New Online Content – Database Trials

screenshot of the library's database A-Z page

We are pleased to announce that in addition to our regular subscription databases, the library now has access to several trial databases, including Theatre, Performance, and Design Collection, Music and Dance Online, Cold War Eastern Europe, and NewspaperARCHIVE. Access these trials, as well as our other databases from the A-Z page:

Be sure to check back in on this list, as we will be adding even more trials as they become available!

Please note that we will no longer have access to the trial databases once the trial periods end. Thank you to the database publishers for opening these trials in response to the widespread online learning environment!

If you have any questions about these or other resources, please send us an email at

March 18th Update – Library Access

As of this morning (3/18), here is the latest update regarding our services:

Dinand library will be open for pickup/drop off of materials, via the front entrance, M-F 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, only. This service is limited to faculty, and materials must be requested in advance.

MUSIC Library and the SCIENCE Library will close effective Thursday, March 19th, 2020 until further notice.

Numerous other services are still available through the end of the Spring 2020 semester. Please see our guide: for a complete description of services and contact information.

This information is subject to change at any time. If you have any questions, please send an email to

Library Services Update

If you visit Dinand during this time:

  • Please enter Dinand via the front entrance.
  • We have created a social distancing perimeter around the Circulation Desk. Please stand behind the perimeter so that we may keep 6 feet between each other.
  • Until further notice patrons may use the Main Reading Room and the West Wing (window side) for studying; practice social distancing (3-6 feet).

  • Additionally, please note:

  • Electronic (Document) Delivery of book chapters & articles is available to students through the end of Spring 2020 semester via ILLiad.
  • Fast ILL with Clark University has been suspended.

  • These policies and practices are subject to change at any time. If you have any questions, please email

    Library Hours Starting 3/16

    Library hours starting March 16, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Closed Saturday and Sunday.  Image of Dinand Library.

    Starting tomorrow, from 3/16 – 3/20, the campus libraries will be open to Holy Cross students, faculty and staff from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. We will be closed Saturday and Sunday.

    Beginning March 23rd, Dinand Library will be open to students, faculty and staff Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The Music Library will be open Monday – Tuesday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The Science Library will be open Monday – Tuesday, 8:30 am – 1pm, and Wednesday – Thursday 12 pm – 4:30 pm. These hours are subject to change at any time.

    You can access all of our online materials, including databases, ebooks, newspaper articles, primary sources, and more via our homepage:

    Library staff are working during this time. Please reach out to us with any questions. We will be happy to help you! For the fastest response, send an email to

    Dinand Hours 3/14, Closed 3/15

    Dinand Library will be open tomorrow (Saturday, March 14), from 8:30 am – 5 pm. It will be closed Sunday, March 15. More information about our hours and our online services will be forthcoming. If you have any questions, please send us an email at

    Database Trial: Theatre, Performance, and Design Collection

    screenshot of Theatre Performance Design Collection database

    The Library currently has trial access to a ProQuest / Alexander Street Press collection of theatre resources. The trial is currently live, and will end March 31, 2020.
    The Theatre, Performance and Design Collection includes:

    Audio Drama: The L.A. Theatre Works Collection
    The Broadway HD Collection
    The Royal Shakespeare Company Collection
    Performance Design Archive Collection
    Theatre in Context Collection
    Theatre in Video: Volumes I & II
    National Theatre Collection

    It combines the most important video content types used in theatre education (filmed stage performances, master classes, documentaries, and training material) with previously unpublished production designs, reference texts, and top-of-the-line teaching tools.

    If you are on-campus, you can access the trial via this link:

    If you are off-campus, please access Academic Video Online (AVON) and choose My Collections from the drop down menu on the top left-hand side of the screen to view the trial collections.

    If you have any feedback about this database, please comment here or send an email to

    “Authors on the Hill” Presents Prof. Jorge Santos 2/19

    flyer for Jorge Santos' Authors on the Hill Event 2/12

    Join Professor Jorge Santos on Wednesday, February 19, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., for a reading and discussion of his recent publication, “Graphic Memories of the Civil Rights Movement: Reframing History in Comics.”  

  • This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the Levis Browsing Room of Dinand Library. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, contact Outreach Librarian Laura Wilson at