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Hey CMU, Join the Adobe Creative Jam Challenge!

Submit your "CMU Experience" (60 seconds or less in length) video for the Creative Jam Challenge through Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

CMU students, faculty, and staff participation is welcome! The Creative Jam Challenge will conclude with a viewing party and award ceremony scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Friday, October 21.

Missed the kick-off event? No problem, here are the details:

Carole Boston Weatherford, author, poet, and professor, will speak about her most recent history book for children, Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, winner of the 2022 Coretta Scott King Award

Clarke Historical Library Speaker Series - Fall 2022

Carole Boston Weatherford is the David and Eunice Sutherland Burgess speaker and an award-winning author who mines the past for family stories, fading traditions, and forgotten struggles. She conjures ancestral voices to reconstruct historical narratives that center Black resistance, resilience, remarkability, and remembrance. During her talk, she will share excerpts from Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre and other acclaimed titles.

7:00 p.m., Tues., Sept. 27
Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium

A reception will follow the presentation in the Clarke Historical Library.

©Zebra Mane, oil on canvas, 48” x 72” 2022, Taurus Burns

Join us for an Artist Talk featuring Taurus Burns 

7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 29
Sarah and Daniel Opperman Auditorium - Charles V Park Library

A reception will immediately follow in the Baber Room Gallery.

This exhibition will be on display in the Baber Room Gallery within Charles V. Park Library through October 6.

Book Recognition Event Logo

Annual CMU Book Recognition Event application open 

Faculty, staff and emeriti who author, co-author, edit, or translate a book published in 2022 are eligible for recognition at the Annual CMU Book Recognition Event. The submission form for the event is open and will close at midnight Jan. 31, 2023. All submissions will be reviewed after Feb. 1, 2023. 

You may submit your book for consideration anytime between now and midnight Jan. 31, 2023. 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate and Educate - Hispanic Heritage Month at CMU Libraries

Browse our curated selection of Hispanic Heritage materials.

Banned Book Week 2022

Celebrate Banned Book Week at CMU Libraries 

Sept. 18 - 24, 2022

This week celebrates the freedom to read by spotlighting books that have been targeted for removal or restriction in libraries and schools across the country and draws national attention to the harms of censorship.

Library Group Study Rooms

Book a Study Room at CMU Libraries

Reservations are required to use individual and group study rooms at CMU Libraries.

Rooms may be reserved from 1-3 hours per day, and reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance!

Textbooks in the Library - Pilot Program

Textbooks in the Library

Textbooks just got a little more convenient:

  • Select print textbooks are available for use in the library (3-hour checkout).
  • Direct access to ebook textbooks (when available) for access anywhere, anytime. 

Use Library Smart Search to find a textbook by:

  • Course Name
  • Instructor
  • Designator

Access to Newspapers through CMU Libraries

Access to Newspapers through CMU Libraries

CMU Students, faculty and staff have complimentary newspaper access to:

  • The New York Times
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • The Chronicle for Higher Education
  • Proquest Central (Hundreds of titles including the Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post)

Whether you are looking for today’s news or an article from decades ago, you have access to hundreds of newspapers for your personal or academic use.

Learn how to activate your free CMU access today!

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Sign up for LIB 197 - FALL I, II, and SPRING I sessions are now available!

Sign up for LIB 197: Introduction to Library and Information Research, a one-credit course where you will learn:

  • About using library resources
  • Defining your research topic
  • Evaluating and citing sources

Face-to-face & online asynchronous formats available!

CMU Graduates at the football field for graduation during the pandemic.

Help the Clarke Historical Library and Museum of Cultural and Natural History Preserve CMU’s Pandemic Experiences

To document and preserve the various experiences of the CMU community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Clarke Historical Library and the Museum of Cultural and Natural History encourage CMU members, students, faculty, and staff, on- and off-campus, to share their documented personal experiences during COVID-19 and contribute them to the Clarke and Museum. When future students, scholars, and researchers seek to understand what it was like at CMU during the pandemic, these materials will provide a first-person account.