Saturday, March 24, 2018

Easter Break Hours

Easter Break 2018 Library Hours

Thursday March 29 -- 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday, March 30 -- CLOSED
Saturday, March 31 -- CLOSED
Sunday April 1 -- CLOSED
Monday April 2 --  8:00 a.m. - Midnight

Keep up to date on library hours on our website:

Friday, March 23, 2018

New Items at Hewes Library

New items are added to the Hewes Library collection on a continual basis.  Recent titles have included:
  • What Matters in College? by Alexander W.  Astin
  • Kinetic Anatomy by Robert S. Behnke
  • Arming America: The Origins of a National Gun Culture by Michael A Bellesiles
  • Truth: A Guide by Simon Blackburn
  • Democracy in Classical Athens by Christopher Carey
  • Make our Home Among Strangers by Jennie Capo Crucet
  • Roadside Geology of Mississippi by Stan Galicki & Darrel Schmitz
  • Spatial Analysis of Coastal Environments by Sarah M. Hamylton
  • Food and Agriculture During the Civil War by R. Douglas Hunt
  • Sula by Toni Morrison

Friday, March 16, 2018

New Recreational Reading

The following recreational reading titles were added to the Scots Read Collection, located on the main floor of Hewes Library. Materials may be checked out for 2 weeks at a time, and renewed up to three times.


At the Southern Table with Paula Deen by Paula Deen
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Midnight Confessions by Stephen Colbert
Dear World by Bana Alabed
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser
What Unites Us by Dan Rather & Elliot Kirschner
God, A Human History by Reza Aslan
It's All Relative by A. J. Jacobs
Electric Dreams by Philip K. Dicks
Sleep No More by P.D. James
Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan
Growing Up Fisher by Joely Fisher
Code Girls by Liza Mundy
Dinner with DiMaggio by Rock and John Positano


Thursday, March 8, 2018

Updates to Sports, Health & Physical Education Research Guide

Hewes librarians are constantly evaluating the print and digital resources the library provides to the Monmouth College community. One effective method for providing access to and raising awareness of resources specific to a discipline is through a targeted research guide.

A growing list of disciplinary, tool and course research guides can be found:

We have recently updated the Health, Sport & Physical Education Research Guide to include the thousands of health-related streaming videos available through AVON (Academic Video Online).

Check out the Health, Sport & Physical Education Research Guide at

health, sport and physical education research guide

Friday, March 2, 2018

Research from Off Campus

Don't let traveling slow down your research motivation! All Hewes Library electronic resources are accessible from off campus, using your MC network credentials.

Here's how:

Select an electronic resource from the Library's homepage:

Hewes Library homepage

You'll be prompted for your MC username and password. Conduct your search as usual!

MC login

Problems? Questions? Contact:

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Current Displays @ Hewes

Need a distraction from studying or a reason to walk to the library?

A variety of informational displays can be found in Hewes Library this month.

"LGBTQ: History, Life Stories and Performance"
A selection of library materials on the history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and queer movements in the United States, with a special focus on autobiographies and the performing arts. This display features QR codes for many of the materials on display, which will lead the user to the actual item either physically in Hewes Library, available to borrow from the I-Share catalog, or to utilize electronically.

"Books You Always Meant to Read" 
A selection of books we always meant to read, but haven't...yet! Check them out, and add YOUR to-do title to the growing suggestion list.

"My MC Memories"
A rotating exhibition of scrapbooks from the Monmouth College Archives, a fantastic peek into these cultural artifacts.

And finally, on the main floor, we are showcasing pieces from our James Christie Shields Collection (two beautiful porcelain pieces from Korea) and our Takashi Komatsu Collection (two gorgeous Hiroshige woodcuts of winter scenes in Japan).