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About Hewes

Welcome to Hewes Library, Monmouth College

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. We provide access to over 100 online databases, which includes full-text access to articles in over 10,000 periodicals, all accessible through our 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. 

Several special collections reside on the Upper Level: the Rare Book Collection, the James C. Shields Collection of Ancient Art and Antiquities, and the Len G. Everett Galleries.

Built in 1970 and extensively renovated in 2003, Hewes Library has over a half million items catalogued. It provides access to approximately 100 online databases, approximately 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 Gallery, which hosts student and traveling art exhibits.

Hewes Library Staff

The librarians and staff at Hewes are here to help you with your research needs.  You can contact us:

Name Position Contact
J. Richard Sayre Director
M.L.S.: University of Oklahoma, 1976; B.A.: Phillips University, 1975
(309) 457-2192
Lynn Daw Technical Services Librarian / Archivist
MLIS.: University of Iowa, 1986; B.A.: University of Iowa, 1985
(309) 457-2187
Anne Giffey Public Services Librarian
MLIS.: University of Wisconsin, 1998; B.S.: Edgewood College, 1995
(309) 457-2303
Bev McGuire Access Services Manager
B.A.: Loras College, 1982.
(309) 457-2188
Mindy Damewood Technical Processing Manager
M.A.: Western Illinois University, 1992; B.S.: Western Illinois University, 1987
(309) 457-2334
Marti Carwile Acquisitions Manager (309) 457-2191
Chris Buban Instructional Technology Coordinator
B.A.: Monmouth College, 1992
(309) 457-2193
Denise Dimmitt Reference / Serials Librarian (PT)
M.L.I.S.: University of Illinois, 2013; B.A.: Knox College, 2010
(309) 457-2278
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
(309) 457-2225

Contact by Service

Department Supervisor Phone Email
Circulation Desk / general inquiries (309) 457-2190
Reference Desk / research assistance (309) 457-2301
Access Services Bev McGuire (309) 457-2188
AV Services / Info Systems Tech Chris Buban (309) 457-2193
Director's Office J. Richard Sayre (309) 457-2192
Library Instruction Anne Giffey (309) 457-2303
Acquisitions Marti Carwile (309) 457-2191
College Archives Lynn Daw (309) 457-2187
Len G. Everett Galleries Mary Phillips (309) 457-2225
Web Services Anne Giffey (309) 457-2303
Information Systems Help Desk Patte Shallenberger (309) 457-2106

Visiting Hewes Library

Plan your visit to Hewes Library with campus resources.  Learn more about the Monmouth College campus and departmental offices that can make your visit a success.

Mailing address: Hewes Library, Monmouth College, 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth Illinois 61462

Physical address: 770 E. Clinton Ave, Monmouth Illinois 61462

Hewes Library News

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