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Info Session: UNC-CH iSchool (MSLS/MSIS)


On Tuesday, February 21, 2017, representatives from the #2 nationally ranked School of Information at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will be on campus to provide information about their graduate programs, financial aid, and career placement. (1-2pm). The session will be held in Lower Evans, Room C.

The iSchool at UNC-Chapel Hill offers a Master’s in Library Science and in Information Science. Graduates are in the workforce as Digital Librarians, User Experience Librarians, business intelligence analysts, web developers, archivists, and more.

Attendees may meet individually with recruiters from 2-3pm in that same location.

Open to alumnae and the public.

Co-sponsored by the ASC Office of Internship and Career Development and McCain Library.

Posted in Interesting News & Commentary

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!

Posted in Hours, Interesting News & Commentary

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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Game Night – Friday, November 11th at 6:30pm


Hungry Hippos? check.

Witty answers? check.

Snacks? Double check!

Come join us in the Main Reading Room of McCain Library this Friday between 6:30 – 9:00 pm for a game night extravaganza! The Reading Room tables will be transformed into gaming spots; video game systems will be connected to large monitors; and there’ll be a full ice cream and cookie bar.

Best of all there will be prizes plus a hide and seek hunt throughout the library!

Co-hosted by the Center of Student Involvement.


Posted in Interesting News & Commentary, Library Spaces, Services, & Resources, Videos

ASC Video Clips from the Archives



The McCain Library Archives & Special Collections is regularly adding historical information about the college to its website at  The most recent additions are some video clips from the late 1920s through mid 1930s, showing campus scenes, students at work and play, etc.

All the clips can be found in the “From the Archives” playlist at McCain Library’s YouTube Channel (, and many of the clip descriptions on YouTube are linked to a related page on the archives website where the video, along with additional pictures and information, can be found.

One of the next major additions to the archives site, coming later this semester, will be a tab on the history of athletics on campus, with a page for each sport & historical pictures of play and teams over the years from the 1890s forward.

Thanks to ITS Media Technician China Wilson ’14 for digitizing this old video, and Margaret Rose Hunt ’18, Archives Student Assistant, for putting the material online.  Please contact Marianne Bradley ’74, Archives Manager, for further information.

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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