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Collins Library By the Numbers 2015-2016

There’s plenty going on in Collins Library. Check out our numbers!  

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Find your Library Zones: Quiet vs. Group Study

Collins Library has designated study areas for all your needs. Orange Zone: Quiet study is requested. Check out the Learning and Study Commons.         Green Zone: Collaboration, discussion & group work encouraged. Too noisy? Check out the … Continue reading

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Come by and view the Longest Book in Tacoma Community Art Project!

Many people stopped by Collins Library and made a “page” for our longest book in Tacoma.  The book was started by students in Professor Sara Freeman’s Prelude session and over the past few weeks we added more pages.  It turned … Continue reading

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Abby Williams Hill collection featured in College & Research Libraries News magazine

Our library’s Abby Williams Hill digital collection was featured in the College & Research Libraries News magazine, November 2015, Vol. 76 No. 10. The article reads: This month’s cover features “Mount Booker Near Lake Chelan” (1903) by Abby Williams Hill. … Continue reading

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17 Brilliant Art History-Inspired Halloween Costumes

These are WAY more genius than painting on a unibrow and being Frida Kahlo. Take a look at these great ideas for Halloween costumes at BuzzFeed, by Jessica Misener.

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Banned Books Week is Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, 2015.

Collins Library celebrates free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Celebrate your right … Continue reading

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A Warm Welcome from Melanie Schaffer, Your Collins Library Peer Research Advisor!

To our new Loggers, welcome to Puget Sound! It’s only been a few days, but I hope you’re settling in nicely and finding a home here on campus. Right now your main focus might be getting to know new people … Continue reading

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Welcome Loggers! Enjoy the Collins Library Top Ten tips!

Need a break from homework? We’ve got hundreds of movies on DVD, and everything from mysteries to science fiction novels in our popular reading collection. We’ve got a ton of different places to study, whether you want to curl up … Continue reading

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Library of Congress Seeks Halloween Photos For American Folklife Center Collection

The American Folklife Center (AFC) at the Library of Congress is inviting Americans participating in holidays at the end of October and early November – Halloween, All Souls Day, All Saints Day, Dia de los Muertos – to photograph hayrides, … Continue reading

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From the Library Comments Box: More Natural Light!

The Collins Library values the thoughts and feedback of our patrons! What’s new in the Collins library comments box? Read on… Suggestion: Building needs more natural light. No more fluorescents. Response: We are lucky to have so many windows in … Continue reading

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