Thursday, October 30, 2014

3rd Annual "Will Read for Food" Drive

This holiday season, the Marx Library is sponsoring the 3rd annual "Will Read for Food" drive benefiting the Bay Area Food Bank. Please bring your non-perishable food items to the Circulation Desk on the first floor of the Marx Library. The library will be collecting food donations from Monday, November 3 - Friday, December 5, 2014. 

Last year, the library collected 308 pounds of non-perishable food. Let's work together to improve our collection total and provide our community's less fortunate a wonderful holiday season.

In addition this year, if you bring a non-perishable food item to the Marx Library, you can enter to win 1 of 2 $20 Starbucks gift cards.

We would like to thank you for last year's collection and look forward to your generosity again this holiday season.

If you have any questions, please contact either Muriel Nero ( or Elizabeth Rugan Shepard (

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Historical Database Trial--Early American Newspapers and Early American Imprints from Readex

For the month of October, the Marx Library is offering students, staff, and faculty a trial of Readex's Early American Newspapers and Early American Imprints. 

Early American Newspapers, Series 1 1690-1876 "enables researchers to explore essential newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia. Series 1 offers 340,000 fully searchable issues from over 730 historical American titles. Focusing largely on the 18th and early 19th centuries, this online collection is based on Clarence S. Brigham’s “History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820” and other authoritative bibliographies. The core of the Readex digital collection consists of American Antiquarian Society (AAS) founder Isaiah Thomas’ own collection of colonial and early national period newspapers and is supplemented by issues added by Thomas’ successors at the AAS." 

Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans, 1639-1800 "has been hailed as the definitive resource for researching every aspect of 17th- and 18th-century America. This incomparable digital collection contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America over a 160-year period. Digitized from one of the most important collections ever produced on microform, Early American Imprints, Series I is based on Charles Evans’ renowned “American Bibliography” and Roger Bristol’s supplement. Including more than 36,000 printed works and 2.3 million pages, Series I also offers new imprints not available in microform editions."

Access these trials on the Marx Library's database page under Trials.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Marx Library Free Library

Introducing The Marx Library Free Library 

What: a service that provides free books that do not need to be checked out

Where: Through the double glass doors on the First Floor North by the comfy furniture

How do I know if a book is part of the Marx Free Library?
All books that are part of this program have a red jaguar paw sticker on them that reads "Marx Free Library."
Do I have to return a book I take from the Marx Free Library?

No, you don't. You can if you want to but you don't have to.

What if I want to return a book?

Put it on the shelf underneath the Returns & Donations sign.

Can I give you a book I don't want anymore?

Absolutely! Put it on the Marx Free Library Returns & Donations shelf.