Library building hours, Halloween weekend

UPDATE, 10/29/11, 6:30 pm: The library building will be open Saturday night and Sunday morning as usual.

The library building will be closing at 9:00 pm  on Friday, October 28.

The building will be open 9:30 am -9:00 pm on Saturday, October 29.

We’ll re-open with normal hours at 12:30 pm on Sunday, October 30.

Have a happy and safe Halloween,

Van trip to UMass Amherst Libraries, Sunday, November 6: sign up now!

On Sunday, November 6, the library will sponsor a van trip to the UMass Amherst Libraries. The van will leave the dining hall at 11:30 am and return to the dining hall by 5:30 pm. We have room for 14 people — sign up on the sheet at the Research Bar in the library (first-come, first-served).

Located about an hour’s drive from our campus, UMass Amherst has one of the nation’s top-ranked research library systems. The W.E.B. Du Bois Library and Science & Engineering Library together hold over three million volumes and provide access to millions of articles, reports, data, images and more via top-notch research databases.

Everyone is welcome to walk in to the libraries and use their collections on site. You can browse and read articles online and email them to yourself or save them to a USB drive. If you happen to be a Massachusetts resident, you can also borrow books (you need to sign up for a state borrower’s card first). All others who wish to borrow books from UMass Amherst can request them via Interlibrary Loan, and our library will get them delivered here for you.

Want a preview?

  • Subject research guides: see what UMass has on topics of interest to you (note: you need to be physically at UMass to use many of the things listed on these pages)
  • Library catalog: look for books, journals, etc.
  • E-journal list: see which journals the library has, along with years of coverage (note: you need to be physically at UMass to access the journals)

If you’d like to make the most of your visit, feel free to talk with Emily or Amber beforehand: we can help you target the best things to help with your particular research.


Hendricks Days hours & catalog downtime

The library, as always, will be open throughout the Hendricks Days weekend.
It will be staffed and the reserve room will be open Monday and Tuesday from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm. (There will be no staffing or reserve room hours on Sunday.) Normal staffing and reserve room hours will resume Tuesday at 6:30 pm.

The Marlboro College library catalog will be unavailable starting at 3:30 pm on Monday, October 17th until approximately 8:00 pm for routine maintenance.  Please use the paper check-out sheets near the self check-out stations.

Can’t wait another second to search?  Try using Marlboro WorldCat to search the library collection (you’ll have to wait to find call numbers until the catalog is back up) as well as the collections of libraries around the world.

Have a great long weekend!

And the winners are… (David Pierce Fund)

Thank you to everyone who voted in this year’s selection process for items to buy with the David Pierce Fund! Without further ado, the winners are:

Game of Thrones HBO SeriesGame of Thrones, Season 1 (HBO series); hasn’t been released yet, but we’re pre-ordering it.

Love Actually Love Actually (DVD)

Sookie Stackhouse Murder Mysteries Sookie Stackhouse Box Set (novels upon which the True Blood TV series is based)

Jane Eyre (2011) DVD

These will be showing up at the library in the days and weeks to come…keep an eye on the catalog or ask us to find out when they’re available.

One footnote: David Sedaris’ Me Talk Pretty One Day was among the top vote-getters, but it turns out that the library already owns a copy! It’s been added to the book display between the chairs in the library entrance area…stop by if you’d like to check it out.

Emily Alling
Library Director