Friday, April 15, 2016

24/5 Library Hours for Final Exams

Hunter Library Open 24/5 Last Two Weeks of Spring Semester

Western Carolina University students who need a quiet place to study for final exams will find Hunter Library open on a 24/5 schedule starting at noon on Sunday, April 24th. The library will be open continuously until 10pm, Friday, April 29th. Library hours for Saturday, April 30th will be 9am until 9pm. Hunter Library will re-open at 9am on Sunday, May 1st and remain open until 6pm on Friday, May 6th. 

Free coffee and other hot beverages will be available every night starting around midnight while the library is operating on the 24 hour schedule.

Students looking for a truly quiet place to concentrate and study should check out the Silent Corner of Hunter Library’s ground floor.

WCU Parking and Transportation Services will extend the Cat Tran shuttle service from Hunter Library beyond its regular 2:30am end time to 7:30am while the library is on its 24 hour schedule. 

Final exams will be Saturday, April 30th, through Friday, April 6th.

NCUR Summer Exhibit: Call for Submissions

Hunter Library would like to invite students who to participated in the 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research to be featured in our summer exhibit (June-August).  If you would like your work displayed, complete this form and drop off any poster or presentation materials at the Honors College office or Hunter Library’s Reference Desk by Friday, May 13th.

If you are graduating and/or would rather not part with your items, we would still love to showcase your work digitally, so please fill out the form and upload your poster/presentation files.  Exhibit participants will be allowed to reclaim any physical items at the end of August when the exhibit is dismantled.  

For more information, contact Elizabeth Marcus at 227-3398 or

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New Books and Films, April 2016

New Books
New Books at Hunter Library
New books are arriving daily! Check out our new books page. Browse through the carousel of leisure reading books or take a look at the lists of all new books, new films, and new audio.

Monday, April 11, 2016

HUB Library Volunteer Day: April 15

You are invited to participate in the next volunteer day at Jackson County School of Alternatives' HUB library on Friday, April 15, from 10am-Noon or 1-3pm.

We need volunteers to weed, sort, catalog, label, and shelve books – no experience needed.

A shuttle will be available behind the UC at 10am and 1pm and return to campus by Noon and 3pm.  Any participants are also welcome to drive themselves.

Please sign up here if you would like to attend and reserve a seat in the van, if needed.

You can read about the project in the WCU Reporter.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Edible Book Contest: April 14

Past Edible Book Contest Winners

Edible Book Contest
Thursday, April 14

10am- Entries Accepted
10am-2pm- Voting
2:30pm-Winners Announced & Entries Sampled

Prizes for winners include:
$25 WCU Bookstore gift card
Jackson County Farmers Market cooler bag and $10 in market coins
A book about food creations from City Lights Bookstore

Culinary creations inspired by books will be admired, judged and then eaten during the annual edible book contest to be held Thursday, April 14. WCU students, faculty and staff members and other visitors to the library on the day of the contest will cast ballots to choose the winners. Prizes will be awarded in several categories, including best visual, most edibly appealing, most creative and people’s choice.

Entries in the competition should be brought to the library before 10 a.m. on the day of the contest. Voting will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The entries will be sampled shortly after 2 p.m. and winners announced at 2:30 p.m.

In past years, the edible books contest has drawn entries ranging from pies and cakes to vegetables dishes and fruit salads. Last year’s winner, a pound cake with white and chocolate frosting and topped with melted caramels, looked just like a hiking boot. The entry by Shirley Finegan was inspired by The Appalachian Trail: Celebrating America’s Hiking Trail, a book by Brian B. King.
Any entry that is edible and relates to a book or book title is welcome in the competition. The dishes will be on display on the main floor while the competition is underway.

For more information, visit the Circulation Desk or call 227-7485.

Card Making Classes: April 11

National Library Week Celebration 2016

Card Making Classes
Monday, April 11
2-4pm & 4-6pm

Sign up at the Circulation Desk.

For more information, call 227-7485 or visit the Circulation Desk.

 All NLW events are free and open to the public.