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 […]

Brand New Website

You might notice that the Van Wylen Library website looks a bit different these days. Check it out here – hope.edu/library With the help of Public Affairs & Marketing, we’ve made the site mobile-friendly, introduced new features, and streamlined the navigation. All of your favorite resources and services are still available, but now they’re even […]

¡Hola! Guten Tag! Bonjour!

Want to brush up on your foreign language skills?  The library subscribes to several popular foreign language magazines.  Among them are People en Espańol (Spanish), das Fenster (German), and L’Express (French).  They are available on the library’s current periodical shelves at the north end of the first floor.  We also have many foreign language books, […]

Borrow a Chromebook at the Library

Did you forget your laptop? Want to avoid the computer labs? The library has five brand new Chromebooks available for checkout. Just ask for them at the second floor Media Services Desk. With a Chromebook, you can write papers in Google Docs, check email, search the library’s databases, watch cat videos, or do pretty much anything […]

Changes Afoot at the Research Help Desk

The sign says “ASK HERE,” and ask you shall!  At least, that’s what we hope.  The Research Help Desk is the library’s epicenter for all things “research.”  Need to check if the we own a particular book?  ASK.  Want help figuring out the best database to search for your research topic?  ASK.  Don’t know how […]