Entries tagged with ‘books’

Guest Post! TRANSforming Book Study

Today we welcome guest blogger and Library Intern Amber Wolfinger (’21), who highlights a recent book study. This spring, the Chaplain’s office sponsored a book study of Austen Hartke’s Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians. The book study discussions were led by Maggie Falenschek (Chaplain’s Office) and Aaron Geringer (Counseling Center), who […]

Celebrating Black History Month: Science Fiction

The Library offers many resources that document, commemorate, and celebrate Black history and experiences in the U.S. Each week this month, we’ll feature some of these resources. Today we highlight science fiction written by Black women. Kindred by Octavia Butler is widely regarded as modern classic, a best seller as well as a foundational literary […]

Celebrating Black History Month

The Library offers many resources that document, commemorate, and celebrate Black history and experiences in the U.S. Each week this month, we’ll feature some of these resources. Today we highlight the book collection and primary sources online. Book Collection Book Display: Visit our Black History Month display near the Information Desk. Feel free to borrow […]

New YA novel by Gustavus librarian!

Congratulations to our own Gustavus professor & librarian Julie Gilbert on the publication of Cemetery Songs, a young adult novel about adoption, identity and the ghosts of the past. For more details on Cemetery Songs, visit the book page on Goodreads. Looking for more leisure reading? Visit our “Read, Relax, Win a Prize” post.

August Hours and Services-Updated

From August 17-Sept. 1, the library will be open Monday-Thursday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Please check the library’s website for our September hours. We are pleased to offer mediated pickup for those who would prefer to limit their time on campus and/or in buildings.  Please use the “Hold” feature in the library’s online catalog to request […]

Summer Hours – Request Form

The library is providing mediated pickup of materials in the foyer through July 31, 2020.  For your safety and ours, individuals who need specific items (e.g. books, DVDs, music scores) are asked to arrange for mediated pickup in the library’s foyer; please fill out a materials request form.  If you need a portion of a work […]

Honoring our Senior Student Employees

Whenever you walk through the Library, you see students. Studying, researching, browsing shelves, socializing…sometimes even napping. We hope you’ve also noticed an essential group of students who are working at the front desk, or the AV desk, or shelving books. Other students are behind-the-scenes, helping to order and process books and other materials. These are […]

Library Matters / Libraries Matter: #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Think back to the books you loved as a kid, the ones you loved to read (or have read to you) over and over again. Now ask yourself how many featured brown or black characters as the main character? How many portrayed main characters who were differently-abled? Or who had single parents? Or LGBT parents? […]

Fun Books! Now with Movies and Magazines!

One of the most frequent questions people have about the Library is, “Do you have any fun books to read?” Heck yeah, we do! Not only that, we have movies and magazines, as well. It’s not to say that academic books can’t be fun in their own way. But we all need breaks from our […]

Curl up with a good book

  Looking for something to read during January? Look no further than the library! Browse our extensive fiction section (pretty much anything in the P call number section), explore young adult books on the first floor, or check out our nonrequired reading selections right inside the main doors. We also have an online guide with […]