Monday, October 12, 2015

Who doesn't love marbled paper?

Artist Steve Pittelkow will talk about the history of marbled paper and offer a demonstration of the technique.   

Join us in Mudd 202 and the Letterpress Studio on Thursday, October 15th from 6p - 8p.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Bargains Galore at Oberlin Public Library Used Book Sale! Thru Sun. Oct. 11

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Disability awareness highlighted at campus libraries

In October, all campus libraries feature displays on themes of disability. The displays have been designed and curated by groups of students in the First Year Seminar titled Disability, taught by Prof. Hamilton.

The displays each highlight a different approach to understanding disability:

  • "Conception, Birth, Life: Intersection with Parents and Children" (Main Library)
  • "Disability in Music" (Conservatory Library)
  • "Disability in the Lives of Visual Artist" (Art Library)
  • "Learning Disabilities" (Science Library)

October is National Disability Awareness Month.

Monday, October 05, 2015

Check it out - we're Tumblr-ing now!

Follow us at oberlincollegelibraries to keep up with the people, spaces, and collections of the Oberlin College Libraries.

Rare opportunity to tour the Carnegie library and stacks

Carnegie Library Tour

Friday, October 9th, 5:15 p.m.
South Entrance of the Carnegie Building 

Did you know that from 1908 to the early 1970s Carnegie was Oberlin's main college library? Join us on a tour of the old library with special collections librarian Ed Vermue!
 Email Jesse Gamoran ( to reserve a spot on the tour.


Prof. Peter Swendsen speaks about his recent composition - Tuesday at 4:30p

Join the Friends of the Library for “Allusions to Seasons and Weather,” a talk by Peter Swendsen, Associate Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts.

Allusions to Seasons and Weather  is a suite of four works based on Swendsen's experiences with nature in Norway, where he spent a year as a Fulbright Fellow.
Tuesday, October 6, 4:30 p.m.
Moffett Auditorium, Mudd 050

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Study Break for First Year Students Monday 10/5 4-5:30 in Mudd!

Fall Study Break for First Year Students

Mon 10/5 4-5:30 in Mudd 113
  • Free cider and donuts! 
  • Make crafty things: design a button, design a postcard and send to a friend or a random OCMR
  • Talk with your librarian (who is my librarian?)
Sponsored by the First Year Library Advisor initiative

Monday, September 28, 2015

Banned Books Week 2015

Defending the freedom to read is EVERYONE'S job!

The American Library Association promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular, and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them. Check out the Banned Books Week display in Mudd Library, where you can get "caught" reading banned or challenged books!

Feel free to take a selfie in front of our display (or ask a friend to take a photo of you).  Share it on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc). Be sure to include #‎ocbannedbooks2015‬ in your post!

Friday, September 25, 2015

New Architectural Guide Featured

Architecture of Oberlin College, a new website that provides historical and current information on the College's structures and monuments from its founding in 1833 to the present day, was featured in Oberlin OnCampus on Sept. 25.  Referred to as the "ultimate guide to Oberlin’s architectural history," the electronic exhibit includes an alphabetical index of all buildings and monuments.  Each item includes details about the structure, the year it was built, the architects and contractors, a brief history, and location.