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. […]

(Re)Introducing MeLCat!

Welcome to spring semester 2019! After much anticipation and a lot of work by our technical services department, we are back in MeLCat! If you aren’t familiar with MeLCat, it is a centralized catalog with holdings from over 400 libraries of varying types across Michigan.  Calvin College, University of Michigan, Michigan State, Kalamazoo College, Kent […]

Exam Week Activities and Extended Library Hours

Extended exam week hours at the Library Friday December 7 8am – 6 pm Saturday December 8 10 am – midnight Sunday December 9 10 am – 2 am Monday December 10 8 am – 2 am Tuesday December 11 8 am – 2 am Wednesday December 12 8 am – 2 am Thursday December […]

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 […]

New Library System Now Live!

If you happen to be doing library research today, you will notice a change on the library home page.  Our new search interface, Hope Primo is now up, replacing the MightyFind, Library Catalog, and Journal Finder. Here’s a short video introducing the major features of the tool. We hope that this centralized interface will create a more consistent search […]

Senior Library Student Worker Purchases for the Collection 2018

In appreciation for all they do for the Library, every spring, graduating senior student workers are able to choose an item (book, CD, or DVD) to add to our collection. That item might be in the student’s discipline of study or from a different area of interest. The Class of 2018’s choices: technical services     […]

Exam Week Activity Schedule!

You’re almost done – here are some activities and treats to help keep you going! SUNDAY 4/29 10 AM COFFEE AND DONUTS VAN WYLEN LIBRARY 8 PM ROPE OF HOPE DIMNENT CHAPEL 9 PM STUDY SNACK VAN WYLEN LIBRARY MONDAY 4/30 11A-1P CAPS BUBBLE WRAP STOMP (WEATHER PERMITTING) OUTSIDE BULTMAN STUDENT CENTER TUESDAY 5/1 11:30AM […]