Monday, December 21, 2015

Winter Break Library Hours (12/21-1/3)

Winter Break Hours
McIntyre Library will be open the following hours during winter break (December 21-January 3).

Mon. Dec. 21: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tue. Dec. 22: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Wed. Dec. 23: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Thu. Dec. 24: CLOSED
Fri. Dec. 25: CLOSED
Sat. Dec. 26: CLOSED
Sun. Dec. 27: CLOSED

Mon. Dec. 28: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Tue. Dec. 29: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Wed. Dec. 30: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Thu. Dec. 31: CLOSED
Fri. Jan. 1: CLOSED
Sat. Jan. 2: CLOSED
Sun. Jan. 3: CLOSED

Winterim Hours start on Monday, January 4 and are 8 am - 6 pm M-F, closed on weekends.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Searching for the perfect gift? Contribute to rice pantry

Want to make a difference this holiday season? Having trouble finding the perfect gift for someone on your list? Need an end-of-year tax break? A contribution to the library's rice pantry giving project is the solution. For more information or to donate online, visit

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Paper Shredder Now Available

McIntyre Library has purchased a paper shredder for the public work area on the first floor.

It can shred twelve sheets of paper at a time, credit cards, and CDs/DVDs

The shredder is located next to the copy machine on the first floor of the library near printers A - C.

Friday, December 04, 2015

Finals Week Therapy Dogs

Fall 2015 Finals Dog Schedule
McIntyre Library will be hosting therapy dogs the week before and of finals.
  • Tuesday, December 8: 6-7 pm
    • Meet Bella the Golden Retriever
  • Wednesday, December 9: 2:30-5 pm
    • Meet Luna the Yellow Lab & Ivanna the Black Lab
  • Sunday, December 13: 3-5 pm
    • Meet Yoda, Spud, Flash & Ellie the Border Collies
  • Monday, December 14: 6:30-7:30 pm
    • Meet Luna the Newfoundland
  • Tuesday, December 15: 10 am - noon
    • Meet Luna & Fran the Yellow Labs
  • Tuesday, December 15: 1-2 pm
    • Meet Beau the Flat-Coated Retriever
  • Tuesday, December 15: 6-7 pm
    • Meet Bella the Golden Retriever
  • Wednesday, December 16: 10-11 am
    • Meet Seeker & Racy the shelties and Magic the Border Collie 
  • Wednesday, December 16, 5:30-7 pm
    • Meet Bailey the yellow lab

Thursday, December 03, 2015

43 Study Carrels with Power Added to Library

McIntyre Library recently installed a total of 43 new study carrels to the library that have access to electric power.  There are 27 carrels on the library's 3rd floor (pictured at left) and 16 carrels on the library's 5th floor.  
We hope that these study carrels meet your research and studying needs and thank you for your patience while we installed these new places to study and charge your laptops and cell phones.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Pre-Finals Week and Finals Week Library Hours (12/6 - 12/20)

Library Hours - Finals 2015
McIntyre Library will be extending its hours the week before and of finals (12/6-12/20). The hours are as follows:

Sun. (12/6): 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon. (12/7): 7:00 am - Open 24 hrs.
Tue. (12/8): Open 24 hrs.
Wed. (12/9): Open 24 hrs.
Thu. (12/10): Open 24 hrs.
Fri. (12/11): Open until Midnight
Sat. (12/12): 7:30 am - Midnight

Sun. (12/13): 7:30 am - Open 24 hrs.
Mon. (12/14): Open 24 hrs.
Tue. (12/15): Open 24 hrs.
Wed. (12/16): Open 24 hrs.
Thu. (12/17): Open 24 hrs.
Fri. (12/18): Open until 7 pm
Sat. (12/19): CLOSED

Sun. (12/20): CLOSED

Good luck on your tests!

Winter Break hours start on Monday, December 21 with the library opening at 8 am and closing at 4:30 pm.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

21st Annual McIntyre Library Rice Pantry Fundraiser

Hmong Story Cloth
The annual McIntyre Library holiday giving project to benefit community members in need is in full swing. 

For the 21st 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 (HMAA).

Funds are used to purchase rice for the organization's rice pantry. Last year the Staff Association was able to raise funds to buy over 9000 pounds of rice for the HMAA.

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.

A donation of $20 can feed a family of five or six for a month.

