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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...

Julian Edison Department of Special Collections Reopens August 27

By Julie Hale on August 24, 2018

University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections will resume normal operations on Monday, August 27. Due to a collection move and the ongoing inventory of materials, access to some collections may be delayed temporarily. Regular hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday throug...

The/rapist: An Artist Book by Maureen Cummins

By Rose Miyatsu on August 16, 2018

In 1949, a neurologist from Portugal named Egas Moniz won the Nobel Prize for developing the surgical procedure known as the leucotomy. This procedure was designed to treat mental illnesses like schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression, but often led to severe complications including personality de...

Hotch at 100: “Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man”

By William Youngblood on August 9, 2018

In this installment of “Hotch at 100,” our ongoing series of video interviews with writer, philanthropist, and Washington University in St. Louis alumnus A. E. Hotchner, Hotch tells us about the making of the film “Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man”, and how it e...

Washington University Libraries Make Princeton Review List

By Jody Mitori on August 7, 2018

The Princeton Review released its “Best 384 Colleges 2019 Edition” on August 6, 2018, and Washington University Libraries were ranked No. 10 on the Best College Library list. The list is based on surveys of 138,000 students at the 384 schools in the publication. Washington University ...

Staff Picks: Summer Reading Recommendations

By Kate Sathi, Collections Services Librarian on August 2, 2018

If you’re in need of a reading recommendation for the summer, you’ve come to the right place! Check out our latest staff selection. Happy summer — and happy reading! As a longtime fan of George Saunders’ short stories, I was excited to pick up his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo (Random House, ...

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...

Hotch 101: A Conversation with A. E. Hotchner

By William Youngblood on July 23, 2018

On June 28th, 2018, writer, philanthropist, and Washington University alumnus A. E. Hotchner celebrated his 101st birthday and the release of his latest novel, The Amazing Adventures of Aaron Broom. To mark the occasion, the Julian Edison Department of Special Collections hosted a phone conversat...