Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Building closed through 1/27; Staff available to help

Hewes Library will remain closed during the campus "warm-up" period through the end of the day Wednesday, January 27th.

While the building is closed, staff are available Monday - Friday 8am-4:30pm for assistance with information requests. 

Contact us via email, phone and chat/text. 


Ask questions via chat/text on our homepage.

Hewes Library will reopen for regular hours on Thursday, January 28th.

Regular Hours:

Sunday 1pm-9pm

Monday - Thursday 7:30am - 9pm

Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm

Saturday Closed


Thursday, December 17, 2020

Thank you to our student employees!

Hewes Library is grateful for our student employees who gracefully and skillfully navigated a very different fall 2020 semester. Thank you for all your hard work, Hewes Crew, and we wish you the very best for winter break!

Monday, November 16, 2020

25 Years of Service

Hewes Library is thrilled to recognize two employees celebrating 25 years of service to Monmouth College!

Mindy Damewood began her Monmouth career in 1995 as a part time library supervisor, and soon transitioned to career services, assisting students in the Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships. Mindy has since returned to Hewes Library, serving our patrons as the Technical Processing Manager.

Marti Carwile has worked in several different offices over the years (Campus Services, Alumni Programs, Development Office) and currently serves as the Acquisitions Manager in Hewes Library.  Marti says the best part of working in so many places on campus always comes back to meeting the students and following their growth and success at Monmouth College and post-graduation.



Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Library Services Available Remotely

No matter if you are on campus, or remote, all of our library services are available to you!  

Hewes Library offers the following services, just to name a few:

  • research help via chat, text, Zoom, email or in person
  • all online resources are available through website
  • scan book chapters
  • mail books
  • provide articles in full text and if we don't own it, we can help obtain via interlibrary loan
  • citation assistance

Learn more and don't hesitate to #JustAsk!


Friday, October 30, 2020

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Calling Philosophers Names: On the Origin of a Discipline by Christopher Moore
  • Evolution of Moral Progress: A Biocultural Theory by Allen Buchanan & Russell Powell
  • Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote by Ellen Carol Dubois
  • Globalization and Health by Jeremy Youde
  • Afterlife: A novel by Julia Alvarez
  • English Teaching Survival Guide by Mary Lou Brandvik & Katherine S. McKnight
  • From Conflict Resolution to Peacebuilding by Charles Haus
  • Habits of Racism: A Phenomenology of Racism and Radicalized Embodiment by Helen Ngo
  • Seeking Rights From the Left: Gender, Sexuality and the Latina American Pink Tide edited by Elisabeth Jay Friedman
  • Dinner Party: A commemorative Volume Celebrating a major Monument of Twentieth Century Art by Judy Chicago

Monday, October 19, 2020

Wunderlich Art in Gallery

Janis Mars Wunderlich, of the Monmouth College Art Department, is exhibiting work in the Hewes Library Everett Gallery October 19 through November 19, 2020.  The exhibit, Still I Rise, is open during gallery hours (below) and can be viewed on the website:

Gallery Hours:


  1pm – 4pm


  noon – 4pm


  9am - noon


  4pm – 8pm 


  noon – 4pm

Wunderlich exhibition: Still I rise

Sunday, October 11, 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!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Senior Art Show final view: Thur 10/8 12-4pm

Final viewing of the Monmouth College 2020 Senior Art Exhibition is Thursday, October 8th, 12-4pm in the Hewes Library Everett Gallery.

  • 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.
*artist descriptions courtesy Professor Stephanie Baugh

Monday, October 5, 2020

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Going Down Home with Daddy by Kelly Starling Lyons
  • The Pioneers by David McCullough
  • Colorblind Shakespeare: New Perspectives on Race and Performance edited by Ayanna Thompson
  • Men in Place: Trans Masculinity, Race and Sexuality in America by Miriam J. Abelson
  • Nonviolent Struggle: Theories, Strategies, and Dynamics by Sharon Erickson Nepstand
  • Saving American Cities by Lizabeth Cohen
  • The Rise of the Latino Vote: A History by Benjamin Francis-Fallon
  • Violence Against Women of African Descent: Global Perspectives edited by Anita Kalunta-Crumpton
  • Women in the American Revolution edited by Barbara B. Oberg
  • The Historian's Huck Finn: Reading Mark Twain's Masterpiece as Social and Economic History annotated by Ranjit S Dighe

Friday, October 2, 2020

Banned Books Display

Celebrate Banned Books and Your Freedom to Read!

Hewes Library is celebrating the freedom to read, highlighting challenged and banned books in a current display starting September 28th. The display features books challenged and banned in all types of United States libraries:  school, public, and prison.

This year’s display also features the importance of books in prisons, with information about Monmouth’s faculty led bookclub with inmates at Galesburg’s Hill Correctional Center. Also highlighted is a 2019 incident of materials removed from the Danville Correctional Center library. This case study features Monmouth College MLK Jr. Day convocation speaker, Rebecca Ginsburg, who spearheaded public pressure to reverse the action.

Nationwide, the American Library Association (ALA) Office for Intellectual Freedom tracked 377 challenges to library, school, and university materials in 2019. Monmouth’s pre-service teachers, and everyone concerned with retaining access to ideas and information, are encouraged to explore the display and learn more at:

Also part of the week's celebration is a fun online quiz featuring banned literature. The quiz is free, fun, and will end on Saturday, October 3rd, 8pm.