Donations will be collected now through the 31st of December.

  • Donations are tax deductible and can be made online at 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 Jenna Vande Zande in McIntyre Library. 

Donations also may be dropped off at the library Research Center or in the donation box at the circulation desk on the first floor of the library.

For more information, see  or contact Jenna Vande Zande at (715)-836-3421 or

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Mini-Conferences with a Librarian November 16th - 20th

The Research Center is holding mini-conferences with a librarian to help you with your research project or paper!

Sign up online for a one-on-one 20-minute appointment with a McIntyre Library's research expert. We are offering appointment times during the week of November 16th - November 20th, including evening hours on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Appointments will be held by the Research Center, located on the left had side of the 1st floor.

(For other weeks, appointments can be requested by emailing or using the consultation form.)

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

New Circulation Desk

It has been a season of change for the first floor of the library.  McIntyre has been utilizing the same counter space at the circulation desk for several decades.  With the reworking of the furniture and computers on the first floor, it was time to update the circulation desk to provide the same quality services in a more efficient and convenient space. 

The new desk was designed to create an inviting space for prospective and returning students alike, while also offering a consolidated, easy to find location for checkout services.  In addition, it has opened up space for a new TV lounge.  Library users can utilize the charging stations, the library’s tea and coffee cart, and enjoy a comfortable and modern space while studying or waiting for group members.

If you have not been to the library since construction, come check us out.

New Circulation Desk, Fall 2015
For a comparison to the circulation desk that you see today, this is what the circulation desk used to look like in 1994. The one that was replaced in 2015 was not much different than this photo! 
Old Circulation Desk, 1994

Monday, October 12, 2015

McIntyre Library Seeks Student Feedback

McIntyre Library is seeking new members for its Student Advisory Committee.

The Student Advisory Committee provides feedback to the library on ways in which we can improve the services & spaces of the library.  Members also help the library select new books, DVDs, and music for the our collection.

Examples of how the committee has helped the library over the past year include asking for the library to replace bean bags that had been discarded, adding headsets with microphones to the equipment checkout pool, helping with the planning of the pancakes during finals week event, and purchasing a variety of DVDs including all of the X-Men movies and all seasons of Game of Thrones.

The first meeting of the year will be on October 28 at 5 pm. Pizza will be served to student members.

For more information on how to become a member please contact Eric Jennings

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

McIntyre Library Newsletter - Fall 2015

Check out the latest issue of McIntyre Library's newsletter Off the Shelf.

In the new issue you can learn about the "Risking Everything" exhibit being hosted in McIntyre Library during the month of October, a new collection added to the university's Special Collections & Archives, the library's first floor redesign, a new touchscreen navigation in the library, and much more.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

McIntyre Library Hosting "Freedom Summer" Exhibit

During the month of October, McIntyre Library will be hosting the Wisconsin Historical Society's "Risking Everything: A Freedom Summer Exhibit for Students" on the 2nd floor in the library's breezeway.  The Risking Everything exhibit explores one pivotal episode in the civil rights movement of the 1960s, the Freedom Summer of 1964.

Please join us on Tuesday, October 5 from 4-5:30 pm for the opening reception of the Risking Everything exhibit for a presentation by exhibit curator Michael Edmonds.  Light refreshments will be served.  


Accompanying this exhibit will be programs featuring opportunities to explore, learn, and engage in meaningful reflection and conversation about the importance of the civil rights movement today. These programs will feature local, regional, and national speakers who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with our audiences. Every program will be free, and the public is invited to participate.
Voter Registration, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party

In addition to the exhibit in McIntyre Library, we consider the following to be our signature events as part of the larger Risking Everything series of events.

Voices from the Civil Rights Movement: Reflections from 50 Years Ago
    Date & Time: Tuesday Oct. 6, 3-4 p.m.
    Location: UW-Eau Claire, Davies Center Woodland Theatre

Bridge to Freedom: Connecting the Past & Today
    Date & Time: Monday Oct. 12, 7-9 p.m.
    Location: UW-Eau Claire, Schofield Auditorium
Freedom Sings
    Date & Time: Saturday Oct. 17, 3-4 p.m.
    Location: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1120 Cedar Street, Eau Claire

Visit for additional events and details.

