The DRC is Here

The Digital Resource Center (DRC) has moved from the Humanities building to the lower level of the Library. Stop by, and say hello!

Congratulations and thank you!

On May 27th, 2021 Macalester College recognizes Mary Lou Steiner and Laura Secord for their years of service. Their colleagues and friends wish them the best in their retirement. May it be sweet!

Module 5 Hours

Module 5 starts Wednesday, May 19th and the library will be open for you. Note that our hours are the same as Module 4, however, we will be closing at 8 PM instead of 10 PM. Check out the calendar for the most up-to-date daily hours.

Counterbalance: Mac's Other History

Counterbalance is a new student-created website from the Archives that seeks to tell "Macalester's Other History" through archival records, student projects, and more. Counterbalance houses citable sources about past and present social issues on campus with the goal of facilitating and empowering discussions of Mac's history by, for, and about those left out of institutional narratives. Come take a look, leave us feedback, or consider sharing your own materials!

Mac Archives Wants Your Materials

ou matter, and your voices matter! How will future students (as well as admin, staff, and faculty) know what you have struggled with and accomplished this year (or the last four)? The Macalester College Archives (yes we have one) strives to do exactly that, by preserving documents and making them accessible to future students. Do you have email threads, social media posts, pictures, google docs? Send/share to or contact Ellen to find out more. Materials can always be restricted from being accessed for a number of years.

Senior Week Hours

The Library will be open from 9 AM - 4:30 PM during Senior Week, and will be closed on the weekend. Module 5 hours begin Wednesday May 19th. Regular hours during Module 5 will be from 8 AM - 8 PM Monday - Thursday, 8 AM - 5 PM on Friday, Closed on Saturday, and open 12 PM - 8 PM on Sunday.

Congratulations Library Seniors!

Every year, the graduating seniors who are working in the library are invited to pick a favorite book for inclusion in our collection and share thoughts about what it was like to work in the library. Check out this year's recommendations and join us in saying congratulations and thank you to our wonderful class of 2021!

Date-A-Base Season Two!

This season's final contestant is an editor from British Columbia, PressReader. With full and instant access to 1,000s of newspapers and magazines from around the world, PressReader has a lot to offer. Get local and international publications in many languages instantly on your device. PressReader will even read to you! Is PressReader your perfect match?


#OwnVoices is a Twitter hashtag initiated by Corinne Duyvis, in order to highlight books about diverse/marginalized characters that are written by authors that share the same marginalized identity.This collection features some of the recent e-books and physical books that we have received at the Macalester library that we have tagged with #OwnVoices. Check it out >>

Databasee Highlight: Black Thought and Culture

The Macalester Library gets you access to hundreds of unique databases for you to explore. This week we are highlighting Black Thought and Culture, which includes 250 years of non-fiction writings by major American black leaders. The ideas, letters, speeches, prefatory essays, political leaflets, interviews, periodicals, and trial transcripts of over 1,000 authors present an evolving and complex view of what it is to be black in America.

Database Highlight: Independent Voices

The Macalester Library gets you access to hundreds of unique databases for you to explore. This week we are highlighting Independent Voices, an open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals. These original periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists and also includes examples of extreme right-wing press at the time. Dive into history with this unique collection.

The Service Desk is opened virtually!

Whether you are on campus or off campus, the Virtual Service Desk is convenient and here for you. If your research questions have you stuck, come to the Virtual Service Desk first!

Browse the library shelves wherever you are!

Do you miss heading to the library to find just the right book for your needs? Good news — you can browse our shelves virtually! When you find an item in WorldCat Discovery that has a call number/is a physical library item, look for the “Browse the Shelf” button to see similar items in our collection. Watch our Browse WorldCat video for a quick tutorial, or learn more on our Connect to Library Resources page.

Browse new ebooks

Want to stumble across some new reading material from anywhere on earth? Browse through our list of new ebooks and find something unexpected today.

DeWitt Wallace Library’s Commitment

We, the staff of the DeWitt Wallace Library, pledge to continue our daily work to combat racism and to create just and peaceful environments that enable deep collaboration, learning, and creation of new knowledge. Read the full statment and get links to resources >>

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