Holiday Treats!

Are you eagerly anticipating traditional holiday foods? Or, perhaps you are interested in baking some cakes and cookies? Celebrate the spirit of the season with some cool recipes from our library and other collections that are available online for free. If you are in the mood to try out pudding, check out Plum Pudding: of […]


Got Term Papers?

Just a reminder to all you stressed students out there – the library can help! There is a reference librarian on duty on M Level of MSEL in the Research Consultation Office from 10am-8pm Monday through Wednesday, 10am-5pm Thursday and Friday, 1-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. Stop by or make an appointment – we are trained […]


Library Hours During Finals Week

Thanksgiving is long gone. Classes end Friday, Dec. 4th. Reading period is Dec. 7 – 8, and finals are Dec. 9 – 18. This means study environments will be at a premium. Whatever your preference, we have a space for you at the Sheridan Libraries. Looking for quiet? The Reading Room in the BLC, the Hut […]


Independence Day

In a letter to his wife Abigail, founding father John Adams declared that the Fourth of July “ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.” Accordingly, the library will be closed […]


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.


Anatomy of an Hours Page

You may have noticed a recently re-designed way to find out when things are open for business around these parts. Simple things don’t come easy, so let’s take a peek into what makes a page. Background Our original little hours popup box was designed to be a simple way to see the building hours without […]


Paving the Way for Shorter Lines at Circulation

Starting today, May 28th, the MSEL Circulation desk will be changing its full-service hours as a pilot program which will last through the summer and fall semesters. Why are we changing our full-service hours? The numbers show that on an average day the busiest times at the Circulation desk are between 11 am and 7 […]


Memorial Day

As a federal holiday, Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May in accordance with the National Holiday Act. While it has come to be considered the unofficial start of summer, it has much deeper historical significance. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, began after the American Civil War as a ceremonial way to remember the […]


Holiday Hours at MSEL and BLC

As finals come to an end, MSEL and the BLC will join the rest of the campus in taking a break for the holidays. Assuming no cataclysmic events take place on the 21st, we will have reduced hours and closures on the following days: Friday, December 21: closing at 8:00 pm Saturday, December 22: 8:00 […]