American Archives Month: Read a Historic Mac Weekly

Hey! Did you know you have access to all of The Mac Weekly issues the paper has released since it started? Visit the Mac Weekly Archives online. You can keyword search or sort by year or decade, and every page is a searchable PDF. A fantastic resource for a class project or to satisfy your curiosity about the college's history, for example: EEO, the construction of the Chapel in the 1960s, or times when students have occupied Weyerhaeuser.

Open Access Week- Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion

This year’s Open Access Week theme is a call for libraries, institutions, academic authors, publishers and online publishing platform providers to look at the spaces and systems that are structured for the sharing of knowledge. Learn initiatives that the library supports as a step toward more equitable and inclusive scholarship and publishing structures >>

Open Access Week 2020

It’s International Open Access Week, a global, community-driven week of action to open up access to research. Open Access is a publishing model that makes research and literature available freely online. Learn more about the benefits of Open Access>>

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.

Fall 2020 FAQ

The Library has put together answers to some frequently asked questions as we head into the start of a new academic year. This page will be updated continually as we respond to any changes.

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 >>

Pressreader: now available for the Macalester Community

Pressreader is now available for the Macalester Community. Simply create an account while connected to campus Wi-Fi to get anytime access via the web or mobile app. Get access to newspapers and magazines from over 100 countries in 60 languages --in print and audio. This includes translations into 16 languages. Register here for free:

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