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Holiday closing and intersession hours

The Library will be closed for the holiday break from Saturday, December 22, through Tuesday, January 1. We will return on Wednesday, January 2, for intersession hours. Regular hours during this period will be weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Library is closed on Saturday and Sunday during intersession.

If you have materials to return, please put them in the drop box slot located to the right of the Library entrance.

Have a happy and safe holiday break, and we’ll see you in 2008!

Closing at 11pm Sunday night

Due to the delightful New England weather we’re having, the library will be closing at 11pm tonight rather than staying open until 1am for extended hours. We will be open from 8am to 1am on Monday.

End of semester reminders

As the semester comes to a close, the Library reminds you of the following:

  • All materials checked out to students are due December 18. Please return your items before you go home for the break.
  • The Library will be open for extended hours as follows: Friday, December 14, and Saturday, December 15, until 11 p.m.; and Sunday, December 16, and Monday, December 17, until 1 a.m. Hours for the remainder of the week will be Tuesday, December 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Wednesday, December 19, through Friday, December 21, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • If you’re looking for books to read for fun while you’re on break, don’t forget to take a look at the selection on the Book Exchange cart. The cart is on the first floor of the Library, near the Circulation Desk, and everyone is welcome to take a book for free.

Best wishes as you complete your final papers, projects and exams.

Library Open Until 9pm

The college will be closing today at 1pm. However, the library will be open until 9pm tonight. We will not be open for extended hours (1am) tonight.

811 D56….

What? That’s Dewey Decimal for Emily Dickinson. Both Emilie (as she signed herself in more than a few of her many letters) and Melvil (as he refashioned the spelling from his given name Melville) were born on December 10th, she in 1830, he in 1851. While we haven’t exactly donned party hats here in the library (or, sadly, put out cupcakes for everyone), it is worth at least a tip of the hat to both of them for their very significant contributions to the world of letters and beyond. While we have evidence of Dewey’s work throughout the library, we don’t have even a biography of him available, although if 19th century reformers are of interest to you, you can find more information about him here and here. As for Emily Dickinson, you can head up to the 811 D56 section on Floor 4M to find numerous materials by the famed recluse and even more materials about her and her work.

One possible answer to the enigmatic nature of some of Dickinson’s work can perhaps be found in

Call number? J Sp43m.