Trip to the Morgan Library

On November 18, 2016, students of George Germek's first year seminar, The Story of the Book, along with students of the History Department and Honors School, enjoyed a special opportunity to tour the Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.  Roger Wieck, Department Head of Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts at the world-renown Morgan Library, graciously provided a private, ninety minute presentation on the Morgan's collection of medieval Books of Hours. Students also got the chance to tour other areas of the Morgan Library, and saw the original manuscript of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, a Gutenberg Bible, the works of Charlotte Bronte, and many important cultural artifacts.

     Dickens A Christmas Carole     manuscript

Check This Out....

This research guide offers resources available in the Monmouth University Library on Martin Luther King Jr (MLK). The guide was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's visit and speech on the Monmouth campus on October 6, 1966.
Photo: Library of Congress

Photo: Library of Congress

Sheryl Oring: I Wish to Say

Nikole Ghirardi imageFor the past 12 years social practice artist Sheryl Oring has served as America’s personal secretary, crisscrossing the country with a vintage typewriter and inviting thousands of Americans to sit at her pop-up desk and dictate a message to the next president of the United States. For More Information...


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Library Event

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In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the University Library is hosting the exhibit Memorias ― Geography of a Decade ― Chile 1973‒1983. The exhibition will be on display from September 15 — October 15 in Library room 101 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


On Wednesday, October 12, at 4:30 - 6 p.m in Monmouth University Library Seminar Room 102 there will be a presentation (in English) by Dr. John O’Neill, Librarian and Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts from The Hispanic Society of America NY, NY, featuring his exhibition of Cervantes’ editions, and a reception to mark this year’s 400 Anniversary of Cervantes’ death   For more information....

2016 MU Research Award Winners


Jennifer McCue and Alyssa Basile Named Recipients of the 2016 Library Research Awards

Information literacy and developing students’ critical thinking skills are a high priority at Monmouth University. In 2008, the Monmouth University Library established Library Research Awards to recognize students who demonstrate skill and creativity in the application of library and information resources to research papers completed in fulfillment of a course requirement. The $250 awards are sponsored by the Monmouth University Library.

Graduate student Jennifer McCue and undergraduate student Alyssa Basile have been selected to receive the 2016 awards. Both award winners made extensive use of library resources and services, demonstrated the ability to select, evaluate and synthesize the information collected, and showed personal learning and development of research skills.

Jennifer’s research paper, Unmet Expectations: The Irish at the Paris Peace Conference, was written for her Paris 1919 class taught by faculty member Dr. Maryanne Rhett.

Alyssa’s project titled Influence of Parental Relationships on Values in Intimate Relationships, was completed for his senior thesis in Research IV: Thesis I Psychology, under the direction of faculty member Dr. Gary Lewandowski.

The submission period for the 2017 MU Library Research Awards begins on May 1, 2016. Papers written for classes in the spring, summer and fall 2016 semesters are eligible for the awards. There will be two award categories: Undergraduate and Graduate. Application forms and additional information will be available on the Monmouth University Library’s website shortly.

New Library Hours

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MONDAY – THURSDAY:  8 a.m. – Midnight

FRIDAY:  8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (1 hour increase)

SATURDAY:  10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (1 hour shift)

SUNDAY:  11 a.m. – Midnight (1 hour increase)

Road Trip

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Students in Professor Germek's "The Story of the Book" class went on the road last week to visit the Morgan Library and Museum  in New York City.  While there, they were treated to a presentation on medieval manuscripts given by Roger Wieck—an authority on medieval Books of Hours and head of the medieval and renaissance manuscripts department at the Morgan. 

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Special Collections Catalog

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A newly expanded and revised 318-page special collections catalog is now available for your perusal. The catalog lists all things present in MU Library's Special Collections, including medieval manuscripts, rare books, and The Lewis Mumford Collection. 

If you would like a printed copy, please contact If you prefer the online version please click here:


Stress Buster

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Need a time out from all the stress?

Come play with puppies & dogs

Monday, December 5, 2016

3-5 p.m.

Monmouth University Library

Room 101

New Books & Media Lists

Wondering if that book you ordered or the DVD you need for class has come in yet?  Did you know the library provides featured lists of new acquisitions each month?