Support for these events is provided by the Wisconsin Humanities Council and the UW-Eau Claire Visiting Minority Scholars and Artists program in cooperation with our community partners, the Chippewa Valley Museum, L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Volume One and The Local Store, and JONAH (Joining Our Neighbors, Advancing Hope).

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

More Computers in McIntyre Library

You may have noticed some changes between last year and this year, especially on the first floor.  Because of the first floor renovation and the 24 Hour Lab’s closure, McIntyre Library has more computers available for student use than ever before.  In fact, when the renovation is complete we will have over 125 computers available for students to use, including over a dozen available 24/7 in the library’s 24 hour study. We have added computers on most other floors and also added a handful more collaboration pods with large screens on the first floor.

The image in this blog post shows a map of the first floor with its computer stations (as of 9/22/15) and type of computer available.  Please note that the library instruction lab (L1033) is an open computer lab with 30 computers to use when a class is not using it.

The addition of computers in the library has yet to be completed.  More will be added in the coming days and weeks. Thank you for your patience as we work to make the library a better space for your studying needs. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

FREE PIZZA, games, live entertainment at McIntyre Library After Dark on Sept. 2

After Dark, which takes place on Wednesday, September 2nd from 6:30-10:30 pm, is everything that you didn’t think would happen in a library - like FREE PIZZA - but does. Featuring a mini golf course that starts on the second floor and ends on the first (yes, you get to go down a stairwell!), After Dark also includes a variety of board, card, and video games…we even have a life size version of Clue in which you are the characters (complete with costumes) that walk around the board trying to find out who killed Mr. Boddy.

If you think you’re good at Mario Kart you’ll want to enter the Mario Kart Tournament with a very nice prize going to the overall champion. If you’ve always thought a library would be a good place to play laser tag, you’re in luck.  Challenge your friends or make new ones on our course.

Did we mention pizza? Who doesn’t like free Toppers pizza?! Lots of it too! The fun doesn’t stop there though. We have a variety of student groups on campus who will provide live entertainment - a magician, an improv comedy team, and standup comedians. Best of all, you can win prizes throughout the night just for attending.

You really have no reason not to and if you do, you can call your parents up and tell them you’re in the library on the first night of class! 

Find the event on Facebook and be sure to invite your friends!

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

A New Look for the First Floor

Although the library looks very quiet and empty, big changes are in store for next Fall.

The first floor of McIntyre Library will undergo some needed renovation this summer. Our campus mall entrance doors are being replaced. Constant exposure to winter weather and salt have corroded the doors so much that they weren’t closing properly. The new doors will be ready for our students in the fall. We are also giving the checkout area a new look and making big changes to how our computer stations are organized. Last year the UW System provided some temporary funding to System libraries. This means that McIntyre Library will receive some one-time budget relief in this time when all of our other budget news is bleak. Library staff met to discuss how we best take advantage of this opportunity. We looked at our user surveys and met with student groups as well. In the end we decided to create a more welcoming entrance and to update our learning commons area on our first floor. Christian Paese and the students from the Student Senate Information Technology Commission agreed. They committed matching funds to help us with this project. Christian helped us plan the layout of the space and buy furniture. 

Staff from LTS and Facilities Management are preparing the area for the new furniture. Our current computer stations will be removed, carpets will be thoroughly shampooed and new furniture will be moved in over the next two months. The books and equipment checkout area will see some demolition and carpentry work. Please be patient with any dust and noise. All of our services will remain in place during these changes. We are all very excited to welcome our students back in the Fall with a new look.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Library Hours Summer 2015 (5/25-9/1)

McIntyre Library will be open a reduced number of hours during Summer 2015. The hours are as follows: 

May 25-August 9 
  • Monday - Friday: 8 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

August 10-September 1
  • Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

The library will be closing early the following days:
  • Friday June 12 at 4:30 pm
  • Friday July 3 at 4:30 pm
  • Friday August 7 at 4:30 pm

The library will be closed:
  • All Saturday and Sundays
  • May 25 for Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Finals week stress relievers - Free coffee, pancakes, massages, crafts & coloring pages

Need a little pick-me-up during finals week? McIntyre Library has you covered with a wide variety of events throughout the week.

