Library News

  • 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

  • September 3, 2014

    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

  • August 28, 2014

    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.

  • August 15, 2014

    Welcome to Goucher College.  Make sure to check out the Library's webpage so you can become familiar with all of the resources the Library has to offer.  Remember librarians are here to help with any of your research needs.  Good luck!