Library News

Celebrating Independence Day!

Where baby freeways come from

Tomorrow is Independence Day here in the United States, whi means the library (and the whole UC Berkeley campus) will be closed in observance of the Federal holiday. 

It also means holiday traffic as people head out of town for a long weekend, outdoor recreation, or to fireworks displays.  Holiday weekends tend to see an over-representation of fatal and injury crashes on the roadways, largely due increased drunk driving. Increased impaired-driving enforcement has helped reduce crash fatalities in the United States. Checkpoints could be even more effective with location optimization modeling

So have a festive and safe weekend. Don't drive impared. We'll see you next week!

Library Closed 12/23/13-1/20/14

Snow Day in Seattle

We're closing for the Winter Break from December 23, 2013 to January 20, 2014. We'll reopen on the first day of the Spring Semester - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM. Enjoy your time off and see you after the New Year and the TRB Annual Meeting

Closed 11/27-11/29 for Thanksgiving

Wild turkeys on my bike ride in the Oakland hills.

We will be closed Wednesday November 27 through Friday November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season, which means shifts in travel behavior patterns. 

Happy Thanksgiving! See you on Monday, December 2. 

Library Closed for Veterans Day

british cyclists

We'll be closed Monday, November 11 for observance of Veterans Day. We will reopen as regular on Tuesday, November 12 at 1:00 PM. 

Veterans Day commemorates those who have served and began as Armistace Day from World War I. Horses and bicycles were lesser recognized modes of transport during the war. For more stories of bicycles in war, check out this Grist article

10 Things You Should Know: Thing 4 - My OskiCat

Our latest installment of 10 Things You Should Know About the ITS Library features a way you can manage all the books you check out... My Oskicat! You can get to My Oskicat through our online catalog OskiCat. You will be prompted to sign on with your Calnet login. Once authenticated you can see an inventory of books you've checked out or placed holds on. You can also renew items online. It's handy. 

Library closed 9/12

Closed transporter bridge

The ITS Library will be closed today - Thursday September 12. We apologize for any inconvenience and will re-open on Friday. 

Closed 6/7 through 6/14.

sorry bus

Sorry! The library will be closed June 7 through June 14. We'll reopen on June 17. Enjoy the sunshine and go explore the world.

Library Closed 5/24 through 5/27

We will be closed Friday, May 23 through Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day Holiday. If you are going to bicycle and barbeque this weekend, please don't mix them like this guy. Unsafe at any speed. 

10 Things You Should Know About the ITS Library

Need help finding material in the collection? Not sure which library has what you're looking for? Here is a brief list of ten things you should know about using libraries at the UC Berkeley campus. Looking for Davis? 

  1. The TRID database covers literature from around the world and is a great place to do subject searching on any technical or policy aspect of transportation. There are many other electronic article databases with which to find material. You should also try Google Scholar.

  2. Use OskiCat, the UC Berkeley catalog, to find books, technical reports, policy papers, conference proceedings and other material in the ITS Library and other UC Berkeley libraries. You can search the entire UC Library system with Melvyl (Next Gen).
  3. Electronic journals allow you to access articles anywhere and spend less time at the copy machine. You can search all E-Journals A-Z. For specific citations, Google Scholar may be useful if you are using the Berkeley network.
  4. Most material in the ITS Library circulates, so that you may borrow it. You can keep track of what you borrow and renew material through My OskiCat.
  5. You also have access and privileges at the other UC Berkeley libraries. Some of the ones that may be of particular interest to you include:
  6. Course Reserves material is located behind the Circulation Desk and you are welcome to come behind the desk and find material you need. Reserves circulate for two hours.
  7. ITS Graduate students may obtain a key to the library and use the library after 5:00 pm and on weekends. Ask in the ITS Office for details. There may be a small fee for a key deposit.
  8. You can connect to library and campus resources off campus with the Proxy Server.
  9. If you need books, reports, or other material that UC Berkeley does not own, interlibrary loan can help. Ask for items from other UC libraries through the "Request" feature in Melvyl. For other material, use the Main Library's Interlibrary Loan service.
  10. Sign up for a locker on the 4th floor and you'll have a handy, safe place to store your books. Bring your own lock and register the locker number at the Circulation Desk.

Library staff looks forward to assisting you in locating information and using library materials. Library staff Kendra K. Levine and Marissa Young and our student employees.



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