University Press Scholarhip Online Trial (from Jan 13th to Feb 15th, 2012)

The library is exploring the University Press Scholarship Online collection, a cross-searchable e-Book library with access to over 7,000+ academic monographs in subject areas in 21 subject areas, including Religion, PsychologyPhilosophyMusic, and Archaeology

Please let us know if you find the collection (as a whole, or the subject subsets) helpful to your research by sending your feedback to:

Library early closure and downtime of critical services

system upgradeThe library (Pasadena campus) will close early at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 21, due to a routine, local-area power outage scheduled by the City of Pasadena Water & Power Department for Monday evening.

Library hours for Monday, July 21: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

All library-related technology and information services will be unavailable from 6:00 p.m. on July 21 through 9:00 a.m. on July 22. This includes the library’s website, electronic resources and databases, and Interlibrary Loan services (ILLiad).

We appreciate your patience during this time!

EndNote for Mac now Works with Word 2011

EndNote published an update for the Macintosh version. EndNote 4.0.2 is now working with Microsoft Word 2011. There also other improvements. Users of previous versions can update their installation using the Help menu > EndNote Program Updates… option, or uninstall X4 and install X4.0.2. from Portico.

More Installation instructions and details about the improvements can be found on website.

New document storage features for the public library computers!

Every user now has access to a private “documents” folder. There is a limit of 300 MB of files that can be stored. Unfortunately, music and video files are not allowed, due to storage space limitations. Transfer of existing files from the old shared storage to the new individual spaces is available upon request. Please send an email with your username and the folder where your files were stored, to

EndNote X4 for Windows available for download!

Visit our Endnote Distribution page and look for the “Download EndNote X4 for Windows” link. EndNote X4 adds compatibility with Microsoft Word 2010 along with a few interface and functionality updates such as the ability to create a “smart group” from a search.  Find out more on the the Endnote website.
Quick Upgrade Instructions: Uninstall previous versions of EndNote before installing X4 (recommended). Make a copy of your library files (backup) and any customized Styles and Connection files you may have (most users do not).
The new EndNote X4 will install and open with the library from the previous version. If it cannot find the previously used libraries, use the Open commend (in the File menu) to open the previously backed up libraries. Please visit the EndNote Upgrade FAQ pages for additional information.