ISR News Feed
Megan Fitch, Chief Information Officer
Pegg Stoddard, Executive Secretary
The Beloit College Information Services and Resources (ISR) Division provides access to information resources, supports their use, and serves as a center for engaged learning. Staff located in Mayer Hall and Col. Robert H. Morse Library and Richard Black Information Center collaborate and consult with faculty, students, and staff to provide a learning and living environment dedicated to the cultivation of liberally educated persons.
The Library provides access to the online catalog (BELCAT), a rich collection of electronic resources, and information about Beloit College Library services.
Information Technology (IT) provides technology resources and services to students, faculty, and staff. Policies related to technology purchases, the Academic Technology Fund Plan (ATF) for faculty equipment replacements and other Library and IT services can be found on the ISR Plans and Policies page.
- August 30, 2010 at 10:04 am
The bright, new concrete poured on Friday is open to pedestrian traffic. Routes to the Library's temporary north-side entrance from MI and Emerson street are open, without detours. Continue to use care when passing the construction site at the front of the Library and for your safety - and the speed of the project - please mind the caution tape marking the work zones.
- August 27, 2010 at 11:26 am
For those approaching the Library from the academic side of campus, please aim to pass through the center of MI and follow the construction tape around the College and Emerson street junction. Crews are actively working on the sidewalk between MI and the Library. Until the concrete is poured and set, it is best to avoid the MI tunnel path. So construction work can proceed uninterrupted, please do not cross over paths that have been blocked off by construction tape.
- August 17, 2010 at 11:01 am
Construction on the Library front steps and patio has begun. Glass doors on the north side of the building, lower level, will serve as a temporary entrance and exit during construction. The entrance is accessible from the sidewalk that runs parallel to Emerson, behind the day care center. This labeled entrance will be attended all hours that the building is open. Signs placed at the front and rear of the Library and on the paths near MI will help guide you to the doors.
- August 13, 2010 at 1:19 pm
The Library is pleased to inform you that the Art Abstracts database has been upgraded and is now called Art Abstracts/Full Text! In addition, the Library has added Wilson Omnifile Full Text Mega, a resource that includes full text holdings for many articles found in Humanities Abstracts, General Science Abstracts, and Social Sciences Abstracts.
- July 19, 2010 at 4:58 pm
Due to campus construction access to the Library is available ONLY from a gravel path on the north end of the stairs, by the MI Tunnel. Please respect the yellow caution tapes; if you are having trouble figuring out how to get into the building please call circulation at x2230 and they can advise you on the safest path.
- June 30, 2010 at 4:50 pm
Following the necessary maintenance period, access to BELCAT is now restored. If you encounter any problems accessing or using the library catalog, please feel free to contact library staff for assistance. Thank you for your patience throughout this downtime!
- June 25, 2010 at 11:10 am
Pearsons Hall Collection added to Beloit College Digital Collections, plus new enhancements to the Digital Collections webpages...
- June 24, 2010 at 9:10 am
BELCAT, the library catalog, will be unavailable Monday and Tuesday, June 28-29, for an essential, planned hardware upgrade.
- June 11, 2010 at 1:49 pm
The initial database upgrade work is complete and the Library catalog, BELCAT, is available. A reminder, the catalog will be unavailable June 28 - 29 for the completion of our server upgrade work.
For assistance finding or renewing materials during any subsequent outages, please visit or call the Library circulation desk (x2230).
- June 8, 2010 at 11:40 am
BELCAT, the library catalog, will be unavailable THURSDAY, June 10, while staff perform essential, planned database upgrades. Library staff will be available on Thursday to assist with discovery and borrowing of collection materials. Access to all other library resources including those made available from the Library web site (e.g. JSTOR, Lexis/Nexis, WorldCat, etc.) will be undisturbed by this work.
Check back on Friday, June 11 or watch this space for updates on our progress and service availability.
- June 1, 2010 at 1:55 pm
As of June 30, 2010, the ARTstor Digital Library Legacy version will no longer be available to users. For most Beloit College users, this change will not cause any disruption in ARTstor functionality. However, if you use an older browser version, you may need to update your browser to access ARTstor...
- May 26, 2010 at 1:10 pmThe Library is pleased to announce that the JSTOR Arts & Sciences VIII collection is now available.