Hewes Library is located in the center of Monmouth College's campus.
Hewes Library has over 300,000 books, periodicals, government documents and videos to fill your information needs. The library provide access to over 100 online databases, which includes full-text access to articles in over 10,000 periodicals, all accessible through the Hewes Library web site.
In addition to our lovely surroundings, the Library includes an electronic classroom suitable for computer instruction and presentations, and an Einstein Brothers Bagels coffee shop.
Throughout the building, ample study space is combined with wireless capability that allow you to use your own laptop within the library.
Built in 1970, Chester and Mabel Hewes provided the $1 million naming gift. Renovation in 2001 was supported by a bequest from the Keith B. Capron estate, which was applied toward a challenge grant received from the Carver Charitable Trust, a major gift from trustee Ann Mack Collier ’63, another major gift from the estate of Virginia Braselton Flynn ’29 and an additional grant from the Caterpillar Foundation.
Hewes Library has over a half million items catalogued, providing access to approximately 100 online databases, 350 current periodicals in print, and over 20,000 full-text periodicals online. Established in 1860, its federal depository is the oldest continuous depository in Illinois.
The main floor features a coffee shop (Einstein Bros. Bagels), the Office of Information Systems, a reading room, microforms room, open classroom and periodicals. On the lower level is a computer laboratory and the 48-seat Barnes Electronic Classroom, equipped with a comprehensive array of audiovisual equipment, including a 150-inch rear projection screen. An Archaeology Laboratory houses thousands of American Indian artifacts.
The upper level is devoted primarily to special collections, which include the college archives, the Special Collections Room, a gallery for the Shields Collection of Art and Antiquities, and the Len G. Everett Galleries, which hosts student and traveling art exhibits.
The librarians and staff at Hewes are here to help you with your research needs. You can contact us:
|J. Richard Sayre||Director
M.L.S.: University of Oklahoma, 1976; B.A.: Phillips University, 1975
|Lynn Daw||Technical Services Librarian / Archivist
MLIS.: University of Iowa, 1986; B.A.: University of Iowa, 1985
|Anne Giffey||Public Services Librarian
MLIS.: University of Wisconsin, 1998; B.S.: Edgewood College, 1995
|Bev McGuire||Access Services Manager
B.A.: Loras College, 1982.
|Mindy Damewood||Technical Processing Manager
M.A.: Western Illinois University, 1992; B.S.: Western Illinois University, 1987
|Marti Carwile||Acquisitions Manager||(309) 457-2191
|Chris Buban||Instructional Technology Coordinator
B.A.: Monmouth College, 1992
|Denise Dimmitt||Reference / Serials Librarian (PT)
M.L.I.S.: University of Illinois, 2013; B.A.: Knox College, 2010
|Trace Purlee||Evening / Weekend Supervisor (PT)||(309) 457-2190
|Peter Buban||Evening / Weekend Supervisor (PT)||(309) 457-2190
|Mary Phillips||Curator of College Art Collections
M.F.A.: Northern Illinois University, 1986; M.A.: Northern Illinois University, 1981; B.A. Siena Heights College, 1971
|Circulation Desk / general inquiries||(309) 457-2190|
|Reference Desk / research assistance||(309) 457-2301|
|Access Services||Bev McGuire||(309) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|AV Services||Chris Buban||(309) email@example.com|
|Director's Office||J. Richard Sayre||(309) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Library Instruction||Anne Giffey||(309) email@example.com|
|Acquisitions||Marti Carwile||(309) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|College Archives||Lynn Daw||(309) email@example.com|
|Len G. Everett Galleries||Mary Phillips||(309) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Web Services||Anne Giffey||(309) email@example.com|
|Information Systems Help Desk||Patte Shallenberger||(309) firstname.lastname@example.org|