ADDED Exam-Time Hours for ASC Students*



Friday, April 29    Open late – 8 AM – 2 AM

  • All library services until 10:30 PM +
  • Building open for study 10:30 PM – 2 AM
  • At 2 AM, relocate to G-11 w/ID (ETC area)

Sat., April 30        Open late – 9 AM – 2 AM

  • All library services until 10:30 PM +
  • Building open for study 10:30 PM – 2 AM
  • At 2 AM, relocate to G-11 w/ID (ETC area)

Next weekend (May 6-8) will also have additional, but different, hours and services.

 Good luck wrapping up this semester!

 *Visitors – please use other libraries at this busy time for our students.

Alumnae Weekend Events in McCain Library


Alumnae Weekend will happen soon on April 15-16, 2016. Current students are invited to enjoy a few of the relevant things happening then in McCain Library.

Elevator lobby displays will reflect current events during the years of reunion classes (1956, 1961, 1966, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2006 and 2011).

English majors may join faculty and returning alumnae at the English Department Reception on Friday, 4:00-5:45 p.m. in the Kate Durr Elmore Reading Room (Ground Floor). Alumnae English majors, minors and friends are invited to share refreshments and visit. Current students who have received awards and honors this year will be recognized. (Note: that reading room will need to be set up for the event starting about 2:00 p.m. on Friday, so students should kindly choose another spot in McCain for studying.)

On Saturday, 2:00-4:00 p.m., the Betty Pope Scott Noble ’44 College Heritage Center (Floor 2) will have an open house. Visit and enjoy this small museum space that preserves and celebrates the rich history of the Scott family and the college.

Easter Weekend Hours


With the college closed on Good Friday, March 25 and many staff and students celebrating Easter Sunday this weekend, McCain Library will adjust hours:

Thursday, March 24     Open 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM*

Friday, March 25            Closed – Good Friday Holiday

Saturday, March 26       Open 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday, March 27          Open 6:00 PM* – 2:00 AM (Easter)

Please plan ahead.

*McCain G-11 will be ID-accessible for students seeking quiet study space outside of library hours. Enter the building from the side facing Alston.

Interested in a Library or Archives Career? Apply for the Arseneau Award


Each spring, McCain Library sends out a call for nominations for the Arseneau Award.  This award was created by the Agnes Scott College Class of 1989 to honor the memory of their classmate Marjo Dobbs Arseneau, an academic librarian whose life was cut short by cancer.

At least ten past winners have gone on to complete library-related Master’s degrees and to pursue careers in libraries and archives.

To be eligible (self-nominations are accepted), a nominee must be a current Agnes Scott College junior or senior:

  • committed to pursuing a career in librarianship/archives by continuing her education in a Master of Library Science, Information Management/Studies, or allied program,


  • who has made significant contributions to McCain Library while working as a library student assistant.

The Arseneau Award includes a monetary prize intended to assist with graduate school costs. This year’s distribution will be $800.

A Google Form on which to submit your own information or a student nomination (by 5:00 pm on Monday, March 28, 2016) is available here:

People other than the McCain Library staff will help with the selection process, so please be thorough in completing the form.

Thank you for your assistance.  Any questions may be directed to the director of library services.