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Tue, Oct 12 2021

“Authors on the Hill” Lecture Series

The Holy Cross Libraries are pleased to host Professor Oliver de la Paz for the “Authors on the Hill” lecture series.

Join us Tuesday, October 19, at 4:30 pm in the Browsing Room, Dinand Library or on Zoom:


Professor de la Paz will present his book, “The Boy in the Labyrinth” (The University of Akron Press, 2019), finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award:  Poetry.

For questions, please contact Digital Scholarship Librarian Lisa Villa at lvilla@holycross.edu.  Due to Covid-19 policy, the in person event is open only to the campus community.



Mon, Jul 12 2021

Research Help | Summer Session 2

Librarians will continue to offer virtual research appointments in Summer Session 2. Visit https://libguides.holycross.edu/ask to schedule an appointment! You can also email libref@holycross.edu, or visit our 24/7 chat to speak with a librarian from another institution.

Fri, Jul 02 2021

Special Hours Week of July 4

The Libraries will observe special hours for the week of July 4. For more information on building hours, visit: https://www.holycross.edu/holy-cross-libraries/holy-cross-libraries-hours and for research help services: https://libguides.holycross.edu/ask/dropin

Tue, Jun 01 2021

New Digital Exhibit: A Day in the Life

New Digital Exhibit

A Day in the Life: Student Life Through the Years is a new series of digital exhibits created by the staff of the College of the Holy Cross Archives and Distinctive Collections on the ArcGIS StoryMaps platform. These exhibits provide the viewer with snapshots of life at Holy Cross during different decades. The photographs, videos and other archival materials used to enrich this experience are drawn from the Archives’ collections. We chose to begin our historical tour of Holy Cross with the 1940s to highlight a promotional video that was digitized in 2020. More exhibits will be added to this series in the future – stay tuned for future additions!

Visit the exhibits at: http://hcdigitalscholarship.com/day-in-life/

Fri, May 28 2021

Closed for Memorial Day – Monday, May 31, 2021

The Holy Cross Libraries will be closed Monday, May 31 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Normal summer hours will resume Tuesday, June 1 at 8:30am.



Thu, May 27 2021

Welcoming our new Peer Research Consultant!

Hi! My name is Liv Curnen, and I am the new Peer Research Consultant (PRC) in Dinand Library! I am a junior Sociology major and Deaf Studies minor from Auburn, MA. (I’m always close by!) This summer, I’ll be working with the awesome Dinand Library staff to keep us all connected through social media, so look out for posts with my signature, LC ’23! On campus, my favorite spot to do homework is the study space in the O’Kane basement, so you can usually find me working there! When I’m not doing homework, I’m usually working on something cool with our student-run theatre group, Alternate College Theatre (ACT). If you run into me on campus, I’ve usually got my favorite CoolBeans drink in hand, a black iced tea with an extra shot of raspberry in it. (I highly recommend giving it a try) In the fall, I’m really looking forward to connecting with students and helping them with their research! You’ll be able to book an appointment to chat with me, or, you can visit my office, Dinand 203! LC ’23

Wed, May 19 2021

Summer Building & Research Help Hours

Summer building hours begin today in the Libraries. Visit our Hours page for the most up-to-date information. If you’re participating in Summer Sessions, Summer Research, or just want to connect with us! — research librarians will continue offering virtual research services all summer long. Detailed schedule at: https://libguides.holycross.edu/ask/dropin. We look forward to seeing you!

Fri, May 07 2021

Study Period and Exam Hours Begin Sun. 5/9

Starting Sunday, May 9th, Dinand Library will have special hours for study period and finals.  Please remember that ALL students are REQUIRED to check in at the circulation desk before being allowed entry, and to present your Holy Cross ID card for verification of approved access.

For the full schedule, visit the library hours page:  https://www.holycross.edu/holy-cross-libraries/holy-cross-libraries-hours

For virtual assistance, book a PRS appointment or chat with a librarian on the “Ask A Librarian” page:  https://libguides.holycross.edu/ask

Tue, Apr 27 2021

Virtual Drop-In Citation Help Begins 5/3

Citations have you frustrated at the end of the semester? Librarians and Writer’s Workshop staff are here to help!  Visit Zoom drop-in Citation Frustration Stations throughout the reading and exam periods for assistance with citing any source in any citation style. The schedule is below:
*Monday May 5, 10am – 1pm https://holycross.zoom.us/j/93362945069
*Thursday May 6, 4pm – 7pm https://holycross.zoom.us/j/93362945069
*Sunday May 9, 4pm – 7pm https://holycross.zoom.us/j/93362945069
*Tuesday May 11, 4pm – 7pm https://holycross.zoom.us/j/93362945069
*Wednesday May 12, 10am – 1pm https://holycross.zoom.us/j/93362945069
*Thursday May 13, 4pm – 7pm https://holycross.zoom.us/j/93362945069
 Can’t make it? Consider making an appointment with a Research Librarian. To make an appointment, visit https://libguides.holycross.edu/ask.
Mon, Apr 26 2021

Campus Poetry Walk 2021

Campus Poetry Walk 2021

To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Holy Cross Libraries are pleased to offer a Campus Poetry Walk as an opportunity for recreation and reconnecting with one another.  A map is available at: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/poetry2021/26/

This temporary designated walking route through parts of our beautiful grounds highlights original poetry by Holy Cross students.

It is approximately 1 mile in length.

To enjoy this event virtually, a digital version of the Poetry Walk is available at:  crossworks.holycross.edu/poetry2021

An extension of this walk can be found along a nature trail in an undeveloped part of campus off McCarthy Lane (near Figge Hall and the Luth Athletic Complex).  It features poems by Louise Imogene Guiney, whose papers are held in the College’s Archives and Special Collections.