Thursday, June 25, 2015

Minimum Hours

The Darling Library will be open 12:00pm to 3:00pm Monday, June 29th through Thursday, July 2nd.

We will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015 in observance of the Independence Day Holiday and all University offices will be closed.

Intersession Hours will resume on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 12:00PM.

See a complete calendar of library hours.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Closed for Memorial Day

The Library will be closed Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. All HIU offices will be closed. Intersession Hours will resume on Tuesday, May 26th.

See a complete calendar of library hours.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Intersession Hours Begin

The Library will be closed Saturday and Sunday and begin Intersession Hours on Monday, May 18th.

Intersession Hours
Monday through Thursday, 12:00PM - 6:00PM
Friday, 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Saturday and Sunday, Closed

See a complete calendar of library hours.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Therapy Dogs visit the Darling Library

Therapy dogs have been invited to visit the Darling Library during finals week. The purpose is to provide stress relief for our students. Therapy dogs are not the same as service dogs that specifically trained to help people who have disabilities.
Therapy Dogs International (TDI®) is a volunteer organization dedicated to regulating, testing and registration of therapy dogs and their volunteer handlers for the purpose of visiting nursing homes, hospitals, other institutions and wherever else therapy dogs are needed.
Many types of libraries have employed their services. Their Children Reading to Dogs program provides a unique opportunity for reluctant readers to read aloud to a non-judgemental dog, reportedly improving reading skills, self-esteem, and relaxation with animals.
Image from Ephrata Public Library
Academic libraries have found their services to be especially popular with students during finals week. Check out the story about therapy dogs visiting the UC Santa Cruz library  (Be sure to click on their Facebook and Instagram links to see how much students enjoyed the experience.)

Several different TDI volunteers have been scheduled to bring their dogs for one to two hour sessions twice a day Monday through Thursday during finals week.


Monday, May 11

Tuesday, May 12

Wednesday, May 13

Thursday, May 14
Come by for some puppy love!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Open Saturdays!

The Darling Library is now open on Saturdays until the end of the semester. 

Saturday, May 2 and May 9
Open 12:00PM to 8:00PM

A calendar of all library hours can be found on the library's website:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Citation & Style Guide Questions? We Can Help!

Did you know you can look up answers using the Topics list on the Library FAQ page? For instance, do you need to know how to create a particular type of citation or how to format a specific type of writing? Consult our Citation & Style Guide topic for specific answers to unusual citation questions! See the screen shot below and go to our FAQ page at

LibAnswers FAQs
You can also consult our Styles Guides guide in LibGuides (that's a lot of "guides" talk!). See our line up of guides at or jump straight to this guide at

Style Guides in LibGuides
Terri Bogan is Reference & Instruction Librarian at Hope International University. She is passionate about helping students navigate the ever expanding world of information. She specializes in the area of information literacy and instructional design.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Unlimited Possibilities @ the Darling Library

In my introduction of National Library Week on Sunday, I described a bookmark that we created with bulleted points about the Darling Library. One side focuses on our online presence and the other side highlights the brick and mortar library offerings.

The following is the gist of  the content but you can also download this PDF file to make your own bookmark!

Brick and Mortar

Dr. David Matson, Library Fan
Our professors think very highly of the Library. They work with the librarians to make sure we have the resources we need to support their courses.

Students like the Library facility because it is a convenient comfortable place to study with WiFi and plenty of electrical outlets... and food and drinks are welcome.

On the second floor, there are 30 iMac computers that have Windows as well as Mac Operating Systems making it possible for students to use the OS they are comfortable with. There are two flat bed scanners and both a color and black and white printer as well. And last fall we opened the popular CSI Lab, a group study room with state-of-the-art presentation technologies for student use.

We also have reciprocal borrowing agreements with several other colleges in the area and we participate in a nation-wide interlibrary loan service to borrow books that we don’t own on behalf of our students and faculty.


With about 50% of HIU students being completely online, the Darling Library prides itself on its excellent online resources that can be accessed from anywhere with any Internet capable device. Of course, even students who live on campus like this because there is the possibility of doing research from their dorm rooms at any time.

We have almost twice as many eBooks available for download as print books to check out from the library. Besides the 250 print subscriptions, we provide access to over 8,000 eJournals with a seemingly unlimited numbers of articles.

There are links that send students directly to the library’s website and LibAnswers (our online reference service) from within all HopeOnline courses. With links to LibAnswers found throughout the library's website a Darling Librarian is always just a click away.

We have an HIU Library YouTube channel with online tutorials and have been created with distance students in mind. There are over thirty custom designed online subject and research guides (LibGuides) making it possible for HIU students to help themselves. Besides this news & events blog, the Library also has a Facebook Page to keep everyone who Like it informed.

Both online and on-ground, the Darling Library provides unlimited possibilities for those in the Hope community who have any sense of imagination.

Thus concludes National Library Week 2015. Until next year, keep on learning!