Banned Books Week Celebration

It’s Banned Books Week! (Sept. 27th – Oct. 3rd)

Do you know what this week is all about? Every year around the country, and the world for that matter, books are challenged at public and school libraries by someone who wants to restrict access to the books for everyone. Most book challenges are aimed at young adult and children’s books, because a parent/grandparent/clergyman/concerned citizen feels that the content of the book is inappropriate for some reason or another. BBW13_Profile

Every year since 1982 the American Library Association (ALA) and others have sponsored Banned Books Week, where we celebrate the right to read and the right to choose what we read freely. Events are sponsored at all sorts of libraries and book stores around the country.

This year, Banned Books Week is focusing on Young Adult literature, which is often one of the most challenged genre of books. Many of our favorites have been challenged over the years. Some of these include To Kill a Mockingbird, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Harry Potter series, the Divergent Series, and even The Lord of the Rings. Reasoning for challenging these books ranges and includes things such as violence, language, religious beliefs, and sexual content.

To learn more about Banned Books Week, and and more about the fight to preserve YOUR right to read, check out ALA’s website:

Stop by the Resnick Library this week and check out a banned book to read, or just explore our display and participate in our interactive Banned Books Week programs. We will also be having a discussion with a screening of Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone to follow on Monday Sept. 28th at 5:30 in the Okun Theatre.

Artwork courtesy of ALA

Library Hours – Fall Semester

Welcome back!

Hours for the library this semester will be:

Weeks 1-4, Aug. 31-Oct. 13

Mon-Thu    7:30 am—10 pm

Fri   7:30 am—8 pm

Sat  12n—5 pm

Sun 12n—10 pm

 Weeks 7-14, Oct. 14— Dec. 5

Mon-Thu 7:30 am—12 midnight

Fri 7:30 am—8 pm

Sat  12 noon—5 pm

Sun 12 noon—12 midnight

Week 15 + Finals Week
December 6—18

Special Hours Will Be Posted

Closed During Breaks:
Oct 10-13 (Sat-Tue)

Close Friday Oct. 9 @ 5pm

Nov 25-28 (Wed-Sat)
Close Tue Nov 24 @ 5pm
Reopen Sun Nov 29, 6pm-12midnight

Orientation Week

Welcome back! Everyone at the Resnick Library is excited to see students back on campus. It has been a long summer with a lot of changes happening everywhere.

Our hours for Orientation week (Aug. 24-30th) will be:

  • Monday-Thursday, 8am-4pm
  • Friday, 8am-5pm
  • Saturday, 8am-5pm
  • Sunday, 12pm-4pm

Regular semester hours will begin when the library opens on Monday August 31st at 7:30am

Extended Hours for finals

butterflyThe Resnick Library will be open for extended hours leading up to finals week to better serve you and your needs. Due to student input, we are adding additional hours on the Saturday before finals start.  Please see the list below:

Sunday May 3rd, Noon 2am

Mon 5/4-Thurs 5/7, 7:30am –2am

Friday May 8, 7:30am – 8pm

Saturday May 9, 12 noon 8pm

Sunday May 10, 12 noon 2 am

Mon-Tues May 11-12, 7 am2 am

Wednesday May 13, 7am – 12 midnight

Thursday May 14, 7 am10 pm

Friday May 15, 7 am5 pm

Summer Hours will begin on Monday, May 18th

*Saturday, 3/14/15: Downtime for Article Linking*

On Saturday, 3/14, EBSCO will be performing scheduled maintenance on some of their systems from approximately 9am-9pm EDT.

This means that “Link to Full Text” links and the Find Articles-> By Journal Title search will not be available during this time.

To be clear, you will still be able to search EBSCO databases and access PDF and HTML full text during this time. Only links to full text in other databases (those that say “Link to Full Text” or “Full Text through LinkSource”) will be affected. You will also be unable to search by journal title or exact citation.

We apologize for the inconvenience. If you have any questions about this or would like to plan alternate ways to access content during this downtime, please contact the reference desk (607-746-4644 or