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Architecture in McCain Library


If you loved student Assistant Annel Chavez’s Anime Display, you’ll love her display about McCain library’s architectural changes up until now. Her display is complete with visuals and fun facts about everyone’s favorite studying place. Here is what she had to say:

“Have you ever wondered how the great McCain Library came to be? Well look no further; the library is now featuring a display that reminisces the history of the dear and beloved McCain Library. Feel free to check it out [on the 1st floor of McCain Library} when you get the chance.”

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Share Books You Love on the Spark Joy Book Exchange Cart!

Donate a book.

Take a book.

Those are the two simple rules of the Spark Joy Book Exchange Cart! As you pack up your dorm room or straighten up your office before the end of the summer keep an eye out for books that were once meaningful to you but may no longer “spark joy.” Don’t let their luster fade. Share them with others!


Bring 2-3 books to add to the Spark Joy Book Exchange Cart on the Ground Floor of McCain Library. You can also just browse the cart to see if there is anything you’d love to read! Those donating books are encouraged to write a note to future readers describing what the book meant to the person donating it.

The cart will stay up until May 6th. After that McCain Library will sort through the donations to determine which should be kept for future events, which should be donated, and which should just be discarded.

McCain Library hopes to have Spark Joy events in the start and end of each semester so be on the look out for opportunities to share the books you love or discover new works.

Thank you to Mayra Tolentino ’20 for coming up with this fun idea!


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All McCain Library Materials are Due by Thursday, May 9


A few library reminders for students before leaving for the summer.

All library materials are due by Thursday, May 9. If you would like to borrow materials during the summer, and live locally, please stop by the First Floor circulation desk to have your expiration date extended. Students will still have access to our database collection off-campus.

Study carrels must have all personal items removed from the carrel space by Wednesday, May 8. Also, please remember to return your plastic carrel sign to the First Floor circulation desk to remove the carrel from your library record.

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Anime Club Donates Books & DVD’s to the McCain Library


The Agnes Anime Club is constantly looking for ways to increase awareness and appreciation of Japanese media and culture. In support of the club’s mission, a number of items were purchased for and given to McCain Library, greatly increasing the library’s manga and anime collection.

To browse and/or borrow any of the donated items, stop by Anime Club display on the First Floor of the library.

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McCain Library’s First Weekend of ADDED Exam-Time Hours for ASC Students (Apr. 26 & 27)


Friday, April 26 

Open late – 8 AM – 2 AM*

*Closed 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM for President
Zak’s Inauguration

All library services until 10:30 PM

Building open for study 10:30 PM – 2 AM


Sat., April 27   

Open late – 11 AM – 2 AM

All library services until 10:30 PM

Building open for study 10:30 PM – 2 AM


Next weekend (May 3-5) will also have additional, but different, hours and services.


Good luck wrapping up this semester!

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McCain Library Hosts: Independent Publishing – A Discussion with Deeds Publishing Owner, Bob Babcock (Friday, April 12 @3m in McCain 211)

Bob Babcock is the owner of Deeds Publishing, an independent Georgia book publisher with over 20 years of experience publishing both fiction and non-fiction. During his presentation, Bob will discuss all areas of independent book publishing with an emphasis on unpublished writers and how they can navigate the various opportunities afforded by an independent publisher. A Q&A will follow Bob’s presentation.

Independent Publishing Info Session