Big changes at the Sciences Library!

Due to construction of the Friedman Study Center in the Sciences Library, the staff and the service desk will relocate by July 1. The service desk will move up to the Mezzanine. Librarian offices are now on levels 6 and 7. Public service and processing staff will be on level 3, along with copiers, medical textbooks, newspapers, new books and periodicals. Consult with staff or call x3-3333 if you have any questions. Rest assured that the reinvigorated Sciences Library of 2007 will be well worth the wait! See Friedman Center press release for further information.
A revised guide to the Sciences Library stacks is now available at:

EZProxy Move to New Server

CIS will be switching the Off-campus Access Service proxy to another server late on Sunday night, June 11. The proxy will not be available for several hours, but should be up and running by Monday morning. If you experience any problems on Monday morning, please try again later in the day. If you continue to experience problems accessing eresources via the proxy server, please contact
The VPN client is an alternate and, in many cases, a more reliable method of remote access. You must have a broadband internet connection and not be using the Lifespan or other VPN client in order to use this method. More information

InfoGate Unavailable Sunday – Tuesday, March 26-28

InfoGate will be unavailable temporarily because of a hardware upgrade.
The migration of software to a new server was delayed from Sunday morning until Monday morning. Unfortunately, the installation, which is being run from Israel, was not completed on Monday. Service may not be restored until Wednesday, March 29 since Tuesday, March 28, is a national holiday in Israel.
For further information contact

Some Library Services Unavailable, March 26, 8:00-9:00am

On Sunday, March 26 at 8:00am there will be a planned outage of two servers which run many library applications. The outage, during which critical maintenance will be performed, should last less than an hour. All applications at these URLs will be affected:

The sites running on these servers include Center for Digital Initiatives, OCRA course reserves, E-Resource lists, InfoGate, find it! (sfx), and EZProxy.
During the outage, e-resources can be accessed through Josiah, the Library’s catalog, which will not be affected. The VPN client is available for off-campus access in lieu of EZProxy.
For further information contact

Library Catalog Down Thursday Morning, January 5

A software upgrade will be installed on Josiah, the library’s online catalog, Thursday morning, January 5, 2006. Most library services will be unaffected by this, and Josiah should be fully functional by noon. While Josiah is unavailable, Brown’s library holdings may be searched on InRhode, the shared catalog of Rhode Island academic libraries.
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Library Catalog Down, October 27 at 5:30pm

Josiah, the Library catalog, will be down for one to two hours on Thursday, October 27, starting at 5:30 PM for installation of new software. While Josiah is unavailable, Brown’s library holdings may be searched on InRhode, the shared catalog of Rhode Island academic libraries:
For more information contact: