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Tip Jar Post #7: Keep Track of Everything You Read

Female student runs to the library to ask the librarian if she knows of a library book with a green cover.

Have you ever tried to remember a book you’d read, but all you could recall were a few details, like that it was about World War II and it had a red cover?  Makes it pretty hard to find.  Don’t let that happen to you again!  You can keep track of all the items you check out from the UT Libraries with one click of a library catalog button, illustrated by the tutorial below.

Collecting your reading history is entirely private and you can opt-out at any time. It works for anything you physically check out from the library – books, DVDs, CDs, journals, reserve readings, etc. It won’t collect items you’ve checked out from other libraries via InterLibrary Services, but you can view things you’ve checked out from them simply by logging into to your ILS account. Happy tracking!

Celebrate Halloween with a scary movie from the Fine Arts Library!

Looking for a way to get in the spirit of the holiday?  Check out a scary movie from the Fine Arts Library, like one of the selections below taken from Entertainment Weekly’s 20 Scariest Movies of All Times.

Click on the title to find it at the Fine Arts Library.  Check out an unlimited number of DVDs for 7 days at a time.

Use the blue Request button on available DVDs to request their delivery to another library location.  More on this service in the Tip Jar.

Do you have other scary movie suggestions?  Share your recommendations in the comments.

The Shining (1980)

The Exorcist (1973)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Jaws (1975)

The Ring (2002)

Halloween (1978)

Psycho (1960)

Se7en (1995)

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Poltergeist (1982)

28 Days Later (2002)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

The Thing (1982)

The Evil Dead (1982)

Carrie (1976)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

An American Werewolf in Paris (1981)

Our holiday DVD picks from the Fine Arts Library — celebrate the end of the semester with a movie!

As finals wind down and you find yourself with some much-needed leisure time, remember that the UT Libraries have lots of options for free entertainment.  Books, CDs, DVDs — all for free!

Need some suggestions?  Here are our favorite holiday-themed movies, all of which are available at the Fine Arts Library.

A Christmas Story

Elf

White Christmas

It’s a Wonderful Life

Gremlins

Home Alone

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Scrooged

Bad Santa

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Scrooge (1951)

Have a favorite that’s not on this list?  Tell us about it in the comments.

Celebrate Halloween with a horror film from the Fine Arts Library

Looking for a way to get in the spirit of the holiday?  Check out a scary movie from the Fine Arts Library, like one of the selections below taken from Entertainment Weekly’s list of the top 20 horror films, 1989-2009.

Click on the title to find it at the Fine Arts Library.  Check out an unlimited number of DVDs for 7 days at a time.

Do you have other scary movie suggestions?  Share your recommendations in the comments.

Audition (2005)

Silence of the Lambs (1991)

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

Scream (1996)

28 Weeks Later (2007)

The Sixth Sense (1999)

Alien 3 (1992)

Ringu (1998)

Planet Terror (2007)

Hostel II (2007)

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

The Descent (2005)

The Kingdom (2007)

Event Horizon (1997)

Darkman (1990)

Dead-Alive (1992)

Browse Our Recent Arrivals Online!

Our website now features a Recent Arrivals box that showcases newly acquired items at all of the UT Libraries.

Click on More Recent Arrivals and use the options at the top of the page to specify the library and/or the type of material you’re interested in browsing.  You can also limit by Language.

For example, here’s how you can see which new DVDs have arrived at the Fine Arts Library.

Once you have a list, click on the item’s title to see its availability for check out in the Library Catalog.

We’re also pleased to announce that the loan period for most DVDs at the Fine Arts Library has increased from 3 days to 7 days!  You can now enjoy your selections for a full week.

Desert Island Movies

We asked you this: You’re stuck on a desert island…with a DVD player. Which three movies are with you?

Here is what you said — click on linked titles to check out the movie (or the book that inspired the movie) from the Libraries:

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Cast Away

Love Actually

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Forrest Gump

The Lion King

Man vs. Wild

Memento

Shawshank Redemption

Ghostbusters

Say Anything

The Wicker Man

Royal Tenenbaums

Braveheart

Persuasion

Boyz N the Hood

Dark Knight

Lost in Translation

Far From the Madding Crowd

Last Holiday

Princess Bride

Anchorman

Little Miss Sunshine

Three Amigos

Annie Hall

Bringing Up Baby

Anand

Amelie

The Golden Compass

Broadcast News

Howl’s Moving Castle

High Fidelity

Ratatouille

Simply Irresistible

Mean Girls

Princess Mononoke

Iron Chef

Taken

Pineapple Express

Pride and Prejudice

The Science of Sleep

Once Were Warriors

Off the Map

Hot Fuzz

Fay Grim

East of Eden

The Incredibles

Clue