Charge Your Phone at the Library

Need a charge for a phone or device? We just added a KwikBoost charging station! It’s located on the first floor of the library, in the periodical reading area. The station comes equipped with 8 Full Speed Charging Cables, including 4 110v outlets, 4 Apple cables, and 4 Micro cables. Grab your phone, tablet, or […]

Ask a Librarian at Van Wylen

It is almost like having your own personal librarian, living right inside your computer! Hope College’s library website offers many fact-finding resources, but did you know that there is a Live Chat option, which allows you to contact someone who is ready to help you with any research questions you may have? Using the “Ask […]

Myron Van Ark Postcard Collection

The Myron Van Ark Postcard Collection was recently posted on the imagecollections @ Hope College, the archival image repository which features rare and historic materials from the Hope College Libraries and Archives. This collection is a representation of the area of Holland in the form of postcards. Hundreds of these images were collected by Myron […]

Introducing 1Search

Have you searched the library (online) lately?  If so, you probably noticed something different. That something is the library’s new “discovery tool,” 1Search, which is now prominently featured front and center on the library homepage.  With 1Search, you can start exploring the library’s diverse collections and online holdings from a single search box.  Books and […]

Conversations About Student Research

On July 25th, the Van Wylen research and instruction librarians hosted a meeting of the West Michigan Information Literacy Group.  This is a group of teaching librarians who meet regularly to exchange “best practices” and to share ideas on how to better help students navigate the world of information. As usual when you get librarians together, stimulating conversation was shared by […]

Your Mobile Friendly Library

With the increased usage of smartphones and other mobile devices, Van Wylen has taken steps to improve your mobile use experience for library resources. Did you know that you can access a mobile-friendly version of the library’s homepage on your smartphone? When viewed on a smartphone, the page looks like the photo to the right. […]

New Journals Added to Library’s Collection

Van Wylen Library is constantly adding new journals to their collection. In 2013 alone, the library has added or will add over 300 new titles. Many factors go into the purchase of new journals for the library’s collection. “The library tries to support new endeavors or programs with the purchase of new journal titles,” said […]

Breaking Chains: Human Trafficking Awareness Week

Hope’s Women’s Studies Program, along with other departments and organizations across campus, is sponsoring a week (February 15-22) of special events and lectures to raise awareness about human trafficking across the globe. Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry, with an estimated 27 million people held in bondage right now according to modern-day abolitionist […]