Now Open! Quiet Study Room for Students

quiet roomThe library is pleased to announce the opening of a silent study space. The room is equipped with individual study carrels and plenty of outlets to plug in and charge. The space is located in the basement of the library immediately in front of the stairs/to the left of the elevator.

Quiet Study Room Rules:

This room is reserved for quiet research and studies only.
Group study is not permitted within in the quiet room (groups wishing to work together can gather in the Fisher Room or book a station within the STICC Lab).
Cell phone use is not permitted in the quiet room.
All electronic devices must be silenced (phones, computers, tablets, etc.).
Food is not permitted; drinks are acceptable as long as they have a lid.
No moving of furniture.

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.

Intersession and fall semester hours at the Marygrove Library

The library’s summer hours end August 18, 2013:

Monday – Thursday: 9:30 am – 9 pm
Friday: 12 – 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm
Sunday: closed

During intersession, which runs from August 19 to September 1, the library will be closed except by appointment. Students may make an appointment to visit the Library during intersession for course-related work only.

The Library will be closed for the Labor Day holiday on Monday, September 2.

Our fall hours beginning September 3 will be:

[ 8/8/2013 – Corrected]

Monday-Thursday: 8 am* – 9 pm

Friday: 8 am* – 6 pm

Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm

Sunday: 1 pm  – 5 pm

* Some library services will not be available until 9:30 am.

ProQuest Goes Mobile

In a recent press release, ProQuest announced that you can now “access your ProQuest research databases on the mobile web, anytime, anywhere, from the device of your choice.” When you’re working on a tablet, start here: When you’re working on an iPhone, iPod touch, Android, or BlackBerry device, use ProQuest Mobile:

Here’s a video that shows how it works:

Questions? Call the Marygrove Library at 313.927.1346.

Kevin Smith on “the radical disaggregation of scholarship”

In a blog post published on April 29, 2013, Kevin Smith writes,

…The changing system of scholarly communications compels all librarians, and especially those who teach information literacy, to remain aware of what we might call the “socioeconomic” structure of information.  That is, the conditions — social, economic, legal and technological — under which different forms and types of information are created and disseminated.  We are witnessing, I believe, a radical disaggregation of scholarship, as new formats, new business models and diverse levels of accessibility become the norm for some disciplines and for many scholars.  Even in a humanities field like Early Christian Literature, which still preserves many of its traditional modes of communication, this splintering of once solid lines has its effect.  And for our students, whose entire information-seeking lives will be lived in an environment where technology, copyright and licenses control what they can find and what they can do with what they find, education on these matters is no longer optional.

Read the entire blog post here: