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The Bookstore, which is located in the Student Center, provides a wide variety of merchandise and services. Items carried include textbooks, trade books, clothing, gifts, sundries, supplies, newspapers and magazines, candy and greeting cards. The Bookstore also carries a full line of text books and trade material for the School of Law. A full service post office is also available. Open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Post Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit www.hofstra.bkstore.com/hofstra/.
Five restaurants are available to the Hofstra community on the North Campus. The Student Center Main Dining Rooms and Cafe, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, are open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday to Thursday; Friday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday hours are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Rathskeller, housed in the lower level of the Student Center, is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., and until 3 p.m. on Friday. Sbarro’s Italian Eatery, located in the Atrium of the Student Center, is open Monday to Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 2 a.m. Also located in the Atrium is Burlaps Gourmet Coffee open Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and until 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The Netherlands, located on Oak Street serving lunch and dinner, is open Monday through Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and until 3 p.m. on Friday.
On the North Campus in Hofstra USA: Kate and Willy’s open daily from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. with additional hours on Saturday and Sunday for brunch noon to 4 p.m. Music and entertainment. The Lion’s Den offers dinner from 4 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. nightly and weekends. Brunch Buffet from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Dutch Treats (next to Hofstra USA) is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week when classes are in session.
On the South Campus, Cafe Bistro in Memorial Hall, is open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday and until 3 p.m. on Friday.
The Deli is located south of McEwen Hall and is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cafe´ on the Quad, serving Starbucks Coffee and much more, open Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; closed Saturday and Sunday.
C.V. Starr building, open Monday to Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cyber Cafe located in Hagedorn Hall, open Monday to Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. when regular classes are in session.
Hofstra USA is a casual meeting place for the Hofstra community, provides recreation, dining and dancing, concert facility and a theater. The Lion’s Den offers dinner from 4 to 11:30 p.m. nightly and weekends. Brunch Buffet from noon to 4 p.m. Dutch Treats, a deli/grocery store is open seven days a week: Sunday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight. The Hofstra USA facility and outdoor gazebo are available for on and off-campus catering events; located on the North Campus, north of Enterprise Hall.
Language Learning Center
The language Laboratory offers a variety of opportunities and resources to students of foreign languages, English as a Second Language (ESL) and students enrolled in Hofstra’s speech program.
Audio monitoring stations are available for both placement tests and required laboratory work. Hofstra television, original version of foreign films, and live foreign broadcasts are available in audio, video and computer stations. An instructional classroom, is equipped with audio and overhead video monitors, and is available for foreign language and ESL students. Computer-assisted instruction can be obtained through multi-media computer stations and software in the laboratory. Classrooms are available for both group work and tutoring sessions. Located in the Learning Technology Center, 213 Memorial Hall.
Hofstra University Library collections are housed in five separate locations on campus. The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library on the south campus, our main library, houses circulating book and journal collections, the Harold E. Yuker Reference Library and the John W. Wydler Government Document Depository. The West Campus Library at 619 Fulton Avenue houses Technical Services and Special Collections. The Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library is located in the Seryl and Charles Kushner Hall of the Law School. The Curriculum Materials Center is located in Hagedorn Hall. Media Services is located in Monroe Hall. The University Libraries collections include approximately 1.6 million volumes and extensive resources in non-print media. The libraries also provide extensive online resources on campus and off.
The Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library
The Barbara and Maurice A. Deane Law Library contains approximately 534,000 print volumes and provides online access to Lexis-Nexis, Westlaw and other non-legal databases via a wireless network.
The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library
The Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library’s print collections total approximately one million volumes. The circulating book collection is housed on six open-stack floors. The periodicals collection of some 4,000 titles is housed on the ground floor. Most current periodicals are available on open shelves and the remainder of the collection is in closed stacks, with paging service provided. Library holdings can be searched through LEXICAT, the online public catalog (lexicat.Hofstra.edu), and the library web page (www.Hofstra.edu/Libraries) provides links to a wide range of online full-text and abstract/indexing databases. The University Library participates in the OCLC online network of 45,000 libraries in 84 countries, and the OCLC WorldCat database contains bibliographic and cataloging information about the holdings of all member libraries.
The Hofstra Electronic Library
The Hofstra Electronic Library provides electronic access to 128 databases, 17,000 full-text journals, and 12,300 electronic books on campus and at home via the Internet. Among the online index and abstract databases available are: Academic Search Premier, America: History and Life, Factiva, LegalTrac, MEDLINE, PAIS International, PsycINFO, ScienceDirect, ValueLine and WorldCat. Full text access is available for EBSCO, Factiva, Global Access (company annual reports and 10Ks), JSTOR, LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe, Newsday, the New York Times, Omnifile, Project Muse, ProQuest, and PsycARTICLES,.
