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Library hours for spring break

Please note that the library will have limited hours during spring break, which starts on Friday, February 27. Northwestern community, enjoy your break!

Library Book Sale starts today

Every so often, the library hosts a book sale. Typically these are titles taken from our more popular reading collections; they're often great books, but just not as popular now as they were a few years ago. It's a good chance to pick up some excellent reads for little cash. All hardcovers are $2, and all paperbacks are $1. Books are located near the circulation desk. Come in early for the best selection!

Library creates "Read to Red Carpet" display

The library just posted a new book display in the Common Grounds cafe with books that are being released as films in 2015. Titles include American Sniper by Chris Kyle, Paper Towns by John Green, Still Alice by Lisa Genova, In the Heart of the Sea by Nathanial Philbrick, and many others.    

Need a refresher on how to access various library resources?

If you need a quick refresher on how to access different library resources, check out our video tutorials. All tutorials are short (just a couple minutes), and they provide a quick lesson on how to do things such as search our catalog, access your account, and use interlibrary loan.

Try out Cambridge Collections Online

If you're researching something in the humanities -- such as religion, history, literature, art, philosophy, music, even the culture of sports -- try a search in Cambridge Companions Online. These companions cover a wide variety of topics, from Aristotle to Horseracing to American Women Playrights, and each companion includes multiple articles about the subject, investigating various angles and issues. The full-text articles are instantly downloadable.