Friday, September 25, 2020

Senior Art Show

Now showing in the Hewes Library Everett Gallery is the Monmouth College 2020 Senior Art Exhibition featuring: 

  • Emily DeWitt is an on-campus student this semester and will graduate in December; she is showing work completed in the past year, including work from this semester.
  • Gabrielle Nance is an online student this semester and will graduate in December; she is showing work through an online exhibition.
  • Amy Vellenga-Buban graduated last May and is showing work in the gallery completed during her time at Monmouth. She has recently updated her website.
  • Natalie Cordoba graduated last May; she has a sculpture installation in the gallery. The majority of her work takes the form of short films that can be found here.
  • Emily Mathews graduated last May and is showing works in the gallery that were mostly created after the stay-at-home orders were given in last spring.
The show will be open September 18 - October 8, 2020.  

Gallery hours:
Sunday  1pm – 4pm
Monday  noon – 4pm
Tuesday  9am - noon
Wednesday 4pm – 8pm 
Thursday noon – 4pm
Saturday CLOSED

*artist descriptions by Professor Stephanie Baugh

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Borrowing via I-Share & WorldShare

Hewes Library offers two ways to borrow materials from other Libraries:  I-Share and WorldShare.

In brief, I-Share offers Monmouth College patrons the opportunity to search a common catalog, identify materials in approximately 90 academic libraries in Illinois, and request materials directly from those libraries.  Materials are delivered Monday - Friday to Hewes Library.  Patrons should note that COVID-19 procedures now include a 5 day quarantine of incoming materials.  

Patrons receive an email when the borrowed items are ready to pick up at the library information desk.

For more information on requesting materials via I-Share, please see this tutorial and written guide.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Gallery Hours

The Everett Galleries have restricted access this semester due to COVID-19. We hope you will visit during these hours:

Sunday 1 – 4pm

Monday noon – 4pm

Tuesday 9am – noon

Wednesday 4 – 8pm

Thursday noon – 4pm

We welcome you to enjoy Professor Stephanie Baugh’s exhibition, “Context,” in the gallery through Thursday, September 9th or visit the exhibit online.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Latinx Bookclub

Monmouth College students are encouraged to join the Latinx book club in conjunction with the Monmouth College Department of Modern Language, Literatures and Cultures this September, reading "In the Country We Love" by actress Diane Guerrero.

Free books are available, while supplies last, at the Hewes Library information desk (limited to members of the Monmouth College community.)

See posters on campus for more information on Zooming the discussion Wednesday, September 23rd, 7pm.

Read more in the Pipeline!

latinx booclub featuring "In the Country We Love"

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Take a Virtual Library Tour

Library tours are a hallmark of the freshman experience at Monmouth College, however, Fall 2020 is a bit different. While new and returning students, faculty and staff are already enthusiastically utilizing Hewes Library this semester, a new video created by the Library, gives a quick tour, showing behind-the-scenes locations that, due to COVID19 restrictions, are not available this semester.

Enjoy this video, part of the #HewesYouCanUse series on YouTube.

Special thanks to Chemistry major, Raman, for lending his talents as a tour guide!

Monday, August 31, 2020

Writing Center Tutors in Hewes

Starting September 1st, the Monmouth College Writing Center peer-tutors will be available on the main floor of Hewes Library, in the room just adjacent to the east entrance.

Tutors are available for drop-in consultation and will maintain appropriate social distancing using dual monitors on each table.

Sunday - Thursday, 7-9 p.m.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Sunday, August 16, 2020

New Library Catalog!

Hewes Library, along with all CARLI (Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois) institutions, transitioned to a new library catalog interface July 2020.

The catalog is accessible from the library's homepage "Search" box.

library catalog search box

The catalog WILL permit borrowing from other I-Share institutions, however, that feature is still being tested for our location. Patrons who wish to borrow materials from other libraries should use the WorldShare interlibrary loan form on the library's homepage. (more about WorldShare)

The new interface has several "scopes" that search distinct and overlapping resources. Scopes include:  

Hewes Library CatalogSearches all physical books, dvds and media available in Hewes Library, and some digital resources (government documents, Monmouth-owned Ebooks).  Learn more

Searches Hewes Library-owned physical items, I-Share Libraries catalogs, some Ebook collections, AND popular and scholarly journal articles (some citation-only, some full-text) from select databases.

I-Share Libraries CatalogSearches materials owned in I-Share consortium libraries (Illinois academic libraries). Book materials are requestable via I-Share. Ebooks are not available to borrow due to publisher restrictions.  Learn more
ArticlesSearches millions of popular and scholarly journal articles (some citation-only, some full-text) accessible through Hewes Library databases.
Course ReservesSearches a subset of materials on reserve for a Monmouth College course.

More information on the new catalog interface can be found at  Additional tutorials coming soon!

Library Reopens

Hewes Library is again open to the public as of Monday, August 17th.  Hours of operation have changed:

Monday-Thursday 7:30am - 9pm

Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday Closed

Sunday 1pm - 9pm

Please note additional changes due to COVID-19:

        Welcome back!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Important Library Information

In light of the campus, state, and national response to COVID-19, and with support of Monmouth College, Hewes Library will be closed until further notice.

Please note that library staff will be monitoring communication during closed hours and will assist patrons as much as possible.
Have questions? Librarians will be available, remotely, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.
  • Call: 309-457-2190
  • Email:
  • Chat with a librarian. When chat is offline, you'll be prompted to email.
  • Text a librarian:  309-204-9275. When service is offline, texts will be answered the next business day.

Please monitor the library website for current information, and visit this FAQ for students and faculty. Thank you for your patience and understanding in this extraordinary time!