Banned Books Week 2016: Diverse Content Banned More Often September 27, 2016

By Erica McKinley There are many reasons why books are banned from classrooms and libraries across the nation. The most common objections are to sexually explicit content, offensive language, and violence. While these objections may seem unremarkable, especially given the fact that most are raised by the parents of students or patrons, there’s actually aView Full Page…


The Hot Reads Red Cart will visit the dining area in the Donius Center on Thursday, Nov. 18th during lunch to help you prepare for Thanksgiving break. We’ll have the latest in Hot Reads, bring out some of our seasonal Hot Reads and have some of our most popular audio books. Come take a look!

Record Library Usage in October November 3, 2010

In October, there were 19,865 turns of the Library turnstyle as folks entered the Library. This beats our previous record, set only a month ago, of 18,230! We also had our busiest hour ever on Oct. 27th at noontime, when we had 116 folks in the Library (note: this count is pure Library patrons andView Full Page…

Two MACs Added to the Library Information Commons October 25, 2010

Two MAC computers have been added to the Library Information Commons. These are available for use in working with I-Movies and other special editing features of the MACs. The MACs are not connected with the new printing equipment so one cannot print using the MACs.

How Many Times Do People Pass Through the Library Turnstyles in a Month? October 5, 2010

During the month of September, 2010, the Library “Gate” count reached a record 18,230!

Smart Phone Access to Library Services Now Available August 19, 2010

Selected University Library services are now available for use through the Apple I-Phone and Android powered phones.    You can search many of our databases, find our hours and directions to the Library, read Library news, and make an appointment with a librarian. Use your mobile browser to go to Let us know if youView Full Page…


The Library is renovating the current Quiet Area in the southwest corner of the Second Floor of the Library to provide a more comfortable and usable area for study. We will be moving books, stacks and furniture starting this week. Once the furniture is moved, most likely on Feb. 18th or 19th, that area willView Full Page…

Happy Birthday, Hot Reads — Have Some Cake and Blog With Us! October 15, 2009

This week marks the one year anniversary of the Library’s Hot Reads program.    The Red Cart will be  travelling during lunch this week, appearing in the Donius Center  Atrium on Wed., Oct.  21, and in the Cafeteria on Thurs., Oct. 22.   Stop by these locations for some cake and celebration to mark the first anniversaryView Full Page…

Friday Afternoons in the Library — Technology Help Special Hours October 14, 2009

Staff from the University’s Academic Technology Department are now holding “office hours” in the Library on Friday afternoons from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.   Students, faculty, and staff can stop by the Library Reference Desk for assistance with software and hardware questions/problems, including D2L.  You’ve got people @ the Library!

Greg Mortenson Featured Sat., Oct. 10, in Maryville University Author Tent October 9, 2009

The Maryville University Author Tent will host an impressive line-up of writers and a panel discussion during The Big Read book festival, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Oct. 10, at Clayton High School, 1 Mark Twain Circle. Greg Mortenson, author of Three Cups of Tea: One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace … One SchoolView Full Page…