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June 15, 2016

Access library resources from off-campus

No matter where on earth your summer travels take you, remember that you can access library resources from off-campus using your Lafayette network ID and password.

Shakespeare by Leonard Baskin

May 23, 2016

Exhibit: Shakespeare 400

Skillman Library marks the quatercentenary year since Shakespeare's death in 1616 with an exhibit of artists' books and fine press limited editions from Special Collections.

Checking out books at the Skillman circulation desk

May 23, 2016

Due date of June 1?

Renew your books online using the Library Catalog

May 20, 2016

Poets and engineers create interactive sculpture in Skillman

With support from the library's Digital Humanities in the Classroom Grant, Professor Ferndandes' Advanced Poetry class and Professor Utter's Responsive Design class collaborated in a semester-long project to create an interactive sculpture, Jellyfish, currently on display.

Librarian Lijuan Xu

May 4, 2016

2016-17 honors thesis students: Set up an appointment with a librarian

We can buy books for the library related to your research projects and suggest research tools and methods.


April 29, 2016

Rebeka Ramangamihanta awarded Skillman Prize

Prize awarded at Honors Convocation each year to a senior library assistant who by exemplary performance, skill, and dedication has enhanced the Library’s educational role.

Portrait of Jane Austen by her sister Cassandra

April 27, 2016

Research British Women's Writing With The Orlando Project

Skillman Library has begun a subscription to Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present.

April 21, 2016

Digital Humanities Summer Scholars

Skillman Library congratulates the Digital Humanities Summer Scholars Class of 2016! Eight students will receive a stipend for a six-week intensive internship where they will develop and pursue their own digital research projects.

Portrait d'une négresse, Marie Guilhelmine-Benoist, 1800

April 18, 2016

Library Adds Major Resource for Study of the Caribbean

Over 1,200 books, pamphlets, and ephemera now available through Caribbean History and Culture, 1535-1920.

Albrecht Dürer's Adoration of the Magi, depicting the three Magi presenting their gifts to the Christ child held by the Virgin Mary

April 13, 2016

Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception Now Available Online

The encyclopedia is co‑edited by Helen H. P. Manson Professor of Bible Eric Ziolkowski and will eventually encompass 30 volumes.