Coming soon: A new library catalog and checkout system!

On June 1, the Library will switch to a new system for its catalog and checkouts. We’ll be writing more about the great features of the new system in the weeks to come. For right now, though, here are the three most important things you need to know:

  • When you check things out, you’ll now be asked for both a user ID and a password. These are the same user ID and password that you use for other Marlboro services, like email, Nook, Courses, etc.
  • You will now be able to log in, check your account, and renew items anytime via the library catalog using your Marlboro user ID and password.
  • Townspeople and alumni/ae should see a library staff member to set up an account in the new system.

Watch this space for more information about the new system and the exciting things it will let you do!

Questions? Feedback? Talk to a library staff member, or email

Rapid Reviews – Thursday, May 6th at 3pm in the Apple Tree

Whether you plan to travel or stay close to home, you’ll be sure to pick up some great ideas for your summer reading at Rapid Reviews on Thursday, May 6 at 3pm in the Apple Tree. Several of the 50 books to be reviewed in 50 minutes during this event are about travel…all types of travel. Mark Twain’s “Life on the Mississippi,” “The Hitchhiker’s Road Book” and “Have Spacesuit – Will Travel” are a small sample of the books to be reviewed by students Emily Field, Deborah Meadows, Devin Green and Emily Kimble along with staff member Max Foldeak and faculty member Jim Tober as they tell you about some of their all-time favorite books, reviewing each one in a minute or less! All the books reviewed will be at the event so you can check them out over the break. Milk and homemade chocolate chip cookies will be served.
Here are some more examples of the books that will be reviewed:

Transit Maps of the World by Mark Ovenden
Between the Bridge and the River by Craig Ferguson
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
A Wild Sheep Chase: A Novel by Haruki Murakami
Have Spacesuit, Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein
The Love Letters of Dylan Thomas by Dylan Thomas
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
The Ground Beneath Her Feet: A Novel by Salman Rushdie
I, Lucifer: Finally, the Other Side of the Story by Glen Duncan

4 : Fantastic Novels by Daniel Pinkwater

Come to Rapid Reviews on Thursday to discover the entire list!