Life on Mars?

 Is there life on Mars?  The debate continues.  In 1976, NASA launched three experiments to investigate the possibility of life on Mars as part of the Viking Mission. An exhibit on C-Level in the Eisenhower Library, Detecting Life on the Red Planet, tells the story of the experiment that was developed by Whiting School alumnus and Trustee Emeritus […]


Enigmatic Edgar

Edgar Allan Poe’s death in Baltimore on October 7, 1849, ensured that the writer and the city would be forever linked. On October 7, 2016, come celebrate Poe’s life and legacy, and commemorate the anniversary of his death, at the George Peabody Library in Mt. Vernon. We’ll be screening The Raven, a film that reimagines […]


Jubilee: A Journey to the Italian Renaissance on M-Level

Make a pilgrimage to the Milton S. Eisenhower Library’s M-level for JUBILEE: Roman Catholic Pilgrimage Culture in Papal Rome, 1500 – 1675, a rare book exhibition featuring beautifully illustrated books from the Italian Renaissance. The curator, senior Taylor Alessio, will give at talk about the exhibition on M-level at noon on Friday, April 29. Stop by […]


Winners Announced for the 2016 Student Book Collecting Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Betty and Edgar Sweren Student Book Collecting contest! The annual competition, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries and was endowed in 2007 by Betty and Edgar Sweren, recognizes the love of books and the art of shaping a thoughtful and focused book collection. All undergraduate […]


How the N.A.G. Blue Jay Came to Be

Guest post from Neil A. Grauer (A&S ’69) Editor’s note: Stop by the Special Collections Reading Room on M-level of the Brody Learning Commons for an exhibit dedicated to the Blue Jay as we welcome alumni back to campus for Reunion Weekend. As a freshman in the fall of 1965, I was eager to draw political […]


Thank You!

So much for our New Year’s Resolution about procrastination (don’t judge!). Here’s our New Year’s video and a salute to all the people — students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, parents, and you, gentle reader — who help make the Sheridan Libraries and University Museums so essential to the intellectual, cultural, and social life of our […]


Calling All Freshmen: Help the Libraries Serve You Better!

You are invited to join the Student Advisory Committee (SAC) and help advise us on new and existing library services and policies. This group is chaired by Dean Winston Tabb and includes undergraduate and graduate students. Meetings are held twice per semester. Topics can range from library hours and technology to facilities and resource recommendations.  As we […]


Updated library hours

The library (MSE and BLC) will be open from 7:30 AM until 9:00 PM until further notice. Please remember that the citywide 10 PM curfew remains in effect, and please continue to check the university’s emergency alert page for updates.