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Library News

Spring Semester Hours Change

On Mondays and Wednesdays during Spring Semester, the library will be closed from 4:30pm to 5:10pm. Please plan ahead for using library services so you aren't disappointed!

Best Graphic Novels and Manga of 2018

Come check out our January display! We have all new graphic novels and manga that made the list as bestsellers in 2018!

Books For Your New Years Resolutions

We have a display throughout January that is meant to help you with your resolutions in the new year. Learn how to start a business, improve your figure drawing, nail job interviews, and more!

Free eBooks through Biblioboard!!

Did you know? You have access to a ton of FREE eBooks through a service called Biblioboard. No login required. Just go to, choose "RAILS" library, and start reading today!

Artist of the Month

April Greiman

April Greiman (1948) is a designer and calls herself a "trans-media artist". She is recognized as being one of the first artists to embrace computer technology as a design tool. Her work is a bridge between modernism and post modernism.

Books in the library available for checkout:

Spring Library Hours

Monday & Wednesday: 7:30 am-4:30 pm, 5:10 pm-7 pm

Tuesday & Thursday:  7:30 am - 7 pm

Staff Recommendations

Check out the staff recommendations!

Adbusters Magazine

Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine

ImagineFX Magazine

Irving Shapiro Library Blog

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Learn about library services, collections, and other interesting topics by reading our blog.

New posts every week!