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Equipment Available for Checkout from McCain Library

The McCain Library offers a number of equipment items for use by students, faculty, and staff. For a list of available equipment in the library, including images, loan periods, and availability, visit our Items to Borrow webpage.

The list below includes an overview of equipment available for loan.

  • Laptops
  • PC Adapters
  • MAC Adapters
  • USB Flash Drives
  • Projectors
  • Projector Screens
  • iPads
  • Cell Phone Chargers
  • Digital Cameras
  • Digital Camcorders
  • Digital Voice Recorders
  • Digital Presenter
  • Tripods
  • CD Players
  • Graphing Calculators
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McCain Library Hours Around Fall Break

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McCain Library’s hours will be adjusted for  Agnes Scott College’s Fall Break, October 12 – 15, 2017.

Tues., 10/10         Open 8:00 am – 2:00 am*

Wed., 10/11          Open 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Thurs., 10/12        Open 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Fri., 10/13             CLOSED (College Holiday)**

Sat., 10/14            Open 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sun., 10/15           Open 1:00 pm – 2:00 am*

If you’re traveling, remember our online, no-password-needed, keyword searchable  LibGuides for help at a distance, 24/7.

*Visitors allowed in the building until 10:30pm.

**If you’re staying on campus, remember that McCain G-11 is accessible by ASC ID card (library side doors facing Alston, then card reader at the classroom door) when the main library spaces are closed. Enjoy the break!

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Assistance for Puerto Rico


McCain Library has a student assistant and frequent patron faculty member with close ties to Puerto Rico. In support of their efforts to raise awareness concerning ways people can help Puerto Rico, we are sharing the following information to bolster efforts to assist Puerto Rico as the island recovers from the effects of hurricane Maria.

Solar Chargers

On Wednesday, October 11, Agnes Scott professor Rafael Ocasio is traveling to San Juan, Puerto Rico where he hopes to deliver needed solar chargers for cellphones. If you would like to donate a solar charger before Wednesday, please contact Rafael ( for more information.

Agnes Scott Fundraising Efforts

  • Latinas Unidas and Center for Sustainability Bake Sale: Wednesday, October 11, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM
    • Stop by Latina UNIDAS table in Evans Dining Hall for baked good and to learn more about climate change. All proceeds will be donated to hurricane relief efforts.
  • Faculty Bake Sale To Support Puerto Rico Recovery: October 18, 3:30 PM-6:00 PM, Outside McCain Library
  • Gobble for Giving: November 13-17, 2017
    • The Agnes Scott College Student Government Association (SGA) will be donating its proceeds from the annual Gobble for Giving fundraiser to hurricane relief efforts. This campaign will launch in November and donations can be made in Evans Dining Hall during meals.
  • Visionary Fair
    • The Class of 2020 plans to host a community-wide event this fall with 50% of the proceeds going to Hurricane Relief Fund.
  • Adopt-a-Family
    • Adopt A Family USVI provides a care package for a family in need that has either individually registered or asked for assistance through the Family Resource Center ( on St. Thomas.
    • Students, Faculty, and Staff may drop off unsealed boxes along with their assigned family name and list to the Center for Leadership and Service (Alston 200) and postage will be covered
  • Global Giving
    • Donations can be made online to Global Giving to support relief efforts from the myriad of recent natural disasters. Global Giving works directly with nonprofits, donors, and companies in these areas to ensure they have access to necessary resources.
  • Dalton Art Gallery
    • Monetary donations for hurricane relief efforts will be accepted in Dalton Gallery, where you can also visit the Dalton Gallery’s fall 2017 exhibition, weatherwise/otherwise: artists respond to climate change, features artists who observe varied facets of the weather and climate picture, and its impact on our planet, the human race, and other living things. These observations may stop us in our tracks with their beauty, yet leave us pondering their deeper impact. Artists include Peter Bahouth, Bruce Bobick, John Cargile, Mary Edna Fraser, Carolyn Halliday, Kathryn Kolb, Bettina Matzkuhn, Qavavau Manumie, Nathalie Miebach, Ohotaq Mikkigak, Ningiukulu Teevee, and Karen Reese Tunnell.
  • One America Appeal
    • A bipartisan effort coordinated by all living former presidents, has created a portal for donations to specific areas, including Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as Texas and Florida

Agnes Scott Donation Drive

  • You may drop off any of the following items to the Gué Pardue Hudson Center for Leadership and Service (Alston 200).
    • Bottled water
    • Insect repellent
    • Ziplock bag with travel sized toiletries
    • Canned goods (preferably those with a pull top opening)
    • Powdered milk
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Batteries (any size but especially C and D)
    • Baby formula
    • Diapers
    • Adult diapers
    • Baby wipes
    • First aid kits
    • Non prescription medicine
    • Gently used clothing
    • Cleaning supplies
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Duct tape
    • Trash bags
    • Disposable silverware
    • Sheets
    • Towels
    • Battery powered fans
    • Gloves

Agnes Scott Support, Programs, and Resources

Thursday, October 26, 7:00 PM, Location TBD, Why Is This Happening? An Open Dialogue on Disasters and Their Effects on Humanity


Donation Drives

  • Unidos Por Puerto Rico is an initiative brought forth by the First Lady of Puerto Rico, Beatriz Rosselló, in collaboration with the private sector, to provide aid and support to those affected by Hurricane Irma and Hurricane María.
  • Juntos Podemos Relief Fund is a collaborative of Urban Strategies and public and private relief and development agencies created to bring technical expertise to a network of more than 1,000 community and faith-based grass roots organizations in and of the communities they serve to help families recover and rebuild their lives in Puerto Rico and Texas.


