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Umbrellas Available at McCain Library

Caught in a torrential downpour without your umbrella? Stop by McCain Library and check one out at the Circulation Desk! We know rainstorms can arrive suddenly with little warning. That is why we acquired several new umbrellas to help our students get home dry. Umbrellas check out for three days at a time and come in a variety of fun colors! View umbrella availability here.

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Book Recommendation: Assata

In 1973, Assata Shakur was arrested for the murder of a white state trooper after a shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike. At this time, she was known by the FBI as a founding member of the Black Liberation Army and a former Black Panther Party member, making her a dangerous person in the eyes of the bureau and an enemy of the state. This autobiography, written by Shakur in the years following her conviction and prison escape to Cuba, shines a light on her childhood in the South and New York and offers a rare glimpse into the development of activism and revolutionary groups in a tumultuous America. Shakur’s unique perspective and scintillating wit draw readers into a story of murder, prejudice, and the fight for justice while unmasking the woman behind the FBI’s most-fearsome subject. Check out a print copy of Assata: an Autobiography at McCain Library or read the eBook today!

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Sustainability Display in McCain Library

To celebrate and educate on the Building a Better World: Women in Climate Justice conference kicking off in a couple weeks, McCain Library has placed a temporary sustainability display by the spiral staircase on Floor 1. On this display you may find information on the conference speakers and excellent books on climate change and building a better world. Stop by the display today!

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Skill Builder Series: Library 101 for First Generation Students

If a virtual info session is more convenient this week than the in-person one (on Sept. 9, 5:30 p.m. on the Library Terrace), join Library Director Liz Bagley on Zoom for a brief overview of new library services and resources designed for First-Gen Scotties. This session will be on Friday, September 10 at 1 p.m. There will be plenty of time for Q&A, plus a prize raffle. Register in advance to receive a link to the meeting room.

For additional information, email

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Check Out Recreational Equipment at McCain Library

Whether you need equipment for a gym class or just want to enjoy the nice weather, stay active this semester with McCain Library. In partnership with Agnes Scott College Campus Recreation, McCain Library provides recreational equipment, in addition to Scottie bikes, for checkout at the Circulation Desk. These items include yoga kits, tennis balls, football, volley, and soccer balls, frisbee golf kits, hammocks, and so much more! Please find a full list of items to borrow here.

You may follow @ascrecreation and @mccainlibrary on social media to stay up to date as we acquire new items or share instructions on how to use popular items such as the pop-up badminton kits!

Please email if there are any additional recreational items that you would like to be available for checkout. Contact if you have questions about borrowing these items.

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First Generation Meet and Greets with Library Staff

Join McCain Library staff on Thursday, September 9 at 5:30 p.m. for a meet and greet on the library terrace. Here you will learn about new library services and resources designed for you. Receive info you need to know, submit your name in a prize raffle, and enjoy free snacks while meeting your librarians!

There will also be a virtual meet and greet on Friday, September 10 at 1 p.m. for those who could not attend the in-person event. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers and a prize raffle! Please register here for the Zoom link.

We hope to see you there!

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A Great Time at the McCain Library Open House!

Thank you to all who joined us at the McCain Library Open House this afternoon. We enjoyed seeing all of the new faces and getting to reconnect with our returning students. We hope you had a great time at the photoshoot, munching on Covid-safe snacks, exploring the building, signing up for a public library card, trying out the recreational equipment on the terrace, and testing your trivia knowledge with the Anime Club. We hope to see you back in the library soon!

A special thank you to everyone who helped put this event together including: the CDVL, Campus Recreation, the Anime Club, and our friends at the local Decatur Public Library! We could not have puled off such a successful event without the help and support from you all!