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America's Historical Newspapers & American Underworld: The Flash Press - Database Trials - On-Campus Access Only

America’s Historical Newspapers & American Underworld: The Flash Press Database Trials
Now through May 18, 2019, Reed Library has access to two databases focusing on American Historical Newspapers.  
The first, America’s Historical Newspapers, provides access to four (4) early American series, including Colonies to Nation (1690-1876), The New Republic (1758-1900), The Rise of Industry (1756-1922), and An Emerging World Power (1777-1922).
The second, American Underworld: The Flash Press, provides access to newspapers focusing on “the seamier aspects of urban life in the mid-19th century” (1826-1876).  
These two databases can only be accessed on-campus via the following links:
America’s Historical Newspapers -
American Underworld: The Flash Press -
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Reed Library is accepting applications for up to 15 Student Assistant positions for the Fall 2019 semester. To apply, please submit an application at the following link:

Applications will be accepted until Friday, April 19at 5:00 pm. Interested applicants are required to have a former/current employer or professor submit a letter of recommendation on their behalf.  Recommendations should be submitted at the following link:

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Reed Library is hiring--applications will be available Monday, April 1 after 5pm--online only

Reed Library will be hiring up to 15 new student workers for the 2019/2020 semester.  The applications will be available online via the Reed Library homepage starting Monday, April 1, 2019 after 5pm.  Please go to the Current Announcements section of our homepage Monday evening for access.

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Thank you,

Kerrie Fergen Wilkes
Associate Director of Research, Outreach and Assessment
Daniel A. Reed Library

Classic Catalog access issues

Update 1/17/19: The access issues appear to be resolved. Please contact the Reference Desk if you experience any problems.

Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing the Classic Catalog due to a technical issue. You can still search the Library's collection using OneSearch. If you need any help, please call the Reference Desk at 716-673-3222.

Reed Library is accepting student applications from Dec. 3 - Dec.7th

Reed Library has a few select hours left to fill for the Spring 2019 semesters.  If you are interested in applying to work in our circulation department, please fill out this  application form by December 7th: Circulation worker Spring 2019 application form  The form will also let you know what hours are still needed.

Thank you.

De-Stress for Success events - Fall 2018

Reed Library is pleased to host the following events this semester as part of the Counseling Center's De-Stress for Success program:

Paws to Relax: Pet and play with certified therapy dogs.
Monday 12/17 and Tuesday 12/18, noon - 1 p.m.

Gotta Study S'more: Take a break from your studies and grab a free s'more kit.
Monday 12/17 and Tuesday 12/18, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Calm Down and Warm Up: Relax with free cocoa and hand-warmers.
Wednesday 12/19 and Thursday 12/20, 11 a.m. - noon

Thanksgiving break hours

Reed Library's hours over Thanksgiving break will be:

Friday, Nov. 16 - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, Nov. 17- closed

Sunday, Nov. 18 - closed
Monday, Nov. 19 through Wednesday, Nov. 21 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday, Nov. 22 through Saturday, Nov. 24 - closed

Sunday, Nov. 25 - 6:00 pm to midnight

Regular hours resume Monday, Nov. 26, when the Library is open 7:30 am to midnight.

See Reed Library's website for hours information.

Fredonia students, faculty, and staff can receive Reference assistance at any time by using the Chat Live with a Librarian 24/7 service available from the Library's website.