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The Sky Room on Level 3 of Olin Library

New Study and Research Spaces Open in Olin Library

By Jody Mitori on January 23, 2018

As part of the Olin Library Transformation project, visitors to John M. Olin Library can now use two new study spaces. The new Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration features the collaborative study space Risa’s Landing on Level 2 and the quiet study space in the Sky Room on Level 3. The ext...

Washington University Libraries Acquire Papers of Author Joy Williams

By Joel Minor on January 22, 2018

  The Washington University Libraries, with support from the Washington University Department of English, recently acquired the Joy Williams Papers, a collection of drafts, journals, correspondence, and other materials related to the life and work of celebrated author Joy Williams. An acclai...

Enter WU Libraries’ Student Essay Contest for a Chance to Win Cash

By Julie Hale on January 22, 2018

The WU Libraries are giving away cash prizes to the students who write the best short essays about their personal book collections. That’s right, students — ponder the contents of your bookshelves, write a brief essay, and you could win cash. The Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competiti...

WU Libraries’ Faculty Book Talk Series Continues This Semester

By Julie Hale on January 16, 2018

WU Libraries’ Faculty Book Talk Series continues this semester with three events that are free and open to the public. All talks will take place at 4:30 p.m. in Room 142 of Olin Library. A reception will follow each talk. Wednesday, January 31: Marie Griffith will discuss Moral Combat: How ...

Reimagined Olin Library Unveils New Whispers, Research and Study Spaces

By Diane Toroian Keaggy on January 16, 2018

By Diane Toroian Keaggy   Olin Library at Washington University in St. Louis will unveil two highly anticipated features on Tuesday, Jan. 16 — an improved Whispers Café and new research and study spaces in the Newman Tower of Collections and Exploration. And, for the first time, both the lib...

Free Screening of ‘Sighted Eyes | Feeling Heart’ Takes Place January 25

By Julie Hale on January 11, 2018

The next entry in the Henry Hampton Film Series, Sighted Eyes | Feeling Heart, will be screened on Thursday, January 25 at 4 p.m. in Whitaker Hall Auditorium on the Danforth Campus of Washington University. The documentary film looks at the life and work of Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965), the pla...

Taking a Team Approach: WU Libraries and the Humanities Digital Workshop

By Julie Hale on January 9, 2018

Digital humanities—the application of computer-based tools and strategies to humanities research—is flourishing at WU thanks in part to the efforts of the Humanities Digital Workshop (HDW), a division of Arts & Sciences that supports digital scholarship on campus. The HDW assists with the pro...

Photo by Bill Fryman

Vending Machines To Be Removed from Olin Library’s Ginkgo Room

By Sarah Laaker on January 5, 2018

In preparation for the reopening of Whispers Café on January 16th and the restoration of the Olin Library Ginkgo Room to its pre-Transformation footprint, the vending machines will be removed from the Ginkgo Room on Monday, January 8th, and inaccessible until January 16th. On the 16th, the snack,...

(Updated) East Asian Library Closed until Aug. 2018: What It Means to You

By Ryuta Komaki on January 2, 2018

During winter break 2017 and the 2018 Spring and Summer semesters, January Hall will undergo a whole-building renovation. The East Asian Library will close to the public beginning on Thursday, December 21. The reading room and the stacks will remain closed until the project’s completion in August...

Staff Picks: Holiday Reading Recommendations

By James Gardner on December 29, 2017

If you’re in need of a reading recommendation for the winter break, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our latest staff selection. Happy holidays — and happy reading! Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield; photographs edited with Trudy Wilner Stack; text edited with Susan Lynley Welsh Rev...