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The Purdue University Libraries’ Virginia Kelly Karnes Archives and Special Collections (ASC) Research Center will be closed to the public Monday-Friday, Aug. 7-11 for inventory work. The ASC will re-open at 10 a.m. Monday Aug. 14. For a comprehensive list of ASC and Purdue Libraries’ hours, please see www.lib.purdue.edu/hoursList.

Purdue University Libraries has been selected as the academic library system to host Project Information Literacy’s new Visiting Research Scholar program during the 2017-18 academic year. The Project Information Literacy (PIL) program will provide Purdue Libraries faculty researchers with access to a research consultant in the form of expert information literacy researcher Alison Head, the […]

“It is important to note the underlying search ranking algorithm is not changing, just the way those results are presented to the user.” — Dean Lingley, Chair, Libraries Search Oversight Committee This Friday, when searching for materials in and through Purdue University Libraries, you may notice a difference in the aesthetics of the search results’ […]

Courtesy of Megan Huckaby, Purdue University Marketing and Media A new exhibit from Purdue Libraries, Archives and Special Collections (ASC), explores Amelia Earhart’s last adventure through letters, telegrams, photographs, and logs sent during her famous 1937 world flight attempt. “Missing You” opened on June 29 to mark the 80-year anniversary of Earhart and navigator Fred […]

Purdue University’s newest building, the Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC), is on schedule to open to the public Monday, August 7. After the end of the spring 2017 semester, the facility will consolidate six of the nine science libraries to form the Library of Engineering and Science in one location […]

Six Library Facilities Closing After Spring ’17 Finals Week for Move to Wilmeth Active Learning Center   Purdue University’s newest building, the Thomas S. and Harvey D. Wilmeth Active Learning Center (WALC), is on schedule to open to the public Monday, August 7. The WALC Center houses 27 collaborative active learning classrooms. After the end […]

Purdue University Libraries will extend hours at four facilities to help students prepare for final exams. Starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 23, the Siegesmund Engineering Library will remain open 24 hours a day through 5 p.m. Saturday, May 6. The John W. Hicks Undergraduate Library will remain open 24 hours/day from 1 p.m. Sunday, […]

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $1.4M to date to support a unique approach to global grand challenges research, scholarly publishing and communication at Purdue.Purdue Scholarly Publishing, a division of Purdue Libraries, and the Purdue Policy Research Institute have announced the final proposals selected for funding under the grant “Breaking Through: Developing Multidisciplinary Solutions […]

As the first installment of the 2017 Library Seminar series, Purdue University Libraries will host Purdue alumna Dr. Christine Masters Thursday, Feb. 23, for her talk, “Feminist Data Structures and Data Literacy.” Masters, who earned her Ph.D. in English rhetoric and composition from Purdue, will present her lecture from noon-1 p.m. (Feb. 23) in the […]

Take the opportunity to explore the history, art, and science of maps and learn more about the people who created them and the individuals who use them at the Purdue University Libraries’ “Looking Down, Looking Out, and Looking Up: Maps and the Human Experience” exhibition through June 23. The exhibition is open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. […]