The Harold E. Yuker Reference Library
The Harold E. Yuker Reference Library located within the Axinn Library contains a comprehensive reference collection of over 40,000 volumes. Additional reference services include interlibrary loan and electronic document delivery.
The John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository
The John W. Wydler Government Documents Depository, located on the second floor of Axinn Library, houses 619,054 items in hardcopy and microform, and 47,804 maps.
The Curriculum Materials Center
The Curriculum Materials Center in Hagedorn Hall provides a variety of print and non-print materials to students from the School of Education and Allied Human Services. The collection is shelved in open stacks to provide easy browsing access.
Media Services in Monroe Hall provides faculty and students with audiovisual services supporting classroom instruction and student projects. The collection of approximately 7,000 non-print items - including VHS, laser disc and DVD video programs, audiocassettes and CDs, and CD-ROMs - can be searched through LEXICAT. Inhouse facilities for use of these materials include individual carrels and small-group rooms equipped for use of all formats represented in the collection. A full range of audiovisual equipment can be delivered to most classrooms or checked out by students. Other services provided include overhead transparency and 35 mm slide production, in-class audio-and video-taping, audio and video editing and duplication, and 16mm film-to-video transfer.
Special Collections in the West Campus library includes three divisions, the University Archives- the Long Island Studies Institute, and the Rare Books and Manuscripts collection. None of the materials in these collections circulates.
The University Archives maintains the historical non-circulating records of Hofstra University. Official publications, audio and video tapes of events, and papers of selected members of the Hofstra community are available for research use within the Archives facility. The Archives maintains its own indexes, shelf lists and guides to the collections.
The Long Island Studies Institute houses significant collections for the study of Long Island’s history including books, periodicals, photographs, newspapers, maps, census records, and archival collections. In addition, the Institute conducts seminars and conferences, and publishes books and articles on various topics related to Long Island history. The institute is open to the general public as well as Hofstra students and faculty.
Rare Books and Manuscripts collections include the art and history of the book, the history and teaching of reading, the rise of Nazi propaganda in Germany, and the avant-garde movement in art and literature.
Hofstra’s own facility, located on the north coast of the West Indian island of Jamaica, consists of a fleet of boats, a two-story laboratory building and its own hotel, beach and dive shop. All students, regardless of major, are eligible to enroll in tropical marine biology courses. Undergraduate and graduate courses are taught each summer. Courses other than biology, such as location photography offered by the Fine Arts Department, and solar energy offered by the Engineering Department, have also used the facility. The laboratory is available for internships, individual projects and graduate research. For information, contact Associate Professor Morrissey in the Biology Department.
Music Listening Room
A collection of approximately 4,500 cataloged recordings available for listening in 103 Emily Lowe Hall, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.and Sunday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This Center provides the facilities within which the cultural aspects of our academic-social community can develop. It is the focal point of campus community life. Here commuter and resident students meet for meals, socializing, and the business and pleasure of student government, publications, clubs, hobbies and a wide variety of special events. In addition to dining halls, meeting rooms, the Rathskeller, Service Desk, Bookstore, Student Center Theater, Hair Express and several congenial lounge areas, the Center houses the following offices: Dean of Students, Director of Student Activities, Office of Residential Life, Office of International Students, Hofstra Cultural Center, Residential Computing, HofstraCard Services, Facilities Management, Conference Services, Scheduling, and the Chaplains Offices.
The indoor Olympic-sized pool includes locker rooms, showers, bleachers and offices. The pool also includes an underwater observation window, the most technologically advanced electronic timing system and accessibility for individuals with disabilities. A complete range of recreational, instructional and competitive aquatic activities are available.
The University Club is located in David S. Mack Hall, is a private membership club for members of the Hofstra community (faculty, staff, graduate students, alumni, friends and trustees). The Club offers excellent food, attractive and comfortable meeting and dining facilities.
Confidential medical care is provided to Hofstra students at the Hofstra University Wellness Center and is not part of a student’s Hofstra academic record.
All students are required to provide a physician’s medical history and physical examination which includes the New York State required proof of immunization against measles (two injections), mumps and German measles. Physicians and nurse practitioners are available on a daily basis and hours are posted. Women’s health as well as other services are available throughout the week. Nurses are available for emergencies and a physician is on call at all times. If hospital care is necessary, transportation to a local hospital is provided by public safety.
The Wellness Center is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the summer months, the Wellness Center is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Located on the North Campus, first floor of Republic Hall: (516) 463-6745.