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Monday, April 11th, 2011

Join us for discussion, refreshments, and a chance to win a copy of the book.

Henrietta Lacks Event

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Join us for this semester’s Bregman Discussion Series!

2011 Bregman Discussion Series

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Looking for something light to read? Swing by the Crumb Library and pick up something from our new book exchange located just inside the Satterlee side entrance.

The premise is simple: take a book, read it and bring it back. If you have books you think others would like bring them in and add it to the collection.


Thursday, February 10th, 2011

We now have three laptop docking stations on the second floor: one under the low ceiling near the “P” stacks, one near the elevator, and one between 208 (The Silent Study Room) and 211. Each docking station has a flat screen display, a usb keyboard and a usb mouse. Check them out using either your personal laptop or a library laptop. If demand warrants we will add additional stations.

Monday, January 31st, 2011

In order for the College Archives & Special Collections to better serve its patrons in the future and to accomplish important preparatory work in advance related to the campus Bicentennial Celebration needs (such as accessioning needed materials, re-organization of high demand areas of the collections, etc.), the College Archives & Special Collections will be closed for most purposes from January through August 2011 inclusive.

For the on campus community, anything related to student instruction or coursework and anything of more urgent need for a significant campus event or departmental/office purpose will be handled. Individual research projects will not be able to be served during this time period. If in doubt, check with the College Archives & Special Collections regarding your need. All requests for assistance or use of the collections will require significant advance notice of as many weeks as possible in order to be managed to completion.

For off-campus queries, some short answer queries may be possible, but more extensive queries will need to be postponed until September 2011. If in doubt, check with the College Archives & Special Collections regarding your need.

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Our Circulation Policies are changing next semester and as a result we are giving you amnesty on any currently unreturned overdue books you have.

Return any overdue book between December 5th and December 17th without penalty. Just return the books to the worker at the circulation desk.

Since we’re being generous you should too. Bring a non-perishable food item into the library with your books to donate to a family in need.

When you return next semester you will notice that our Circulation Policies have changed. Here’s the things you need to know:

Regular loan length for students is being extended to 28 days (previously 21)

Daily accruing fines are eliminated in favor of a flat fee for any book returned after the due dates.

Grace periods are eliminated however email reminders will be sent both both before the due date and on the due date to help ensure their timely return.

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

NPR had a story today listing 3 books that can take us back to the age of the unknown and undiscovered.

As it turns out, we have all three of the books they recommend just waiting to be checked out.

The Age of Wonder: how the romantic generation discovered the beauty and terror of science
Q127.G4 H65 2008

Perfume : the story of a murderer
PT2681.U74 P313 2001

Candide, or, Optimism
PQ2082.C3 E5 1990

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

College Libraries has various Federal Work Study jobs available in both the Crumb and Crane Libraries.

Please contact James Hubbard at for further information.
Applications can be found on the library website. Or by clicking HERE.

Follow the link above to the application form.  Leaving a comment here is not an application.

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

Crumb Library is a Federal Depository Library – meaning we receive publications from the U.S. federal government.  This program is asking that we survey our library users about their use of federal documents and online resources.  Please help, by taking part in this brief online survey.  Thanks.

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Both the Crane and Crumb Libraries now have a Flip Video HD camcorder available for checkout. Now you can borrow a Flip Cam to shoot HD video for 2 days.

Along with the camera you will find a mini tripod, usb cable for the charging and transferring your video to your
computer, as well as, instructions on how to do so.

So swing by the circulation desk in either library to checkout the camera and get started!