New at the Library: Text Us Questions!

Van Wylen is currently trying out a new text message service that will operate similarly to Chat a Librarian. Patrons can text short questions to 616-765-4673 and receive answers from library staff in real time. You can text questions from anywhere, including inside the library. Having trouble finding a book on the fourth floor and want a […]

Vespers This Weekend

Photo courtesy Hope PR Christmas Vespers, a Hope College tradition, is set to take place this Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2. The first Vespers was held on Sunday, December 7, 1941, the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The event has grown since that first service, and now Hope’s College Chorus, Chapel Choir, Symphonette, and […]

Nykerk Video Collection Available

On Saturday, November 3, over 2000 people will fill the Holland Civic Center to witness the 78th Annual Nykerk Cup Competition. Nykerk is a competition between the freshmen and sophomore classes in song, play, and oration. Though the general format of the Nykerk competition has remained the same since 1936, much has changed in terms […]

New Electronic Credo Reference Books

Need to do some quick religion research using Van Wylen’s reference collection? Religion reference research has just become simpler! The library has added a collection of electronic religion reference books to Credo, available online and accessible through the library catalog. The collection consists of 32 reference books that cover topics from Catholicism to religion and science […]

A.J. Muste: Hope Alum and Famous Pacifist

“There is no way to peace – peace is the way” -A.J. Muste If you’ve ever ventured to the second floor of the Van Wylen Library, you’ve probably seen the Muste Alcove, a study area complete with chalkboard sculptures. The alcove is named for A.J. Muste, an influential nonviolence activist who was a major influence […]

Make Your Appointment For Writing & Research Help

Classes have started, the syllabi have been passed around, and the seemingly endless amount of research and writing assignments has begun! Don’t know how to get started on that 20-page paper? Need a little extra help with finding sources? Or do you want to get some help with proofreading? Van Wylen Library can help! Van […]

New Ebrary E-Books at Van Wylen

Van Wylen Library has over 375,000 volumes in print, but did you know that the library also has access to over 120,000 ebooks  through the library catalog?  This includes 78,000 titles in ebrary’s Academic Complete. The Academic Complete collection from ebrary contains a broad selection of e-books in all academic subject areas. Ebrary just added […]

Meet the Library’s New Scanner

Over the summer, the library acquired a new large scanner. Located on the second floor of the library near the printers, the Indus BookScanner 9000 has replaced the Indus Color Book Scaner 5002. Used for InterLibrary Loan, the scanner is also available to everyone. The Indus is quicker and more efficient, making it easier for […]

Hope College Yearbooks Online

The Hope College yearbooks, Milestone, are now available online to view, print, or download. This past month, Van Wylen Library added the yearbooks to its institutional repository, Digital Commons. One of the oldest publications both in Holland and Hope College, the Milestone is an invaluable resource that documents the rich history of the school and […]

Laptop Friendly Study Spaces

Several tables in Van Wylen were reconfigured a few weeks ago to include outlets on the table. These tabletop outlets allow you to plug in your electronic devices without having to stretch your cord across the floor, which is especially useful during high traffic times at the library such as the weeks leading up to […]