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Library Book Sale

The Annual Book Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Stewart Library, will take place November 12 - 16, 2015.  All profits from the sale will go towards purchasing new resources for the library.  The book sale will open Thursday morning, November12th, at 8:00 a.m. There will be books from every genre, including children's books, and media.  Hardcover books will be $2.00 and paperback $1.00.  Book sale attendance is free and open to the public.  

International Games Day, November 14

Join Weber State University’s Stewart Library in celebrating the eighth annual

International Games Day on Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Weber State University’s Stewart Library will provide board and video games suitable for the entire family. Local board game convention SaltCon ( will make their large collection available for patrons to play. We will also be giving away prizes* donated by Steve Jackson Games, USAopoloy, Konami, Tasty Minstrel Games, and Mayday Games!

Children must be accompanied by an adult!

Play begins Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. Games must be completed by 8:30 p.m.


Andrew Stapley is the new Circulation Services Documents Processor. He will start on Wednesday October 28th. He has been working in the Circulation Department for the past couple of years as a student worker, and Circulation staff are excited to have him work with them now as a supervisor.  Welcome, Andrew!


KIC Bookedge Scanner

You may have seen the information about the Bookedge scanner on the library's home page.  According to that page:  it scans, it copies, it saves, it emails, it prints.

It actually does a lot more.   


1.  It's called a book edge scanner because the scanning glass is tilted.  This allows people to press the center of the book or bound journal against that edge to get a full copy of everything when it's really bound tightly in the center.  No more spines broken by people trying to get all of the text copied.

2.  There is also a document feeder that will scan single or double sided pages.  People copying notes love it.


1.  A copier is a scanner that prints.  You can print directly from the bookedge.

     a.  you can send it to the usual printer and use your Wildcard to pay.  This makes us the only place where you can use your Wildcard to print copies.

     b.  Those without Wildcards, including community users, can send the printing and then pick it up and pay at Circulation on the Lower Level.

Saving:  You can scan/copy and save it directly to a USB drive.

Email:  you can scan/copy and email it directly to yourself  (the old way = save to desk top, open email, attach to email sent to yourself.

Printing:  as above, you can send it to the university system and use your Wildcard or pay at Circulation.


  • Modifying images:  you can crop, rotate, adjust brightness, etc. before printing/emailing/saving

  • Text to speech:  You can scan an article or book chapter or other document and it will save the text as an MP3 file you can listen to.  The quality is surprisingly good.  It's not like an audio book, because it's very mechanical, but it is pretty accurate.

There are more features.  These are just the basics.  Stop by some time and we'll be happy to show it off.

Database News

Explore library databases for content in languages other than English.  At Find Databases by Subject, choose Foreign Language and explore the dozens of databases with content in many of the world’s languages.


Database of the Month

CQ Researcher provides award winning in-depth coverage of the most important issues of the day. Reports are written by experienced journalists, footnoted and professionally fact-checked. Full-length articles include an overview, historical background, chronology, pro/con feature, plus resources for additional research. Graphics, photos and short "sidebar" features round out the reports. Shorter "Hot Topics" articles provide a solid introduction to subjects most in demand by students.




Upper Level:  Cookbooks

Middle Level Systems Area:  World Holidays

Middle Level Reference Area:  World History



November 1

All Saints Day

Sistine Chapel ceiling painting completed, opened to the public, 1512

Lisbon, Portugal earthquake destroyed the city and killed up to 50,000 people, 1755

First hydrogen bomb tested, 1952

November 2

The Balfour Declaration written, 1917

Explorer Daniel Boone born, 1734

Howard Hughes’ Spruce Goose, largest aircraft ever built, took its only flight, 1947

November 4

Tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen discovered, 1922

Poet T.S. (Thomas Stearns) Eliot won the Nobel Prize for Literature, 1948

Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin assassinated, 1995

First Wagon Train reached California, 1841

November 5

Guy Fawkes Day (Great Britain)

Sinclair Lewis 1st American to win Nobel Prize in Literature, 1930

November 6

Bolshevik revolt in Russia, 1917

Composer John Philip Sousa born, 1854

Collapse of the Tacoma Narrows bridge, 1940

Completion of the Canadian transcontinental railway, 1885

Montanan Jeannette Rankin became the first U.S. congresswoman, 1916

November 7

Scientist and discoverer of radium, Marie Curie born, 1867

Novelist Albert Camus born, 1913

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell (Roberta Joan Anderson) born, 1943

Collapse of the Tacoma Narrows bridge, 1940

Completion of the Canadian transcontinental railway, 1885

November 8

X-rays discovered, 1895

Writer Bram Stoker born, 1847

Writer Margaret Mitchell born, 1900

November 9

Kristallnacht pogroms held, start of the Holocaust

East Germany opened the Berlin Wall, 1989

November 10

Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa hanged, 1995

Cargo ship SS Edmund Fitzgerald sank in Lake Superior, 1975, subject of a ballad by Gordon Lightfoot

November 11

Remembrance Day (Canada)

Veterans’ Day

Slave revolt leader Nat Turner hanged, 1831

November 12

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, women's rights leader, born, 1815

Planetary probe Voyager 1 neared Saturn, 1980

November 13

Poet Robert Louis Stevenson born, 1850

Ballinger-Pinchot land use scandal made public, 1909

November 14

Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick was published, 1851

Composer Aaron Copland born, 1900

November 15

Author Daniel Pinkwater born, 1941

Artist Georgia O’Keeffe born, 1887

Zebulon Pike climbed Pike’s Peak, 1806

November 16

Francisco Pisarro trapped the Inca Atahualpa, fall of the Inca Empire, 1532

William Becknell opened trade in Santa Fe, start of the Santa Fe Trail, 1821

November 17

Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean, 1805

Opening of the Suez Canal, 1869

Elizabeth I becomes Queen of England, start of the Elizabethan Age, 1558

November 18

Antarctica discovered, 1820

At noon this day, Canadian and American railroad companies began using 4 continental time zones, 1883

