker on them that reads "Marx Free Library."
Do I have to return a book I take from the Marx Free Library?

No, you don't. You can if you want to but you don't have to.

What if I want to return a book?

Put it on the shelf underneath the Returns & Donations sign.

Can I give you a book I don't want anymore?

Absolutely! Put it on the Marx Free Library Returns & Donations shelf.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Phone Dead? Well Charge It in the Library

Is your phone almost dead and your charger is in your dorm room?  Don't leave the library. Come charge your phone at our new charging station located in the Computer Lab on the 3rd Floor South.  This charging station can charge up to 8 devices and includes: (2) Micro USB, (2) Apple Lightning 8 pin, (2) Apple 30 pin, (2) standard USB Ports.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Labor Day Closing

The Marx Library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 1.

Have a fun and safe weekend!

We will open back up for our regular hours on Tuesday, September 2.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Computer Lab

The Marx Library Computer Lab is now open. Yes, we know it looks like a construction site up there, but the Computer Lab in Room 312 really is open and may be used by students.

Don't forget to bring your Jag Card with you as you will need it to use the lab. The Computer Lab closes 30 minutes before the library closes.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Computer Lab Closure

In preparation for the McCall Library's move into the Marx Library building, the Computer Lab on the 3rd Floor South is now closed so that construction work and asbestos abatement can begin.

The lab will be closed indefinitely. Computers for student use have been set up on the 2nd Floor South. Students may also, as always, use the Reference and PAWS computers on the 2nd Floor North as well. 

We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope it will not last long!

Monday, May 12, 2014

Database Login Changes

As of this morning, login credentials for remote access to electronic resources have changed. You will  use your J# with the J00 as your login instead of your password; your password is now your Jagmail email password. In other words, you now log in to the libraries' electronic resources the same way you log in to USAonline/Sakai. 

Email us at or call us at 251-460-7025 if you have any problems.

The login screen should look like this (without the purple border):

Note: Health Systems Employees and Clinical Adjunct Faculty without J Numbers should contact the Biomedical Library at (251) 460-7044 or

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Friday, April 11, 2014

New EBook Collection: Knowledge Unlatched

The Marx Library is now providing access to the pilot collection of Knowledge Unlatched-an open source ebook collection.

Find the collection here.

The University of South Alabama is a charter member of Knowledge Unlatched.  To see other charter members, click here.

Monday, March 24, 2014

"Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life" Exhibit at John Burke Memorial Library Spring Hill College, March 28 - August 10, 2014

Hélène Berr’s official portrait, 1942 © Mémorial de la Shoah – Coll. Mariette Job
Spring Hill College will host the “Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life” exhibit March 28 through Aug. 10, 2014, in the Barter Room of the Marnie and John Burke Memorial Library.
“Hélène Berr, A Stolen Life” will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays; and 2 to 6 p.m. on Sundays.
This traveling exhibition is based on the Journal written by Hélène Berr, a young Jewish French woman, whose promising future was brutally cut short by Vichy Government’s laws and the extermination plan imagined by the Nazis. Studying English literature at Sorbonne University, Berr was 21 years old when she began writing her Journal. We follow her steps through Paris under the German Occupation, perceiving the daily experience of the unbearable, oscillating between hope and despair, until her arrest and deportation to Auschwitz in 1944.
While revealing a true premonition of the inescapable, this subtle testimony is exceptionally poetic and carries a universal dimension that regards and questions every human being with sincerity. The exhibition, however, goes beyond the framework of Berr’s Journal and personality, as it broadens the context of the Occupation and addresses largely the persecution of the Jews in France. With the support of photographs, archives, films, and interactive animations, this exhibition shows how the daily lives of Jews had been impacted by these terrible acts of violence.
For more information, please see the John Burke Memorial Library website.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Loving Story Documentary Film Screening--March 20 3-5pm

As part of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History/ National Endowment for the Humanities/ Library of Congress Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle Grant, the Marx Library will be screening the first of four documentaries: The Loving Story.

Movie Information from the NEH:

When Mildred and Richard Loving were arrested in July 1958, in Virginia, for violating a state law that banned marriage between people of different races, such laws had been on the books in most states since the seventeenth century. But the Lovings never expected to be woken up in their bedroom in the middle of the night and arrested. The documentary brings to life the Lovings' marriage and the legal battle that followed through little-known filmed interviews and photographs shot for Life magazine.

For more information about the documentary click here. 

The screening will be in the Marx Library Auditorium, Thursday March 20 from 3-5 p.m.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Spring Break Hours

Spring Break is almost here. The Marx Library hours for the week of break (March 2-8) will be:

Sunday, March 2 CLOSED
Monday, March 3 8am - 5pm
Tuesday, March 4 CLOSED for Mardi Gras
Wednesday, March 5
- Friday, March 7
8am - 5pm
Saturday, March 8 CLOSED

We will be open regular hours on Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 9.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Starbucks-Grand Opening

Ready to get your coffee fix? Well the wait is almost over!

UPDATE: 4/1/2014:  The Marx Library Starbucks is open the same hours that the library is open.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter Weather Closing, January 28, 2014

Due to the winter weather forecast, the Marx Library will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 28.

Stay warm, and read an e-book!

Friday, January 17, 2014

MLK Day-Library Closing

The Marx Library will be closed Monday, January 20, 2014 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Regular hours will resume Tuesday.

Instead of coming into the library, spend your day doing something for others.

For service opportunities click here.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

LiBLog-USA: Changes to remote access login

UPDATE:  the database login changes have not taken effect yet. Please continue to use your last name and first two letters of your first name as your login name and your J Number as your password.

LiBLog-USA: Changes to remote access login: As of this morning, login credentials for remote access to electronic resources have changed. You will still use your J# with the J00 as you...

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Changes to remote access login

As of this morning, login credentials for remote access to electronic resources have changed. You will still use your J# with the J00 as your login, but your password is now your Jagmail email password. In other words, you now log in to electronic resources the same way you log in to Sakai.