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Students Welcomed on Eclipse Day

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Hunter Library hosted its 2nd annual welcome booth August 21-23, answering 425 questions from new and returning students, parents, faculty, and staff.  Visitors asked for directions to their classes, hours for the Mountain Heritage Center and Fine Art Museum, as well as how to check out a book.  Library employees assisted… Read more »

Patron Traffic Drives Earlier Saturday Hours

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Hunter Library Saturday hours are now 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., a slight change from previous hours of noon to 7 p.m. Mark Stoffan, Head of Technology, Access, and Special Collections, initiated the change because library patrons were frequently waiting outside the building at noon on Saturdays.  According to entrance gate… Read more »

New Scholars’ Studio on First Floor

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Media Sharing Station

The library’s new Scholars’ Studio is located between the circulation and reference desks near the first floor entrance.  The area includes new furniture and technology to allow for collaboration, creation, and research. The space includes PAW Print station, a media sharing table with large monitor, scanners, and microfilm readers–plus comfortable… Read more »

Ask a Librarian: Did WCU Freshmen Really Have to Wear Beanies?

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Yes! When WCU was WCC (Western Carolina College), freshmen were given beanies to wear. According to A Mountain Heritage: An Illustrated History of Western Carolina University, this ritual started in “1957 to strengthen school spirit, though freshmen must have wondered at the psychology behind the idea.” Evidence suggests that this… Read more »

New Friends of Hunter Library

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Hunter Library would like to thank the following individuals for your support: Corporate Level Contributor James Hunnicutt Associate Level Contributors Ken Wise Roger Wachob Timothy Martin Adam & Regina Tebrugge Hugh Alexander Member Level Contributors Mary Jo Cobb Becky Kornegay Danny Fisher Casey Brown Jason Brady Dean Campbell Ray Ashe… Read more »

Library Open 24/5 for Final Exams Beginning April 23

Students who need to work on a research paper or study for final exams will find Hunter Library open on a 24/5 schedule starting at noon on Sunday, April 23rd. The library will be open continuously until 10pm, Friday, April 28th. Library hours for Saturday, April 29th, will be 9am until… Read more »

Celebrate National Library Week

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Due to the April 12-14 holiday break, Hunter Library is celebrating National Library Week with a new activity every day April 17-21. Events planned include a library-wide egg hunt on Monday, a bookmark making station on Tuesday, a drop-in coloring session on Wednesday, our annual edible books contest on Thursday, and an opportunity… Read more »

Top Study Spaces in Hunter Library!

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Exams are right around the corner! Looking for a good place to study or to finish a project? Here are some of our favorite study spots at Hunter Library: The Booth. LOCATION: First floor to the left of main entrance. GREAT FOR: Group study, individual study; close proximity to research assistance,… Read more »