Fisher Room


Library Fisher Room will not be available for group study this weekend (September 19th-21st). You will still be able to enter the library through the Fisher Room doors, but please walk through the space quietly.  Ask at the Circulation or Reference Desks for directions to alternative study areas. This is for this weekend only. We are sorry for the inconvenience and grateful for your cooperation and understanding.

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Fall 2014 Hours

Welcome new and returning students! Our Fall semester hours of operations will be:

Monday-Thursday: 8am* – 9am
Friday: 8am* – 6pm
Saturday: 8am – 4pm
Sunday: 1pm  – 5pmGREAT IDEAS START @ THE LIBRARY (1)

*Some library services, such as research help, will not be available until 9:30 am.

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Marygrove Library Book Discussion Group

Marygrove Library is hosting their multicultural first book discussion group. During the dates of September 2nd, 2014 through September 27th, 2014, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests are invited to review multicultural book titles and submit their first and second book choices. Each person who submits their choice, as well as their name and email address via the Survey Monkey link provided will be entered to win a copy of the chosen book. A short synopsis of each book will be provided to introduce participants to titles they may not be familiar with. Once the most popular title has been chosen, Marygrove Library will then invite the entire college community to read the chosen book independently. Multiple copies will be available for checkout at the Marygrove Library, as well as available through interlibrary loan. There will be an online book discussion group for those who wish to participate, as well as an informal book discussion group/gathering in which refreshments will be served. Those who attend the informal book discussion group/gathering will be entered into a drawing to win one of the multiple copies Marygrove Library purchased for the book discussion group.


Where can I submit my choices in survey?

Where can I checkout a copy of the chosen book: Marygrove Library

Where can I participate in the online book discussion group?

Where will the physical book discussion group be located? Daniel Fisher Room of Marygrove Library TBA


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Intersession hours: August 18 – August 31

The library will be closed for intersession from Monday, August 18, through Sunday, Sunday August 31 except for appointments.  If you need to use library resources Monday through Friday of these two weeks, please call to make an appointment at 313.927.1346. Enjoy the semester break!

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Now for Something Completely Different: Prize Winning Cookies!

This recipe comes from Jennifer Meacham, our Reference & Instructional Technology Librarian!  At a recent Marygrove employee event these cookies took home second place.

Triple Chocolate Cookie Bars

  •  1 box (18 – 19.5 oz.) fudge brownie mix
  • Vegetable oil, eggs, and water (amounts indicated for chosen brownie mix)
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped
  • 1 roll (16.5 oz.) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough

Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13×9-inch baking pan with non-stick spray. Prepare brownie mix as directed on the box, with oil, water, and eggs. Spread batter evenly in pan. Bake for 25 minutes.

While brownie layer bakes, place butter, milk, both sugars, and vanilla in a medium saucepan. Place over medium heat and boil, stirring constantly. Once it starts to boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Make sure sugars are completely dissolved, and remove from heat.

Once brownies have baked, remove from the oven and immediately pour the sugar mixture over the top, spreading evenly. Sprinkle Oreo pieces on top of the brownies. Cut the cookie dough into 24 (somewhat) equal pieces and place them on top of the Oreo cookies. (Try to space them evenly; they will spread and fill in the gaps during baking.)

Bake an additional 22-25 minutes until cookie topping begins to brown. Cool 2 hours before cutting into bars.

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Change in Summer Hours

Starting Monday, June 16, 2014, the Library will open one hour later on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

New schedule:

Monday – Thursday: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Friday: 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed


If, before 10:00 am, you just need a computer/printer, go to the Student Center Computer Lab.

If, before 10:00 am, you need help from a reference librarian, check out the options listed on the “Ask a Librarian” webpage –

If, for example, a class needs physical access to the Library before 10:00 am, just let us know in advance – 313 927 1346 is the Reference Desk number – and we will accommodate you.

If you have any questions, please contact any member of the Library Management Team – Linnea Dudley, Laura Manley, Crystal Agnew and Linda Brawner.

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Memorial Day Weekend Hours

The hours over Memorial Day Weekend will be:

Friday: 12:00pm to 6:00pm

Saturday: 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday: CLOSED

Monday: CLOSED

The library will reopen at 9:00am on Tuesday the 27th.

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