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New trial database: OpinionArchives

Reed Library is pleased to offer a trial of the OpinionArchives database. OpinionArchives includes the full backfiles of several landmark American magazines:

American SpectatorAmericas QuarterlyCommentaryCommonwealDissentHarper's MagazineLaFollettesMomentThe NationThe National ReviewThe New LeaderThe New RepublicThe New YorkerOrionThe ProgressiveWashington MonthlyWeekly Standard OpinionArchives is accessible from the link above, or from the Databases tab on the Library's homepage. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian for help or additional information.
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Spring 2018 extended hours

The library will be open with extended hours for Study Week and Finals Week:

Sunday, May 6: 12 noon - 2 a.m.
Monday, May 7 - Thursday, May 10: 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday, May 12: 7:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 13: 12 noon - 10 p.m.

Sunday, May 13: 12 noon - 2 a.m.
Monday, May 14 - Thursday, May 17: 7:30 a.m. - 2 a.m.
Friday, May 18: 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Library Classroom will be open through the end of Finals Week for additional quiet study space.

Reference Librarians are here to help with research; finding books, journal articles, and other materials; and using databases and all library resources. See Reed Library's website for Reference Desk hours, as well as ways students, faculty, and staff can receive research assistance.

The library is closed Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20.

Summer hours begin Monday, May 21: weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

De-Stress for Success events

Reed Library will be hosting the following events as part of the Counseling Center's De-Stress for Success program:

Stress-Free Zone: Take a timeout from your hectic schedule and relax with various stress relieving activities including: coloring, crafts and games.
Monday 5/7 through Thursday 5/17

Paws to Relax: Pet and play with certified therapy dogs.
Monday 5/14 and Tuesday 5/15, noon - 1 p.m.

Freeze Pops and Frisbees: Relax with free Freeze Pops and Frisbees.
Wednesday 5/16 and Thursday 5/17, 11 a.m. - noon

The Garden at Reed open for the season

We're delighted to announce that as of today, the Garden at Reed is open for the season. Come enjoy the sunshine in our outdoor courtyard.

Open hours through May 18 are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Beginning May 21, open hours will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

LOL: Librarians on Location begins April 30

As final projects become due and the end of the semester nears, get research help from a librarian at locations outside of Reed Library!

Reference librarians will be available in the Fenton Hall lobby and Science Center Atrium, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 30 through Wednesday, May 2 and Monday, May 7 through Wednesday, May 9.

Find great sources, including books, articles, and quality websites. Get help citing and formatting with MLA, APA, or Chicago style.  Whatever your research question - librarians are there to help!

Extensive jazz compact disc collection donated to Reed Library’s Music Collection

Reed Library’s Music Collection was the recent recipient of an extensive compact disc collection of jazz music. The compact discs, generously donated by Ellen Koessler in March of 2017, have all been cataloged and processed, and are now available to check out or listen to in the Library!

Ms. Koessler donated the jazz CD collection of her late husband Jack Koessler, who was a professional musician, composer and graduate of the Berklee School of Music. The collection numbers approximately 800 compact discs, and covers a wide range of important jazz music and musicians, including such artists as Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Gil Evans, Chet Baker, Eliane Elias, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and many others.

For a complete listing of titles, search “Koessler 2017” in the Library’s online catalog.