Hello, Class of 2021!
We know you have questions — who doesn’t? Introduce yourself to a librarian at the Research Desk. You’ll find that we’re always happy to help. Tell us what you’re working on and together, we’ll figure out what to do next.
Fall Research Desk Hours
(September 10-December 15)
Mon – Wed: 11 am – 5 pm
and 7 pm – 10 pm
Thursday: 11 am – 5 pm
Friday: 11 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm
And online anytime!
No one available at the Research Desk?
Visit us in our offices! Librarians are conveniently located right behind the Research Desk.
We know you miss NExpress. (Wait, what happened to NExpress?) We miss NExpress, too, and we want you to know that we’re thinking of you! We’ve added a “WorldCat” button to MIDCAT to make it easier to request items from other libraries. The WorldCat button is on the right-hand side of most results pages, exactly where the NExpress button used to be.
If you search MIDCAT and don’t find what you want, click on the “Find it in WorldCat” button. When you’re viewing a MIDCAT record for just one item, WorldCat will be able to look for that item and others like it. Once you find something you want, just click on the “Request item through Interlibrary Loan” button.
- Yes! You may request items owned by Middlebury if they’re not available here (for example, if they’re checked out to someone else or missing). More answers to your ILL questions here.
- If you’ve never used Interlibrary Loan, now would be a good time to log in to go.middlebury.edu/ill to sign up for ILLiad. Then, the “Request item through Interlibrary Loan” button in WorldCat will be able to fill out your request form for you!
Stay tuned, because we’re continuing to work on improvements to the interlibrary loan process with our former NExpress partners.
Going away this summer? Take the library with you! Yes, you can search library databases from off campus. Just start at the library site: go.middlebury.edu/lib. From there, JSTOR, ebooks, audiobooks, Summon and all of our online journals, magazines and newspapers are available to you…no matter where you are!
When you’re off campus, links that are on library web pages (a few examples of library web pages include Research Guides, Summon and the Journals list) will ask you to log in with Midd credentials. It’s as easy as that!
Seniors: Here’s how to get alumni access to library databases!
Enjoy the summer!
Beginning May 1st, all library resources
not available locally may be requested
via Interlibrary Loan using ILLiad at:
Or, use the ILL links in Worldcat:
- Requesting through NExpress will be unavailable after April 30th 2017.
- The Library continues to work with our former NExpress partners via ILL. If a requested item is owned by a former NExpress library, we will do our best to expedite the request.
You will continue to see quick delivery from the NExpress libraries.
Read more about why NExpress has come to an end in Keywords, the library newsletter: RIP NExpress
Now available at the Davis Family Library and the Armstrong Library! Make your own reservations for group studies. It’s easy to see existing reservations and pick your time online.
View policies and make reservations at:
Make the most of the space! Group studies are for a minimum of 2 people, unless you’re practicing for an oral presentation. If your group has reserved a room and you arrive to find the room is in use, your reservation permits you to ask the other group to move to another space.
Many thanks to the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life for recommending a thoughtful selection of books to help all members of the campus community renew and restore relationships with one another.
Find these books on conflict, conversation and resolution in the atrium of the Davis Family Library. Most of them can be checked out in print or found online in MIDCAT. If you don’t have time right now, that’s okay! Along with the books on display, you’ll find printed copies of the reading list. Take one with you for later.
Readings on Conflict, Conversation, and Resolution
- Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most. Stone, Patton & Heen, 1999
- The Little Book of Dialogue for Difficult Subjects: A Practical, Hands-On Guide. Schirch & Campt, 2007
- Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High. Patterson, Grenny, McMillan & Switzler, 2012
- The Little Book of Conflict Transformation. Lederach, 2003
- The Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding: A Vision and Framework for Peace with Justice. Schirch, 2004
- The Little Book of Circle Processes: A New/Old Approach to Peacemaking. Pranis, 2005
- How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable. Elgin, 1997
Don’t miss the March issue of Keywords: The Middlebury College Library Newsletter!
Read about how the library is planning for College-wide budget reductions, how you can dig through Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) materials online, our battle to acquire a 1521 edition of Ovid’s Metamorphoses, new colleagues at the library, and more.