Library News

  • January 12, 2015

    Applications are now being accepted for the Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence Program at Goucher College. This residency, to be taken during the 2015-2016 academic year, includes stipend and expenses and provides an opportunity to spend 5 days with the Goucher College Library's outstanding Burke Collection. The Scholar will offer a public lecture and meet with students and faculty. The deadline for applications is March 27, 2015. You can see the full announcement on Goucher's web page here.

  • December 6, 2014

    Author and historian Robert Beachy, Ph.D., will lecture on his new book, Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity, on Wednesday, December 10, at 5:30 p.m. in the Batza Room of the Ungar Athenaeum. This event is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required. For more information, contact Chelsea Shields, history instructor, at or Matthew Hale, associate professor and chair of the Department of History, at

  • December 2, 2014

    Students, faculty, and staff, the library has instituted QUIET HOURS for the remainder of the semester.  From Dec. 1st - Dec. 12th please be keep your conversations to a much lower volume, in those areas where low volume conversations are allowed.  The quiet areas are for extremely quiet study.  Please be considerate of those that need this time to study and move any loud conversations or activities outside the library. 

  • November 30, 2014

    How are you planning to celebrate the bicentennial of the publication of Emma in 2016? Goucher is committed to providing an open-access online edition of the American Emma. People everywhere will be able to view each page as it appears in the books and connect with Austen scholars in an online, interactive experience centered on Austen's Emma.  To support this effort and learn more about the campaign, please visit

  • October 14, 2014

    Update on October 28, 2014 - PCWorld blog poster, Jeremy Kirk reports that "Adobe Systems said October 23 it is now encrypting data it collects about certain ebooks after facing criticism earlier this month for not protecting the data."

    It has come to our attention that a software vulnerability exists within Adobe Digital Editions 4.0, the software that is recommended to download full text of many of the library's ebooks. The Library provides access to thousands of ebooks that can be read online, without using any additional software; however, due to digital rights management restrictions, if a user chooses to download a book to a device for offline reading, they must use Adobe Digital Editions. If you are concerned about your right to privacy, we recommend that you uninstall Adobe Digital Editions 4 from all of your devices immediately. You can still read ebook content online or install Adobe Digital Editions 3