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New Digital Cameras Available for Checkout from the Library


To better serve the needs of our students, the library purchased three new digital cameras available for 24 hour loan.

Features include:

  • 16 megapixel low-light sensor
  • 40x optical zoom
  • The ability to connect to a compatible smartphone through Bluetooth technology for instant photo sharing and remote camera control.

Additionally, the library loans laptops, chargers, projector screens, projectors, iPads, camcorders, tripods, and graphing calculators. Check here for a complete list.

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McCain Library’s Winter Break Hours



Mon., Dec. 12, 2016    Open 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tues., Dec. 13, 2016    Open 8:30 AM –11:30 AM
Wed.– Fri., Dec. 14 – 16, 2016   Open 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat.– Sun., Dec. 17 – 18, 2016   CLOSED
Mon.– Thurs., Dec. 19 – 22, 2016   Open 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016 –  Mon., Jan. 2, 2017   CLOSED
Tues.– Fri., Jan. 3 – 6, 2017   Open 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat. —- Sun., Jan. 7 -8, 2017   CLOSED
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017   Open 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Tues., Jan. 10 (Classes Start)   Open 8:00 AM – 2:00 AM
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Extra Exam-Time Hours: December 9-11


To assist you in studying for final exams and writing papers, McCain Library will add another batch of extra hours this weekend.

  • STUDY ONLY hours (no reference or circulation services after 6:00 pm) will be provided Friday and Saturday until 10:30 pm*.
  • On Sunday, the Library will open early at 10:00 am. Circulation/Reserves and laptop checkout will start then; a reference librarian will come on duty at 1:00 pm. The Library parts of McCain will be open until 2:00 am*.

*Move to the 24/7 space on the ground floor after closing time.

Here’s a recap:

Fri., 12/9 (Study only, no services, 6 pm+) Open 8:00 am10:30 pm
Sat., 12/10 (Study only, no services, 6 pm+) Open 9:00 am10:30 pm
Sun., 12/11 (Circ/study, 10 am-1 pm; Research                   help, 1 pm-9 pm) Open 10:00 am2:00 am

See the Hours web page for library service hours after exams and over winter break.

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McCain Library’s First Weekend of ADDED Exam-Time Hours for ASC Students


Friday, Dec 2        Open late – 8 AM – 2 AM

All library services until 10:30 PM

Building open for study 10:30 PM – 2 AM

@ 2 AM, relocate to G-11 w/ID (ETC area)

, Dec 3   Open late – 9 AM – 2 AM

All library services until 10:30 PM

Building open for study 10:30 PM – 2 AM

@ 2 AM, relocate to G-11 w/ID (ETC area)

, Dec 4      Open 1 PM – 2AM

Next weekend (Dec 9-12) will also have additional, but different, hours and services.

Good luck wrapping up this semester!

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Library Hours Around Thanksgiving Break


An alert to library users:  between November 22-26, 2016, McCain Library’s hours will be adjusted around Agnes Scott College’s Thanksgiving Break.

Please plan accordingly.

Mon., 11/21      OPEN 8:00 am – 2:00 am*

Tues., 11/22         OPEN 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wed., 11/23      OPEN 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

Thurs., 11/24         CLOSED (College Holiday)**

Fri., 11/25           CLOSED (College Holiday)**

Sat., 11/26          CLOSED (College Holiday)**

Sun., 11/27         OPEN 1:00 pm – 2:00 am*

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

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

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

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New Additions to the Libraries Circulating Equipment Collection

laptop            graphingcalculator

The McCain Library offers a number of equipment items for use by students, faculty, and staff. New additions to the collection include eight circulating HP laptops and two TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculators for in-house use.

A list of all available equipment in the library, including images, loan periods, and availability, is available from the 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