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.

Spotlight on The Naxos Music Library

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The Naxos Music Library is the world´s largest online classical music library. Currently, it offers streaming access to more than 46,000 CDs with more than 653,000 tracks, standard and rare repertoire. It also includes classical, jazz, classic pop, rock and world music labels with more labels joining every month.

The Union University Library subscribes to this essential resource, so these songs are available for students and faculty. Simply go to and click on the “Databases, E-Books, & Media” link under the “Research” tab. From the Media tab, users can access the Naxos Music Library.

Congratulations To Our Graduates!


Congratulations to our graduating student workers, listed below:

JonMark Hetrick

Zakary Johnson

Nyree Smith


Thanks for all of your hard work, and good luck to you in all of your endeavors.

Congratulations to all of the 2016 graduates!

“Finals:” A Poem by Benjamin Pinkley

Library student worker Benjamin Pinkley crafted an ode to Finals Week. Enjoy the poem below and good luck on your finals!



Valiant! Valiant!

Further on!

Spare no time to slacking

Black Tartarus snatching

at our heels

Yet motivations lacking


Harder pressed and

harder still

Make pen and ink a sable

The tally marks of retraining tests

Turn sage’s brains



Write! Write!

Our papers fail

To grant dear


Red ink spilt like wounds

welling blood

Demand editorial action


Grant us mercy!

Give us A’s

The scholars’ sad petition

Knowing grades don’t make the man

But grad school needs



Valiant! Valiant!

Caffeine drugged

Alnighters just to cram

Hold fast to sweetness


After that last exam



Finals Week Survival Guide

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With finals week approaching, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Thankfully, the library is here for all of your studying and paper-writing needs. Here are a few tips on how to survive the infamous finals week:

1. Stake out your spot in the library. There are plenty of prime studying spots in The Logos; the key is finding the right one for your situation. For groups, reserving a study room ahead of time will be crucial. Maybe you need to get away from distractions; in that case, the Open Reading Room and the Open Printing area on the first floor are quiet areas. Whatever you may need, the library is fully equipped for your finals week survival.

2. Pet Buster. This is pretty obvious, but even just looking at Buster pictures will brighten your day. Think of the wonders cuddling him will do. Just be sure not to overwhelm him; he may be feeling the stress of finals week, too.

3. Remember to eat, and eat as healthily as you can. TIME magazine suggests eating foods that are digested slowly (whole grains, fresh vegetables, lean proteins) instead of just reaching for whatever is convenient. Be sure to eat a good breakfast as you start each morning, and drink water throughout your busy day to keep you hydrated.

4. Take a break. You can only absorb so much material at one time. Get up and walk around for a few minutes. Talk to a friend. Just be wary of getting away for too long.

5. Sleep. It can be tempting to pull an all-nighter, and sometimes you may have no other choice. However, if you can, at least take a nap. When your body is well taken care of, you will feel better and think more clearly for your finals.

Good luck to all of our students!


How To Reserve A Study Room

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With final exams quickly approaching, everyone needs a study room with a great view in the new library. But how do you reserve a study room?

The fastest and best way to reserve a study room should be before you come to the library. That way, you are guaranteed a spot ahead of time. However, you can also ask at the Circulation Desk for help reserving a room.

How to reserve a study room:

1. Go to

2. Then, click on “Book A Study Room” underneath the bold title  “Room Reservations” (on the right side of the screen). A new window for the study rooms will open (shown below).



3. Click on the time block(s) for the room you want to reserve and scroll down to click “Reserve times.” Once you have done so and confirmed your choice, you will be prompted to enter in your group information and email.

4. Submit your booking request. You will then receive an email to confirm. You must confirm your booking in order for the room to be reserved.

*If you’re reserving the media room (room 324), or the Recording Studio, you will need to check out a key from the Circulation Desk. Remember to bring your Student I.D. to the Circulation Desk in order to check out these special rooms.

*Study rooms can be reserved only by UU students or UU faculty/staff.


Featured Book: “The Revenant”


It is a rare feat for someone as busy as the U.S. ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, to find the time to write what would become a best-selling book. Yet that is exactly what Michael Punke did.

Inspired by the true story of frontiersman Hugh Glass, Punke penned a fictional tale of survival and revenge which would inspire the Oscar-nominated film of the same name. The Revenant follows Hugh Glass as he struggles to persevere through both a vicious bear attack and a monstrous betrayal by two members of his team. What unfolds is a stark examination of man vs. nature; Glass must drag himself across uncharted territory, all the while fighting off would-be attackers, dangerous animals, and his own massive wounds. If he lives through his physical ordeal, he will then have a moral dilemma to face: whether or not to deliver revenge to those who left him behind.

The Revenant is available for check-out at the library in the Recreational Reading section. More information can be found online here.



READ: New Posters for Germantown Campus

The Germantown campus library revealed new “READ” posters on April 13th. Librarian Shirley Harris and Library Assistant Erica Cole invited faculty, staff, and students to stop by the library and enjoy the new posters. Light refreshment was also served. Part of the initiative was to promote awareness and usage of the library’s website,, which provides immeasurable resources.

The Union Book Project


The Union Book Project houses books authored by Union faculty and staff. Located just behind the Research Desk on the first floor of The Logos, the project’s shelves showcase the talent and hard work of Union’s community. The library staff hopes that The Union Book Project will allow the authors to be recognized and honored.


All of the books are available for check-out. Ask a librarian at the Circulation Desk or at the Research Desk about how you can check-out an item from this special collection.

National Library Week


April 10th-16th is this year’s National Library Week. Come by our beautiful library in The Logos today and appreciate all of the hard work, generous donors, and heartfelt prayers that made this building possible.

As always, the library has plenty of books, online resources, study rooms, and entertainment to meet your needs. If you need a caffeine boost, stop by Modero before browsing the library’s collection. Research coaches are also available by appointment or by stopping by the Research Desk on the first floor.

Make the most of the library during National Library Week!