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September 01
Relax & Read books

Book cover: The Jesus CowDid you know we have a Relax & Read Collection?  For those times when you need a break, and want to read something just for fun.  The Relax & Read shelf is located on the first floor, across from the Eagle sculpture.  Relax & Read books circulate for two weeks, and can be renewed twice.

Here are a few of our more recent additions.

The Jesus Cow by Michael Perry
Perry’s first novel involves a calf bearing the image of Jesus and the humorous consequences to the farmer who owns it.

Book cover: A Week at the LakeA Week At The Lake by Wendy Wax
Three long-time friends who have drifted apart try to regain each other’s trust while they band together to seek the truth about a past betrayal.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot by David Shafer
A fast-paced thriller pitting the cartel that wants to privatize all information against an online underground group of idealistic rebels.

August 12
Introducing OneSearch

OneSearch logoThe library is pleased to introduce a new search tool. 

OneSearch is an integrated search service, which brings most of the library's subscription resources together under a single search box.  You can think of OneSearch as the library's version of Google. Just like Google however, OneSearch may give you a large number of results, and you will need to use your judgement to assess their value.

OneSearch searches most, but not all of our subscription resources.  If you do not find what you expect, contact the library through our Ask a Librarian service.  The Edgewood librarians can assist you with recommendations for your specific needs.

Can I still search individual databases?

You can continue to search individual databases like CINAHL, JSTOR, and the library catalog from our Research Guides, or the A-Z Resource list. 

How do I access OneSearch?

A convenient search box for OneSearch is available on the library home page.  In addition, a link to OneSearch is available on the top of every page of our website and in our A-Z Resource List.  OneSearch is also highlighted on many of our research guides.

August 05
New to the library

We've been busy this summer, adding some new things to the library, and on our website.  Below is a sneak peek.  Stay tuned for details on a new way to search our databases.


August 04
RefWorks & ProQuest maintenance

​RefWorks and all ProQuest databases will be unavailable from 9pm on Saturday, August 8, until 5am the next morning.

During this time "ProQuest will be upgrading its systems infrastructure to improve performance, security, and overall reliability of your products."

For more information, see the ProQuest maintenance alert, posted on their website.

Please us contact us using Ask a Librarian if you have any questions or concerns.

June 29
Closed for holiday weekend

​The library (and college) will close at 12:30pm on Thursday, July 2.  We will remain closed on:

  • Friday July 3
  • Saturday July 4
  • Sunday July 5

Library hours resume on Monday, July 6, when we open at 7:30am.

Happy Independence Day!

June 23
June Relax & Read books

Book cover, Some Dead GeniusSummer reading offerings are waiting for you on our Relax & Read shelves.

Some Dead Genius by Lenny Klienfeld
Two Chicago homicide detectives set out to find the people who are killing off famous artists in this comical mystery filled with wacky characters and odd events.

The Liar by Nora Roberts
A recent widow finds out that she didn’t really know the man to whom she had been married as she stumbles through one nasty discovery after another.

Book cover: We Are Pirates
We Are Pirates
by Daniel Handler

Lemony Snicket (Handler) offers an entertaining adult novel about an unlikely band of modern-day pirates that create bedlam in the San Francisco Bay.

June 08
Edgewood Review 2015 now online
We've just added the 2015 edition of the Edgewood Review to our digital collections.

The Edgewood Literary Journals Collection features the writings and artwork of Edgewood College Students from 1932 to the present.  Links to access this digital collection are below.

May 27
Library Catalog update: June 1, 8pm
On Monday June 1, beginning at 8pm, the library catalog will be down for maintenance.

This will also affect access to the library databases from off-campus or on the wireless network.

We anticipate the downtime will last no more than a couple hours. Please contact the library with any questions or concerns.

May 21
Closed Memorial Day weekend
The library will be closed Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25.  Library hours resume on Tuesday May 26, when we'll be open from 7:30am to 8pm.

See our complete schedule on the library hours page.

May 13
Library website maintenance, Monday May 18.

​The library website will be down for maintenance beginning the morning of Monday, May 18.  During this downtime, you will not be able to access any of the following:

  • Library website
  • Research Guides
  • Ask a Librarian website

We are anticipating this downtime will be no longer than a few hours, but could be as long as a day or so.  We are still offering library services during this time.  Please contact the library (608-663-3300) with any questions, or if we can assist you in any way.


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