Events
  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

  • Steven Ehrlich and Frederick Fisher will present their firms’ collaboration as EHRLICH | FISHER on Otis College’s new Goldsmith Campus Academic Building and Residence Hall. The campus-wide expansion and renovation project includes a new academic building, 300-seat Forum (the venue for this lecture), café and dining commons, Student Life Center, and residence hall.

     

  • Opening Reception

    Sep 24| Special Event
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    New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum’s work has situated itself as a hybrid of painting, sculpture, and installation over a career spanning 30 plus years. Exploring the intricacies of color, Apfelbaum weaves her way, both literally and conceptually, through ideas of Minimalism, Pop aesthetics, and Color Field painting to blur the lines between two and three dimensional art making.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with Connie Butler, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

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Circulation Policies

Checkouts and Renewals - Overview

  Initial Check-out Undergraduate Student Graduate Student Faculty Staff
Books / CDs 3 weeks May be renewed once May be renewed twice May be renewed twice May be renewed once
Videos / DVDs / Blu-rays 1 week  May not be renewed  May be renewed once May be renewed once May not be renewed
iPad / tablets / e-Readers 1 week May not be renewed May not be renewed May be renewed once May not be renewed

Renewals will not be allowed if there is a Request for the item in the system.

Online renewals: Starting 3 days before materials are due, when a student’s library account is current and they have no library issued checkout or student accounts holds, materials may be renewed online or through the Library’s Online Public Access Catalog using the Otis Xnumber and Self-Service PIN. If a student has difficulty renewing items, they should contact the circulation desk for help.

Checkout Periods

Books, Videos/DVDs/Blu-rays, CDs, Reserves, and Anatomical models may be checked out during all open hours.* Electronic devices and Items in Special Collections or from the Annex are available only while senior library staff are present. The Visual Resources Center is open during weekday business hours only.
*Videos/DVDs/Blu-rays may not be checked out by students over the winter break.

Library Materials

  • Unless otherwise noted, all library materials that are available for checkout are considered to be in good condition for their circulation age, and in the case of electronic or visual media, in good working order.
  • Patrons are responsible for inspecting the materials before they leave the library. If any missing or damaged parts or pages are found, the patron must notify circulation staff, to make note of the condition in the system. Patrons are responsible for returning the materials in the condition they were issued.
  • Patrons will be responsible for all repair and/or replacement costs for materials that are damaged, lost, or stolen while checked-out to them. Repair costs will be estimated by the library’s cataloger. In lieu of paying replacement costs, patrons may elect to replace the lost or damaged materials and pay a $15.00 processing fee per item. Replacement materials must be the same ISBN and year (or make and model of equipment) as the lost or damaged item, unless otherwise designated by the library cataloger.
  • The library is not responsible for data left on any laptop, tablet, or other device. Patrons are responsible for backing up all data before returning electronic devices.

Policies for Patrons

Please refer to the accompanying policies for specific types of patrons:

 

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