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Spring 2024 Student Research Colloquium Presenter Priscilla Perey Ratonel presents their research on COVID campus simulation

As part of the Spring 2024 Library Research Colloquium Series, Priscilla Perey Ratonel will be presenting her research on creating a COVID-19 transmission campus simulation.  Join us at the Bowman Library Classroom or online via Zoom on April 11th at 1pm to learn and ask questions about her work.
Bowman Library is proud to support and promote all our Menlo scholars!  If you are interested in presenting a research project, come talk to us at the Library or let us know online by email at
Event Details: 

Date: Thursday, April 11, 2024

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: Bowman Library Classroom or Online via Zoom

Join via Zoom URL:

profile-icon Randi Proescholdt
"The National Women’s History Month’s theme for 2024 celebrates 'Women Who Advocate for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.' The theme recognizes women throughout the country who understand that, for a positive future, we need to eliminate bias and discrimination entirely from our lives and institutions. During 2024, we recognize the example of women who are committed to embracing everyone and excluding no one in our common quest for freedom and opportunity. They know that people change with the help of families, teachers and friends, and that young people in particular need to learn the value of hearing from different voices with different points of view as they grow up."
Come by and check out the recommendation list from campus group WILD and the Library. We'll also have an interactive recommendations feature and a spotlight on women's sports and pay equity.  Check out our online Women's Month feature on our website as well!


Featured left: Original art by Nargess Hassani

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screenshot of the redesigned library homepageHave you noticed some changes on our library website?

The Bowman Library Team is excited to launch our website redesign! We’ve been working on making things easier to find with our new navigation menu and information architecture, refreshing the overall look and feel, and improving the user experience (UX), accessibility, and responsiveness of the site.

Highlights of the website redesign include:

  • the new navigation menu, reorganized to make content easier to find
  • expanded calendar functionality, with quick access to overviews of Upcoming Events and library hours on the homepage
  • a Spotlight section on the homepage to feature content that may be of interest to our library patrons

Although the website redesign has been launched, the work is far from over! We are continuing to improve upon the website and user experience for digital resources at the library and would love to hear from you.

Have thoughts on the website redesign? Is there a feature you would like to see on the website? Send feedback and suggestions through our Website Redesign Feedback form or email Amy Lee, our Systems Librarian, directly.

If you are experiencing issues with the website or e-resource access, use the Technical Support Form to report a problem or request technical support. Please remember to include your contact information if you’d like a librarian to follow up with you.

We hope you enjoy the new website! If you have any ideas for content you’d like to see or would like assistance with other library matters, please feel free to reach out to the library team anytime at

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Welcome back everyone to the new Spring session!  Bowman Library will be open the following hours until after Spring Break:

Monday - Wednesday 9am to 10pm

Thursday 9am to 9pm

Friday 9am to 5pm

Saturday CLOSED

Sunday 1pm to 10pm

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Did you know that many of your course textbooks are on reserve in the library?

Some professors have selected textbooks and other learning materials for Menlo College courses that are made available for your use as course reserves in the library.   You'll need your Menlo ID to check out these books at the service desk for a two-hour window. Search for your textbook in our course reserve catalog and learn more about course reserves.

Check out our FAQ to find out more and search to see if your classes have course reserves.

For our faculty:  Please consider putting a course reserve in the library for your class.  Here's a link to our faculty info page on course reserves.   If you have any questions, we will be happy to help.

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We have some new acquisitions and some outgoing eResources.  Feel free to come by the library and check out the new titles.

Spotlight on some new books In November and December (some are print and some ebooks):

As a reminder, due to the budget reductions last spring, access to the following resources will end as of 12/31/23:

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You have almost made it through Finals Week everyone!  Bowman Library will be open until 1am tonight (Wednesday) and 9pm tomorrow (Thursday) and 5pm Friday to help you get through those last Finals.  There is always hot coffee and tea at the Library, and a place to relax when you are done.

Once the Finals Week ends we will be open limited hours for the Winter Break.  Starting Monday Dec 18 we will be open 10am-2pm most Mondays and Tuesdays.  Check our website for specific days as there are a number of holidays on Mondays.


One last reminder for the break. If you have checked out a Chromebook please remember to come by and check it back in for the end of the semester!

We wish everyone a restful and happy Winter Break

- The Bowman Library Team

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POV: It's suddenly December and you realize you have 3 exams and 2 projects due in the next week and a half.

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πŸ“š Embrace the grind at STUDY SLAM! πŸ“‘
Get ready for finals with πŸ• free pizza πŸ• to fuel your study sesh!
Tuesday 12/5, 7-9pm in Bowman Library 
What is Study Slam?
Study Slam is a group-study session where students come together to complete coursework and prepare for quizzes/exams. Tutors are available to help with a variety of subjects, including WRITINGMATHFINANCE, and more.
Come by Study Slam to hang out, get work done, and ask for help if you need it.
Sponsored by Academic Support @ Menlo
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We hope to see you there!
Did you know...
Tutoring appointments are also available in the Academic Success Center and the Writing Center for many courses offered at Menlo College and for writing help across the curriculum.
For more information, or to make an appointment, see our webpages:
Course Tutoring @ the ASC:
Writing Center:
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Come by Bowman Library on Friday December 8th between 12:45pm and 1:45pm to meet and interact with some friendly dogs.  Pet Therapy is a great way to de-stress before Finals and its one of the Library's most popular events.  Come meet the wonderful Pet teams from the Peninsula Humane Society and cruise into your finals in a calmer frame of mind.   We will also be having Art Therapy and other relaxing activities at the library through the end of finals week, so come down any time to hang out.

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Getting ready for Finals?  Bowman Library will open new, longer hours from Monday Nov 27th through the end of Finals Week, Friday December 15th!

Monday, Tues and Wed: 9am to 1am, Thurs, 9am to 9pm , Friday 9am to 5pm, Saturday Noon to 5pm and Sun 1pm to 1am.

Come in, get warm, have some tea and coffee, and study!

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Poetry Slam at the Library

Randi Proescholdt

Embrace reflective poetry with us, where reflections of the past ignite visions for the future. Read a poem of your own, or listen and enjoy the poetry of others!

Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Bowman Library