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Book Cover: We Kept Our Towns Going  - The Gossard Girls of Michigan's Upper Penninsula by Phyllis Michael Wong

Clarke Speakers and Events  - Spring 2023

SPEAKER: Phyllis Michael Wong

Historian and educator Phyllis Michael Wong, author of We Kept Our Towns Going: The Gossard Girls of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (MSU Press, 2022), will share the moving stories of the women who worked in Upper Peninsula garment factories from the early twentieth century through the 1970s.

Online Event:
Tuesday, February 7th
7:00 pm via Webex (registration required)

Collage of influential African Americans in celebration of Black History Month.

Celebrate Black History Month at CMU Libraries 

CMU Libraries' curated selection of materials honors the contributions and sacrifices of African Americans who have helped shape this nation.

View books available through CMU Libraries.

Collage of different devices showing Adobe Express applications.

Adobe workshops available for CMU students, faculty and staff

Utilize Adobe programs to enhance your academic and personal projects with these in-person, and hands-on workshops for students and virtual professional development training for staff and faculty.

Family Study Room at Park Library, children's reading, and toy corner.

University Libraries blog:

Top five family-friendly services at CMU Libraries

Our goal is to provide a welcoming environment for all members of our community and hope that these spaces and services will support your learning, research, and work activities. 

Photograph of Bryan Whitledge

University Libraries blog:

Bryan Whitledge appointed Clarke Public Services Librarian

The Clarke Historical Library is pleased to announce that Bryan Whitledge is our new Public Services Librarian.

Family Study Room at Park Library, computer station and changing area

Register to use the Family Study Room

CMU Libraries is excited to offer a Family Study Room, allowing CMU students and employees who visit the library accompanied by their children to study in a comfortable and safe setting. Those interested in using this space can register and receive Central ID access to the Family Study Room.

Coach Fran Koenig talks to her basketball team, 1970s

From the Clarke Historical Library:

2022 is the 50th anniversary of Title IX

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)