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Can’t sell your old books? Donate them!

Have some books you don’t need? Donate them to a good cause!

The Wheelock Library is  partnered with Better World Books, an organization that collects used books and sells them online to raise money for literacy initiatives worldwide.  You can also purchase books through their site, and proceeds will support literacy foundations.

Drop your books in one of the orange & green bins around campus, which are located:

  • In the Library
  • In the Campus Center
  • In the Pilgrim Student Center (outside the Campus Services window)
  • In the Hawes building (ground floor)
We have selected the National Center for Family Literacy to benefit from the books left in the bins. If you can’t sell back your books, or have a pile to clear out of your dorm room, donate them and support a good cause!

New Library Website Improves, Thanks to Your Feedback!

Thanks for all your great feedback on the new Library website so far! Please continue to send us your thoughts or concerns. Again, our beta-site is available at the link below or from the banner on our current site.

We’ve made some changes based on the comments we’ve received. Below are a few examples:

“The explanation on the Journals tab is somewhat confusing.”

  • We’ve changed the wording to be more clear.

The Research Help section lacks anything about writing resources.

  • We added links to the Writing Center and resources to writing guides on the Citation and Writing page

“Hope you still implement chat with a librarian feature.”

  • We will! The chat feature only appears when a reference librarian is online and available. We will transition to the new chat system once we switch to the new site.

Take a look at our progress and tell us what you think.

We are also in the process of testing the new site with Wheelock community members to further fine-tune it. Look for additional improvements in the next month.

All Library Items Due Dec. 20th

Wheelock students! As you’re making your end-of-semester to-do lists, make sure you add “Return all Library items by Tuesday, December 20th.”  This includes all books, DVDs, AV equipment and tests/assessments.  Outstanding items may result in suspension of your Library borrowing privileges for the spring semester (or, in the case of December grads, prevent you from receiving your diploma).

Thanks so much, and good luck with finals!

Thanksgiving and Extended Hours

Please be aware of the upcoming changes to the Library hours as we hurtle towards the end of the semester!

Thanksgiving Break Hours:
November 22-November 26
Tuesday (11/22): 8 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Wednesday-Saturday (11/23 – 11/26): CLOSED

Just because the Library is closed doesn’t mean you can’t work on your assignments or do your research.  Check out our website ( and explore our collection of databases, research guides, articles, online reference books, and ebooks.  All you’ll need is your Wheelock email log-in information to access these resources from the comfort of your own room.


We’ve also heard your suggestions for an earlier start to the extended hours season, so we’re starting them right after the Thanksgiving!

Extended Hours:
November 27 – December 17
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 1 a.m.

*Library doors will lock every night at 10pm during extended hours.  Use your Wheelock ID or call 617-879-2220 to enter the building.

The Library Staff wishes you a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  Stock up well on food and rest!


And the Winner is…

Congratulations to the Financial Services Department, winner of the Wheelock College Library 2nd Annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest!  Together, they created Miss Lucy Wheelock drawing inspiration from her iconic portrait.

L to R: Anne Marie Martorana, Geanna Cohen, Tracy Ward, Joanne Baez

Thank you to all our participants and voters! The winner of the Halloween treat bag raffle is Sarah Rice. Please visit the Library service desk to claim your prize.