All week events:
  • McIntyre Library will offer free coffee in the library Sunday-Thursday of finals week (May 17-21) from 10 pm - until it's gone each night.
  • On the first floor near the television you will find coloring pages with a variety of pictures to choose from.  Hang your masterpiece on the wall for everyone to see!
 One-time events:
  • Sunday, May 17th, 4-7 pm
    • McIntyre Library will host the LE Phillips Memorial Public Library staff who will be helping students make crafts. All materials will be provided.
  • Monday, May 18th, 8-10 pm
    • As a special treat, McIntyre Library will be helping you persevere by treating you to freshly flipped pancakes served by library staff and Chancellor Jim on the first floor of the library.
  • Monday, May 18th, 7-10 pm
    • McIntyre Library will also host the Student Health Services' SWAT team decompression stations.  During this time you can get a free massage, make stress balls, or grab some fresh fruit to energize your studies.
Good luck on your finals!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Therapy Dogs in McIntyre Library for Finals

McIntyre Library will be hosting therapy dogs for the spring 2015 finals. They will be in the library the following days and times:

Tuesday, May 12th
2:30-3:30 pm: Meet Seeker & Racy the shelties, and Magic the border collie

Wednesday, May 13th
12:30-2 pm: Meet Lucky the black lab mix

Sunday, May 17th
Noon-1 pm: Meet Yoda & Spud the border collies and Flash the sheltie
5-6 pm: Meet Beau the flat coated retriever
6-7:30 pm: Meet Solomon & Moses the black labs

Monday, May 18th
Noon-1 pm: Meet Solomon & Moses the black labs
5-7 pm: Meet Luna & Fran the yellow labs, and Ivanna the black lab

Tuesday, May 19th
2:30-3:30 pm: Meet Seeker & Racy the shelties, and Magic the border collie
4:30-6 pm: Meet Tonka the Newfoundland
6:30-8 pm: Meet Ziva & Genevieve the blue heelers, and Charlie the cocker spaniel

Wednesday, May 20th
6:30-7:30 pm: Meet Luna the Newfoundland

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Pre-Finals and Finals Week Extended Library Hours (5/10-5/25)

McIntyre Library will be extending its hours the week before and of finals (5/10-5/25). The hours are as follows:

Pre-finals week
Sunday, May 10: 11 am - 1 am
Monday, May 11: 7 am - Open 24 hrs
Tuesday, May 12: Open 24 hrs
Wednesday, May 13: Open 24 hrs
Thursday, May 14: Open 24 hrs
Friday, May 15: Open until Midnight
Saturday, May 16: 7:30 am - Midnight

Finals Week
Sunday, May 17: 7:30 am - Open 24 hrs
Monday, May 18: Open 24 hrs
Tuesday, May 19: Open 24 hrs
Wednesday, May 20: Open 24 hrs
Thursday, May 21: Open 24 hrs
Friday, May 22: Open until 7 pm
Saturday, May 23: CLOSED

Sunday, May 24: CLOSED
Monday, May 25: CLOSED for Memorial Day.

Interim hours start on Monday, May 25. 

Monday, April 27, 2015

Books Donated in Memory of Former McIntyre Librarian

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Last May, former McIntyre Librarian Cleo Powers passed away. With over 30 years of service to McIntyre Library, including serving as acting director of the library from 1996-1998, many faculty, staff, and students donated to the McIntyre Library Foundation in Cleo's memory.

McIntyre Library staff couldn't think of any better way to honor Cleo than to use the money to purchase books for the Instructional Media Center (IMC) which she was responsible for creating when it was known as the Center for Reserve and Instructional media (CRIM). The list that you see below are the 31 books that we were able to purchase in her honor.

  • Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly
  • Both of Me by Jonathan Friesen
  • Dragon's Extraordinary Egg by Debi Gliori
  • Finding Serendipity by Angelica Banks
  • Finding Spring by Carin Berger
  • First Snow by Peter McCarty
  • Hermelin: The Detective Mouse by Mini Grey
  • I Was Here by Gayle Forman
  • If You Find This by Matthew Baker
  • I'm Bored by Michael Ian Black
  • In the Forbidden City by Chiu Kwong-chiu
  • Little Humans by Brandon Stanton
  • Lucky Strike by Bobbie Pyron
  • Mustache! by Mac Barnett
  • My Name is Truth by Ann Turner
  • Orangutanka by Margarita Engle
  • Rhyme Schemer by K.A. Holt
  • Shackleton's Journey by William Grill
  • The Chosen Prince by Diane Stanley
  • The Dead I Know by Scot Gardner
  • The Founding Fathers! by Jonah Winter
  • The Gallaudet Children's Dictionary of American Sign Language by Jean M. Gordon
  • The Penderwicks at Point Mouette by Jeanne Birdsall
  • The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall
  • The Sin Eater's Daughter by Tracy Barrett
  • Wall by Tom Clohosy Cole
  • Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman
  • X: A Novel by Ilyasah Shabazz
  • Little Melba and Her Big Trombone by Katheryn Russell-Brown
  • Echo by Pam Munoz-Ryan 
Find all of these books by using Library Search, McIntyre Library's search tool available on the library homepage and here.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Universal Borrowing - Unavailable During Upgrade April 9 - May 20

