Interim Director/Information Literacy Coordinator
716-649-7900, ext. 363
Electronic Resources and Systems Librarian
716-649-7900, ext. 245
McGrath Library's Information Desk is located at the main entrance. Librarians are available to answer questions about the Library's services and resources.
The reference collection is located near the information desk on the first floor of McGrath Library. The collection includes important reference tools, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, indexes and abstracts, almanacs, atlases, bibliographies, and materials supporting Hilbert's academic programs. There are also several electronic reference sources available via links on the Library's web page.
The information desk is also the place to obtain interlibrary loan forms and current and back issues of periodicals.
For more information, please call Krisi Kopp, our Public Services and Library Instruction Coordinator at ext. 237.
Books may be borrowed from McGrath Library for three weeks, excluding reference books, which are for library use only. A valid student ID is required to check out books. Students may not check out more than five books per day or have more than 15 books out at the same time.
Books may be renewed in person or by telephone. A book may be renewed once if all overdue fines have been paid and unless another student has placed a hold on it. If the book you are looking for is not on the shelf, check at the information desk. If the book has been checked out, you may ask that it be held for you on its return. We will notify you when it's available.
Arts in the Library has become a McGrath Library tradition over the following five years. In the spirit of celebrating the inter-connectivity of Art & Literature, McGrath Library displays artwork from local artists every semester. During each semester, we host a reception that is open to the public where the artist(s) can describe their process and inspiration and field questions from our guests. A poetry reading is included, along with some light refreshments. Arts in the Library is now designated as a Hilbert Passport Event!
This semester's artist is Ann Stievater (www.annstievater.com). Stievater works in landscape and still life oil paints in Classical Realism. Numerous amounts of her work are on display throughout the fall semester on the first floor of McGrath Library.
We are also delighted to have Herb Kauderer and Anthony Hughes as readers for our poetry reading during the reception. Both Hughes and Kauderer are faculty members here at Hilbert College. Additionally, we are excited to feature some light music by Hilbert student Emily Pawelski and Christine Kuczkowski.
This semesters reception will take place on Tuesday October 25th at 4pm, on the first floor of McGrath Library! We hope you will join us!
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