What’s New

Upcoming Changes to Help Desk Service Hours in Olin Library

By Deborah Ehrstein on December 3, 2018

Service hours at the Help Desk in John M. Olin Library will change with the spring 2019 semester. Staffing will begin at 8:30 a.m., Monday–Friday, effective January 14, 2019. The availability of self-checkout kiosks in Olin Library now provides users with self-service in the overnight and early m...

Tunnel Books

By Rose Miyatsu on November 30, 2018

In anticipation of our exciting new workshop on tunnel books on December 8th, we are using this post to highlight some of the stunning tunnel books we have in our Rare Books department. About Tunnel Books Tunnel books are a form of artist book that tells a story through a three-dimensional struct...

Self-Portrait with Others – A Celebration of Mary Jo Bang

By Analeah Rosen on November 28, 2018

Poet and Washington University Professor Mary Jo Bang has spent over thirty years writing, publishing, and teaching poetry. On November 30th, Special Collections will celebrate the inclusion of Bang’s papers in the Modern Literature Collection with “Mary Jo Bang: Self-Portrait with Others.&...

Work on display in "The Monster's Challenge" exhibit: "The Author of Frankenstein" by Will Jamison Eucker

“The Monster Challenge” Exhibit Now on Display in Olin Library

By Alison Carrick on November 20, 2018

The Monster Challenge Exhibit is now on display in Olin Library’s Ginkgo Room As part of the Frankenstein Bicentennial, the ongoing celebration of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, Washington University held a competition, The Monster Challenge, this fall. The contest called for both undergradua...

Bibles in Special Collections

By Rose Miyatsu on November 19, 2018

Last week, Washington University in St. Louis was privileged to have esteemed novelist and essayist Marilynne Robinson on campus to give a series of lectures titled, “Holy Moses: An appreciation of Genesis and Exodus as literature and theology.” If these talks have sparked your intere...

More New Furniture Coming to Level 1 of Olin Library

By slaaker on November 16, 2018

Following the first phase of new furniture installation on Level 1 of Olin Library in October, the second phase will take place on Wednesday, November 21, with preparation occurring on Tuesday, November 20. A variety of furniture will be installed in the study space across from the Help Desk, inc...

Book Making Workshops

By Cassie on November 15, 2018

Washington University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections is excited to announce two new workshops that are free and open to the public. Attendees will have a chance to view a selection of rare books from Special Collections in addition to gaining hands-on experience ...

Intern Opportunity for Spring 2019

By Miranda Rectenwald on November 12, 2018

Do you want to do one-of-a-kind primary research for the greater good? Are you intrigued by historical work that can explain today’s current trends?  We are looking for student interns to work with the ACLU of Missouri’s archival collections at Washington University Libraries.  Intern...

Celebrate International Education Week!

By Jennifer Killion on November 12, 2018

Celebrate International Education Week! Meet and mingle with multilingual students and librarians from around the world. Traditional Mesoamerican tamales will be served. Tuesday, November 13th 4pm-6pm Newman Exploration Center Olin Library, Level A  

Kara Walker Artist Book on Display at SLAM

By Rose Miyatsu on November 11, 2018

Washington University Libraries is always eager to share some of the more extraordinary pieces in our collection with the wider St. Louis community. It is therefore with great enthusiasm that we announce that one of our artist books, Freedom: A Fable by artist Kara Walker will be on display at th...