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New library website!

New Website

One of the library’s summer projects was an expanded and redesigned website! Along with an updated look, new sections have been added including pages for Students, Faculty, the AV department, and Archives & Special Collections. We are still smoothing out kinks here and there, but your feedback is always appreciated. If you have any questions about the new website, please contact us! We hope it makes finding what you need a little easier.


Welcome back!

Welcome back! Hope you had a lovely winter break, despite the polar vortex. We have a food and drink policy change in the library:

Beverages with lids and small snacks are permitted in the library’s study areas. Still no food or drink at the computer work stations — but you can park your coffee on top of the picture files. Come find a cozy spot to study!

Food and drink policy

QR Codes in the Library

Creating Digital Art: Beautiful Traps QR Code Art Project by Yiying Lu.

For “Beautiful Traps” illustrator Yiying Lu uses watercolors to incorporate QR codes into illustrations of women wearing hats that feature exotic carnivorous plants. These QR codes are fully functional and can be scanned by a mobile device to link to Lu’s website.

QR – or quick response – codes are 2d barcodes used to display text, contact information, or link to a webpage. With a smartphone or tablet equipped with a QR reader app, you can scan QR codes to access and save information regarding an item, an event, or in this case, an artist. Look for QR codes in the Library next semester!


The Library would like congratulate all students on another successful semester and especially seniors on an excellent senior show. It has been a pleasure working with you this semester.

A few reminders:

  • Please note that all library materials are due Friday May 4th for students, and Friday, May 11th for faculty.
  • Alumna are granted library access, so we encourage all graduating seniors to take advantage of the collection.
  • The Library’s Summer Hours will go into effect starting Monday, May 14th:

Monday-Thursday: 8am – 8pm
Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 7:00pm

Have a wonderful summer break!

"Bathers on Boardwalk" by Angelo Pinto,  American, 1908-1994

Bathers on Boardwalk. Angelo Pinto. c. 1944. Image available from ARTstor
© The Barnes Foundation. See it at the Barnes Foundation this Summer! Opening weekend is May 26-28.

Material ConneXion Two Week Trial!

Access Material ConneXion’s Online Materials Database
For two weeks anyone on Moore’s network can access the database by following this link — no login is required:

Create a Personal Account
Students and faculty can also access the Materials Database remotely by creating a free Personal Account. A Personal Account offers certain benefits and advanced features. For instance, students and faculty can save materials they have researched by “tagging” them. Use this link to create a personal account. A valid Moore College email address must be used as a username:

From the Material Connexion website:
“Easy to use and encyclopedic in scope, our online Materials Database offers comprehensive information on each of the materials in our Materials Library [over 6,500 cutting-edge materials in eight categories].

Online users get unlimited access to images, detailed material descriptions, usage characteristics, and manufacturer and distributor contact information, all written and compiled by our knowledgeable staff of material specialists. The content provided is complete enough to satisfy an engineer or scientist who is expert in materials, yet user-friendly enough to benefit the architect and designer who is not.”

On-site at the Materials Library in New York

End-of-Semester Congratulations!

With the last crits taking place tomorrow, the library staff wants to congratulate everyone on another semester well done! We saw many inspiring projects over the previous months. The library has seen an increase in both book circulation and library use, and we’d like to thank the Moore community for making this possible.

The library’s winter break hours are as follows: closed beginning Dec. 18th at 5pm, and re-opening Jan. 4th at 9am. Our hours from Jan. 4th-16th are 9am-5pm.

Happy Holidays, and we look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Restoring Order

Alison, Sam and Chrissy, back to work at the Circulation Desk!We are happy to announce that the Library has been re-opened for regular hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Saturday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Sunday: CLOSED


Jade sorts through damaged journals last week during our recovery.

Alison, Chuck, Elisa and Sharon move library furniture back into place.


The slide room, A/V office, A/V eqipment room, archives and half the computer lab have been closed off for repairs.


At this time you will notice that we are still under construction, and probably will be as such for another two weeks. However, the Library Staff and Library Student Employees are here and happy to assist you with your library research needs! Computer access is limited, so you may need to get to know Moore’s computer labs when all our computers are in use. We do not yet have a new Xerox Machine, so you will need to read your course reserves in the Library, or scan the material and save to your thumb drive (we have one working scanning station right now). The Color Xerox Machine is working, but copies are still $1.00 each. A/V Equipment Chuck's temporary equipment accessible now at the far corner of the Library (in between the Oversized Books and Bound Journals), while Chuck’s office is still under construction. Please see Fran if you would like to utilize the slide collection.

Thanks again for your cooperation while we are recovering from this accident.

Artist Videos Available

Surveying the First DecadeNew to the Connelly Library video collection, is the Video Data Bank anthology Surveying the First Decade. This set is comprised of two volumes of eight DVDs and includes the work of Dan Graham, Lynda Benglis, Vito Acconci, William Wegman, Ilene Segalove, Paul McCarthy, Ant Farm, and Richard Serra (to name a few).

Also Available is the Video Data Bank anthology Point of View: An Anthology of the Moving Image. This set includes artist videos and interviews from Gary Hill, Pipilotti Rist, William Kentridge and more (11 DVDs).

Look for these videos in the Library catalog!

Printing from Library Computers

The Library now requires the use of print credits when printing from the library computers. These are the same print credits that are used in all college computer labs. Students and faculty will need to sign on using their username and password, when prompted.

Your username is your last name followed by a space, then your first name (all lowercase).

example: smith jane

Your password is your 9-digit student ID number.

example: 987123456

Using the Library copiers still require Copy Cards, that can be purchased for $1.00. Copy Cards do not have any money on them when you purchase them initially; money can be added to cards in increments of $1.00 or $5.00. Black and white copies are $0.05 each and color copies are $1.00 each.

Library Hours During Fall Break

The Library will be open for all normal hours during Fall Break.

Monday-Thursday 8am to 10pm

Friday 8am to 5pm

and Saturday 8:30am to 5pm (closed Sunday)

If you have library books due this week, please return or renew before you leave for Fall Break! You DO NOT need to come into the Library to renew your books. You can renew by calling the Library Circulation Desk (215-965-4054), by e-mailing Erin ( or Alison (, or you can renew online by going to the library website ( and clicking on the link to View Your Record (or click HERE).


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