Monday, August 27, 2012

Free pizza, mini golf in library - big success.

On Wed. Sept 5 from 7-11 pm just over 800 students came to the library to experience After Dark.  This improves on last year's record of 621 during the same four hour period.

Thank you to all of the student groups who helped make this event so successful: UWEC Players for the living statues, Backwards Thinkers Society for their improv comedy, and the Irish Dancing Club for their lively dance routines.


McIntyre Library will host the third annual After Dark back-to-school party on the UW-Eau Claire campus.  The free event will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesday, September 5, on the first two floors of the library.  All UW-Eau Claire students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

The party will feature free Toppers pizza, games,  and live entertainment.  Library staff have designed a multi-floor, 9-hole miniature golf course that has water hazards and utilizes one of the stairwells.  Students can also play a variety of board & video games and participate in Family Feud, Pictionary, Bingo, and life-size Clue.  Prizes will be awarded throughout the night.

UW-Eau Claire student groups will provide live entertainment.  Theater troupe the UWEC Players will pose as living statues.  The Irish Dancing Club will perform for students at 7:30 pm and student improv team the Backwards Thinkers Society will perform comedy sketches starting at 8 pm.

After Dark encourages students to get acquainted with the library and each other.  About 600 students attended the 2011 event.

Support for After Dark has been provided by McIntyre Library, Toppers Pizza, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Action City, the Center for Alcohol Studies and Education, and the Center for International Education.

To learn more, contact Eric Jennings (, 715-836-4076), sign up to attend on Facebook, or view the video above for a taste of last year's After Dark.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Universal Borrowing Upgrade Complete

McIntyre Library's Universal Borrowing upgrade has been completed.  You are now able to request books and other circulating items from other UW Systems campuses in the library catalog. 

If you have any difficulties requesting items, please contact the library reference desk:, 715-836-3858

Thank you for your patience.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Library Accounts Upgrade Complete

McIntyre Library has finished its upgrade of "My Library Accounts".  You can log in and check the status of items you have checked out from UW-Eau Claire.

Items checked out through Universal Borrowing will NOT show up until that upgrade is completed on August 20.

If you have any questions, please contact the library (, 715-836-3858)