Universal Borrowing, the ability to borrow books and other circulating items from other UW System campuses, will be unavailable during an upgrade to the library's circulation system April 9-May 20.

All loan requests must be sent via McIntyre Library's Interlibrary Loan system ILLiad. We suggest using WorldCat to submit book requests because this will automatically populate the ILLiad form which will help expedite any requests you make.

Because Interlibrary Loan is different than Universal Borrowing there will be some differences:

  • Loan Periods: Faculty/Staff will NOT get semester loans. The due date is dictated by the lending library. There are no exceptions.
  • Renewals: Most libraries allow 1 renewal, but some do not. Renewal due dates are not generated instantaneously. Renewals can be placed through ILLiad, or send an email to
  • Fines/Fees: ILL overdue charges are $1/day.
  • Turnaround Time: Items may take 1 extra day to arrive.
Thank you for your patience as we upgrade the library's circulation system. If you have any questions, please direct them to or 715-836-5377.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bus now stops at McIntyre Library

Last spring a survey conducted by students in Carolin Azab’s Marketing 334 class in collaboration with McIntyre Library identified a need for a bus stop at the library. This suggestion has now been put into action. The Eau Claire Transit route 9 bus now stops at the Garfield Avenue entrance to the library Monday through Friday evenings when classes are in session. From 5:02 p.m. to 10:02 p.m. the bus stops at McIntyre hourly two minutes after the hour. Students, faculty and staff with a valid UW-Eau Claire Blugold ID Card may ride this and any other city bus free. Buses are equipped with bicycle racks. McIntyre Library thanks Eau Claire Transit and the University Senate Physical Plant Planning Committee for their responsiveness to this request to improve access and safety for students.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Spring Break 2015 Library Hours

McIntyre Library will be open a reduced number of hours for Spring Break 2015.  See below for more details:

  • Friday, March 20: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Saturday, March 21: CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 22: CLOSED
  • Monday, March 23: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 24: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm 
  • Wednesday, March 25: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm 
  • Thursday, March 26: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm 
  • Friday, March 27: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm 
  • Saturday, March 28: CLOSED
  • Sunday, March 29: 11 am - 1 pm
 Regular library hours resume on Sunday, March 29 and will continue until the week before spring 2015 finals.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Therapy Dogs Visiting McIntyre Library in March

McIntyre Library will be hosting therapy dogs in the library before and after spring break 2015.  Therapy dog visits will take place the following days and times:

Before Spring Break
  • Sunday, March 8: 6:30-7:30 pm
    • Meet Solomon & Moses the Black Labs
  • Monday, March 9: 2-3 pm
    • Meet Connor the Chow/Black Lab mix
  • Tuesday, March 10: 2-3 pm
    • Meet Magic the Border Collie, Seeker & Racy the Shelties
  • Wednesday, March 11: 6-7 pm
    • Meet Luna the Newfoundland
After Spring Break
  • Sunday, March 29: noon - 2 pm
    • Meet Yoda & Spud the Border Collies, Flash the Sheltie
  • Monday, March 30: 1-2:30 pm
    • Meet Libby the Chocolate Lab and new to McIntyre's therapy dog lineup Lucky!
  • Wednesday, April 1: 5:30-7 pm
    • Meet Tonka the Newfoundland
  • Thursday, April 2: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
    • Meet Solomon & Moses the Black Labs

Monday, February 23, 2015

Tax Forms at McIntyre Library

Tax season is upon us! McIntyre Library offers Federal, Wisconsin, and Minnesota tax forms.

