McCain Library Hours During August

Now that summer classes are over, the library will operate on break hours until fall semester begins. Specifically:

August 3 – 20
Monday – Friday Open 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday – Sunday Closed
August 21 – 22
Friday, August 21 (First Years’ Move-In Day) Open 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, August 22 (Orientation) Open 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
August 23 – 26
Sunday, August 23 Closed
Mon. & Tues., Aug. 24 – 25 Open 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesday, August 26       

(Fall Classes Begin, Carrel Reservations Taken @8:00 AM)

Open 8:00 AM – 2:00 AM                      (for ASC students)

After library hours, ASC students may use ID cards to access Room G11 from the Alston side of McCain’s Ground Floor.

Online research help and tips (LibGuides) are available 24/7 at

Library Hours for the July 4th Holiday


Happy July 4th Holiday Weekend! Have fun and stay safe.

McCain Library and Agnes Scott College will be closed from Friday, July 3 through Monday, July 6.

The library will reopen on Tuesday, July 7 at 8:00 a.m.

Students, if you’re looking for study space over the holiday, remember that your ASC ID will admit you to Room G-11 on McCain’s Ground Floor (use the card scanner at the exterior door facing Alston). And our online resources are available 24/7 at

The New Writers’ Festival LibGuide!

alumneauthorbannerWe combined the best of all our past Writers’ Festival LibGuides into one comprehensive guide:  Now you can find a list of all the guest writers in one place.

Also, we have brief biographies of each of the guest writers since 2009.  As soon as we know the names of the 2016 guest writers we will update the guide to ensure students, faculty, staff, and visitors have all the information they need to access the work of these authors and be prepare to ask great questions at the event.

This guide was created by Morgan Briles ’14 who is serving as the Project Manager for the LibGuides Transition this summer. She is responsible for consolidating our guides and helping us prep for a migration to the latest version of LibGuides.

If you are a former student assistant, librarian, intern, or volunteer who worked on one of our Writers’ Festival LibGuides be sure to check the guide for links to a PDF copy of the guide you created.  It should be a great addition to your portfolio of work!

McCain Library Summer Hours

sun   McCain Library will follow the Agnes Scott College summer schedule:

June 1 – August 2, 2015

Monday – Thursday  Open 8:00 AM –5:15 PM
Friday – Sunday  Closed


Monday, July 6 (July 4th Holiday Break)   Closed


Even though it’s a quieter time of year on campus, librarians remain on call to assist you in locating needed information or research materials. Students in the summer courses BIO 222, CHE 150, MAT 115 and PSY 101 should be aware that the expensive required textbooks for those classes are on reserve at the circulation desk and may be borrowed for two hours at a time to read in the library.

After library hours, Agnes Scott College students may use their ID cards on the wall scanners at the exterior Ground Floor doors facing Alston Campus Center to enter the ETC Hallway, then to unlock McCain G-11. This classroom provides quiet study space and WiFi access for personal laptop computers when the main library is closed. Our online informational and research guides, LibGuides at, offer research guidance 24/7.

Certain Summer I Course Textbooks on Library Reserve

As a continuation of a successful pilot project in the spring, McCain Library will have at least one copy of these expensive course textbooks on reserve for students taking Summer I courses.

  • These textbooks may be used for two hours at a time in McCain Library.
  • They may not be taken out of McCain Library.
  • Ask for them by title at the Circulation Desk.

Note: this service does not include online supplementary tools, CDs, workbooks or lab manuals – just the required textbook.

  • BIO 222    Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology, 11th ed.
  • CHE 150   Chemistry: Atoms First, 2nd ed. (2 copies)
  • MAT 115   ​Introduction to the Practice of Statistics, 5th ed.
  • PSY 101    Science of Psychology 3rd ed. (2 copies)

McCain Library Hours Around Commencement and the Rest of May

DATE                                  LIBRARY HOURS

Tues., May 12           8:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Wed., May 13            8:00 AM – 6:00 PM (Exams end)

Thurs., May 14          8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Fri., May 15               8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Baccalaureate)

Sat., May 16              9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Commencement)

Sun., May 17             Closed

REST OF MAY (18th – 31st)*

Monday – Friday       8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturday – Sunday   Closed


Thurs., May 21           CLOSED – ASC Community Day

Mon., May 25             CLOSED – Memorial Day Holiday