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 at the Research Help Desk for assistance on finding sources for your paper or project topic. You can also make an appointment with a Research and Instruction Librarian.

Media Services

Color printing and office supplies for sale; cameras, headphones and laptops to check out! This is just the tip of the iceberg! Chances are, Media Services has what you need to get going on your project. Check here for an up-to-date list of available equipment.


Studying alone or with a group? We have many different kinds of spaces on all floors for you to use. We love to see the library full of students as well as faculty and staff!

Your group can connect their laptops to the MediaScapes on the first floor!
Our Brody chairs, also on the first floor, provide a distraction-free enviroment.

Stay tuned for more library services highlights in Part 2!

Senior Library Student Worker Purchases for the Collection 2019

Last week, we celebrated our senior student workers with a luncheon at Alpen Rose. Many have worked at the library all four years. We enjoy getting to know these students and appreciate everything they do to help keep the Library running!

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 2019’s choices:

TEch lab

Audrey McDonald

Deborah Kang


technical services

Kendra Grulke







Dahlia Marquez

Alexandra Perry

Kaila Robertson

Sarah Stroop

Emily Veldman

media desk

Stephanie Prentis

Meredith Predum

Sarah Schaefer

Jennifer Lussenhop

Matthew Orr

 research and instruction

Emily Salazar


Exam Week Activities Around Campus

Sunday, April 28

9 am *  Coffee and Donuts  * Van Wylen Library

7 pm * Rope of Hope * Dimnent Chapel

9 pm * Study Snack * Van Wylen Library

9 pm * Aromatherapy Hand Relaxation * Library Room 201 (sign up outside 201 starting Friday!)

All Day * Relaxation Station * Van Wylen Library

Monday, April 29

9 pm * Study Breakfast * Phelps Dining Hall

All Day * Relaxation Station * Van Wylen Library

Tuesday, April 30

noon- 2 pm * Therapy Dogs * Bultman Student Center Great Room & Living Room

9 pm * Study Snack * Van Wylen Library

All Day * Relaxation Station * Van Wylen Library

Wednesday, May 1

All Day * Relaxation Station * Van Wylen Library

Thursday, May 2

All Day * Relaxation Station * Van Wylen Library


Exam Week Hours at the Library

We redistributed our exam week hours a bit to meet demand.  We close at midnight Wednesday and open an hour earlier (9 am) on both Saturday and Sunday! Best of luck with exams and have a great summer!

Friday, April 26 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, April 27 9 am – midnight
Sunday, April 28 9 am – 2 am
Monday, April 29 8 am – 2 am
Tuesday, April 30 8 am – 2 am
Wednesday, May 1 8 am – midnight
Thursday, May 2 8 am – midnight
Friday, May 3 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday, May 4 closed
Sunday, May 5 closed


Spring Break Hours at the Library

Thursday March 14 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, March 15 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 16 closed
Sunday, March 17 closed
Monday, March 18 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday, March 19 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, March 20 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday, March 21 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, March 22 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 23 closed
Sunday, March 24 noon-midnight

Winter Break Library Hours


We can’t believe Winter Break is already here! Remember, if you need to do some research this weekend we have thousands of electronic journals and books you can peruse from the comfort of your home or dorm!

Friday February 8 8 am – 5 pm
Saturday February 9 closed
Sunday February 10 closed
Monday Februrary 11 8 am – 5 pm
Tuesday February 12 8 am – midnight

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. Research Librarians will continue to monitor and respond to research help requests submitted virtually. If you find yourself in need of assistance locating or accessing any of the library’s online resources, please inquire using this form.

We’ll be back in the building on Thursday at 8 am. Stay safe and warm!

Library closing 3pm Tuesday through 8 am Thursday

Along with the college, the Library is closing today, Tuesday January 29 at 3:00 pm. We will reopen on Thursday morning at 8:00 am. Please stay warm and safe! We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Don’t forget: we have thousands of items available online! Searching HopePrimo is a good place to start!