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 […]

Digital Video Streaming with Films on Demand

The Library is pleased to announce the availability of Films on Demand, a new campus-wide digital video-streaming database. Films on Demand includes educational films from some of the best producers, including the BBC, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, Open University, PBS, A&E, National Geographic, Bill Moyers, ABC, NBC, CNBC, California Newsreel, WNET/Thirteen, TED, Films for the Humanities & […]

Summer Projects are Finishing Up

As the summer winds down, our projects are finishing up.  There have been quite a few changes in the library from top to bottom.  Starting at the top, the 4th floor had many older, unused books withdrawn from the collection.  This finished a project that began on the lower level 4 years ago. The 3rd […]

Summer Projects at the Library

Summer is traditionally when the library puts aside the typical day-to-day functions and works on major projects that would be too disruptive during the academic year. This summer is no exception, with several projects in the works. The final phase of our Sustainable Collections project is under way on the 4th floor. We are withdrawing […]

How do Students Use Library Books? 

As the circulation of print books by students continues to decline and access to e-books become ubiquitous, the library is working to develop monograph collection strategies that consider the impact of new technologies on reading styles, communication preferences and learning outcomes. The Library is seeking to understand how Hope students are using library books and which formats they prefer (print or e-books). The library […]

Let Us Get That for You

The library now offers a service where we will retrieve the items you want to check out and hold them for you at the Circulation Desk.  When searching HopeCat, simply click the Place a Hold link just above the search bar.  If the item is currently checked out, you will be notified when it is […]

Lynda.com at the Library

The library now subscribes to lynda.com. Two dedicated kiosks are available in the Techlab on the 2nd floor. Lynda.com is an online learning company. Cultivate skills in business, software, technology and more to boost your resume while achieving your personal and professional goals. Experts teach these skills using self-paced online video courses. Browse through the hundreds of […]