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New Furniture Coming to Level 1 of Olin Library

By slaaker on October 19, 2018

A variety of new furniture for the study spaces on Level 1 of Olin Library is on the way. Furniture will include tables with chairs, soft seating, and accessories such as laptop tables and “power towers” to increase accessibility to electrical outlets. The Libraries’ goal is to refresh the well-u...

Summer Institute in Papyrology

By joelminor on October 2, 2018

From the Chair of Classics, Dr. Catherine Keane: The 2018 Summer Institute in Papyrology (SIP), organized by the American Society of Papyrologists (ASP) and held in Olin Library Special Collections, represents a lasting investment in our important collection of papyri from Egypt. The papyri colle...

University Libraries Participate in New Onsite Borrowing Pilot Program

By Clara Fehrenbach on August 29, 2018

Washington University participates in the Online Computer Library Center’s (OCLC) SHARES program, which allows the University Libraries to borrow and lend items via interlibrary loan at a reduced cost and provides access to a wide variety of collections that might not be eligible for interlibrary...

Cobden-Sanderson and the Doves Press

By Rose Miyatsu on July 23, 2018

In the early 1880s, Thomas James Cobden-Sanderson left a career in law to become a bookbinder. Cobden-Sanderson was a friend of William Morris, a prominent member of the British Arts and Crafts movement, and subscribed to his ideology about the importance of traditional craftsmanship. They believ...

Power Outage in Limited Areas of Olin to Take Place July 6

By Julie Hale on July 5, 2018

There will be a planned power outage in limited areas of Olin Library on Friday, July 6, starting at 8:00 a.m. when the library opens. Lighting and electrical outlets in the Whispers Café seating area will be off from 8:00 a.m. until mid-morning. The lighting and electrical outlets are expected t...

Recently Published Papers in Physics

By Alison Verbeck on April 30, 2018

The following papers were recently published by members of the Physics Department: Title: I-Xe dating of aqueous alteration in the CI chondrite Orgueil: I. Magnetite and ferromagnetic separates Authors: Pravdivtseva, O.; Krot, A. N.; Hohenberg, C. M. Source: GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, 227 3...

The Reeses

By Andrea Degener on April 2, 2018

Walter and Emily Shaw Reese, known as The Reeses, are a husband and wife duo who produced illustrations predominately in the 1910s and 1920s. The recently digitized tear sheets from the Walt Reed Illustration Archive highlight some of the advertisements and covers created by The Reeses. This post...