Friday, December 19, 2014

Perseverance pays off during finals week!

Yes, we know you're thinking about studying hard and doing well on final exams. But hard work and perseverance also pay off when it comes to 8000 piece puzzles. Thanks to everyone who contributed even one piece to this challenging puzzle of the Sistine Chapel, the project is now complete. The final puzzle piece was laid today, finals Friday. Whatever your accomplishment this week, it's time to go home and relax. Job well done.

Winter Break Hours (12/21/14 - 1/5/14)

McIntyre Library will be open a reduced number of hours during Winter Break (12/21/14 - 1/5/15).  They are as follows:

Sunday (12/21): CLOSED
Monday (12/22): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday (12/23): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday (12/24): CLOSED
Thursday (12/25): CLOSED
Friday (12/26): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday (12/27): CLOSED

Sunday (12/28): CLOSED
Monday (12/29): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday (12/30): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday (12/31): CLOSED
Thursday (1/1/15): CLOSED
Friday (1/2/15): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday (1/3/15): CLOSED

Sunday (1/4/15): CLOSED
Monday (1/5/15): 7:30 am - 10 pm

Winterim Hours Begin on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Finals week therapy dog visits (Dec 14-18)


Need some stress relieved from your finals week studying? McIntyre Library has just the solution for you.  We will be hosting therapy dogs during finals week the following days and times.

Sunday, December 14
  • 10 - 11 am: Meet Yoda, Flash & Spud the border collies
  • 6 - 7:30 pm: Meet Solomon & Moses the black labs 

Monday, December 15
  • 1:30 - 3 pm: Meet Libby the chocolate lab

Tuesday, December 16
  • 3 - 4 pm: Meet Raci & Magic the border collies
  • 6:30 - 8 pm: Meet Charlie the cocker spaniel and Genevieve & Ziva the blue heelers 

Wednesday, December 17
  • 10 am - 11 am: Meet Beau the flat coated retriever
  • 5 - 7 pm: Meet Twinkie & Tonka the Newfoundlands
  • 7 - 8 pm: Meet Luna the Newfoundland

Thursday, December 18
  • 1 - 2 pm Meet Connor the dog

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Give a little, make a big difference. Library annual giving project under way

https://connect.uwec.edu/library
It's Giving Tuesday, the perfect day to launch the annual holiday giving project to benefit  community members in need.

For the 20th year, the UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library Staff Association, a voluntary organization composed of library faculty and staff, is sponsoring an annual fundraiser to benefit the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association.Funds are used to purchase rice for the organization's rice pantry, and in the last 10 years (for which records exist) the project has raised a total of almost $8000. A donation of $5 can feed a family of five or six for a week.


The HMAA is a social service agency that serves the local Hmong community by operating a food pantry and assisting in housing, employment and translating services. The agency also works with other area services to assist the local Hmong community.


  • Donations are tax deductible and can be made online at https://connect.uwec.edu/library by selecting Holiday Giving Project – HMAA Rice Pantry as the donation designation.
  • Donations can be made as gifts, memorials and tributes to someone. To do so, select Memorial/Tribute under What prompted you to give today.
  • Checks, made payable to UW-Eau Claire Foundation and indicating Holiday Giving Project – HMAA Rice Pantry on the memo line, or cash should be submitted via mail or campus mail to Jill Markgraf in McIntyre Library. 
  • Donations also may be dropped off at the library reference desk or in the donation box near the new-book shelf on the first floor of the library.

For more information, see http://libguides.uwec.edu/hmaagiving  or contact Jill Markgraf at 715-836-5357 or markgrjs@uwec.edu.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Pre-Finals Week and Finals Week Library Hours (12/7-12/21)

McIntyre Library will be extending its hours the week before and of finals (12/7-12/21). The hours are as follows:

Sun. (12/7): 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon. (12/8): 7:00 am - Open 24 hrs.
Tue. (12/9): Open 24 hrs.
Wed. (12/10): Open 24 hrs.
Thu. (12/11): Open 24 hrs.
Fri. (12/12): Open 24 hrs.
Sat. (12/13): 7:30 am - Midnight

Sun. (12/14): 7:30 am - Open 24 hrs.
Mon. (12/15): Open 24 hrs.
Tue. (12/16): Open 24 hrs.
Wed. (12/17): Open 24 hrs.
Thu. (12/18): Open 24 hrs.
Fri. (12/19): Open until 7 pm
Sat. (12/20): CLOSED

Sun. (12/21): CLOSED

Good luck on your tests! Winter Break hours start on Monday, December 22.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

New Campus Book & Film Discussion Group

McIntyre Library and the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library are proud to announce a new book and film discussion group - UW meets EC.  The first 10 UW-Eau Claire Students registered for the event will receive a free copy of the book "Divergent." To register for the event go to www.ecpubliclibrary.info/events

The book and film group will be reading Veronica Roth's "Divergent" and watching the 2014 film starring Shailene Woodley. The book discussion will take place on Wednesday, January 14th at 7 pm in McIntyre Library's 2nd Floor Breezeway.  One week later on January 21st at 7 pm, attendees will have the opportunity to watch and discuss the film at L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library's Eau Claire Room.

For questions please contact Eric Jennings (jenninge@uwec.edu; 715-836-4076).  To register for the event go to www.ecpubliclibrary.info/events

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

McIntyre Library Thanksgiving Week Hours

Library Thanksgiving Hours
McIntyre Library will be open a reduced number of hours during Thanksgiving Week.
  • Sunday (11/23): 11 am - 1 am
  • Monday (11/24): 7 am - 1 am
  • Tuesday (11/25): 7 am - 1 am
  • Wednesday (11/26) 7 am - 7 pm
  • Thursday (11/27): CLOSED
  • Friday (11/28): 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday (11/29): CLOSED
  • Sunday (11/30): 11 am - 1 am

If you need research assistance during the time that McIntyre Library is closed, please call or the reference desk and leave a message (715-836-3858, library.reference@uwec.edu).  For all other inquiries, please contact the library's circulation desk (715-836-3856).

Friday, November 07, 2014

International Game Day Event in McIntyre Library: Nov. 15, 1-5 pm

International Game Day @ McIntyre Library 11/15/14, 1-5 pm
McIntyre Library is hosting International Game Day on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 1-5 pm on the library's first floor.  International Game Day is an annual celebration of games, play, libraries and learning that any anyone can join, and costs absolutely nothing to register for. This is literally a world-wide event, with libraries on ALL SEVEN continents participating last year. Yes, that does include Antarctica!

McIntyre Library plans to have a variety of video, board, and card games to play at International Game Day.  This includes a Nintendo Wii with a variety of games, and over 100 board and card games to choose from.  Whether you're a Mario Kart or Smash Bros. fan, enjoy the strategy of Carcassonne, or are a master at Settlers of Catan, International Game Day at McIntyre Library has something for everyone.

Bring your friends...it's 100% free!