Library hours: End of semester and Winter Break

As the semester draws to a close, here’s what you can expect at the library:

The due date for all library items this semester is Wednesday, December 14.

  • If you’ll be here next semester, you can keep your Marlboro College library items over break (as long as no one else needs them) — just log in to your account to renew them.
  • Interlibrary loan items cannot be kept over break; they must be returned by December 14.
  • Questions? Email or stop by and ask!
End of semester service desk and Reserve/AV room hours will change:
  • Sunday, December 11: 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Monday, December 12 – Thursday, December 15: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

The library building will be open as usual until Thursday, December 15 at 4:30 pm (which is also when dorms close for the semester). A book drop will be placed outside (near the entrance by the librarians’ offices) in case you’d like to return things while the building is closed.

Please remove all personal belongings from the library by 4:30 pm on Thursday, December 15! This includes things on tables, empty shelves, etc. On Friday, December 16, library staff will be cleaning up and moving any personal belongings left behind to lost and found/discarding them.

The library’s winter break hours (Thursday, December 15 – Saturday, January 14) are:

  • Monday-Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed

The library will be closed from Friday, December 23 through Monday, January 2.

We’ll reopen for spring at 12:30 pm on Sunday, January 15. 

You can still do research over break! Visit the library website to access tens of thousands of online books and journal articles. Requests for interlibrary loan articles will continue to be processed (except from December 23-January 2). And librarians will remain “on call” — just email if you have questions while you’re away.

Have a wonderful break; congratulations to our December 2011 graduates; and hope to see the rest of you in January!

Emily Alling
Library Director


Rapid Reviews — Thursday, December 8, 3pm in Appletree

Are you a huge Calvin and Hobbes fan or maybe you just want to play a better game of chess or improve your ability to tell a good joke at a party? Perhaps you are just looking for a good read. There is truly something for everyone at this semester’s Rapid Reviews! You will hear about 40 books in 40 minutes as students Casey Friedman, Molly Booth and Jack Rossiter-Munley, along with faculty member Jaime Tanner and staff member Travis Trumbly talk about their all-time favorite books, reviewing each one in a minute or less. Milk and homemade cookies, as well as vegan and gluten free goodies, will be served.

All the books you hear about at Rapid Reviews will be at the event for you to check out over break. Here’s a sample: