Meet the Library: Reference and Instruction

The Reference and Instruction department of Van Wylen Library performs an integral role in the library mission. In addition to helping students and faculty individually with research, the reference and instruction librarians work with many different Hope classes, including every First Year Seminar, all sections of English 113, and numerous upper-level courses. Priscilla Atkins is […]

Collection Highlights: Sustainability

In light of Hope College’s recent sustainability initiative, Van Wylen library would like to highlight some of the resources it has related to this topic. The library has resources for many subjects related to sustainability, such as sustainable development, environmentalism and green technology. The sources in these collections range from physical books on the shelves […]

Visiting Writers Series: Susan Choi

The Fall 2009 portion of the annual Jack Ridl Visting Writers Series wrapped up on Thursday with a reading by novelist Susan Choi. In addition to having authored the Pulitzer Prize finalist novel American Woman, Choi has written two other full length novels, The Foreign Student and Person of Interest. She has also been published […]

FLIP Camcorders

Van Wylen Library recently purchased four new Flip UltraHD video cameras, which are available for checkout at the Media Services desk on the second floor. These hand-sized camcorders digitally record up to two hours of video with the push of a button. Any member of the Hope community can use one of these camcorders, though […]

Meet The Library: MeL and ILL

Even though Van Wylen Library has 370,000 print volumes and has access to 20,000 electronic serial titles, sometimes you may need to access a book or article the library doesn’t have. If this happens, the Michigan Electronic Library (MeL) and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) can help you out. MeL is a service that lends books and […]