Textbooks at the Library

In recognition of prodigious textbook costs that can create a barrier to student learning, the library has purchased over forty texts assigned this semester and placed them on permanent physical reserve!  We encourage everyone to review the list below and use any of the available titles. Thanks to an extremely generous donation made by the […]

Seniors: Thesis Carrel Information

A limited number of study carrels (with lockers) on Level 3 can be reserved for one academic year by senior thesis writers. Thesis Carrels are given out on a first-come, first-served basis to current Senior Thesis writers in the beginning of each fall term. Study carrels without attached lockers may not be reserved, officially or […]

Explore Films About Afghanistan

The library’s licensed resource Docuseek offers films tracing the history of Afghanistan and offering a perspective on the past four decades in that country. For example: Afghanistan 1979: The War that Changed the World focuses on the Soviet invasion, starting a war which lasted ten years and played a role in the collapse of the […]

HathiTrust Emergency Temporary Access Program Ends August 12

When the library was closed and we were unable to circulate materials, HathiTrust, in response to the COVID-19 emergency, created an Emergency Temporary Access Service (ETAS).  ETAS made 135,137 print titles we hold available in digital format to Trinity College faculty, staff and students.  As access to our print collection returns to normal, the conditions […]

Spotlight on New Acquisitions: Two early works by a prominent American woman printer

With the exception of perhaps Gutenberg, the names of printers do not often feature prominently in historical narratives. Even on the title-pages of the books they bring into being, their names—if they appear at all—are generally relegated to the margins. This marginalization may seem obvious and natural since, for many of us, the most salient …

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Welcome Kristen Eshleman!

LITS welcomes Kristen Eshleman as Trinity’s new Vice President for Library and Information Technology Services (LITS). Kristen will provide leadership of our merged LITS organization, and collaborate with fellow cabinet members and the President, as well as with faculty, staff, and students, to advance our strategic goals.  Kristen joins us from Davidson College in North Carolina, where she has worked for 20 years in roles related to academic technology […]

New Visitor Policy for Summer 2021

Starting June 1, 2021 the Raether Library and Information Technology Center and Watkinson Library will once again welcome visitors, albeit with some restrictions due to the ongoing Covid 19 pandemic. If you would like to use the library you will need to submit a brief request telling us why and when you would like to […]

Scheduled Library Systems Downtime

Over Memorial Day weekend from approximately 11:00pm Saturday May 29th to 11:00pm Sunday May 30th, library systems will be down while our cloud environment to a new data center.  During this period library items cannot be checked out or renewed and OneSearch will not be usable.  Library databases will still be accessible through the A-Z […]