From the Archives & Special Collections: Best Beard in Show

It is “No-Shave November,” an annual event which raises awareness and money to fight cancer. Here in the Archives & Special Collections we thought it would be an appropriate time to touch on a fun Puget Sound tradition from days past that involved shaving (or rather, not shaving!) and beards.  READ MORE...

An unreal journey of self-discovery

In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she feels little different from the artifacts that decorate the halls: carefully maintained, largely ignored, and utterly out of place. Then she finds a strange book.  READ MORE...

Collins Library Links - The Library as Publisher

Lever Press: Did you know that the Collins Library is one of the founding members of the Lever Press? The Press arises out of an initiative of the Oberlin Group to study how the libraries of liberal arts colleges could offer a new and compelling alternative to authors of scholarly works for a way of publishing their work.  READ MORE...

Music in the Library: HARPISTS, Friday, December 6, 3:00-3:15pm, West Reading Room, Collins Library

Take a study break and enjoy some harp music, performed by Augusta Grassl and Sienna Murphy.

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Peer Research Advising

Hello! Our names are Ilana Dutton and Kate Roscher and we are the peer research advisors in Collins Library this year. Ilana is double majoring in International Political Economy and Politics and Government, with a minor in Spanish. Kate is an International Political Economy major with Spanish and Global Development Studies minors. We are excited to meet you and to help out with any research questions you may have throughout the year!  READ MORE...

Hack Hack – Chop Chop - Yearbooks Online!

The Collins Library is pleased to announce that the University yearbooks are now available online and open freely to the public through the Historical Publications section of Sound Ideas, our institutional repository.  READ MORE...

Did you know that Collins Library has a collection of children’s books?

Hannah Turner is a new student at Puget Sound and we are delighted she is working in the Library. Recently Hannah had the chance to learn more about our children’s literature collection and below is a review of some of our most recently purchased books and an introduction to our new “book basket” that is now in the Pacific Northwest Room – or as some call it the Rocking Chair Room.  READ MORE...

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