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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)

#MoveIn Miami!!

Move In Miami 2018 logo

It’s #MoveIn Miami Day!! This one-day fundraising event allows Miamians and friends of Miami University to impact current and future students by donating to a variety of departments and services.

Please consider donating to Rentschler Library today. Your donation will help fund library events and activities that enable the library staff to build connections with students and further student success on the Hamilton campus. For every donation of $10 or more, we will also receive a $5 bonus donation. More information about the #MoveIn Miami campaign can be found at:

To make a donation to Rentschler Library’s fund, visit:  (make sure designate your donation by putting the donation amount in the box next to “Rentschler Library Gift Fund-Hamilton Campus”)

Thank you so much for all of your support!!

Library Closed May 21-23 for renovations

Due to renovations, Rentschler Library on the Hamilton Campus will be
closed on the following dates:

Monday, May 21 – Wednesday, May 23

We are closed on weekends throughout the summer. During this time, databases and other electronic resources can be accessed from the library’s website:

Library staff will be working 8AM to 5PM on these dates and can answer
reference questions via the phone (785-3235) and via online chat:

Students in need of printing and computing services can use the
computer lab in MOS 302:

We apologize for any inconvenience and invite everyone to visit us and
see our new front desk when we reopen on Thursday, May 24.

Winter Term Hours

Rentschler Library is on Winter Term hours from Jan. 2 to Jan. 28.

Monday-Friday  8AM to 5PM
Saturday & Sunday:  Closed

Our regular hours resume when Spring 2018 semester starts Mon. Jan. 29, 2018.

Cram Jam @ Rentschler Library

Rentschler Library and the Office of Learning Assistance are proud to offer Cram Jam again this semester. There’ll be peer tutors in a variety of subjects, librarians, snacks and coffee.  Open to all Miami students and hosted at Rentschler Library, Schwarm Hall, Miami Univ. Hamilton campus. The dates & hours of Cram Jam are:

Thursday, Dec, 7, 6-9pm
Saturday, Dec, 9, 12-5pm
Sunday, Dec, 10, 3-10pm

We’re Hiring!!

Looking for an on-campus job? Like helping people? We’re hiring!!

For more information and to apply, visit:

Questions? Stop by the main desk in the library–we’d be glad to answer any questions you have!


#MoveInMiami Campaign

Move In Miami Campaign banner

#MoveInMiami is a 24-hour fundraising campaign that occurs every year on Miami’s Move In Day in Oxford. The campaign is designed to “Move Miami Forward” and that is what these funds do for our regional students and our campuses.

During the #MoveInMiami campaign, you can choose a specific department or program to donate towards. Please consider donating to Rentschler Library during this campaign. The funds raised during the campaign go towards programming in the library like our Open House, which gives students a chance to enjoy donuts and coffee while chatting with library staff and learning about services the library offers.

To donate to Rentschler Library, please visit:, and fill in your donation amount next to “Rentschler Library Gift Fund-Hamilton Campus”.

The Regionals have set 5 milestone goals. Each time we meet a milestone, a $5 match will be applied to each gift of $10 or more. And, if we reach 500 gifts, the fund with the most gifts will receive a $1,000 donation from Interim Dean Cathy Bishop-Clark.

For more information about the campaign at the Regionals, visit: