Thursday, March 26, 2015 unlimited campus access

The library is pleased to provide unlimited access to the news magazine The Economist via online.  Point your browser to

Off-campus access to requires installation of Oberlin CIT's Virtual Private Network (VPN); information and instructions are available from the CIT

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Vanessa Davidson to Speak About Artist Edgardo Vigo April 1st

Vanessa Davidson, the Shawn and Joe Lampe Curator of Latin American Art at the Phoenix Art Museum, will explore the multifaceted career of the Argentinian artist Edgardo Antonio Vigo (1927-1997).  Vigo was a pioneer of the mail art movement, active during Argentina’s Dirty Wars (1980s – 1990s), when the country’s military junta “disappeared” suspected opponents, including Vigo’s son Palomo.

Join the Friends of the Library at this event on Wednesday, April 1 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm in the Moffett Auditorium (Mudd 050).

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

International Women's Day, and GSFS Scholarship!

Sunday was International Women's Day.  Come take a look at the March "Spotlight on the Collections" display  featuring books that further the conversation around gender and feminism, authored by our very own Oberlin faculty and alums!

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Azariah's closed due to boil alert

Due to a water main break early Sunday morning, there is a city-wide boil alert in effect, including the Oberlin College campus.  As a result, Azariah's Café is closed on Sunday, Mar. 8, and will likely remain so until the boil alert is lifted.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Exhibit and talk by Emerita Prof. Linda Grimm Monday, March 2

On Monday March 2 at 12p Emerita Professor Linda Grimm will give a talk "Princehorn's Sioux Photographs: an unknown collection from the early 20th century” about Oberlin's first official photographer, Arthur L. Princehorn, who served from 1917 to 1931.  Her talk coincides with the  opening of her exhibit: "Princehorn: Oberlin's Pioneer Photographer.  An Emblematic Record of the Sioux at Glen Island” which will be on display in the Academic Commons from March 2-22.

The talk, sponsored by the Oberlin College Archives, will be in Azariah’s Café in Mudd Center.

Fair is fair, right?

This is Fair Use Week.  Test your understanding of what constitutes fair use of images by reading these scenarios.

Learn more about this issue in the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts, a collaboration between the College Art Association and professors of communication and law from American University.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

People's Choice voting for Library Map Contest

Stop by in Mudd to see the first and second place winners of the Library Map Contest.  Then, now through March 6, vote for your favorite map (not the prize winners, please) for the People's Choice Award.  Maps are on display in the Academic Commons in Mudd.  Vote here:; one vote per person please!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Book talk by Renee Romano, Tuesday at 4:30p

Join the Friends of the Library for “Racial Reckoning: Prosecuting America’s Civil Rights Murders,” a talk by Renee C. Romano, Professor of History, on Tuesday, February 24, at 4:30 p.m. in Moffett Auditorium, Mudd Center.