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Reading Day in the Library

On Reading Day, we will have tea and lemonade available from 8:00-4:00, along with a variety of relaxing activities such as coloring, games, puzzles and Play-Doh.

Library Hours for Finals

Thursday, May 23 & Friday, May 24: 8:00 am-1:00 am; Saturday, May 25:  8:00 am-6:00 pm; Sunday, May 26: 11:00 am-1:00 am; Monday, May 27: 8:00 am-1:00 am; Tuesday, May 28-Friday, May 31: 8:00 am-4:45 pm.  

Call for Submissions – Lindell Research Paper Award 2020

The Library is now accepting submissions for the Patricia Lindell Research Prize/Paper. This $400 prize is awarded by the library faculty for a paper already written for a Gustavus academic course. This paper should demonstrate excellent use of source material. Papers may be submitted from Fall Semester 2018 through Spring Semester 2020. As faculty endorsement […]

Books in Bloom 2019: Bold Visions, Daring Dreams

Books in Bloom is nearly here! Don’t forget the special Author Event on Saturday, May 4 at 1pm in the library.  Joanna Carlson Swanson will be here to discuss her book about her father, Dr. Edgar M. Carlson, 9th president of Gustavus Adolphus College. This event is free and open to the public. Here’s a final […]

Books in Bloom 2019 sneak peek

Please join us at the library May 3-5, 2019 for Books in Bloom! Here’s a sneak peek of book titles featured this year: Across the Universe: Galaxies by Kate Riggs ’05 While Glaciers Slept by M Jackson (Reading in Common 2019) Pinkalicious by Victoria Kann & Elizabeth Kann Educated by Tara Westover The Paris Architect by […]

Books in Bloom is back!

Mark your calendars for Books in Bloom 2019! Hosted by Friends of the Library – Gustavus Library Associates, Books in Bloom will take place May 3-5, 2019 in the library. There will be interpretive floral arrangements available for viewing throughout the weekend, and a special Author Event featuring Joanna Carlson Swanson on Saturday, May 4 […]

Student Book Reviews

In the Library’s Spring Reading Workshop, students read and discussed a common book (Gustavus alum Kaethe Schwehn’s post-apocalyptic science fiction novel, The Rending & the Nest), wrote reviews of a second book of their choice, and reflected on their own reading tastes and the place of reading in contemporary culture. Excerpts from student book reviews: […]

Tea Tuesdays @ the Library

Tea Tuesdays are in full swing this Spring (Tuesdays thru May 14, plus a Tea Thursday on Reading Day!). Stop by the Library on Tuesdays this semester to grab a cup of tea and catch up with friends before heading off to your studies. Bring your own mug or use one of ours. Hot water […]

Welcome to the Public Domain, 1923!

It has taken 20 years, but we finally can celebrate Public Domain Day by welcoming works that are no longer restricted by copyright into our shared cultural heritage. The Sonny Bono Copyright Extension Act of 1998 scooped up two decades-worth of material about to enter the public domain and shoved it back under copyright protection, […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: Open Access

Welcome back to our Library Matters / Libraries Matter blog series, where we share insights into the issues, questions and opportunities libraries consider on a regular basis. This week, we’re celebrating Open Access Week at the Library, joining a community of researchers, publishers and librarians who advocate for removing barriers to scholarly publications. Open Access […]