Featured Play: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


Recently released play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now available for check-out here in the library.

According to the book jacket, the play is based on an original story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne; it is “the eighth Harry Potter story and the first to be officially presented on stage.” The story occurs nineteen years after the Battle of Hogwarts, an event recorded in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The original Harry Potter books, as well as the films, are also available in the library.

Research Desk Hours

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The Research Desk is located on the first floor of the library to the left of the I.T. Help desk. The library’s Research Coaches are available to help students with questions about finding proper references, using the library’s resources, and other research-related queries.

To schedule a personal appointment with a Research Coach, click on the “Research Coach” tab on the library’s website. Students can also walk up to the Research Desk for help during its regular hours.

How To Obtain An Alumni Library Card


If you belong to Union University’s alumni, you have the opportunity to obtain a free library guest card. The library guest card allows up to three books to be checked out at a time, with the ability of one renewal per book. This does not include media materials.

In order to get your card, simply visit the library staff member at the Circulation Desk on the library’s first floor. The staff member will update your patron information and issue your free guest card. All patrons must adhere to the general policies of the library.

Welcome To Our New Library Director, Melissa Moore!


Melissa Moore, who has served as the Public Services Librarian, a Professor of Library Services, and a Research Coach, will be the new Director of Library Services.

Congratulations to Melissa Moore! We will look forward to the coming academic year with her leadership.

Featured Music: The Beach Boys

Looking for a great soundtrack to highlight the last days of summer? The library owns a two-part collection of the Beach Boys’ famous singles. The band’s tight harmonies and beach party music created many memorable hits like “I Get Around,” “Wouldn’t It BeĀ  Nice,” and “God Only Knows.” 20 Good Vibrations, The Greatest Hits: Volume 1 and Volume 2 are available for check out; the two CDs are located in the CD collection on the second floor.


Recently acquired book Catch A Wave: The Rise, Fall & Redemption of the Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson by Peter Ames Carlin details even more about the history of the band, focusing on Brian Wilson in particular. Check out this biography in the music books (M) section on the library’s second floor.