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New Additions to McCain Library’s Browsing Collection!

McCain Library’s staff members have been diligently working on reviewing titles to add to our Browsing Collection. This collection highlights recently published books that have won renowned awards in the literary world that McCain thinks Scotties might enjoy reading! The checkout period for our Browsing Collection is a shorter than most of our other collections because they tend to have a higher demand for checkout. Our newest Browsing Collection additions have all been published and awarded in the year 2022. Come by McCain Library (in front of the circulation desk, right before the Main Reading Room) to browse these new acquisitions and, once you’re finished with them, let us know what you think!

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Happy Women’s History Month at McCain Library!

Happy Women’s History Month, Scotties!

Come celebrate at McCain Library by checking out our Women’s History Month display, grabbing a flyer for your reading list, or asking a librarian to help you search the Agnes Scott archives in search of the women that came before you!

Enjoy the rich history that women bring to the table and celebrate them by checking out a cool book by or about women.

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Congrats to the Black History Month Grand Prize Basket Winner!

McCain Library would like to extend a warm congratulations to student Kennedi Malone for winning the grand prize basket in association with Black History Month celebrations! Thanks for participating, everyone!

Make sure to give librarian Christina Tatum a shout out for curating our Black History Month display and for putting together this awesome prize!

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Free Stuff from Wall Street Journal!

Stop by McCain Library’s circulation desk to pick up some goodies courtesy of the Wall Street Journal! Activate your WSJ digital editions account and treat yourself to a wallet for your phone, some fun stickers, bookmarks and more! If you need help accessing WSJ online, let a librarian or McCain staff member know– we are more than happy to help you out.

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Looking for Love? Come to McCain Library for a Blind Date With a Book!

Due to a certain feathered creature that will not be named here, we had a late (but successful!) start to Blind Date With a Book. We are extending the Valentine’s Day festivities until the end of the week because of the late start. Thanks to everyone who has participated in Blind Date With a Book so far!

Come browse the book bios at the circulation desk display, pick up a book cleverly disguised in Valentine’s-Day-themed gift wrapping, and open your lovely gift to yourself for a special date with a book! Hopefully you like each other!

Participate until supplies last, either Friday or Sunday. Always remember: McCain ❤️s our Scotties!

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Announcing McCain Library’s Inaugural Puzzle Competition!

Look out, Scotties! McCain Library’s Inaugural Puzzle Competition is coming your way!

Sign-up for a team starting Monday, February 6th. You may enter as an individual or as a team. Email Chris Bishop at for entry.

Each competition in the series will have an exciting theme related to the month it happens in– This month we’ll be celebrating with Black Heritage themed puzzles! Each competitor has a chance to win a special prize.

The competition begins on Monday, February 13th at 8:00 AM. Good luck, Scotties, and happy puzzling!

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The Raised Bed Program is Here!

The Raised Bed Program, funded by the SGFF, provides raised beds to Agnes Scott students for gardening and planting. Students apply for beds on a semesterly basis and have McCain Library and Center for Sustainability resources available to them to assist in their gardening endeavors. We want to congratulate our first three program participants EV McGovern, Lynn Holman, and Mari Radtke. We wish them the best of luck for the coming growing season! 

Keep an eye out for more announcements about the Raised Bed Program and for opportunities to join! You may also email for more information.

Note: The SGFF is a partnership between the Student Government Association and the Agnes Scott Center for Sustainability to plan and lead green student initiatives.