All libraries will open at 11am on Tuesday, Dec 17th due to a staff event.

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Finals Cram Slam

The Library welcomes students for Finals Cram Slam and Finals Week! 

Finals Cram Slam

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Upcoming Events

Digital Content

Learn How to Threat Model with Minecraft

Dec 22nd | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Mitchell Park Library
What does Minecraft have in common with cybersecurity? Find out in this hour long workshop based on the popular video game.

Kids & Teens

2020 Kids & Teens Writing Contest

Dec 1st | 12:00am - Jan 5th | 12:00am
It is time once again for the Annual Kids and Teens Writing Contest. Click here for offical rules and submission information.

What's New

New Publisher Terms Impact Access

Recent decisions by publishers are impacting the Library’s ability to meet customer demand for eBooks.

Life Hacks

Vintage Media Lab

This new service provides equipment to digitize all of your memories that are captured in older media formats.

Book Club Kits

Is your book club looking for its next title? Then check out a Book Club Kit! Search “book club kit” in our catalog for a list of titles.


Brainfuse is an online homework and study tools suite for kids and adults.

Tunes & Flicks

The Peculiar List of Best Films of the 2010s

The 2010s have delivered many unnerving, endearing and out-right revolutionary films. Grab your library cards and pop some popcorn!

Browse staff picks, new titles, and more

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