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Banned Books Week 2015!

Welcome to Banned Books Week at the Library. From September 27-October 3, the Library is featuring an opportunity for the SMC community to hold, read, check out, and take a mug shot with a collection of banned or challenged books.

There are about 30 books to choose from but this is a tiny sliver of the total number of banned or challenged books in the US, and indeed, the world.  The purpose of highlighting this week is to make you reflect on why books and ideas are challenged, and hopefully to also inspire you to read a banned or challenged book!  

Where are the computers? or what the Library did during summer vacation

3rd floor computers and study rooms

Please pardon our dust!

The Library is undergoing renovations this summer that will ultimately mean more space for study for you in the Fall!  We apologize in advance for the noise and confusion.  Please let us know if you require ear plugs for the noise.  The work begins on June 28th, 2015.

The renovations include: 

NPR Interviews Psychology Prof. Mary True About Academic Side of Matthew Dellavedova

NPR LOGONPR reporter Tom Goldman interviewed Psychology Professor Mary True about the academic side of Cavaliers guard and Gael Matthew "Delly" Dellavedova '13.

Daily Journal Interviews Politics' Ron Ahnen About Supreme Court Death Penalty Ruling

Daily Journal logoThe Daily Journal, a news outlet covering legal and criminal justice matters in California, interviewed Politics Professor Ron Ahnen about a recent state supreme court ruling negating a death penalty sentence for a death row in

TIME Features SMC Commencement Address By MSNBC's Chris Matthews

TIME logoTIME's special section on college commencements features the undergraduate address given by MSNBC's Chris Matthews at Saint Mary's undergraduate ceremony.

New York Times, USA Today Focus on Former Gael Matthew Dellavedova

NY Times logoTwo prominent national stories, by the New York Times—on the front page of its sports section—and USA Today, address the scrappy play of Cleveland Cavaliers backup point guard and former Gael Matthew "Delly" Dellavedova.

Contra Costa Times Quotes Steve Woolpert on Eastbay Senate Race Outcome

The Contra Costa Times quoted Saint Mary's Politics Professor Steve Woolpert several times in an article about Tuesday's special election for the District 7, East Bay Senate race. Woolpert, who is also the dean of the School of Liberal Arts, commented on the heated contest between Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer and Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (D-Concord). Glazer won the race, garnering 54 percent of the votes. Read the story "Glazer defeats Bonilla in East Bay Senate race."