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Thu, Jun 30 2022

Special Hours Week of July 4, 2022

The Libraries schedule for the week of July 4, 2022.

The Libraries will observe special hours for the week of July 4, 2022. For more information on building hours, visit: https://www.holycross.edu/holy-cross-libraries/holy-cross-libraries-hours





Wed, Jun 29 2022

A New Online Catalog

A photo of Dinand Library and folio future of libraries is open written above the photo.

Holy Cross Libraries have launched a new online catalog! We are now using FOLIO (The Future of Libraries is Open), an open-source library services platform developed collaboratively by libraries, developers, and vendors. FOLIO brings a modern approach to library systems and will allow the Libraries to leverage the latest technology and standards.

On the front end, the library has replaced its legacy “Classic Catalog” with a more modern interface with many features that are similar to CrossSearch. CrossSearch will not be changing and remains the broadest search of library materials indexing most of what the library has access to, while the new Library Catalog will serve as the place to perform searches of the library’s physical collection, and a selection of electronic resources, mainly ebooks, and streaming media.

The Libraries are excited to provide these new research tools to the Holy Cross community and hope you will have a more productive research experience.


Thu, Jun 23 2022

Class of 2020 Celebration Weekend

Class of 2020 Welcome Back! Holy Cross Libraries Engage More. Discover More. Learn More.

#HC2020, we are looking forward to seeing you back on campus for the Class of 2020 Celebration Weekend! Dinand Library will be open on Saturday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm if you would like to stop by, and you can learn more about library services for alumni at: https://libguides.holycross.edu/alumni





Sun, Jun 19 2022

Juneteenth, 2022

Juneteenth Freedom Day June 19, 2022

As we commemorate #Juneteenth, visit the Libraries’ resource guide (https://libguides.holycross.edu/antiracism/juneteenth) to learn more about the history of this holiday that celebrates the emancipation of all enslaved people in the United States.

Tue, Jun 14 2022

New Exhibit on Worcester History

Worcester is 300 exhibit flyer

On June 14, 1722, Worcester was established as a town in Massachusetts and was later incorporated as a city in 1848.

In honor of its Tercentennial, this exhibit – located in Dinand Library’s rotunda – explores the city’s rich history through people, places and events documented in materials held in the Rare Books Collection of the Archives & Distinctive Collections. #HCArchives #WorcesterTercentennial #Worcester300 #WorcesterMA @worcestertercentennial

Wed, Jun 08 2022

Purple Patcher Yearbooks on Display for Reunion Weekend

Flyer for Yearbook display. Information detailed in post.

Stop by Dinand Library’s Main Reading Room to see a selection of Purple Patcher Yearbooks! On display June 10 and 11. Courtesy of the Archives & Distinctive Collections department. #HCArchives #ReunionWeekend





Thu, May 26 2022

The Libraries will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday May 30, 2022

Holy Cross Libraries will be closed Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day. An American flag is in the background.

The Holy Cross Libraries will be closed Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Normal summer hours resume Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 8:30 am.





Thu, May 19 2022

Summer 2022 Hours

Summer 2022 Dinand Library Hours Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Summer building hours begin today in the Libraries. Visit our Hours page for the most up-to-date information at: https://www.holycross.edu/holy-cross-libraries/holy-cross-libraries-hours.





Fri, May 06 2022

Beta Testing of the New Library Catalog

A screenshot of CrossSearch on the libraries website and a second screenshot showing a magnified view of the "Try the New Library Catalog" link highlighted with an arrow and the "Feedback" link circled.

We are transitioning to a new library catalog and are scheduled to go live on June 23, 2022. The New Catalog will replace the old “Classic Catalog.” CrossSearch will continue to be available and will not be affected by this change.

Between now and then, we invite everyone in the Holy Cross community to beta test the new catalog and let us know what you think. Please go to the libraries website at: https://www.holycross.edu/support-and-resources/holy-cross-libraries. Click on “Try the New Library Catalog” under the CrossSearch search bar. After you are done browsing, please click on “Feedback” located under the CrossSearch bar and complete the brief survey. Thank you!


Wed, Apr 06 2022

2022 Campus Poetry Walk

Archives & Distinctive Collections invites you to celebrate National Poetry Month with a Campus Poetry Walk featuring original poetry by members of the Holy Cross community.
Map: https://crossworks.holycross.edu/poetry2022/1/
Virtual version: crossworks.holycross.edu/poetry2022

A special thank you to our co-sponsors: Student Affairs, Office of Sustainability, English Department, Creative Writing Program, and the Worcester Art Museum.