Last week, we celebrated our senior student workers with a luncheon at Alpen Rose. Many have worked at the library all four years. We enjoy getting to know these students and appreciate everything they do to help keep the Library running!
In appreciation for all they do for the Library, every spring, graduating senior student workers are able to choose an item (book, CD, or DVD) to add to our collection. That item might be in the student’s discipline of study or from a different area of interest.
We can’t believe Winter Break is already here! Remember, if you need to do some research this weekend we have thousands of electronic journals and books you can peruse from the comfort of your home or dorm!
While Van Wylen Library will be closed through Thursday morning, you can keep up with your research during the polar vortex. Many of our resources are available online through the library website. Remember, if you are off campus you may be prompted to log in with your 1Hope username and password to access online materials. Research Librarians will continue to monitor and respond to research help requests submitted virtually. If you find yourself in need of assistance locating or accessing any of the library’s online resources, please inquire using this form.
We’ll be back in the building on Thursday at 8 am. Stay safe and warm!
Along with the college, the Library is closing today, Tuesday January 29 at 3:00 pm. We will reopen on Thursday morning at 8:00 am. Please stay warm and safe! We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
Don’t forget: we have thousands of items available online! Searching HopePrimo is a good place to start!
If you aren’t familiar with MeLCat, it is a centralized catalog with holdings from over 400 libraries of varying types across Michigan. Calvin College, University of Michigan, Michigan State, Kalamazoo College, Kent District Library, Herrick District Library and many, many other libraries are included. Participating in MeLCat greatly increases the number of resources the students, faculty and staff of Hope College have available to them! You can request books on your research topic, novels, CDs and DVDs. Anything that piques your interest! There are literally millions of titles available.
Because of our system change from Innovative Sierra to Ex Libris, signing in to request your MeLCat items will be a little different. Use your name and the number above the barcode on the back of your ID. Don’t worry, you’ll have it memorized soon!
If you start your search in Primo you can click in to MeLCat right from there. On the results page, look for the MeLCat link on the left side. Your search is duplicated in MeLCat.
If you reach a dead end in Primo the link appears at the bottom of the page:
Once your MeLCat item is received at Hope you will be notified by email and it will be waiting for you on the hold shelf for 10 days. The item will show up in your Primo account at this point only. To renew your material, log in to your MyMeL account. There is a link at the top of the MeLCat page and also right from your Primo account.
If you have questions contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We’re thrilled to bring this awesome resource back to Hope and appreciate your patience!