week the library will be celebrating the nationally recognized
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."
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
1.The material was considered to be "sexually explicit"
2.The material contained "offensive
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!
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:
While you are studying abroad in Greece or just on vacation, the library will remain open for Summer session. We will be open all Summer long, so be sure to stop by and say hello!
New Summer Hours:
Also, be sure to greet Katie when you see her in the library. Katie is our student-worker for the Summer. She will be managing multiple projects throughout the Summer months for the library. Below, Katie can be seen advertising our Summer reading display in the library.
Finals week is upon us once again at Marymount California University
The library would like to wish our students the best of luck on their upcoming final exams. We also want to be the first to give best wishes to the graduating seniors. We wish you more than luck in your future professional and academic pursuits and have enjoyed your presence over the past four years. The library also wants to wish good luck to our students who are planning to transfer to other institutions, we know you will go on to do great things! Finally, we want to acknowledge the great work that our student workers have done this year, without them none of our success would be possible.
In reference to finals week, the library will be keeping these hours:
Mon - Thur 8-8
The library would also like to thank you for your participation in the annual library survey. We received a record number of responses this year and we are already using your feedback to improve library services going forward into the future.
As noted by your responses to this year's survey, our small library can get noisy from time to time. We realize due to the nature of the library's size this can be inescapable at times. That being said, we ask all of our students to be considerate of noise levels and respectful of others during this stressful time. If you have plans for collaborative and/or group study sessions, feel free to utilize the student commons and empty classrooms in Cecilia Hall for studying purposes. In accordance with your requests the library hopes to provide an atmosphere and environment that ensures all are well-prepared for finals, and we appreciate your help in keeping the noise levels down so that everyone has an opportunity to properly study and ready themselves for their end of term exams.
Thanks again from your friends in the library and good luck with finals!
We are now nearing the home stretch of the semester and academic year. Keep up the good work! While you have been away enjoying your brief vacation from school, your MCU librarians have remained hard at work preparing the library for your return. While away the library has undergone a few changes. This month we are transitioning away from the field of Psychology and are now highlighting the theme of Animation. This emphasis includes a display in the front of the library containing a variety of materials relating to the production, history, and business of Animation. Our display includes a variety of library materials including eBooks and print books currently available in the catalog.
Along with the new display the library has included two more databases into our library collection. We now have access to American Chemical Society (ACS) and Wiley Online Library. Both of these databases can be found under our e-resources tab on the library homepage.
American Chemical Society
American Chemical Society is one of the world's premier scientific research organizations and one of the leading sources of authoritative scientific research. The ACS database gives us access to over 60 scientific journals spanning such fields as Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, and Biotechnology.
Wiley Online Library
Wiley Online Library offer's one of the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collections in the Sciences. It contains online resources in the academic fields of life, health, social and physical sciences. The collection gives the library access to over four million articles from 1,500 journals, 14,000 ebooks, and hundreds of reference works.
The MCU library is also back to our original library hours starting March 22, 2014.
Spring Semester: Mon-Thurs 8-8 / Fri 8-4 / Sat-Sun 11-5
If you have any questions be sure to contact one of our librarians via phone, email, or in person. Contact Email: email@example.com Phone: (310) 303-7260