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Banned Book Week: Find Free Books!

bannedbookweekIt is Banned Book Week! To raise awareness about books that have been challenged in schools and libraries and to generate discussion about why books are banned, McCain Library is hiding books around campus for you to find!

The book hunt begins on Tuesday, September 26th at 8 a.m and will run through Friday, September 29th. Each day a bundle of books will be hidden somewhere on campus. For clues on how to find the bundle of books, follow us on Instagram (@McCainLibrary), Twitter (@McCainLibrary), or the McCain Library Facebook page. If you find the books they are yours to keep or redistribute to friends, but please take a picture of yourself with the books and share with us via one of our social media accounts. Good luck hunting!

To learn more about books that have been banned or challenged in recent years, visit our Banned Book exhibit on the first floor of McCain Library near the spiral staircase.

Many thanks to all of our student workers and our Library Event Planning Committee members who helped imagine and implement this exciting event. If you would like to help McCain Library plan future events consider joining our Library Event Planning Committee. Email Christopher Bishop ( for more information.

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Study Carrel Reservations – Wednesday, August 23 at 8AM



Attention seniors and individuals enrolled in a Senior Seminar or Independent Study course this Fall! Be sure to make arrangements to sign up for a study carrel beginning at 8am on Wednesday, August 23.  Study Carrels are first come, first serve, so it may be best to arrive early.

Sign-up occurs at the Circulation Desk.  See our Study Spaces & Carrels page on our website for more information about procedures and forms needed to sign up.

Once the last of the seniors and individuals in Senior Seminars or Independent Study courses are served, the remaining carrels will be open to all students regardless of class year or course enrollment.  This usually occurs around 9:00am.

For further information or questions, email Sheri Clowers (

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McCain Library & Decatur Public Library Meet and Greet – Thursday, August 24 from 3pm – 5pm

The library is so much more than books! Come learn how we can help you and what we have to offer to make your experience at Agnes Scott College even better! Decatur Public Library will be here signing people up for library cards. This event is the easiest way for students who live on campus to get a library card to an amazing collection of books and other resources, including passes to major Atlanta tourist attractions. We hope to see you there!

Library Meet & Greet (2)

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Now Hiring: Work Study Positions in McCain Library

20720512911_5d13fd32cc_mDid you receive work study as part of your financial aid package? If so, we want to hire you to work in the library! We need creative people who are comfortable with technology, great at conducting research, and excel in providing customer service!

Positions are currently open to staff staff our Check Out / Reserves Desk and our Scottie Research and Rescue Desk. Each position is described below with directions on how to apply:

Check Out / Reserves Desk Student Assistant


  • Check out material to patrons
  • Shelve and inventory books
  • Engage in a creative project: writing for the library blog, creating exhibits, or planning and hosting events in the library
  • Occasionally, teach patrons technical skills (printing, scanning, photocopying) or help students find a book in the library

Hours & How to Apply

  • Students are needed for all the hours the library is open. This is a great job for people who need a schedule that includes some mornings, evenings and weekends
  • Email a completed Student Assistant Application or resume to Stephany Kurth (

Scottie Research & Rescue Desk Student Assistant (Full Position Description)


  • Assist students with research by suggesting appropriate tools and search techniques (Strong research skills and familiarity with McCain Library resources required)
  • Help students learn to print, scan, photocopy, use word processing software, access the wifi, etc
  • Engage in a creative project: writing for the library blog, creating exhibits, or planning and hosting events in the library

Hours & How to Apply

  • Students are needed from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday with some Sunday hours possible.
  • To apply email Casey Long ( a resume, the names of a professor and a student who may provide insights to your research skills, and a letter indicating your interest in this position and the hours you are available to work.
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McCain Library Hours of Operation for Mon., May 8 – Sun., May 14


Mon., May 8

8:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Tues., May 9

8:00 AM – 2:00 AM

Wed., May 10

Last Day of Exams

8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Thurs., May 11

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Fri., May 12

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Sat, May 13

Commencement (Morning – Closed except for the President’s Guests)

Open 11:30 am -1 pm for Photos and Item Returns

Sun., May 14


8:30 – 4:30


After Library Hours

For access to the 24 hour study space in G-11,
Agnes Scott ID holders may use East side doors.


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McCain Library’s Extra Exam-Time Hours (for ASC Students Only)



Fri., May 5

8 AM – 2:00 AM

Services available until 6 PM; study only FROM 6:00 PM until 2:00 AM

Sat., May 6

9 AM – 2:00 AM

Services available until 6 PM; study only FROM 6:00 PM until 2:00 AM

Sun., May 7

10 AM – 2 AM

Checkout and Reserve services only between 10 AM and 1 PM. All other services later on Sunday as usual.

After the library closes, students may use G-11 (w/ID) on the Ground Floor’s Educational Technology Hall.