Van Wylen Library celebrates the launch of new systems, Alma and Hope Primo

  Big changes have taken place in the library this summer, as two years of preparation culminate in an almost complete upgrade of library systems from the back end to the front. The library invites the campus to celebrate this transition with us at our launch party Monday, August 20, at 2 pm on the […]

New Library System Now Live!

If you happen to be doing library research today, you will notice a change on the library home page.  Our new search interface, Hope Primo is now up, replacing the MightyFind, Library Catalog, and Journal Finder. Here’s a short video introducing the major features of the tool. We hope that this centralized interface will create a more consistent search […]

Student Publishing in the Arts and Humanities

Attention Arts & Humanities Student-Scholars and Student-Artists! What do Hope students Michael Bertrand, Lauren Berka, and Katie Bode all have in common? Their names, academically speaking, are “up in lights.” All three are Humanities majors who have had their work published, while undergraduates here at Hope. Here are the citations, with the three students’ names […]

Teaching Spaces in the Library

Many students frequent spaces in Van Wylen to complete the work they’ve been assigned in class, but did you know that there is also space available to teach class in the library? The Library Teaching Lab (LTL), TechLab, Granberg Room, and even the north end of the first floor can be reserved for class. One […]

New JSTOR Collections Added

One of the research databases Hope College subscribes to is JSTOR. This nonprofit organization began in 1995 with the intent of preserving scholarly writing in digital and print form. By making this information available on the Internet, libraries would be able to save space, keep information constantly available to everyone with no risk of loss, […]

Library Book Sale Begins Oct. 28

Van Wylen Library’s fall book sale will begin on Wednesday, October 28 and last for approximately two weeks. The sale will include books that have become outdated, duplicates of what the library already has, and material that is now accessible online. Materials at the sale are very affordable. Hardcover books will cost $2, while paperbacks […]

Open Access Week

Van Wylen Library is participating in Open Access Week, which runs from October 19-23. Previously just a national day of action, the week is now an international “opportunity to broaden awareness and understanding of open access issues and express support for free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research,” according to the movement’s […]

Summer 2007 Brings Changes

The Van Wylen Library staff was really busy this summer making a number of improvements to both the building and collections. Many of the changes were based on information gathered during student focus groups and faculty surveys. One of the biggest changes is a face lift to the 2nd floor of Van Wylen to create […]

Library Acquires Book Scanner

Scanning and copying large format materials is now possible at the Van Wylen Library using the new Indus book scanner. The book scanner is different from other scanners and copiers because it scans with the book face up. Books don’t need to be flipped over to turn to the next page. This means that you […]