Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Orientation Week Library Hours

Hewes Library will be open the following hours during Orientation Week/end, Monday, August 15th through Monday, August 22nd.  Regular term hours can be found on our website: http://library.monmouthcollege.edu/home/hours

Orientation Week 2016 (August 15th-22nd)
Monday, August 15th - Friday, August 19th  (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Saturday, August 20th  (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Sunday, August 21st  (Closed)
Monday, August 22nd  (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
*Regular term hours begin Tuesday, August 23rd (first day of classes)  


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Resource Spotlight: American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals Collection


The newest online collection accessible via the Hewes Library websiteAmerican Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection, "provides digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912."

Researchers may view scanned images from periodicals published from the Colonial Era through the Civil War/Reconstruction, all fully keyword searchable via the familiar EBSCO interface.

This resource provides Monmouth College researchers primary sources "rich content detailing American history and culture" in areas such as advertising, health, women's issues, science, the history of slavery, religious history, and culture and the arts.

Below: a sample advertisement from the Guardian: Devoted To The Cause Of Female Education On Christian Principles (1842).
The Columbia Female Institute. (1842 January). Guardian: Devoted To The Cause Of Female Education On Christian Principles, 2(1), 16. Retrieved from American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 3, EBSCOhost.


Access to library databases is limited to the current students, staff, and faculty of Monmouth College.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Summer Hours

Hewes Library begins Summer Hours today.  The library is open Mondays through Fridays from 8am until 4:30pm daily.  Hewes will be closed to observe Memorial Day (May 30) & Fourth of July (July 4).

Monday, May 9, 2016

More ScotsRead Titles added to the Collection

ScotsRead titles continue to arrive.  Now that classes are wrapping up, consider checking out one of these for some light summer reading:
  • Sleep Evolution by Arianna Huffington
  • Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt
  • Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
  • Lust and Wonder by Augusten Burroughs
  • Glory Over Everthing by Kathleen Grissom
  • Obsession by Nora Roberts
  • Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan
  • Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline
All ScotsRead titles are available on the main floor next to the study tables.  

Friday, May 6, 2016

Journal of the Month: Communication Arts

Published by Coyne & Blanchard, Inc. six times per year, Communication Arts is a bimonthly magazine which Hewes Library subscribes to in print only, with issues dating back to 2007.

Communication Arts prides itself on being the go-to magazine for design, advertising, illustration, photography, interactive media, and typography.  It is the largest international trade journal of visual communications, and has been in publication since 1959.  Among a number of innovations, it was the first U.S. magazine printed by offset lithography and the first major design publication to launch a web presence.

The magazine hosts six creative competitions per year in graphic design, advertising, photography, illustration, typography, and interactive media.  They also host two websites: www.commarts.com and www.creativehotlist.com.  The publishers have established a foundation to increase diversity in visual communications.  The Foundation currently funds seventeen programs managed by educational institutions and non-profit trade organizations that help economically disadvantaged high school students develop portfolios to qualify for art school and provide college scholarships

See more on the Main Level of Hewes Library in the Current Periodicals section. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Google+.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Finals Hours, Spring 2016

The full schedule of extended hours is below for Finals:

Finals Week, Spring 2016




  • Wednesday, May 4: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
  • Thursday - Friday, May 5 - 6: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, May 7 - 8: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday, May 9 -10: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 11: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Good luck on all of your exams and final projects!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Pre-Finals extended hours begin tonight!

Hewes Library is open extra hours to allow students more time to study as the semester closes.  We are open late tonight and tomorrow and we open early on Sunday.  The full schedule of extended hours is below and can be viewed online:

Pre-Finals & Finals Week, Spring 2016 (April 29 - May 11)




  • Friday, April 29: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1: 9:00 a.m. - Midnight
  • Monday - Wednesday, May 2 - 4: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
  • Thursday - Friday, May 5 - 6: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, May 7 - 8: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday, May 9 -10: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 11: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Senior Art Exhibition

There are still a few days to stop by Gallery 204 and visit the graduating Senior Art Exhibition.  The exhibition runs through Saturday, April 30 and features the work of Alex Dupont, Daphne Nelson, Bailey Roberts, and Samantha Schmitz.  The closing reception will be this Saturday, April 30 from 3-5pm in Gallery 204.

Monday, April 25, 2016

New Items at Hewes Library

New items are added to the Hewes Library collection on a continual basis. Recent titles have included:


  • New York Trilogy by Paul Auster
  • Sisters: The Lives of America's Suffragists by Jean H. Baker
  • Daisy Turner's Kin by Jane C. Beck
  • Robe by Lloyd C. Douglas
  • Theme is Freedom by M. Stanton Evans
  • Cows, Pigs, Wars & Witches by Marvin Harris
  • Scottish Enlightenment by Arthur Herman
  • Arts Awareness by Patricia Hoy
  • Sea Mark by  Russell M. Lawson
  • Hold Still by Sally Mann

Pre-Finals Extended Library Hours begin Friday!

Hewes Library will begin extended hours this Friday, April 29 as the semester ends and finals approach.  We will be open later on Friday and Saturday and early on Sunday this weekend.

The full schedule of extended hours is below and can be viewed online:

Pre-Finals & Finals Week, Spring 2016 (April 29 - May 11)

  • Friday, April 29: 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 30: 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, May 1: 9:00 a.m. - Midnight
  • Monday - Wednesday, May 2 - 4: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
  • Thursday - Friday, May 5 - 6: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday, May 7 - 8: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday, May 9 -10: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Wednesday, May 11: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Summer hours begin on Thursday, May 12 when the library is open from 8am until 4:30pm, Mondays through Fridays.