Hope College Library Remote Services

Until further notice, the Van Wylen Library and Theil Research Center are closed to the public, including to students, faculty and staff. We are committed to supporting both students and faculty remotely as classes move online.   A large amount of our material is already online. Search Primo and limit results to “available online”. Remember that […]

National Hispanic Heritage Month

To help celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) we enlisted help from a few campus partners! English professors Dr. Jesus Montaño and Dr. Regan Postma-Montaño made a list of the “25 books by Latinx and Latin American Authors That Every College Student Should Know!” All the books have been gathered at the display […]

Welcome to the New School Year! Part 1

We are so happy to have new and returning students on campus! This will be a great year. The library can assist you in many ways. Though we have thousands of books you can check out, we also have a number of services and spaces to help you excel this year. Research Help Stop in […]

Exam Week Activities and Extended Library Hours

Extended exam week hours at the Library Friday December 7 8am – 6 pm Saturday December 8 10 am – midnight Sunday December 9 10 am – 2 am Monday December 10 8 am – 2 am Tuesday December 11 8 am – 2 am Wednesday December 12 8 am – 2 am Thursday December […]

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 […]

Library Systems Transition in July

The library is excited to share our new system with you beginning in mid-July! For those of you doing research this summer, here are just a few things we want you to be aware of over the next couple of weeks.   Beginning July 1st, HopeCat (“Books + Media” search) will be retired, and there […]

Senior Library Student Worker Purchases for the Collection 2018

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. The Class of 2018’s choices: technical services     […]

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 […]