September is right around the corner, so it’s time to start wrapping up your summer checklist. Go out and explore Vermont! Borrow a pass at the Davis Family Library Circulation Desk for free or reduced entry fees at:
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!
Whether you’re new to campus or returning from summer break, we invite you to take advantage of all the library has to offer. Here are 5 things you won’t want to miss:
Many thanks to our talented Digital Media Tutors Maggie, Emily and Denisse, who created this video and others as a summer project!
More tips for the new semester: Midd Libraries Quick Guide [go/quicklib]
Spoiler alert! The 5 quick tips include:
1. The Circulation Desk is where you’ll check out all of your library materials, including CDs, equipment and interlibrary loans.
2. Library collections include not only books but also DVDs, graphic novels in the Browsing section, dictionaries in the Reference section, manuscripts downstairs in Special Collections, and magazines in the Harman Periodicals Area.
3. Librarians can help you in person at the Research Desk and online via the library web site at http://go.middlebury.edu/lib.
4. Technology and media assistance is available at the Tech Help Desk and the Wilson Media Lab.
5. Peer Writing Tutors are ready to meet with you at the Center for Teaching, Learning and Research (CTLR).
BONUS! The library has all kinds of study spaces, from the Wilson Cafe at the entrance of the building, to senior thesis carrels tucked away on the upper levels.
Thanks to poet Gary Margolis for sharing this timely work!
Finishing the Term
in the Library
It was most likely me
I’m remembering, one
of the last to leave,
to finish not sleeping
in the red leather chair.
Three floors down
from street level. Trying
to write the last sentence
of a semester’s paper.
Trying to become more
complete all by myself.
There in the stacks
there was another book
I’d rather be reading
and not searching for
a word to send me
home. Home being up
three flights, where tonight’s
late night librarian was closing
his book. Reading being all
he could do to pass the course
of his time. To close the big door
behind him. To turn off
the magnificent, fading, central
hall light. So the two of us could
walk out together, him to his car
and me to my passing, now-I’m-done