Happy Festive Season

By - Research & Instruction Librarian December 16th, 2013


Happy Holidays to you and yours from the Ohrstrom Library.


The physical library will be closed Friday, December 20th through Monday, January 6th.  The library will be open in the afternoons, 1-5 on 1/7/2014 and 1/8/2014.  Full hours will resume alongside classes on Thursday, January 9th.

The library’s digital collections are always open, anywhere, anytime.  When off the grounds, please first log in to http://vpn.sps.edu with your SPS credentials, to gain off-grounds access to the library’s digital holdings.


Here’s to a holiday break filled with comfort and joy!


Ohrstrom at Night: Instagram photograph by L. Laughy, all rights reserved.

Ohrstrom Blog: What It Did on Its Summer Vacation

By - Systems Librarian September 15th, 2009

Lisa Laughy – Library Web Services

While SPS students were off on their own summer adventures the Ohrstrom Blog took advantage of the down-time to make some improvements.  The summer months were jam-packed and fun-filled for the blog and now it has a new look and offers some great new features to enhance the users’ experience.

When school ended you may remember that the blog had the following look:

Now the design is updated to coordinate with Ohrstrom Library’s other web resources including the new online catalog:

You may already have noticed the new poll feature located in the sidebar on the left asking the question:  “How many books did you read for fun during your summer vacation?”  Take a moment now to submit your answer the poll and be sure to return to see how your choices compare within the larger results.  New polls will be added on a regular basis so check back often.

Additionally, a visually interactive Library calendar has been added.  You can access the calendar through the “Hours” link in the top menu above or through menu in the Library website.  Running your mouse over the day block on the calendar will show you the hours the library is open for that day.

Holiday Greetings From Ohrstrom Library

By - Systems Librarian December 18th, 2008

A message from Library Director Kevin Barry:

Hello All,

Just a reminder that Ohrstrom Library is open Friday December 19th from 8:30am to 5:00pm and is closed Saturday and Sunday this weekend.  Monday and Tuesday the Library is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm, and on Wednesday the 24th the Library will be open from 8:30am to 3:00pm.

Come by, browse and borrow some recreational reading, listening, or viewing to enjoy during your well deserved break.

We would love to see you, and many many thanks for being such a warm and supportive Library community.

Sincere best wishes and happy holidays from all of us at Ohrstrom Library.

Holiday Hours

Friday, December 19
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 20 – Sunday, Dec. 21
Monday, Dec. 22 – Tuesday, Dec. 23
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 24
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 25 – Sunday, Jan. 4
Monday, January 5
8:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, January 6
Regular Hours Resume

Image courtesy of Faeryboots under this Creative Common license.