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Wednesday, November 26th: Open 9 am - noon

Thursday, November 27th - Saturday, November 29th: Closed

Sunday, November 30th: Open at 3 pm, resume 24/7 schedule

Email: reference@goucher.edu
Library Service Desk Phone: (410) 337-6360
Library Reference Phone: (410) 337-6212
Library Administration: (410) 337-6362


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Library News

A Charmed Love: The Baltimore of Sara Haardt and H.L. Mencken, 1923-1935

Through the letters and correspondence of Sara and H.L. Mencken, the Charmed Love exhibit illuminates the relationship between these two writers and the Baltimore they loved.  The exhibit is on display from September 2014 through June 2015 in Special Collections & Archives.  For more information about the exhibit  see http://meyerhoff.goucher.edu/library/mencken/.

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Applestein-Sweren Book Collecting Prize

Want to win $150, $250, even $500 for a personal collection of books and related ephemera? The Goucher College Library is taking applications for its Applestein-Sweren Prize, a competition for book collectors. The application deadline is Monday, February 2, 2015. For more information and an application form visit the website.

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Adobe Digital Editions 4.0 Privacy Concerns

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."  http://www.pcworld.com/article/2838592/adobe-begins-encrypting-user-data-collected-from-digital-editions-app.html

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

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