High Street entrance of Sterling Memorial Library to close for a month

The High Street entrance of Sterling Memorial Library (SML) will be closed from Wednesday, July 9, to Friday, August 8, to accommodate construction activity related to the restoration of the SML nave. The Wall Street entrance to SML will remain open and will serve as the primary entrance and exit for the Library. The one exception will be for anyone requiring wheelchair access – they can continue to use the High Street entrance, where a security guard will be available to assist.

Borrow Direct service expands to include Johns Hopkins Libraries

Beginning Wednesday, July 2, Borrow Direct users will see holdings from the Johns Hopkins Libraries, at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), become the newest member of the Borrow Direct consortium. The libraries at JHU hold more than 3.7 million books and include the Milton S. Eisenhower Library, which is the principal research library for the university. Additional JHU libraries include the Welch Medical Library, the School of Advanced International Studies Library, and the Friedman Music Library.

An Ecumenical Community of Students: Archival Documentation of Worldwide Student Christian Movements

This new exhibition at the Yale Divinity Library traces the history of ecumenical student Christian movements. It features archival documentation from the Library's extensive holdings in this area. Over the past 150 years these movements have provided community for Christian students and opportunities to engage with social issues of the time. http://www.library.yale.edu/div/exhibits/StudentChristianMovements.html

The Beinecke Library acquires papers of writers Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson

Archives of famous British literary couple add to holdings in 20th century British literature

The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library at Yale University just announced its acquisition of the papers of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson, prominent figures in English arts and letters in the 20th century whose complex relationship was intimately recounted in the 1973 best-selling biography, “Portrait of a Marriage.”

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