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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Check Out Periods at the Library

We simplified the check out periods of our library’s items this summer.  Highlights from some of our most-used items are below.  Don’t worry, you don’t have to memorize this!  You will receive due dates upon checkout and you can also check your account 24/7 online using your 1Hope username and password! Hope students Hope faculty Hope […]

Are You Well-Read*?

Now that we better understand that getting news from social media (especially Facebook and Twitter) and Google is not such a great idea (filter bubbles! Fake news!), how can busy students stay current with the latest, credible news? Van Wylen has you covered! We offer a vast array of newspapers and magazines that stand at […]

Check out our DVD collection!

  Looking for something to watch this weekend?  The library has more than 3,500 DVDs to choose from, including Academy Award winners, new releases, cult classics, foreign films, as well as many other categories. If you have suggestions for DVDs we should purchase, please let us know! And if you’re a fan of grainy VHS […]

Library Support for the Hateful Things/Resilience Exhibit

  Now through October 7th the DePree Gallery is hosting a dual exhibition, “Hateful Things / Resilience.” This exhibit features racist memorabilia from the Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University, in parallel with works by major contemporary African American artists. The exhibit is “intended to encourage thoughtful, sensitive, and scholarly dialog concerning the history […]