March 31, 2015

Annual Library Services Student Survey

Hello Marymount Students:

We need your help!  Please take a few minutes to click on the following link and complete the annual Library Services Survey:

                              Marymount Library Survey 2014-15

We use this information to improve library services, so your input is extremely valuable.

Once you complete the survey, you can enter to win ONE of TWO Amazon Gift Cards!  

Simply follow these instructions to enter:

1.     Print the survey completion page.

2.     Put your Name and Student ID on this printed page.

3.     Return this printed page with your Name and Student ID to the Library front desk by April 30, 2015.

Winners will be announced during Finals week.  Only Marymount students may enter.

It’s as simple as that.  Help us to help you by completing this short survey.

March 16, 2015

Closed During Spring Break.

The Library Will Be Closed During Spring Break.

We Will Re-open to Students on Sunday, March 22 From
11am – 5pm



January 18, 2015

Sunday Hours Begin 1/25

The Library will begin Sunday hours for the Spring Semester starting 1/25.
Our Sunday hours will be from 11am to 5pm.
We look forward to helping you and providing a place for you to do your work on the weekend!
--Library Team


December 1, 2014

Library Noise Policy

Now that finals are quickly approaching, it is a good time to review and remember the noise policy in the library. This policy is an effort to help promote a quieter space for the MCU community.

Library Noise Policy

As part of its mission, the Library strives to create a welcoming environment where community members can study, work on individual projects and reflect.

The library functions as a teaching space, where community members can consult a librarian to locate and use research materials, and a service location, where community members and staff conduct business typical of library operations. It is expected that the normal conduct of business in the Library will produce some noise, simply due to the small size of the facility.

We expect that community members are mature enough to maintain respectful behavior while in the library. In those instances where necessary, please seek out a librarian for assistance in requesting lower tones in conversation and addressing inappropriate conduct.

Examples of inappropriate conduct include:
  • Loud and obnoxious conversations in large groups.
  • Loud conversations on smart/cell phones.
  • Inappropriate and offensive language.

In an effort to reduce noise, group study is encouraged outside of the library, primarily using the Commons. Group tables are being replaced in the library with more individualized furniture.  Students will be encouraged to use outside facilities when seeking to conduct group activity in the library.

Students who repeatedly violate the Library noise policy may be:

  • Asked to leave the Library.
  • Reported to the Student Judicial System for disorderly conduct, violation of a college policy, and/or failure to cooperate.

As always, we invite you to come into the library, we just ask that you keep others in mind while in the space.

Good Luck During Finals!

September 23, 2014

Celebrate Banned Books Week!


This week the library will be celebrating the nationally recognized
Banned Books Week.

Why Banned Books Week?

Held during the last week of September since 1982, Banned Books Week not only encourages readers to examine challenged literary works, but also promotes intellectual freedom in libraries, schools, and bookstores. Its goal is "to teach the importance of our First Amendment rights and the power of literature, and to draw attention to the danger that exists when restraints are imposed on the availability of information in a free society."

Often book challenges are motivated by a desire to protect children from “inappropriate” sexual content or “offensive” language. The following were the top three reasons cited for challenging materials as reported to the Office of Intellectual Freedom:

1.     The material was considered to be "sexually explicit"

2.     The material contained "offensive language"

3.     The materials was "unsuited to any age group"
American libraries are one of the cornerstones of our democracy. Libraries are for everyone, everywhere.

Read an old favorite or a new banned book this week.

Stop by and check out the list of the Top 10 Banned Books of 2013 at our Banned Books Display!




August 18, 2014

Welcome to Fall 2014

Welcome back, MCU students! We hope you're as fired up as the Library is to start the new academic year. To get the most out of your classes, be sure to visit the Library often throughout the semester. The Library is the place to:
  • Get individual research assistance from librarians
  • Borrow a textbook from course reserves (books your professors require you to read for class)
  • Find print books and e-books that will help you in writing great papers
  • Discover articles from scholarly sources on your topics
  • Watch informative films about the subjects you are researching
  • Keep up to date with the latest news locally, nationally, and globally
  • Find a quiet place to study (for group study, we encourage you to use the Commons)
  • Check out something fun to read from our recreational reading and graphic novel collections 
New Fall Hours:
See you in the Library!