Curry Library

Course Reserves

You can see a list of course reserves and check the availability status of each item by going to the library catalog Course Reserves page.

Featured Lists

You may request items to be added to a Featured List and link these lists out from Moodle to the catalog. Uses include easy access to course reserves, supplemental reading lists for courses and disciplines, and faculty recommended texts for students. Circulation and access statistics for these items are always available by contacting Library Staff.

Faculty DVD Collection

In ongoing efforts to improve service and access to the library’s collections, the Faculty DVD Collection that has historically been located in closed stacks will now be available to all library patrons and will be located in the Reserves Room on the second floor of the PLC. DVDs may be placed on course reserve for the semester, or may be checked out by library patrons for a period of three days. These materials are now available for browsing and checkout any time the PLC Info Desk is staffed. Faculty: For any questions regarding this change please contact any member of the library staff.

Faculty Purchase Requests

Library Services is now accepting requests and recommendations for library material purchases by faculty for the library collection. To request a title for purchase click on the Library Purchase/Acquisition Request Form under Forms on the library homepage. As a reminder, Library Services purchases supplemental and recommended texts but does not purchase textbooks or required texts for course curriculum. Those materials should be requested through the College Bookstore.

Jewell College Archives 

Researchers have been utilizing our collection of historic William Jewell College yearbooks and other memorabilia to fulfill a variety of information needs. Some students use our records to learn more about the activities of their parents or grandparents. Others look for photos and stories about those in our community and from William Jewell who have served in WWI. Alumni use our collection to get a glimpse of homecomings and student organizations of years past. Students, alumni, and community members are welcome to visit the archives during our new walk-in hours, from 2:30-4:30 on Tuesdays through Fridays. Email Abi Broadbent for questions or to schedule an appointment

Ebsco Discovery Service

There is now a search box for EDS on the library’s homepage. In addition to searching through Summon and the Curry Library Catalog, you can also find all the Library’s resources in EBSCO Discovery. One highlight to this service is the research starters that appear at the top of the results page. These give brief scholarly reference entries that the researcher can use to define their research. Another great feature of EDS is that you can search for a journal by name and then search for titles within that journal! This eliminates the need to search for book and journal titles separately. This service will be available for the duration of the 2016-17 academic year

Banned Book Display

A new themed book display is located on the 2nd floor Tower Room in the PLC every month. October’s theme is Banned or Challenged Books. In conjunction with the American Library Association ‘Banned Books Week,’ this is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. It highlights the value of access to information and brings together librarians, publishers, educators, and readers in shared support of the freedom to seek and express ideas, even when they are considered by some as unorthodox or unpopular. The books featured in the display have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in schools and libraries. For more info visit ala.org/bbooks.

Curry Halloween Display

Curry Library is highlighting print selections that are worthy of the chills and frights of Halloween. The display focuses on horror fiction, the occult, the history of witchcraft, and Gothic literature. Visit Curry Library on the Intermediate Level of Curry Hall to check out any of these titles. You may use our selfcheckout system at any time, but avoid the witching hour, or you’ll catch a glimpse of the Curry ghost!! Did you know? Jewell’s Archives has a copy of the the execution order of Elizabeth Howe from the Salem Witch Trials. Come check it out!

Jewell College Archives

Researchers have been utilizing our collection of historic William Jewell College yearbooks and other memorabilia to fulfill a variety of information needs. Some students use our records to learn more about the activities of their parents or grandparents. Others look for photos and stories about those in our community and from William Jewell who have served in WWI. Alumni use our collection to get a glimpse of homecomings and student organizations of years past. Students, alumni, and community members are welcome to visit the archives during our new walk-in hours, from 2:30-4:30 on Tuesdays through Fridays. Email Abi Broadbent for questions or to schedule an appointment.