Library News

American Archives Month 2016

October 20, 2016
Our annual Archives Open House will be held on Thursday October 27 from 11:00am - 1:00pm.

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Volunteer for the BenU Library's website usability study

October 17, 2016
The Benedictine University Library is conducting website usability testing. If you are selected to participate, you will receive a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card upon completion of the testing.

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Schedule an appointment with a research librarian

October 14, 2016
It's now easier than ever to schedule a virtual or in-person appointment with a research librarian.Schedule a research appointment Simply fill out an online Research Appointment Form and we'll get...

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Introducing Constellation, BenU’s new institutional repository

September 26, 2016
The Benedictine University Archives is pleased to announce the launch of Constellation at BenU, an institutional repository designed to bring together and provide open access to unique scholarly and creative...

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New! Collaboration Station in the Library 2nd Floor

September 12, 2016

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Introducing the New RefWorks

September 7, 2016
An important message for current RefWorks users.

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Library closed Sep 4 & 5 in observance of Labor Day

September 2, 2016

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Tiny Treasures Display

August 30, 2016
A new display showcases some of the oldest and smallest volumes from our Special Collections.

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New database! Literary Reference Center

July 27, 2016

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BenU Library joins Theological Library Cooperative of Arizona

July 12, 2016
The Benedictine University Library is now a member of the Theological Library Cooperative of Arizona.

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New! Complete access to Chronicle of Higher Education with your campus email address

June 27, 2016
The Benedictine University Library now offers domain access to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Library will be closed July 4

June 24, 2016
The Library will be closed Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

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Library summer hours begin May 14

May 13, 2016

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Extended Library hours on the Lisle campus during finals

May 2, 2016
All three levels of the Benedictine University Library on the Lisle campus will be open until midnight (12:00am CDT) from Sunday, May 8 through Thursday, May 12.

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Men's basketball display on second floor

April 20, 2016
The new display on the second floor of the library show materials from the university archives related to our men's basketball team.

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Library welcomes Mesa Campus Library Branch Director

April 18, 2016
We're pleased introduce our Mesa Campus Library Branch Director.

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National Library Week, April 10-16

April 11, 2016
April 10-16 is National Library Week, a time to highlight the changing role of libraries, librarians and library workers.

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Food For Fines April 11-15

April 8, 2016
During National Library Week, April 11-15, reduce your Benedictine University Library fines by donating canned goods and other non-perishable food items.

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Films On Demand now available in D2L

April 6, 2016
Films On Demand is an award-winning subscription streaming video platform available to the Benedictine University community through the University Library. Thanks to a new plugin, you can now embed Films...

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Library to close early Friday, April 8

April 5, 2016
The Benedictine University Library on the Lisle campus will close early at 2:00 p.m. (CDT) on Friday, April 8, 2016.

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Dramatic Reading of The Maltese Falcon

March 24, 2016
The Benedictine University Library teamed up with the Drama Club to put on a dramatic reading of a section of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett.

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Library hours during Spring Break and Easter holiday

March 11, 2016
The Benedictine University Library will be open reduced hours over Spring Break and the Easter holiday.

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Rare Book Display on Second Floor

February 11, 2016

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BenU librarians participate in #1Lib1Ref

January 18, 2016
This month marks the 15th anniversary of Wikipedia. To celebrate the occasion, the Benedictine University librarians recently took part in #1Lib1Ref (One Librarian, One Reference).

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