Welcome to the New School Year! Part 1

We are so happy to have new and returning students on campus! This will be a great year. The library can assist you in many ways. Though we have thousands of books you can check out, we also have a number of services and spaces to help you excel this year. Research Help Stop in […]

Library resources during weather shutdown

While Van Wylen Library will be closed through Thursday morning, you can keep up with your research during the polar vortex. Many of our resources are available online through the library website. Remember, if you are off campus you may be prompted to log in with your 1Hope username and password to access online materials. […]

Google Scholar & Library Holdings

What’s in Your Library ToolKit? Google Scholar & Van Wylen Library Holdings We probably don’t need to remind you about Google Scholar, a great supplement to the hundreds of databases that Van Wylen librarians license for the Hope Community. What you may not know is that we send Google Scholar our journal holdings on a […]

Van Wylen Library celebrates the launch of new systems, Alma and Hope Primo

  Big changes have taken place in the library this summer, as two years of preparation culminate in an almost complete upgrade of library systems from the back end to the front. The library invites the campus to celebrate this transition with us at our launch party Monday, August 20, at 2 pm on the […]

Library Systems Migration

The Library is preparing for a major systems change that will update and consolidate much of our back-end technology and provide a single centralized interface, Primo, replacing both HopeCat and the MightyFind.  This new interface will go live in mid-July. Knowing you will have questions about how this impacts your work we made an information page to answer some […]

Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year!

We are so thrilled to have students back on campus.  We missed the energy and excitement you add to the Library! Just a quick reminder of just a few of the many ways we can serve you this year: We have SPACES of all kinds for you to work – alone, with a group, on a project, […]

Come Research With Us!

Do you remember a Research and Instruction Librarian coming in to your English 113 or FYS class?  Or maybe it was Chemistry or Political Science.  Your interactions don’t have to end in the classroom.  Our R&I Librarians are available right here in the library in a variety of ways. You can schedule an appointment individually […]

Library materials to support the 2016 Critical Issues Symposium

The Fall 2016 CIS, “Economic Inequality in a Democratic Society,” is just around the corner and in keeping tradition with previous years the library has put together an online guide to select books/ebooks, videos, and articles to accompany the two day event. If you’re looking for a nice overview of this year’s “critical issue,” check […]

Plan Ahead for Disruption of MeLCat Service

Many students and faculty take advantage of Hope’s participation in MeLCat, the virtual catalog that combines resources from more than 400 libraries throughout the state.  Books, CDs, and DVDs are requested daily through MeLCat and are then delivered to the requesting patron.  This service will not be available towards the end of the Fall Semester. […]

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 […]