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  • New! Alumni access to JSTOR

    June 13, 2014

    Exciting news from Alumni Relations! Carleton is rolling out JSTOR access to alumni. JSTOR is a digital library of more than 1,900 academic journals, 15,000 books, and 2 million primary source objects available to more than 10,000 institutions in more than 160 countries. Through this program, we will now be able to provide Carleton alumni with full access to the same set of archival journals collections available to current students and faculty.

    JSTOR for Alumni

    Log in using your Carleton alumni credentials (username and password). If you do not have or cannot remember your credentials, please start at the Alumni Username/Password Help Page.  If you need further help, please contact the Alumni Relations office at 1-800-729-2586 or There may be a slight delay between enabling your account and getting access to JSTOR, but it should be available the same day.  

  • Library Reference & Instruction Intern Posting - Deadline extended

    May 28, 2014

    Gould Library will be hiring 3 Reference & Instruction interns for the next academic year (2014-15).


    The Reference & Instruction department supports the teaching and learning goals of the college, with an emphasis on providing excellent library reference and research services to students, staff, and faculty.

    Reference & Instruction interns will get a chance to work with the librarians in providing these services, while learning about librarianship and information literacy, and providing a critical student perspective to our programs and services. The internship program will include training in information literacy and reference services through mentoring and shadowing and discussions. Interns will also get a chance to work on individual projects. The interns will also be introduced to other librarians and library professionals in the area.

    • Create, update, and maintain online / multimedia tutorials and Library Research Guides
    • Help with preparing for classes
    • Assist in assessment projects
    • Provide usability testing of library website and other online services
    • Develop shared materials for collaboration with St. Olaf
    • Help evaluate resources
    • Other projects as needed

    This position is paid, and set within a framework of goal-setting and evaluation. The R&I Interns, with other interns selected for this pilot project within the college, will find support in the Career Center.

    The application deadline is fast approaching: Monday, June 2nd. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and two references to the Tunnel (search for Carleton College as the employer) by midnight. For assistance with your application materials, please stop by the Career Center.

  • Bagel Break in the Libe

    March 13, 2014
    Need a break from studying? The Library will be serving bagels at 2:00 on Thursday, March 13th!
  • National Library Week (April 15th-19th)

    April 15, 2013

    Stop by to answer the question of the day, and come this Thursday for root beet floats.

  • Toff the Cat

    Carleton College Announces New Name for its Library

    April 1, 2013



    “Toff Memorial Library” will honor beloved campus cat

    NORTHFIELD, MN, April 1, 2013 – Carleton College announced today that it will change the name of its library, formerly “Laurence McKinley Gould Library” to “Toff Memorial Library,” effective immediately. The new name honors beloved campus cat, Toff (1997-2011).

    The announcement comes on April 1, 2013, as the campus celebrates what would have been Toff’s 16th birthday. According to a librarian at the newly named Toff library, the decision stemmed from a few factors. “Toff embodied the characteristics that we hope to inspire in all Carleton students: curiosity, playfulness, overcoming obstacles (like doors), and of course, a love of the library.”

    The Toff Memorial Library had previously been named the “Laurence McKinley Gould Library” after the well-loved Carleton professor, president, and Antarctic explorer. “While we admired Gould’s story and place in Carleton’s history,” continued the librarian, “we found that students associate Gould with cold weather and harsh conditions, and especially after this year's winter, we just want to forget that cold weather exists. Toff, on the other hand, brings to mind warm, soft, and fuzzy thoughts.”

    The Toff Memorial Library will be celebrating the its new name, as well as Toff’s birthday with cat-themed treats, served today in the Toff Library lobby.

    Learn more about Toff and his legacy at Carleton College in the 2007 documentary.

  • Bagel Break

    March 12, 2013

    The Library will be serving Bagels on Tuesday, March 12th.

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    February 26, 2013

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  • ContentDM will be unavailable Thursday, Nov. 29

    November 28, 2012

    Our ContentDM server will be down on Thursday, November 29 for maintenance.  This affects many of the Carleton Digital Collections and the Northfield Historical Collaborative collections that are provided through ContentDM.

  • Extended hours start Thursday

    November 14, 2012

    The library will be open extended hours for reading days and finals.

  • Visit the Swingline Cemetery for Halloween

    October 31, 2012

    Stop by the Swingline Cemetery in front of the library today (Halloween) to pay your respects to our dearly beloved staplers who gave their lives in service of binding your papers. 


  • Reference Room Closed August 6-20

    August 3, 2012

    The Reference Room of Gould Library will be closed from August 6 through 20 due to a maintenance project. Print reference books will be inaccessible during this time.

    The computers, scanners, printers, and copier in the Reference Room will also be inaccessible. The computer labs on the 3rd floor will remain open. A black-and-white photocopier is also available on the 3rd floor. Additional computer labs across campus are available. Color printing is available in the Center for Math and Computing (CMC) and color copying is available in Print Services.

    On-call reference service is available at the circulation desk on weekdays between the hours of 10 AM-12 PM and 1 PM-4 PM.

  • ILLiad will be unavailable through Friday, June 8

    June 4, 2012

    ILLiad, our online InterLibrary Loan software, will be down starting Wednesday, June 6, 2012, as we move to a new host.

    We hope that it will be back up by Friday, June 8.

    Our apologies for any inconvenience.

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