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New Blog Series! Library Matters / Libraries Matter

“What do you think of when you hear the word library?” I ask a group of new students, prompting them to think about how the library can support them during their college careers. “Books!” is the unequivocal answer. They’re not wrong. Libraries still have books, and those books continue to occupy a central place in […]

Celebrating the US Constitution

On September 17th, 1787, delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the US Constitution. Every year, the signing of the Constitution is celebrated by observing Constitution Day – honoring both our founding legal document and people who become American citizens. Before the US entered World War II, many states and, eventually, the federal government embraced “I […]

We’ve Moved!

Remember when we told you we were moving? How all of our behind-the-scenes work and data were heading to a new system? Guess what – we’ve got (almost) all the boxes unpacked and we’re living in our new (virtual) space. Over the summer, a dedicated team of library employees supervised a major data migration, which […]

Gustavus Statement in Support of DACA Students

Yesterday the College released a statement in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) students. We are sharing the statement below (also linked here), along with a few resources to help you explore and understand DACA. *** TO: The Gustavus Community FROM: President Rebecca Bergman SUBJECT: Support for DACA Students DATE: September 6, 2017 […]

New Library Catalog Update

What’s happening? In the coming weeks the Library will migrate all of its behind-the-scenes work and data to a new integrated library system (ILS). The new system, Worldshare Management Systems (WMS), is provided by OCLC, a worldwide, member-driven library cooperative, which also provides services such as WorldCat. Will there be an interruption in Library services? […]

Tornado Remnants- 2017

Nearly 20 years after the tornado ripped through our campus a periodical with definite storm damage was pulled off the shelf.  Glass shards still visible between pages, heavy cover damage, and mud still sticking pages together.       Library staff can’t believe this is the first time these pages have been seen in that […]

Library Hours for Memorial Day Weekend

Tuesday, May 23 – Friday, May 26: 8:00 am – 4:45 pm; Saturday, May 27 – Monday, May 29:  Closed.  Tuesday, May 30 – Friday, June 2:  9:00 am – 4:45 pm (summer hours).

Tea Tuesday is Back!

Except it will be on Thursday. And will feature ice tea & lemonade instead of hot tea. But it’s still free! All day in the Library (until supplies run out) on Thursday, May 18.  Library’s main floor. Take a study break. See you there!

Library Hours for Finals

Thursday, May 18 & Friday, May 19: 8:00 am-1:00 am; Saturday, May 20:  8:00 am-10:00 pm; Sunday, May 21: 11:00 am-1:00 am; Monday, May 22: 8:00 am-1:00 am; Tuesday, May 23-Friday, May 26: 8:00 am-4:45 pm.  

Show Me What Libraries Look Like

This is what libraries look like! (From Hafuboti)