The library is the hub of the school, a comfortable place to study, browse, read, research, and collaborate. The collection includes more than 4,000 books, magazines, journals and newspapers, primary source documents, CDs, DVDs, maps and musical scores. The library's digital collection offers students access to thousands of academic journals, periodicals, reference eBooks and multimedia resources in the library's network of seventeen academic databases.

Students may use the library's iMacs, PCs, and MacBook Airs; printers; scanners; and photocopier for library research. The online catalog is accessible both on and off campus, and a self-checkout computer station allows students and faculty full access to library materials throughout the day.

In the Student Portal, the librarian maintains customized research guides to authoritative print, online, multimedia, and community resources for courses and online guides to writing research papers in APA, Chicago, and MLA documentation styles.

Librarian Mary Anne McGill supports students in their quest for knowledge and understanding of the world. She guides them in finding resources and pushes them to consider, "who else is asking similar research questions, where are they publishing their findings, and how does one evaluate the authority of sources?" She sees her role as assisting and inspiring students to discover the truth about subjects that intrigue them.

Librarian Mary Anne McGill
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Meet the Authors

Students hear from some of today's leading authors, activists, and thinkers:

  • Author Gail Tsukiyama
  • Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz
  • U.S. Poet Laureate
    Robert Pinsky
  • Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Biologist Diana Reiss
  • Congressman John Lewis
  • Civil Rights activist Melba Pattillo Beals.