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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.



Sun, Apr 03 2022

Hiring Dinand and Science Library Research Assistants for Fall 2022

The Libraries are now accepting applications for Dinand and Science Library Research Assistants for Fall 2022. If you are a rising sophomore or junior and like the idea of helping others while improving your own research skills — we want to hear from you!
For more information or to apply, visit https://tinyurl.com/hclibRA22.



Tue, Mar 29 2022

Campus Poetry Walk Kick-off Event

Celebrate #NationalPoetryMonth by joining us on the Dinand Patio for poetry readings, refreshments, and snacks as part of the Poetry Walk Kick-off Event! The walking route highlights original poetry by members of the Holy Cross community, following a scenic path on the College campus. The Poetry Walk will be on display through May 24th.



Wed, Mar 16 2022

New Science Library Research Assistant

Introducing our new Science Library Research Assistant, Sean McCullough ’22! Sean is available Sunday and Wednesday evenings at the Science Library front desk to answer your questions about navigating the collections, STEM research databases, and more. Stop by from 6:30 to 9pm!




Mon, Feb 21 2022

CrossWorks Reaches Milestone of 500,000 Downloads

Bubbles, stars and rays of light in gold and a black background and the number "500,000" in gold in the middle.

This week our institutional repository CrossWorks reached a milestone of 500,000 DOWNLOADS over 13,350 institutions in 223 countries across 6 continents. Thank you to the authors of the 5400 items that have made CrossWorks such a great resource. Engage more, discover more and learn more at https://crossworks.holycross.edu




Tue, Feb 01 2022

Campus Poetry Walk – Deadline Extended to February 25, 2022

Archives & Distinctive Collections is hosting an outdoor “poetry walk” to celebrate National Poetry Month in April.
All members of the campus community (students, staff, administrators, faculty) are invited to submit a poem, which will be posted on a sign along a designated campus walking path. 23 eligible poems will be chosen by a selection committee.
Please consider the following Guidelines:
Poems must be UNPUBLISHED works.
Poems should be appropriate for all ages to enjoy.
A digital version will be created for virtual enjoyment of the walk.
Longer poems (more than 20 lines) may be abbreviated or reformatted 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: https://forms.gle/6ikvYaEj7w5MRiPk8 by February 21, 2022.
Questions? Email Digital Scholarship Librarian Lisa Villa lvilla@holycross.edu

Mon, Nov 22 2021

CrossWorks Milestone







This week our institutional repository CrossWorks reached a milestone of 5000 uploaded items with Fr. Kuzniewski’s history “This Holy Cross”. Books, journals, articles, catalogs, oral histories, photos, sunken ships and more are just a click away @ https://crossworks.holycross.edu.




Thu, Oct 28 2021

Science Library Study Rooms Available for Booking

Student standing in front of Study Room 1 with a thumbs up sign. The Study Room has a wooden door and glass windows to the right of the door.

Dennis ’22 is showing off “Study Room 1” in the Science Library. Members of the HC community can now book this study room for 2 hour blocks of time, for up to 1 week in advance! If you’d like to book this study room, visit: https://libguides.holycross.edu/ocallahanscilib/studyroom.