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  • For the latest information on library service during the COVID-19 crisis, please consult our updated Library Guide.

News feed from the Libraries

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:

For virtual assistance, book a PRS appointment or chat with a librarian on the “Ask A Librarian” page:

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
*Thursday May 6, 4pm – 7pm
*Sunday May 9, 4pm – 7pm
*Tuesday May 11, 4pm – 7pm
*Wednesday May 12, 10am – 1pm
*Thursday May 13, 4pm – 7pm
 Can’t make it? Consider making an appointment with a Research Librarian. To make an appointment, visit

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:

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:

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.

Dinand Library and the Science Library will re-open tomorrow, 4/14. Dinand Library will open at 7:45 am, and the Science Library will open at 8:30 am.

Additionally, Dinand Library will open at 6:45 am for course registration on the following dates: Thursday, April 15, Friday, April 16, Monday, April 19, Tuesday, April 20, Thursday, April 22, and Friday April 23.

For questions, please email

Due to the campus closure, Dinand Library will close tonight at 6 pm and will remain closed through Wednesday. The Science Library will also be closed through Wednesday. We will provide electronic delivery of content as needed during this time, as well as continue our online support via reference, instruction, chat, PRS, etc. Students can request scans of items via document delivery. Drive up to Pick up will be restricted to Faculty.

Please note that our electronic databases and resources will be available during this time. If you have any questions or need assistance, please email

Authors on the Hill Presents Prof. Mark Freeman, April 14, 4:30 pm, Zoom

The Holy Cross Libraries are pleased to host Professor Mark Freeman in the “Authors on the Hill” lecture series.

Join us Wednesday, April 14, at 4:30 pm on Zoom:

Professor Freeman will present his book, “Do I Look at You with Love? Reimagining the Story of Dementia.” (Brill, 2021). Read more information about this book: Do I Look at You with Love flyer

For questions, please contact Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson at:

The Libraries will have special hours for Easter Break. Dinand will have special hours from 3/31 – 4/4. The Science Library will have special hours from 3/31 – 4/6. Please note, all Libraries will be closed from Friday, April 2 – Sunday, April 4. See our full hours schedule:

If you need assitance during this time, contact the 24/7 chat service: Please note that all of our electronic resources including access to journals, ebooks, and streaming films will remain available during this time.

A conversation with Paolo Parisi, Author of Basquiat, a Graphic Novel

Tuesday, April 20 at 3:15-4:15pm
Join the HC Libraries for a conversation on Zoom with Paolo Parisi, Italian graphic designer, illustrator and author of Basquiat: A Graphic Novel. Come to hear more about the book, Basquiat as an artist, and also about Parisi’s own experiences, inspirations, styles, and methods of making art. The event will be hosted by Visual Literacy & Arts Librarian Janis DesMarais and Dr. Mark D. Nevins ’86.

Zoom link:
Meeting ID: 971 5361 3698
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MLA APA citation workshop.  3/24 7-8 pm on Zoom.

Join the Writer’s Workshop and the Libraries for one or two citation workshops on March 24th.

7-7:30 pm : MLA Citations
7:30-8 pm: APA Citations

Zoom link:

We will cover formatting both in-text citations and the works cited / references page. You are welcome to ask individual citation questions in a break-out room after the relevant citation style presentation is finished. This event is open to students at the College of the Holy Cross.

Questions? Email Sam Garrity or Laura Wilson

Submit a poem to the campus poetry walk.  Deadline March 26.

    (Re)creating and Reconnecting Through Creativity

Library Services is hosting an outdoor “poetry walk” to help members of the Holy Cross community reconnect with each other and our campus through creative writing.

All students are invited to submit a poem, which will be posted on a sign along a designated walking path.

Please consider the following Guidelines when submitting:

  • The first 20 eligible poems received will be included in the walk
  • Poems must be UNPUBLISHED works
  • A digital version will be created for virtual enjoyment of the walk.
  • Longer poems may be abbreviated due to space constraints, but will be presented in whole with the digital version.
  • Library Services reserves the right/responsibility to determine eligibility.
  • Please use this form to submit your poem: by MARCH 26, 2021.

    Questions? Email Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson