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Summer Hours

card catalog of library hours





Summer hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8am – 6pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Cram Jam!

Cram Jam starts tonight! It will be in the library:

Thurdsay: 5pm-8pm (*Note the time is incorrect on the flyer.)

Saturday: 12pm-5pm

Sunday: 3pm-10pm (The library will be open 1pm-10pm.)

During all of the Cram Jam sessions there will be tutors, librarians, snacks, coffee, and study break activities. You can study by yourself or in groups. This is a great opportunity to study for finals! Don’t miss out!

Cram Jam flyer

Haiku from book titles

haiku made from library book titlesSeveral years ago I created a series of haiku from book titles to help promote the haiku contest. It is challenging to find book titles that when put together make sense as a haiku (and that keep to the 5-7-5 syllable rule!) Of the two dozen I made this one is my favorite. While I’d be impressed if anyone submitted a haiku for our contest using book titles, it’s totally not necessary. Just capture a moment in your life, whether it is poignant, funny, sad. Use your cat or dog for inspiration, or the flat tire you had yesterday on Rt. 4. You may win a T-shirt!  Contest ends April 30th.

Closed Monday

The library and campus will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will reopen and resume normal hours at 8:00am on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd.

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." Martin Luther King, Jr.

Reserve Group Study Rooms Online

You can now reserve group study rooms in Rentschler Library online! Rooms can be checked out for up to 2 hours at a time, and reservations can be made up to 2 weeks in advance.

Due to the popularity of the rooms, we recommend that you reserve a group study room ahead of time, if possible.

You can also still walk in to the library and check out a study room, if one is available, without a reservation.

To reserve a group study room online, visit:

photo of group study room in the library

Sorry for the construction noise!

construction noise graphicYou’re likely going to hear some noise in the library over the next month or so as workers busily replace the roof of Schwarm Hall. We apologize for the disturbance!  We do not know at this time exactly which areas of the library will be quieter than others.

Banned or challenged book: Lord of the Flies, William Golding

book cover of Lord of the FilesWilliam Golding’s “Lord of the Flies” is a staple on many high school English reading lists. It has also faced challenges for its excessive violence, bad language, and curiously because it is “demoralizing inasmuch as it implies man is little more than an animal.” (Source: ALA)

Summary: At the dawn of the next world war, a plane crashes on an uncharted island, stranding a group of schoolboys. At first, with no adult supervision, their freedom is something to celebrate. This far from civilization they can do anything they want. Anything. But as order collapses, as strange howls echo in the night, as terror begins its reign, the hope of adventure seems as far removed from reality as the hope of being rescued. (Source: Amazon)