Monday, January 30, 2017

Spring Library Hours

Welcome back to Frostburg State University! Regular semester hours for the Ort Library for the Spring 2017 semester being today, Monday, January 30, 2017 and are as follows:

Monday - Thursday || 7:30 a.m. to Midnight
Friday || 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday || 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday || 1:00 p.m. to Midnight

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the Circulation Desk at 301-687-4395 or the Reference Desk at 301-687-4424. 24/7 Online Reference Service is also available through Maryland AskUsNow! You can also email questions to

We are happy to have you all back on campus and we wish you a successful semester!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Three New Library Displays

Three new displays are available on Floor 3 of the Ort Library.

The first display case on the left highlights Harry Potter Book Night. The Ort Library will host the event again this year in collaboration with the Children's Literature Centre from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on February 2.  Last year Hogwart's Express greeted visitors to the celebration in the library.

About 300 area middle school children and parents attended. Plans are underway for an even bigger celebration this year--stay tuned for additional details.

The second display recognizes January 17th as the anniversary of the first meeting of the United Nations Security Council. The display includes books from the library's collection that document the history and challenges addressed by the Council. Countries that provoked sanctions are identified. In addition to the materials assembled in the display case the Council's official website includes an extensive list of links to additional documentation.

The third display features items donated to Special Collections by Dr. Gary S. Horowitz, former Vice-President of Advancement at FSU.  Dr. Horowitz collected these items while traveling through Africa.

Items displayed include carvings, dolls and masks.

Additional items from the Horowitz Collection can be viewed in the President's Conference Room, Hitchins 218.

Visit the Dr. David M. Gillespie Special Collections on Floor 4 of the Ort Library to see the wooden carving, pictured on the left, from the Horowitz Collection.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Library Opening at 1:00 PM Thursday, 1/26

The Ort Library at FSU will be opening at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, January 26, 2017 due to a library-wide staff meeting and training. The Library will remain open until 6:00 p.m., our regular closing time during intersession.

Library hours for the remainder of intersession:

Today, Wednesday, 1/25 || 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tomorrow, Thursday, 1/26 || 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 1/27 || 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, 1/28 || CLOSED
Sunday, 1,29 || 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Spring semester hours will begin on Monday, January 30th:

Monday – Thursday || 7:30 a.m. to Midnight
Friday || 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday || 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday || 1:00 p.m. to Midnight

If you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact the Circulation Desk at 301-687-4395 or the Reference Desk at 301-687-4424. The Library also offers online 24/7 chat reference service at

Friday, January 6, 2017

New Library Subscription: The Economist Online

The Ort Library is pleased to provide FSU students, faculty and staff with online access to The Economist, a leading weekly news publication covering international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology.  Online coverage is from July 19, 1997 through the current issue.

The Economist may be accessed via the “A-Z Journals” list on the library’s website.  Articles from The Economist are also linked to relevant citations in OneSearch and the library’s databases.

The library previously subscribed to The Economist in print, and maintains holdings in this format from 1965 through 2016; issues from 1960-1965 are available in microfilm.

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact a librarian at 301-687-4424,, or via online chat.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Public Notice - MD State Highway Admin., US 219 Improvement Project - 1/23/17

The Maryland State Highway Administration has distributed a public notice of a joint public hearing in relation to the US 219 Improvement Project, I-68 to Old Salisbury Road. Representatives of the Federal Highway Administration and the US Army Corps of Engineers will also be available.

The meeting is scheduled for January 23, 2017 in Grantsville, MD.

Monday, January 23, 2017
Grantsville Elementary School
120 Grant Street
Grantsville, MD 21536
Displays: 6:00 PM
Presentation/Testimony: 7:00 PM

Snow dates: Jan. 30, 2017 or Feb. 6, 2017.

Please see this scan of the notice for additional information about the meeting: Maryland State Highway Administration - 1/23/17 Public Notice (PDF).

The Lewis J Ort library is a depository for Maryland State Documents as well as a selective depository in the Federal Depository Library Program.  As a Maryland depository, we receive public notices such as the one featured above.  These notices are posted to a designated bulletin board on the  2nd floor of the Ort Library, but will also be posted regularly to the Ort Library Blog.  If  you would also like to be added to an e-mail distribution list in order to receive information about future public notices, please contact Lisa Hartman, Government Documents Coordinator at or (301) 687-4734.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Library Winter Intersession Hours

The Lewis J. Ort Library will be open the following hours during Winter Intersession:
  • Monday - Friday: 7:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
If you need assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at 301-687-4424 or the Circulation Desk at 301-687-4395.