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Call for entries! Enter the Book Collecting Contest 2019 by 5:00pm, March 29, 2019

Open to full-time Puget Sound students, this contest aims to encourage them to read for enjoyment and to develop personal libraries throughout their lives, to appreciate the special qualities of printed or illustrated works, and to read, research and preserve the collected works for pleasure and scholarship.  READ MORE...

From the Archives & Special Collections: Happy Valentine’s Day!

It is Valentine’s Day and there is plenty of love to be found in the Archives & Special Collections. We love vintage Valentine’s Day cards and there are many fantastic examples in the scrapbook of Thelma Bestler. Bestler attended Puget Sound from 1920 to 1924 and her scrapbook contains an incredible amount of information about campus life during that time.  READ MORE...

The Power of Zines

Have you visited the Zine Collection at Collins Library? Often used as medium for personal expression or political resistance, zines are small format, low-budget, and self-published booklets that address topics and viewpoints that are not represented in mainstream media.  READ MORE...

Come explore the Makerspace!

Come explore the Makerspace.  The space is here to enrich one’s academic experience as well as provide a space to pursue personal interests.  All students, staff and faculty are welcome to use the space during the many open hours throughout the week.  The Makerspace provides access to paper crafts, sewing machines, 3D printers, a laser cutter (coming soon) and more. READ MORE...

Check out Blind Date with a book!

Can't decide what to read?  Take a chance on a blind date with a book!

In the Popular Reading Collection!

Exhibit: February 1 – May 12, 2019, Transforming Knowledge: Altered Encyclopedias, Collins Library exhibit space.

This exhibit features altered encyclopedias made by local artists. We are grateful to the participating artists who have transformed the discarded volumes into new and vibrant works of art that reflect new ideas. The exhibit also features photographs from local photographer Sharon Styer.  READ MORE...

Love Research? Want to Help your Peers? Apply for Collins Library positions by February 25!

Apply for one of three positions in Collins Library for the 2019-2020 academic year! Apply via Logger Jobs.
1.) Peer Research Specialist (one position)
2.) Peer Research Advisor (Two positions)

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Regina Glenn - Discover How Archival Treasures Can Connect and Teach! Feb. 20, 4-5pm, Archives Seminar Room, Collins Library

Join the Archives & Special Collections as we welcome noted alumni leader Regina Glenn ‘70 to campus. Glenn will be speaking about her experiences and the importance of collecting documents to preserve our past and build our future.  READ MORE...

Try the Collins Library search on your mobile device.

Go to primo.pugetsound.edu to look up the resource you are trying to find. There is also a computer dedicated to searching the catalog at the Circulation Desk on the First Floor of the Library.   READ MORE...

New Resources in the Public Domain 2019

For the first time in over 20 years, on January 1, 2019, published works will enter the US public domain. Works from 1923 will be free for all to use and build upon, without permission or fee. They include dramatic films such as The Ten Commandments, and comedies featuring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd, and more!  READ MORE...

Exhibit: March 12 – May 12, 2019, Sarah Bodman: Read to Me: A psychometric collaboration with objects, Collins Library

An experiment by the artist British artist Sarah Bodman in collaboration with a psychometric reader, to transmit the emotional content of selected narratives through a series of physical objects.

Read the Winchester School of Art Library Blog

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Collins Library Links: What's new in the Makerspace

There's plenty going on in the Makerspace! Read about our recent guest speakers, 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Wearables, Electronics, Paper Arts and Upcycling, New Equipment, Take Apart Events, and more! Ready, Set, Make!  READ MORE...

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