Extra Library Hours This Weekend, April 25-27

Scottie glassesIn addition to it being Alumnae Weekend on campus, since exams are approaching, McCain Library’s first weekend of extra service and study hours is happening. Because Alumnae Weekend fell late on the calendar, there will be a mix of current students and former ones in the building. Thanks in advance for your understanding and coexistence, particularly during the times that the Library Terrace is in use for private alumnae dinners.

Students may want to find a study spot on the upper floors of McCain on Friday and Saturday evenings. We also invite you to take a study break and come look at the note cards debuting for sale at Circulation. There are 3 cards with archival images and 4 of McCain Library. All proceeds support library resources for students.

Hours April 25-27

Friday      8:00am – 2:00am*
Saturday 9:00am – 2:00am*
Sunday   1:00pm – 2:00am*

*All library services available until 10:30pm; study only 10:30pm-2:00am. Ground Floor 24/7 spaces available after 2:00am.

Next weekend there will be a slightly different batch of extra library service hours.

British Pathé releases 85,000 films on YouTube


Hey film buffs, check this out! 85,000 films from the British Pathe Archive are now on YouTube!

Originally posted on The British Pathé Archive Blog:

YouTube release

Newsreel archive British Pathé has uploaded its entire collection of 85,000 historic films, in high resolution, to its YouTube channel. This unprecedented release of vintage news reports and cinemagazines is part of a drive to make the archive more accessible to viewers all over the world.

“Our hope is that everyone, everywhere who has a computer will see these films and enjoy them,” says Alastair White, General Manager of British Pathé. “This archive is a treasure trove unrivalled in historical and cultural significance that should never be forgotten. Uploading the films to YouTube seemed like the best way to make sure of that.”

British Pathé was once a dominant feature of the British cinema experience, renowned for first-class reporting and an informative yet uniquely entertaining style. It is now considered to be the finest newsreel archive in existence. Spanning the years from 1896 to 1976, the collection includes footage…

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Food for Fines

Food for FinesHave library fines?  Pay them with a canned food donation!  Bring items to the McCain Library Circulation Desk from April 21 – 30, 2014.  Each item is worth $1 in library fines.

Payment towards lost or billed books are not eligible.  Maximum of $10 toward fines per student.

Sponsored by Student senate

Questions? email ehardy@agnesscott.edu


Books by Faculty

facbookpicsNext time you are in the library, stop by our new display of selected works written by our very own pioneers of knowledge.

The display is located in the stand alone shelf in the Main Reading Room.  Resources will be periodically switched out.

Check out a book written by your favorite professor today!

Blog Post Highlights ASC’s Robert Frost Collection for National Poetry Month

Christina Kaylor, a blogger for “Readers Unbound,” grew up near the Agnes Scott College campus.

For National Poetry Month, she chose to take a “field trip” here to research and highlight the history of Robert Frost’s many visits to Decatur.  Her well-crafted post captures his essence and some of the unusual artifacts related to him that are housed at ASC and in McCain Library:



Get Prepared to “Occupy Shakespeare”

Marjorie Garber, Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University, will be on campus Thursday, April 10 to talk about Shakespeare and the Humanities. Dr. Garber is the 2014 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar.

Her talk, entitled “Occupy Shakespeare: Shakespeare in/and the Humanities” will be held at 8:00 pm in the Bullock Science Center’s Teasley Lecture Hall (lower level of the BSC).

Listed below are just a few of the books available in McCain Library.

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Be sure to check the Irvine for opportunities to meet Dr. Garber!