Cram Jam is coming!

CramJamCram Jam is coming to Rentschler Library again! It all starts Thursday at 6PM and continues Saturday and Sunday. See the times below.  Cram Jam offers free tutoring in many subject areas, including Math! There will be study space, free snacks and coffee. On Sunday evening, we’ll get a visit from therapy dogs!

 Thursday, May 5, 6 – 9 pm
 Saturday, May 7, Noon – 5 pm
Sunday, May 8, 3 – 10 pm

Still time to enter the Haiku Contest!

Picture of haiku made from book titlesYou don’t have to make a haiku out of book titles (see at left) in order to enter the Rentschler Library Haiku contest. Just go to our online form and submit your original haiku in the 5-7-5  syllable format. The winner will be chosen by blind review and gets a $20 gift card from the MUH Bookstore. The contest runs through next Friday April 29th. You may also enter your haiku in person using the form located on top of our book display near the circulation desk. We have a selection of haiku books for you to browse or check out.

Favorite Poem Project

Wednesday, April 20th from 2:00-3:30 in Wilks Conference Center!

You’re invited to come read your favorite published poem and tell us why it’s your favorite–or you can simply sit back and listen in honor of National Poetry Month. Refreshments will be served.


The Favorite Poem Project is generously sponsored by Rentschler Library, the MUH English Department, the MUH Student Government Association, and Lane Public Library.

We’re Hiring!!

Looking for an on-campus job? Love the library? We’re hiring student assistants! To apply visit:

If you have questions or would like more information, stop by the main desk in the library. We’d love to tell you more about the job!


Research is in the air

Citation_neededBesides the start of tree pollen season, sneezing season, and warmer temps, it’s also time to start digging in to your research. Annotated bibliographies are soon due, then final papers or projects. Don’t wait until the last minute! Contact the librarians at Rentschler Library to get help. We can suggest research strategies or help you track down that one elusive fact that will help you make the grade.

Library Hours over Spring Break


The library will be open 8AM – 5PM  Monday through Friday next week (March 21-25) over Spring Break.  We are closed on weekends (March 19-20 and March 26-27) . Regular hours resume Monday, March 28.

TRIO program to be housed in library

trio officesRentschler Library is proud to be the location of the new Hamilton campus TRIO program.  The goal of the program is to support and graduate eligible, highly motivated students by providing academic coaching, intensive advising, tutoring, mentoring, financial literacy workshops and much more as students work toward their academic and career goals. A TRIO coach will have an office in the back of the library near our computer classroom.  (See photo above) Workers began setting up the TRIO office on Fri. March 4th. Students will chosen for the 1st cohort soon and will thereafter spend dedicated time in this library space.

TRIO is funded from a five-year, $1.1 million grant from the United States Department of Education through the TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) program. The grant was awarded to the regional campuses in the summer of 2015.