at the Library

The library now subscribes to Two dedicated kiosks are available in the Techlab on the 2nd floor. 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 […]

MeLCat Celebrates Its 10 Year Anniversary!

Van Wylen Library has over 600,000 items. Using MeLCat increases the number of items available to you to over 45 million. You can get items from all types of libraries – from public to large academic institutions. MeLCat is a great resource for research materials as well as non-academic, popular books, music and movies. Van […]

Welcome Back

Welcome back, everyone! We’re excited about the beginning of the semester here at the library. As always, stop by for any help you might need, whether that’s in the tech lab to work on a digital project, or getting help from a librarian with a research question. Don’t forget to grab a cup of coffee from the […]

Community Action House Holiday Food Drive

Beginning Monday, November 10, Van Wylen Library is hosting a food drive to benefit Community Action House of Holland.  Please consider picking up a few extra items next time you go grocery shopping to help families and individuals who are in need in our community.  Donations can be dropped off at the display in the […]


Editor’s note: This post by Gloria Slaughter, Technical Services Librarian at Van Wylen, is in response to an actual question posed by a student at the reference desk. You can contact Gloria at Question: Can I check out a book and a laptop at the same time? Short Answer: Of course! You may have […]

Welcome to Digital Holland

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Hope College student, Allyson Hoffman. You may reach her at Start your experience with Digital Holland today. Imagine yourself on a scavenger hunt, but the list of items to gather has been sliced and scattered around a city. By the time you gather the pieces of the list, you’ve […]

Image Collections @ Hope College Available via 1Search

Hope College digital image collections are now accessible through 1Search. Keywords can be used to find your topic related to Hope College history. You can choose “Image Collections @ Hope College” under the “Library Location” facet to limit your results to only the images from our digital repository. Here’s an example of a search using the Myron Van Ark […]

And the winner is…

Congratulations to Hailey Perecki for her winning piece, entitled “The Flickering Torch Mystery,” one of many entered into the Altered Book Art Contest at Van Wylen Library. Students in Stephanie Milanowski’s class had their altered books on display at the library on the first floor for several weeks in March. If you missed it this […]

Artist’s Books at the Library

It’s that time of year again, a time where we can look forward to Spring and Stephanie Milanowski’s Class Project! This year 9 Artists Books entries are on display at the library. The exhibit will remain on display through March 14. You can view the past participants on Digital Commons, where the library has been archiving […]

Random Acts of Kindness Week

Did you know February 10-16 is Random Acts of Kindness week? Here at Van Wylen we love to celebrate random acts of kindness. Right now on the first floor of the library you can write down your ideas about how to spread kindness to friends, family, and strangers. One person wrote “Tell someone they are beautiful” […]