Archive: 2014

Super Searching is Easier Than Ever

The Search box at the top of the library home page has gone through dramatic changes over the last few years. What was once a handy search tool for library collections has been developed into a remarkably powerful search system that reaches out to find you information on all aspects of the library. Electronic resources, printed …

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Christmas in the Collections

The curators of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections have each chosen an item from their specialized area to highlight the variety of rare and unusual Christmas materials owned by BYU. Items you might expect such as a first edition of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and movie lobby cards from A Miracle on 34th …

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New Video: Be Nice to Our Books

Tori Pence, from BYU’s Divine Comedy, takes on the hard-hitting issues with our new Book Care video series: If you are like me and you can’t get enough videos on book care you should try this one.  

“Guns, Scrolls, and Swords” Samurai Exhibit on Level 3

  To learn more about Samurai culture and this exhibit, come to the opening lecture on November 6th at 3pm, Level 1 auditorium. Jack Stoneman, Paul Hyer, and Aaron Skabelund will introduce the exhibition, with a reception to follow in Special Collections. The display (housed by the East entrance on Level 3) will include two …

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NK News is Now Available Through the Library

  NK News is an independent, privately owned specialist site focused on North Korea. NK News has no affiliation to any political organization or country. The site aims to be a one-stop-shop on North Korea, bringing together news, opinion & analysis, research tools, data, and subject specialists in one convenient place. You can follow the …

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The Great War: A Centennial Remembrance

2014 marks the hundredth year since the outbreak of World War I. Special Collections curator Kristi Young and BYU professor Robert Freeman collaborated to put together a stunning exhibition commemorating the anniversary. The exhibit, located in Special Collections on the first floor of the library, features journals, weapons, uniforms, photographs, posters, and a stereoscope with …

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J. Kirk Richards & Chiloba Chirwa: Art in the Library

Provo art lovers, rejoice! Local artist J. Kirk Richards has teamed up with BYU student Chiloba Chirwa, depicting scenes from the life of Christ for an exhibition at the Harold B. Lee Library, “From My Brother’s Perspective”. The exhibit, on display by the level one auditorium through September, showcases evocative, earth-toned paintings by Richards, and …

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National Geographic Now Available Online Through The Library

A world of information is now easily accessible through the library thanks to the addition of the National Geographic Archive and the National Geographic Virtual Library. These collections include not only the magazines, but National Geographic’s books and images as well. You can find National Geographic materials by searching on the home page at, …

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Y-Read 2014: Summer Reading Returns With Short Stories

Y-Read, the library’s summer reading program, returns this year with a new twist. We suggest you try one of the library’s many e-book systems. We know that reading online differs from traditional books and we’ve found that selecting short stories is a good way to make the experience enjoyable. To kick things off we are …

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Film on Friday: The Grimm’s Tale

Watch the story of Pete and Maxine Grimm who served America in the Pacific during World War II. Friday, May 23 6:30 pm Library auditorium Admission is free Reception to follow See the video trailer at