Library collections

What do we do with old books?

Other than love and appreciate them, that is! Librarians are often asked how to determine the value of a book or a book collection. The scenario is simple: baby boomers want to downsize, they have books left from their parents or their grandparents and they want the books to have a good home, or they […]

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HPU Libraries Lead: Celebrate National Library Week 2018

This year, April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. HPU Libraries join libraries nationwide in celebrating the many ways libraries lead their communities through transformative services, programs and expertise. Academic libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study—they’re also creative and engaging […]

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Books We Love: A Confederacy of Dunces

“When a true genius appears, you can know him by this sign: that all the dunces are in a confederacy against him.” – Jonathan Swift A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole Meet Ignatius J. Reilly, (think “Comic Book Guy” from the Simpsons) a 30-year-old, aspiring writer who lives in his mother’s basement in […]

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Cold War Spies: Licensed to Chill!

At the end of World War II the wartime alliance that had existed between America, Britain and Russia broke apart. The allies that had successfully defeated Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan, split into their two ideological camps, with the Russian communists in deadly competition with western capitalist nations. The term “cold war” came […]

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Get Fit with…the Library?

It’s a New Year! If exercising more is one of your resolutions, the HPU Libraries are here to assist you with your workout goals. We have a collection of exercise DVD’s located on the 1st floor of Smith Library. There are a variety of different kinds of workouts, from Pilates to Karate. There’s something for […]

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