Visit McIntyre Library to pick up the following tax forms, or simply download and print them:

Beginning in 2015, the IRS has reduced the number and type of tax forms distributed to libraries. The IRS is no longer providing print copies of instructional booklets. For IRS forms other than 1040, 1040A, and 1040EZ, and for any IRS instructional booklet, visit IRS Forms & Publications to download and print the document you need.

To pick up tax forms, you can also visit the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library or your local IRS office.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program provides free assistance to taxpayers who earn less than $53,000 annually at several locations in the Eau Claire area.

For questions about McIntyre Library's tax forms, contact Robin Miller, Government Publications Librarian.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Reservations No Longer Needed for Equipment Checkout & Study Rooms

Checking out a laptop
The way that students check out equipment and study rooms from McIntyre Library has changed. Starting at the beginning of the spring 2015 semester, we are no longer able to create reservations on all equipment (laptops, iPads, phone chargers, etc.) and study rooms. All equipment and rooms are now checked out on a first come, first serve basis.

This change comes in preparation for the library moving to a new checkout software that does not allow reservations. Other aspects of equipment checkout are the same. If you have any questions, please contact the circulation department (715-8336-3858,

Thursday, January 15, 2015

McIntyre Library Hosting Eau Claire Backgammon Tournament (Feb. 21 & Feb. 28)

McIntyre Library at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host the 1st annual Eau Claire backgammon tournament on February 21 and 28 from 1-5 pm. The tournament, which is FREE and open to UW-Eau Claire students and all residents of the Chippewa Valley is for beginners and experienced players alike. One tournament participant will be randomly selected to win a backgammon set just for participating.

Learn how to play
If you are new to backgammon but still want to participate the library will be hosting informational sessions on how to play at:
  • McIntyre Library (105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54702) on Saturday, February 14 in McIntyre Library from 1-3 pm.
  • L.E. Philips Memorial Public Library (400 Eau Claire St. Eau Claire, WI 54701) on Sunday, February 15 from 1-3 pm and
Registration is not required to learn how to play. 

How the tournament works
The tournament will have a maximum of 32 players (two sixteen team brackets) and run on two consecutive Saturdays.  Players will be required to complete a best-of-three match in the first two rounds to continue playing with rounds three and four being best-of-five matches.  An email will be sent to each player by February 19 telling him/her when their match is scheduled. Rounds 1 and 2 will be completed on February 21 and Rounds 3 and 4 will be completed on February 28.  First round matches will be determined based upon participant's skill level.

Registration is required to enter the tournament.

McIntyre Library will host all rounds of the tournament (Feb. 21 & 28) and is located on the UW-Eau Claire campus at 105 Garfield Ave. Eau Claire, WI 54702.  Parking at UW-Eau Claire is free on the weekends.  Please consult this map (PDF) for location information.  Suggested locations to park are the Phillips Lot or Hibbard Lot.

Registration is FREE and is required to participate in the tournament.  To register send an email indicating your interest in participating to Hans Kishel, UW-Eau Claire librarian:

Please register by February 17.

Additional Information
The grand prize will be a backgammon set, to be randomly selected from all tournament contestants. Light refreshments will be served during the 3rd and 4th rounds on February 28.  Winners of each bracket will receive a t-shirt.

Questions should be directed to Hans Kishel (, 715-836-2959).

Support for this program includes UW-Eau Claire's McIntyre Library, the Council on Internationalization and Global Engagement, and University Recreation and Sport Facilities.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Annual giving project to support Rice Pantry raises $1295.65!

The McIntyre Library Staff Association giving project to support the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association (HMAA) rice pantry raised $1295.65. This is a whopping 46% increase over last year and our second highest total ever! Every penny goes toward buying rice, and this contribution will buy more than 9000 pounds of rice,  making a difference in the lives of our Eau Claire area neighbors.

Thanks to all who participated, by donating, fielding questions, and spreading the word. We were fortunate this year to have the assistance of UW-Eau Claire Foundation in establishing the online donation option and managing the contributions, and Andrew Vue, representing some of the Hmong student groups, who helped get the word out.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Winterim 2015 Library Hours

McIntyre Library's Winterim (1/5 - 1/26) hours are as follows:

Sunday: 1 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday: 7:30 am - 10 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 10 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 10 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 10 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 9 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm

*McIntyre Library will close at 4:30 pm on Friday, January 23

*McIntyre Library will be closed on January 19, 24, and 25.