Library News

  • February 23, 2015

    We apologize, but due to inclement weather and the college canceling classes after 4:30 pm, the Inter-dimensional Perspectives of the Wizard of Earthsea Panel will not be held tonight.

  • February 16, 2015

    Please join the Goucher College Library in congratulating the winners of the third annual Applestein-Sweren Book Collecting Prize! The student winners will be honored on Friday, March 6th at 4pm in the Batza Room.

  • 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

  • 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