Closing for Independence Day

Independence Day 2016 (SM)

Regular summer hours will resume July 5th.

Featured Book: “Sense And Sensibility: An Annotated Edition”


Jane Austen’s classic novel, Sense And Sensibility, gets an update in the new annotated edition. Edited by Patricia Meyers Spacks, the story comes to life with helpful notes and further reading suggestions. The annotated edition also features over 50 different illustrations, including oil paintings and frescos of the novel’s setting.


This special edition of Sense And Sensibility is ready for check-out; its information can be found on our website. The library also holds the 1995 film version of Sense And Sensibility.

WWII Display

A WWII display, courtesy of the Union University Archives, is located on the third floor of the library.

The special photographs, documents, and artifacts will be on display until later this month. Take the time to learn more about our nation’s history and our veterans by visiting the library.



Spotlight on the ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Database


ProQuest Dissertation & Theses Global (PQDT Global) simplifies searching for dissertations and theses via a single access point to explore an extensive, trusted collection of 3.8 million graduate works, with 1.7 million in full text. Designated as an official offsite repository for the U.S. Library of Congress, PQDT Global offers comprehensive historic and ongoing coverage for North American works and significant and growing international coverage from a multiyear program of expanding partnerships with international universities and national associations. We offer effective and efficient results on our curated content platform with expert metadata that reduces noise in search results. Direct access to full text and other ProQuest and ebook subscriptions advance the research process.

Featured Art: Matthew Lee’s Water Scenes in Oil


Artist Matthew Lee has several oil paintings on display on the library’s third floor. In the fall semester, an art reception for Matthew Lee will be held in conjunction with the Union University Art Department.

Lee was quoted about his exhibit, Water Scenes in Oil:

This exhibit of artwork features a collection of oil paintings I created mostly on location, or “en plein air,” beside all types of water bodies from seas to creeks. The intent of these paintings created on location is always to immerse myself in the subject, no pun intended! Well, actually, I have been in the water before or after painting it a few times- an exhilarating experience at waterfalls! I try to reflect deeply about what I am painting, with a listening eye in a sense, then I translate it back to you in paint. Another title for this exhibit might have easily been “Drinking Beauty,” for that is essentially what I am doing.

To purchase the artwork, contact Matthew Lee at (901) 326-4808.




Summer Hours

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The library’s regular summer hours started Tuesday, May 31st.

For special holiday hours and changes to the schedule, be sure to check the library calendar.