Get Your Game On @the Library
Last year’s Board Gaming at the Library nights were so successful that we are doing 2 each semester and adding a video game night as well. We’ll be providing snacks and a selection of games. Attendees are welcome to bring their own to share also! Board gaming nights will be held at the beautiful tables […]
Ghost Stories at the Drew Library Oct 31, 2017
October 31, 2016, 3pm AND 8pm Drew University Library Back by popular demand! University Archivist Matthew Beland leads a panel discussion on the history of ghosts at Drew and the buildings they reputedly haunt, including female apparitions in Hoyt-Bowne and Mead Hall and “Reggie”, the ghost haunting the Kirby Shakespeare Theater.  Come to learn about […]
Conversations on Collecting: Collecting Drew
Collecting Drew: Daniel and the University Lobby, United Methodist Archives and History Center Date TBD (September) In honor of Drew University’s 150th anniversary, two collectors will come together to discuss collecting Drew. University Archivist Matthew Beland has been tasked with collecting, preserving, and showcasing Drew University’s past. His work in University Archives puts him in […]
Library Exhibit: 150 Years in the Forest, Aug 21-Dec 31, 2017
Exhibit 150 Years in the Forest: Drew University 1867-2017 Curated by Matthew Beland Location: United Methodist Archives & History Center and Main Library August 21-December 31, 2017 An exhibit highlighting the 150-year history of Drew University. The material in this exhibit will show how Drew began in 1867 and developed into the institution of today. […]
Out of the Vault, Fall 2017
The Out of the Vault series is sponsored by the Department of Special Collections and University Archives of the Drew University Library. Each interactive session introduces participants to a particular collection or set of materials while providing opportunities for engagement with the materials. The sessions take place in the Wilson Reading Room of the United Methodist Archives and […]
Library Graffiti: What’s Drew Got for You?
You’ve got your Drew account, what cool things can it get you off campus? Drew ScholarSearch Not sure where to start? Here’s a first-pass search to our journal articles, books, magazines and other holdings. Use this link to search from off campus: New York Times online account Tired of reaching your monthly NYT online […]
War Camels
by Richard Mikulski, Government Documents and Reference Librarian As Americans headed west throughout the 19th century, the United States military faced a logistical issue that was previously unimagined: how to move troops alongside civilians as they crossed into rugged desert terrain. In 1855, the War Department embraced this daunting challenge and a unique solution: camels. […]
Visions, the Library Newsletter, Spring 2017
Brian Shetler Takes Over at Special Collections / Shelf Life: Bruce Lancaster’s bookshelves offer a window into his—and Drew’s—history / Corner Commentary: Turning the Pages on Technology / The Vivian A. Bull Academic Commons—Two Years Out / Opening Bell: Three college libraries meet for first social event / Student Snapshots / War Camels / Library News, Events and Exhibits
Kanopy streaming video collection — full access
The Library is happy to announce that we now have full permanent access to the Kanopy video streaming collection! Kanopy is a video streaming solution for colleges offering a “Netflix-like” user experience and a broad selection of over 30,000 documentaries, feature films, foreign language films and training videos from thousands of producers. You can explore their […]
Library Resolution on Service Policies, 12/9/2016
A resolution passed by the faculty of the Drew University Library: The Library Faculty supports the principles laid out in ALA’s Library Bill of Rights ( and Intellectual Freedom Principles for Academic Libraries ( We reaffirm our commitment to the provision of a safe and supportive environment and services for information access and creative expression to […]
From the Archives: All hail the green and…
A school’s colors are an important part of its identity.  They are a source of pride and something a group can rally around.  Drew is fortunate to have several records in the University Archives that document the evolution of this identity.  Interestingly enough, both sets of records correspond with new beginnings at Drew. Brothers College, […]