Mass suicide of People’s Temple members in Jonestown, Guyana, 1978

November 19

President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, 1863

Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi born, 1917

Brazilian soccer great Pele scored his 1,000th goal, 1969

November 20

War atrocities trials begin at Nuremberg, 1945

November 21

François-Marie Arouet (Voltaire) born, 1694

Mayflower Compact signed, 1620 (Gregorian calendar)

Singer Ella Fitzgerald won amateur competition at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, 1934

November 22

President John F. Kennedy (35th president) assassinated, 1963

Writer Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot) born, 1819

November 23

Writer Roald Dahl died, 1990

November 24

Publication of Origin of Species, 1859

Lee Harvey Oswald killed, 1963

Mohawk Chief Thayendanegea (Joseph Brant) died, 1807

November 25

The Mousetrap, longest running play ever, by Agatha Christie, opened in London, 1952

November 26

Cartoonist Charles Schultz born, 1922

November 27

Astronomer Anders Celsius born, 1701

November 28

Thanksgiving Day

Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz (John Stewart), comedian and satirist, born 1962

World circumnavigator Ferdinand Magellan reached the Pacific Ocean, 1521

November 29

Author Madeleine l’Engle born, 1918

Sand Creek Massacre of Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho people, 1864

November 30

Author Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) born, 1835


November Commemorative Weeks

International Education Week (3rd week in November)

November Monthly Commemoratives

Alzheimer's Awareness Month

National Novel Writing Month

Epilepsy Awareness Month

Native American Heritage Month

Prematurity Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

RSD/CRPS Awareness Month







Fall  Semester Hours

August 31, 2015 - December 18, 2015


Monday - Thursday

7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.



Fall Holiday Hours



Monday, September 7


Friday, October 23

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 25

7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 26


Friday, November 27

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.





       Fall Finals Week Hours

 Friday, December 11

 7:00 a.m. – midnight

 Saturday, December 12  

  10:00 a.m. – midnight

 Sunday, December 13

 1:00 p.m. – midnight

 Monday, December 14 

 7:00 a.m. – midnight

 Tuesday, December 15           

 7:00 a.m. – midnight

 Wednesday, December 16  

 7:00 a.m. – midnight

 Thursday, December 17

 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

 Friday, December 18 (Graduation)

  7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.



Winter Break Hours

December 19, 2014 – January 10,  2015


Monday – Friday

7:30a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday


 Thursday, December  25, 2015


 Friday, January 1, 2016






Weber State University Student Artwork, Ceramics Department

Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)

Five display cases filled with an array of ceramic objects are on view.  The objects were created by Weber State University students who were enrolled in one of the many upper level ceramics courses offered here.  They range from class assignments to proposal-based projects.   Many forming techniques that encompass coil and slab construction as well as others showing the use of a pottery wheel are exemplified here.  Accompanying these various forming techniques are numerous surfacing solutions.  They range from high temperature gas kiln reduction glaze firing to low fire electric kiln processes.  In our program, students learn to decorate and surface their objects through various processes and techniques that include slips, sigillatas, stains, and glazes.  With a breadth of skillsets and knowledge, each student begins to develop their own artistic voice, or identity.  This exhibit is a sampling of those individuals, and their talents.


2015 Design Arts Utah

Stewart Library, Lower and Middle Levels (Sept 25 - Dec 17, 2015)

This exhibition samples some of the best designs from the past 11 years of Design Arts Utah exhibitions. The Design Arts Program and these yearly exhibitions held in Salt Lake City feature the best of Utah designers selected by jurors from all over the United States. Design concepts and objects included in this exhibition vary from toys to modes of transportation to building design. This exhibition demonstrates the work and the importance of design to our everyday experience.


Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University:  Celebrating 125 Years

University Archives Lower Level (Ongoing)

The University Archives is pleased to announce the installation of a new exhibit, Weber Stake Academy to Weber State University:  Celebrating 125 Years. Weber Stake Academy opened its doors for the time on January 7, 1889.  There were two departments with approximately 100 students in attendance on the first day.  125 years later, Weber State University has over 26,000 students enrolled and over 250 different degree programs.

Special Collections and Univeristy Archives Images
Stewart Library, West Entrance (Ongoing)


Every month Special Collections and University Archives trade off providing new photo exhibits of 24 - 28 images for the Ben Lomond Hotel. These images are then brought up to the library and placed on display on the gray panels just inside the West Entrance. 


Photographs by Kevin Mikkelsen
Stewart Library, Middle Level (Ongoing)

Kevin Mikkelsen resides in North Ogden, Utah right at the base of the Wasatch Range. “Besides being a beautiful place to live, North Ogden is the perfect jumping off point in which to reach one of 7 National Parks, all within a 5 hour drive time. As time passes, and new things are seen, more miles are traveled, and more mountains climbed, that love progressively deepens and has become an inspiration in his photographic work. Capturing images through today’s digital and film technology has allowed Kevin to express that inspiration in the form of scenic landscapes and wildlife fine art prints.” We are pleased to have the opportunity to show 13 of Kevin’s beautiful images in the library, his complete works may be viewed by going to:





Updated November 4, 2015 . Please send questions or comments to Lonna Rivera, Information Services Manager.

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