Celebrate Your Right To Read!

The week of September 24th is Banned Books Week, where we celebrate our right to read. This year there has been a 17% increase in reported complaints and challenges about books in libraries. These attempts at censorship occur mostly in school and public libraries. While only 10% of the titles reported are normally removed from the institutions receiving the challenges, half of the most frequently challenged books this year were actually banned. The Banned Books Week Coalition (BBWC) is responding with “Our Right To Read,” a celebration of the diverse range of ideas found in books, and our First Amendment right as citizens to make our own intellectual choices.

For more information, please visit http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/

 

Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, September 25th to Sunday, October 1st :

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 24 Hours 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday Closes at 7:00 PM 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday Opens at 1:00 PM 1:00 PM to Midnight

The Information Commons desk opens at 8:00 AM and closes at midnight during 24 hour access. Only the main floor remains open after midnight.

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Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.

Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, September 18th to Sunday, September  24th:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 24 Hours 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday Closes at 7:00 PM 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday Opens at 1:00 PM 1:00 PM to Midnight

The Information Commons desk opens at 8:00 AM and closes at midnight during 24 hour access. Only the main floor remains open after midnight.

View complete library schedule

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.

PASCAL Delivers Requesting Resumes Tuesday, September 12.

PASCAL Delivers requesting will resume as of 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 12th. Some PASCAL Delivers schools are still closed and therefore their lending will still be turned off, so please keep this in mind if you’re having difficulty placing a PASCAL Delivers request. Items you requested last week may take longer than usual to arrive due to the courier service being suspended around the state on Monday.  If you are having any trouble, please contact Access Services Librarian Phillip Hays at haysp@winthrop.edu with any questions.

Palmetto naturalist, Rudy Mancke, speaking at Friends of Dacus event.

Join the Friends of Dacus Library on October 2nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Tuttle Dining Room for our annual dinner and brief business meeting event.  ManckeRudyOur speaker for the evening is well-known Palmetto naturalist, Rudy Mancke.  Mancke, known to many in South Carolina for his entertaining and unforgettable SCTV shows on the natural glories of all things in South Carolina, will regale us with his stories about the state’s flora, fauna and crawlin’, slitherin’ critters. Tickets are free to Friends members and $25 each to nonmembers.  Student tickets are $15 each – remember ticket prices include dinner! If you are not yet a member of the Friends of Dacus Library (and for heaven’s sake, why not?!), please consider joining today. For tickets or memberships, please direct all inquiries directly to Dean Herring at herringm@winthrop.edu or x2232.

Please join us for what promises to be a very splendid and illuminating evening.  Your support enables Dacus to stretch its dollars farther and better as we all work to enrich and improve student intellectual development.

 

Library Hours This Week

Dacus Library hours for the week of Monday, September 11th to Sunday, September 17th:

Building Hours Commons Desk Hours
Mon. – Thurs. 24 Hours 8:00 AM to Midnight
Friday Closes at 7:00 PM 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Saturday 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Sunday Opens at 1:00 PM 1:00 PM to Midnight

The Information Commons desk opens at 8:00 AM and closes at midnight during 24 hour access. Only the main floor remains open after midnight.

View complete library schedule

Don’t forget, you need a valid Winthrop ID card in order to access the library.