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McCain Library Hours This Week

McCain Library will be closed from Wednesday, May 18 to Wednesday, May 25 to accommodate filming.

If you expect to need any physical items (such as books, DVDs, equipment, or Reserves) from McCain Library before May 26, please get them:

  • today by 5:15 pm (May 16)
  • tomorrow 8:00 am – 5:15 pm (May 17) or
  • arrange on one of those two days for library staff to leave items in the ground floor lockers opposite the CDVL for your pick-up later.

The next film shoot is taking over our Circulation Desk and three floors of the library. We are relocating everything in the checkout area to storage. All library staff must be out of McCain from this Thursday-next Wednesday.

No patrons will have access, so please plan ahead by emailing, phoning 404-471-6094, or visiting by 5:15 pm tomorrow (Tuesday, May 17).

While the building is closed for that week, please refer to the e-resources on the library’s home page

Library staff will be back in McCain and the building will reopen for services at 8:00 am on Thursday, May 26

Thank you for understanding as there will be more of these interruptions in library services this summer to accommodate the film crew. We will provide similar advance alerts.

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Last Chance to Take Home Seeds

The McCain Seed Library will soon dissolve for the year. Please swing by the library before Wednesday, May 18 if you would like to take home seeds and planting pots. The remaining seeds include roselle (hibiscus), pot marigold, sunflower, assorted beans, coneflower, dill, indigo, milkweed, and two celosia varieties.

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Book Recommendation: The Happy Prince and Other Tales

The Happy Prince and Other Tales combines the tenderness of children’s fairytales with the imagination and clever witticisms of Oscar Wilde. Filled with talking animals and objects, these five tales enrapture readers with magical prose and entertaining perceptions of the world we know. The titular story, in which a small bird befriends the statue of a deceased prince forced to look on his kingdom’s poorest residents for all eternity, leaves readers with a sense of melancholic optimism. In another, a nightingale pays the ultimate price for love and must deal with the consequences. Although often quite dark stories, each tale reads like a warm blanket and the sound of rain. As the semester ends, dip into your childhood with these classic fairytales.

The Happy Prince and Other Tales by Oscar Wilde is available electronically through McCain Library.

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Alternative Library Hours This Week

McCain Library will have alternative hours this week as we transition from finals to the end of the semester. Please note the new hours below:

  • Wednesday, May 11, 8 AM – 6 PM (with Research Help from 1 PM – 5 PM)
  • Thursday, May 12, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (with Research Help from 1 PM – 4 PM)
  • Friday, May 13, 8:30 – 4:30 PM (with Research Help from 1 PM – 4 PM)
  • Saturday, May 14, 8:30 AM – 1 PM
  • Sunday, May 15, CLOSED

Beginning Monday, May 16, McCain Library will transition to summer hours of 8 AM – 5:15 PM, Monday – Thursday. Please view full hours here.

Have a great summer!

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Humanities Open House in McCain Library on Friday, May 13

On Friday, May 13 from 3-4:30 p.m., departments will be hosting open houses across campus. Faculty will be honored to meet with graduates, their families, and friends as we celebrate the Class of 2022. Open houses are grouped by discipline, and the Humanities (including Africana Studies, Classics, French, German, History, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Spanish, and Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies) will be located in McCain Library’s Main Reading Room.

We hope to see you there!

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Apocabox Exhibit in McCain Library

Visit a new exhibit in McCain Library’s main reading room, near the fireplace. This semester the REL 316: The Politics of the Apocalypse class utilized their “Apocalypse Watch” activity to create a template of their experiences and encounters with “apocalypse,” in individual “apocalypse cajitas” or “small boxes.”

The boxes are of various sizes and shapes. The creators are thinking about the apocalypse here both inside and outside their boxes. The main question before them: What do we bring to the study and understanding of apocalypse? You will find some answers, and mostly more questions, as you explore these small spaces of apocalyptic fear and resistance and hope, and come face-to-face with your own experiences of the apocalypse.

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Book Recommendation: Klara and the Sun

From her place in the storefront window, all Klara wants is to be noticed and purchased so she may fulfill her duties as an Artificial Friend. When she forms a bond with a sick teenager, Klara thinks she may finally live up to her purpose, but her relationship with Josie (and humanity overall) is more complicated than she expects. Told from the perspective of an AI and set in the near future, Klara and the Sun explores the origins of love in this insightful tale of humanity.

Klara and the Sun is written by Kazuo Ishiguro, the Nobel Prize-winning author of Never Let Me Go. Borrow Klara and the Sun from McCain Library today!

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Please Return Borrowed Library Materials to McCain Library

As you begin to wrap up final projects and papers, please remember to return any borrowed library materials before the end of the semester. Books and films may be returned in the outside drop box or at the Circulation Desk on Floor 1. ALL equipment items must be returned in person to a library staff member.

All patrons, excluding graduating seniors, may renew items for the summer if they bring them to the Circulation Desk first, so we may verify inventory. Seniors with outstanding items will have a hold on their records until the items are returned. 

Please email with questions. 

Thank you for housing our materials this semester. Have a great summer!