Monday, December 15, 2014

Winter Break Hours

Hewes Library is currently on Winter Break hours.  The library will be open Monday through Friday from 8:00am until 4:30pm.

Hewes Library and the entire Monmouth College campus will be closed from December 24 through January 1 for the holidays.  Campus will reopen on January 2 and the library will return to its Winter Break hours that day.

Monday, December 8, 2014

New ScotsRead Titles

The following just arrived and are now available on the main floor:

  • Blue Labyrinth by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child
  • Flesh and blood: a Scarpetta novel by Patricia Cornwell
  • New York Christmas: a novel by Anne Perry
  • Revival: a novel by Stephen King

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Finals Library Hours

For Finals week, Hewes Library will be open the following hours:
  • Sunday, December 7: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Monday - Thursday, December 8 - 11: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Friday, December 12: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday, December 5, 2014

New Items at Hewes Library

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


  • Yucatecans in Dallas, Texas by Rachel H. Adler
  • Climate of Crisis by Patrick Allitt
  • Buddhist Biology by David P. Barash
  • Economics: The User's Guide by Ha-Joon Chang
  • Imperial Rome AD 284 to 363 by Jill Harries
  • Poverty in America by John Iceland
  • Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman
  • Theory and Technique of Electronic Music by Miller Puckette
  • Women's Rights by Aimee D. Shouse
  • Emily Dickinson: A Literary Life by Linda Wagner-Martin

Monday, December 1, 2014

Pre-finals & Finals Library Hours

For the Pre-Finals and Finals weeks, Hewes Library will be open the following hours:
  • Monday - Thursday, December 1-4: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
  • Friday, December 5: 7:30 a.m. - Midnight
  • Saturday, December 6: 9:00 a.m. - Midnight
  • Sunday, December 7: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Monday - Thursday, December 8 - 11: 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
  • Friday, December 12: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Hewes Library will have special hours over Thanksgiving Break 2014, which runs November 25 through November 30.  The library will be open:

  • Tuesday, November 25: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 26: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday - Saturday, November 27 - 29: Closed
  • Sunday, November 30: 6:00 p.m. - Midnight
Normal hours will resume on Monday, December 1.

Friday, November 21, 2014

2014-2015 Juried Student Art Exhibition

Currently in Gallery 204, you will find the 2014-2015 Juried Student Art Exhibition featuring the work of Monmouth College students.  The exhibition will run through December 5, 2014 so be sure to stop by and view the excellent student work.  Stopping by the galleries is a nice break for a few minutes!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Don't forget! Renew your Library Materials

It's a busy time of the semester with the end of classes and finals approaching!  Don't forgot to renew your library materials to avoid late fines.

To renew items that you have checked out, please visit your account - which is accessible from the Hewes Library Catalog and the library's homepage - to login and renew materials.

If you have any interlibrary loans that you requested via your ILLiad Account, don't worry - you can renew those items online in your ILLiad Account by selecting the transaction number if you need to keep resources a little longer.

If you have questions or problems, please call the library's circulation desk at 309-457-2190.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Current Art Selections in Gallery 203

A wide variety of art is currently on exhibit in Gallery 203 and the lobbies of Hewes Library.  Under the direction of Curator Mary Philips, students assist with selecting and exhibiting materials from the Monmouth College Permanent Collections and the James Christie Shields Collection.  You can find the following exhibits around the library:

Currently on exhibit in Gallery 203:
The Year of the Horse: An Exploration of East Asian Culture
An exhibit of works from the Monmouth College Permanent Art Collections
Curated by Tia Graham with the assistance of Carina Moschello and Kyle Dickson under the direction of Prof. Mary E. Phillips
Selections from the Monmouth College Permanent Collections, Part One
We are proud to exhibit a number of 20th Century works from our Permanent Collections not previously exhibited in Gallery 203. This first installation is of paintings done by Monmouth College alumni, graciously given to our collections. Subsequent exhibits in this series will highlight other recent works.
Currently on exhibit in the Main Floor Lobby:
“Art of the Ancient Mediterranean World”
Selected works from the James Christie Shields Collection highlighting art from the ancient Mediterranean world are now on view in display cases in the main floor and upstairs floor lobbies of The Hewes Library. These works encompass several cultures, including ancient Egypt and Greece, and include a variety of media.
Currently on exhibit in the East Side Upper Floor Lobby of Hewes Library:

Selected works from The James Christie Shields Collection of Monmouth College, highlighting medieval works.

Friday, November 14, 2014

New ScotsRead Titles

New ScotsRead titles were just added to the collection on the main floor of the library.  Stop by and check out:
  • Prince Lestat by Anne Rice
  • Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
  • Pegasus: A Novel by Danielle Steel
  • Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten