Hours for Memorial Day Weekend

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The Library’s hours change for Memorial Day weekend:

Friday, May 24: 8am – 5pm;
Saturday, May 25: Noon – 5pm;
Sunday, May 26: Noon – 5pm;
Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day): 10am – 2am.

Regular hours resume Tuesday, May 28.

Check Out a Portable Power Station!

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Did you know that the library has portable power stations for you to check out? These batteries allow you to plug in and sit in places that don’t have a convenient power source.

Take one to class, to the quad, to your favorite quiet spot in the library! Charge up and stop worrying about plugging in.

Ask for the portable power station at the Library Circulation Desk. They circulate for four hours, and will help you POWER THROUGH Spring Quarter!

Spring Quarter Rare Book Room Exhibit

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Come see the Spring 2019 Rare Book Room exhibit!

When Horse and Hero Fell: A History of Warfare Through Literature

Date: April 2 – June 7, 2019

Day/Time: Tuesday, Wednesday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. 
other times by appointment

Location: Upjohn Library Commons, room 326

Exhibit title is derived from stanza V of Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s poem “The Charge of the Light Brigade”

May is National Chamber Music Month: Use Naxos!

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May is National Chamber Music Month. What better way to celebrate than to listen to chamber music through the library’ subscription to Naxos Music Library?

Naxos Music Library is a streaming music service of predominantly classical music. ** Please log out of Naxos Music Library when you are finished –
Our subscription is limited to ten concurrent users. **

What are you listening to this month?

Interactive Exhibit: Before the Touchscreen

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Inspired by the 2019 Edward Moritz Lecture in History, Upjohn Library presents an interactive exhibit featuring typewriters and a printing press! Drop by and try your hand at these printing tools.

Upjohn Library Lobby
Wednesday May 1: 10:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Thursday May 2: 11 a.m. -1 p.m.

Dewing Lobby (before the Moritz Lecture)
Thursday, May 2: 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Alan Lomax’s Music Archive Now Online

Alan Lomax performing.

Songs and interviews by the folklorist Alan Lomax are now online for free! Open Culture highlighted this treasure trove of music earlier this month. The recordings were made available by the Association for Cultural Equity, a nonprofit organization founded by Lomax in the 1980s.

Lomax recorded traditional African American songs and stories, as well as pieces from other cultures of America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia. Musicians, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, and so many more people will be interested in this archive.

Search the Archive yourself!

Fancy New Microform Reader Now Available

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The Library has a new microfilm and microfiche reader, available to use in the Technical Services Suite on the second floor (Room 205).

This machine will allow you to make a PDF of your microfilm or fiche and send it to yourself! No printing necessary!

If you’d like to use the microform reader, email library@kzoo.edu to make an appointment for a time between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Easter Weekend Hours

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The Library’s hours change for Easter weekend:

Friday, April 19: 8am – 5pm
Saturday, April 20: Noon – 5pm
Sunday, April 21: 3pm – 2am

Regular hours resume Monday, April 22.

Thank You Student Workers!

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Kalamazoo College is celebrating Student Worker Appreciation Week! We cannot do what we do without our super duper student workers.

In the Library, student workers:

  • check materials in and out
  • answer research questions for other students
  • retrieve all our mail (we get a lot!)
  • check in periodicals and newspapers
  • get books ready to shelve
  • process archives materials
  • re-shelve materials that come back from being checked out
  • process MeLCat requests coming to our patrons and going out to other libraries, and
  • help keep the building open 114 hours per week!

We couldn’t work without you, students! Thank you!