Monday, May 20, 2019

New Items at Hewes Library

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

  • Hag-Seed: The Tempest Revisited by Margaret Atwood
  • Demystifying Hospice by Karen J. Clayton
  • Designerly Ways of Knowing by Nigel Cross
  • Character and Person by John Frow
  • Joyce's Ghosts: Ireland, Modernism and Memory by Luke Gibbons
  • On Literary Worlds by Eric Hayot
  • Molecule of More by Daniel Z. Liberman, MD and Michael E. Long
  • Consciousness and the Novel: Connected Essays by David Lodge
  • Rise of Yeast by Nicholas P. Money
  • Evolving Feminine Ballet Body, Pirkko Markula & Marianne I. Clark, Editors

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

New Recreational Reading

Our newest recreational reading titles, in the ScotsRead Collection, are ready for summer reading!


How are You Going to Save Yourself, by JM Holmes
American Hate: Survivors Speak Out, edited by Arjun Singh Sethi
Tom Clancy Oath of Office, by Marc Cameron
Fraternity:  An Inside Look at a Year of College Boys Becoming Men, by Alexandra Robbins
Sweet Home Café Cookbook, by Albert Lukas
The Moment of Lift, by Melinda Gates
Kindred, by Damian Duffy
No Exit, by Taylor Adams
Library Book, by Susan Orlean
The Storm King, by Brendan Duffy
Only Girl in the World: A Memoir, by Maude Julien


Monday, May 13, 2019

Summer Hours

Take note of these NEW summer hours at Hewes Library!

Monday - Friday,  8am-4pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday


The library will also be closed on the following holidays:

Memorial Day Holiday
Monday, May 27th

Independence Day Holiday
Thursday, July 4th 
Friday, July 5th


Enjoy summer, and be sure to stop by the library for all your summer reading needs!




Thursday, May 9, 2019

Commencement Weekend Hours

Hewes Library Schedule Commencement Weekend

Thursday, May 9th - 8:00am-4:30pm

Friday, May 10th - 8:00am-4:30pm

Saturday, May 11th - CLOSED

Sunday, May 12th - opening after Commencement until 3:30pm  


Summer hours begin Monday, May 13th:
Monday - Friday 8am-4pm,  Closed Weekends
*Closed Thursday, July 4, 2019 and Friday, July 5, 2019 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Return Library Materials!


As the spring semester winds down, don't forget to return all library materials to Hewes Library! 

Return materials to the library circulation desk or utilize the outdoor book return slot on the west side terrace (facing the Scots Spirit piper statue).

Monmouth College patrons who will be on campus this summer are welcome to check out materials all summer long with a valid ID.

Image of German book with silver binding c.1700, courtesy of the National Library of New Zealand via Flickr Commons

Finals Hours


Monday, April 29, 2019

Check your library account

Tips for checking your library account before the end of the term:



1. Return library materials 24/7 with the exterior bookdrop on the west-side exit of Hewes Library. You'll see the little metal bookdrop door in the brick wall just outside the door.


2. Check your library account to make sure everything has been returned. To do so, login to your library account, and click "Checked Out Items" for a list.


Contact the Circulation Desk (309-457-2190) with questions about your account.


Friday, April 26, 2019

Extended Weekend Hours

Hewes Library is open extended hours this weekend to facilitate end of semester studying.


Friday, April 26th 7:30am-9pm
Saturday, April 27th 9am-9pm
Sunday, April 28th 9am-12midnight


The rest of the term hours are:
Monday, April 29th 7:30am-12midnight

Tuesday, April 30th 7:30am-12midnight
Wednesday, May 1st 7:30am-12midnight

Thursday, May 2nd &  Friday, May 3rd  7:30am-2am
Saturday, May 4th & Sunday, May 5th  9am-2am
Monday, May 6th & Tuesday, May 7th  7:30am-2am
Wednesday, May 8th  7:30am-4:30pm   *last final ends 11am
Thursday, May 9th & Friday, May 10th  8am-4:30pm

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Senior Student Art Exhibit

#HewesLibrary shout-out to our two senior art majors, Emily and Nia, who work behind the circulation desk and are currently showing their work in the Everett Gallery on the upper level of the library.

Read more about the exhibit and hear more about their work on the Monmouth College 1853 Podcast.


Senior Art Students April 2019 (photo credit: Monmouth College)

New: Interactive Anatomy Tool


Hewes Library is now providing access to the Gale Interactive Human Anatomy tool.

Interactive Human Anatomy allows students to examine virtual 3D dissections and immerse themselves in interactive research. This tools can be used for in-classroom demonstrations or help with homework and research assignments.


Interactive Human Anatomy allows users to:


  • delve deep into concepts with tools to zoom, rotate, and explore models
  • experience guided interactive lessons aligned with course curriculum
  • view relevant reference content from Gale for further study and research
  • use self-assessments to ensure concept comprehension
  • access resources on their computer at any time through multiple web browsers

Monmouth College users can access this tool from the Hewes Library website Databases A-Z tab and find the resource under "Interactive Human Anatomy".

Highlights of the resource in a short video from Gale (2:15 min):



For more information on using this tool in the curriculum, see this video from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (26:57 min).