Library Systems Migration

The Library is preparing for a major systems change that will update and consolidate much of our back-end technology and provide a single centralized interface, Primo, replacing both HopeCat and the MightyFind.  This new interface will go live in mid-July. Knowing you will have questions about how this impacts your work we made an information page to answer some […]

MeLCat down beginning March 1

In July 2018 the library will be launching a new discovery system. This system (replacing both The MightyFind and HopeCat) will provide a user-centered, single-search system with greatly enhanced functionality. As part of this launch we need to suspend MeLCat borrowing effective Thursday, March 1.  The good news is there’s no need to panic!  We […]

Hope College Digital Commons Redesign

The Digital Commons @ Hope College institutional repository, a digital collection of scholarship, creative work, and history at Hope College, was recently redesigned with a fresh new look and renamed.  Digital Commons @ Hope College is now Hope College Digital Commons!     (Please note: It may be necessary for you to clear your web […]

Off-campus Access to Library Resources: Adding our Proxy Prefix

Libraries use two main methods to authenticate off-campus users: WAM and EZproxy.  WAM links look like: http://0-www.lexisnexis.com.lib.hope.edu/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=8006 While EZproxy links look like: https://login.ezproxy.hope.edu/login?url=http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/lnacademic/?verb=sr&csi=8006 During the summer of 2016, our library switched from WAM to EZproxy. While we have updated links on our end, if you have any library links in Moodle, your syllabus, or other […]

iHope for Spring 2018

You may have seen our display, “I Hope…”, asking what you wish for 2018. As we turn to a new year what do you hope to do in the Library this semester? Perhaps you want to meet with a Research and Instruction Librarian about a research paper this semester. Maybe you want to finally learn how to use iMovie with […]

Donations for Community Action House Accepted at the Library!

    The Library is pleased to partner with Community Action House again to fill their shelves for the holidays!  In addition to canned goods and other non-perishable food items, hygiene and cleaning supplies are especially needed. Food stamps cannot be used for these high-demand items. Items can be brought to the display on the […]

Laptops, Cameras and Calculators, Oh My!

What equipment can you borrow from the library? Are you wondering if there is a Macbook, Chromebook, or GoPro camera available right now? Did you know we lend graphing calculators as well as headphones? The NEW Equipment Lending LibGuide shows exactly what equipment we have at the Media Deskon the second floor and also what […]