What’s New

Exploration and Augmented Reality: Our Changing Earth

By Jennifer Killion on September 18, 2018

In addition to the Center’s travel resources and great spaces for quiet study, the Newman Exploration Center currently has on display the Augmented Reality Sandbox. Built by University Libraries Data Services team, the AR Sandbox integrates digital and environmental information in real time to di...

Interview with Poet and WUSTL Faculty Member Mary Jo Bang

By Rose Miyatsu on September 12, 2018

When Washington University Libraries’ Modern Literature Collection was initially created in 1964, all but two of the forty-six writers in the original collection were still living. Today, the collection has grown to more than 175 authors, presses, and journals, with much of the archive stil...

Joy Williams Papers Now Available For Research

By William Youngblood on September 4, 2018

The Julian Edison Department of Special Collections is pleased to announce that the Joy Williams Papers are now available to researchers. The papers, bringing together five decades of materials, including manuscript drafts for Williams’ four novels, five story collections and unpublished wo...

Staff Picks: Reading Recommendations

By Michael Schaefer, History and Religious Studies Librarian on August 31, 2018

If you’re in need of a reading recommendation for the long weekend, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our latest staff selection. Happy reading! You consider yourself an informed citizen: you’re well read on current events, and you’ve been trained in logic and argumentation. B...

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...

Hotch at 100: Legacies

By William Youngblood on August 28, 2018

In the final installment of “Hotch at 100,” our interview with writer, philanthropist, and Washington University in St. Louis alumnus A. E. Hotchner, Hotchner reflects on various aspects of his legacy. He touches on his 100th birthday, his feelings about his written work, his advice t...

East Asian Library to Reopen After Renovation

By Sarah Laaker, Head of Operational Planning and Assessment on August 27, 2018

The East Asian Library has been closed to the public since December of 2017 due to the renovation of January Hall. With the renovation project wrapping up, the library is expected to reopen on Tuesday, September 4. Open hours will be 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday initially. The library hours wil...

Register Now for Fall 2018 Workshops at the Library

By Julie Hale on August 27, 2018

Please join us this semester for Workshops at the Library, an exciting series of one-hour, research-oriented sessions offered in Olin Library. The workshops are taught by library staff members across units and cover topics such as  data management, video editing, citation management with Zotero, ...

Self-Checkout Kiosks Now Available in Olin Library

By Julie Hale on August 24, 2018

Two self-checkout kiosks are now available in Olin Library near the Help Desk. Patrons can check out any circulating materials from the general collection. If items are non-circulating, such as reference materials, users will be directed to the Help Desk for assistance. Using the new kiosks, patr...