Course Books on Reserve

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Reminder – We have many required course books on reserve in each of the campus libraries. Before you buy that expensive book, check with us, we just might have it!

All books on reserve must be used in the library, and can be checked out for 2 hours at a time.

If you want to know if we have a book for your class, stop by one of the libraries to ask any of our friendly library staff members, or send us an email at

Study Break with Therapy Dogs – 12/15 & 12/16

Take a study break with a therapy dog on Sunday, December 15th from 2-4 pm. Savvy, Shelby, Keeva, and friends will be in Dinand Library and the Science Complex during this time.

Stop by the entrance of the Science Library on Monday, December 16th from 12 – 1 pm to say hello to Gracie. The DREAM Team will also be available with de-stress activities.

poster advertising therapy dogs on 12/15 and 12/16 in Dinand Library and the Science Complex

Citation Frustration Stations Begin 12/13

Drop in Citation Help with a Librarian and the Writer's Workshop

Drop-in with a librarian for help citing sources. The Writer’s Workshop will also be present during the dates marked with an asterisk (*). We can help you with any citation style, including Chicago, MLA, APA, ASA, and more! Snacks will be provided.

The Citation Frustration Stations will be held:

Friday, December 13, 1 pm – 3 pm, Hogan 1 Lobby
Sunday, December 15, 5 pm – 7 pm, Dinand Lobby*
Monday, December 16, 1 pm – 4 pm, Music Library
Tuesday, December 17, 1 pm – 3 pm, Hogan 1 Lobby*
Thursday, December 19th, 5 pm – 7 pm, Dinand Lobby*

This event is open to members of the Holy Cross community. We hope to see you there!

Special Hours for Thanksgiving Break

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The Libraries will have special hours next week for Thanksgiving Break. Dinand, Science, and Music will close early on Tuesday, November 26. All libraries will be closed Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Regular hours for all libraries will resume on Monday, December 2nd. Find the full schedule of hours on our homepage:

During this time, access to our online resources will still be available. Have a wonderful break!

New Database Trial: Data Planet

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We currently have a trial to the “Data Planet” database. This database provides access to data from licensed and public domain datasets. It contains more than 52 billion data points sourced from more than 70 source organizations. It includes charts, maps, views, rankings, time series and tables. You can the contents of the collection, select subjects and variables of interest, and view data in customizable tables and charts.

You can access this trial on the Database A-Z page:

If you’d like to share any feedback about Data Planet, please comment below!

Join Us: 11/11 Veteran’s Day WWII Document Transcribathon

On Monday, November 11th, Dinand Library will host a local event for Virginia Tech’s Veterans Day Transcribathon. The transcribathon is in support of the American Soldier in World War II project,
an endeavor to transcribe and make accessible thousands of surveys distributed by the US Army Research Branch during the Second World War, which record the candid thoughts and experiences of American soldiers in the war.

Our transcribathon will be held Monday, November 11, from 1:30-3:30pm in Dinand 205. All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to join for all or part of the event. Please bring your own laptop in order to participate. If you have any questions, please contact Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson at, or Coordinator of Research, Teaching, and Learning Jennifer Whelan at .