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Hey, Class of 2022!

Hey, Class of 2022

Is the Research Desk in your toolkit yet? Come and talk with a librarian when you start your first assignment. You’ll find that we are always happy to help. You don’t even need a question! Just tell us what you’re working on. Together, we can figure out what you’ll need to do first, next and last.

Fall Research Desk Hours
(September 10 – December 14, 2018)

  • Sunday 1pm-5pm
  • Monday 11am-5pm and 7pm-9:30pm
  • Tuesday 11am-5pm and 7pm-9:30pm
  • Wednesday 11am-5pm and 7pm-9:30pm
  • Thursday 11am-5pm
  • Friday 11am-4pm

And online anytime!
go/askalibrarian/ or
http://go.middlebury.edu/askalibrarian

Have a question outside of the Research Desk hours?
Visit us in our offices! Librarians are conveniently located right behind the Research Desk.

God’s Library – a poem

Thanks to poet Gary Margolis for sharing this library-related poem.

God’s Library

You wouldn’t mind dying
if you could assume
on that first heavenly night
you’d awake in God’s
library. Each star a book.

Each fire. And there’d be
more than enough time
to browse the sky, to sit
in a soft chair and read
a few opening words.

Before you dozed.
Before you realized
where you were.
And you could check out
a book for the better part

of eternity. Use the moon
as a bookmark.
Write in the margin,
if there was an image,
a thought, you never wanted

to forget. If God was
the universe’s librarian.
Who didn’t mind you
sleeping on the floor
in the stacks. Who didn’t

need you to look up,
Books To Read
On The First Night
Of Your Death.
Assuming your loved ones

had said all their prayers.
Were beginning to sort
through your things.
Finding, book after book,
long overdue.

How do you say “Kaboom!” in your summer language?

Graphic novelsLike your summer language with pictures on the side? We’ve got just the thing for you. Come and check out (literally!) the comics and graphic novels we’ve put on the cart in the Davis Family Library atrium. (Yes, you may borrow them!)

We have a lot, and we’re eager to refill. So if you want to see more colorful covers, and texts in French or Spanish, be sure to come and get these!

Experience the Library in Your Language

We have a library guide for every language program this summer, from Spanish, to Hebrew to Experience the library in your languageChinese and more. Browse a complete list of subjects here.

Every research guide is carefully curated  by a Middlebury librarian. You’ll find links to lists of in-language books, search tips, and answers to questions that are commonly asked by students in your language program.

Most importantly,  you’ll find contact information for the librarian who can help you find exactly what you need. Use the “Schedule Appointment” button, or send an email, to sign up for a one-on-one research consultation. If we can talk with you about what you’re working on, we can ensure you’re getting exactly what you need.

Find your favorite Middlebury Libraries Research Guide at go.middlebury.edu/guides.

Welcome back, alumni! Never stop learning

Welcome back to the libraries, alumni! We know that even though you’ve graduated, you’ll never stop learning. We want to be sure you’re aware that  the scholarly journals in JSTOR and Project Muse are available to you. After signing up for a Midd alumni Never stop learningaccount, you can use JSTOR and Project Muse from anywhere. For more information including instructions on how to sign up, see How do I get Alumni Access to JSTOR and Project Muse?

We hope you enjoy reunion! Here are a few tips to welcome you back to the libraries.

Computers and  Library Databases

Use our computers and library databases while you’re here in the library! Just ask for a guest username and password at the front desk. (Or, for quick a email inbox check, look for the computers that are already logged in on the main level of both libraries.)

Wireless

To connect your phone or other device to the wireless network, create a guest account by following the instructions here: Get started with wireless.

Borrowing, printing and more

You may also find our information (including borrowing privileges and printing advice) for guest and alumni patrons useful: Guests and Visitors to the College.

Just for fun

Find yourself in your yearbook! The yearbooks are right at the beginning of the Reference Collection on the main level of the Davis Family Library, just beyond the DVDs.

Borrow a bike from the library

Borrow a bike from the library circulation deskWe know there’s still snow on the ground, but we’ve seen a sure sign of spring! Yes, the loaner bikes are back at the Davis Family Library. You can find the purple beauties locked to the bike rack at the front entrance.

Check out a key at the circulation desk. You’ll need a sticker for your ID. Fill  this out to get it: Loaner Bike Form.