Monday, November 23, 2015

Fall Break Hours

Thanksgiving Day is almost upon us and that means it's time for our Fall Break here at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College.

Davis Library hours for this week are as follows:
  • OPEN Monday 11/23 & Tuesday 11/24 from 8 AM to 10 PM
  • CLOSED Wednesday 11/25 through Sunday 11/29
Our regular hours will resume Monday, November 30th. Please enjoy a happy and safe holiday!

Happy Thanksgiving Day -- Thursday, November 26th!

Have any questions? Just... "Ask Us!"

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

An Attitude of Gratitude

The Friends of the Davis Library will hold their first activities planning meeting of the 2015-2016 Academic Year beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, November 16th in Davis Library's Room 08, which is located on the building's Ground Floor.

The mission of the Friends of the Davis Library is to enrich the cultural, social, and intellectual life of the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College as well as the community-at-large. Its membership extends beyone the campus community and is open to anyone who is interested in helping the orgranization fulfill its goals.

Join Your Friends @ Davis Library!
Even if you're not a Friends member, you're welcome to join the upcoming meeting to learn more about the types of programs and activities our Friends group helps to sponsor.

Davis Library is very grateful the support we receive from our Friends organization and others like you, who show a genuine interest in our services, collections, and programs.

If you have questions about this upcoming meeting or Davis Library, then please... "Ask Us!"

Thursday, October 22, 2015

New Campus Book Club Meets Again Next Week

The new Campus Book Club at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College will meet Thursday, October 29th from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM on the Main Floor of the Davis Library
The book selection for this month is The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.
Photo credit: Content Cafe (Baker & Taylor) retrieved 22 October 2015 from:
There is still plenty of time to read this book before next Thursday’s meeting! 
Unfortunately, Davis Library does not have a copy of this title available in its collection, but it may be borrowed via OhioLINK, Ohio’s Academic Library Consortium, at:

Because OhioLINK requests may take up to a week to be delivered, here are some suggestions that might help you to get started on reading this book before it arrives on campus: 
(Please note: These options are for previewing purposes. We are NOT recommending that you buy the book.) 
Google Books offers a limited preview (Introduction/Prologue/Parts of Ch. 1) at: 
Amazon Kindle Store also offers a free preview (Chapters 1-3 – you must download the free Kindle App available through a link found on the following page too) at: 
Online borrowing options… 
If you have a library card from your public library, then an eBook may also be available for you to borrow via the Ohio Digital Library. For more information on what they offer, contact your public library or visit:

Don’t live in Ohio? helps you find libraries near you: Many libraries nation-wide offer similar access to recreational reading materials in digital format. 
Even if you don’t have a chance to read this month’s selection, please feel free to stop by to learn more about this new club. Light refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Davis Library. For more information, contact Jonathan Simmons, Adjunct Faculty (English), at (740)245-7356 or jsimmons[at] Then, you may also… “Ask Us!

Thursday, October 8, 2015


PLEASE NOTE: Davis Library is CLOSED Friday 10/9/15 & Saturday 10/10/15

Our annual Community Service Day at the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College takes place tomorrow Friday, October 9, 2015. Consequently, all classes and campus offices including Davis Library will be CLOSED.

Davis Library will also be CLOSED Saturday, October 10th as Storm Fest Spirit Week continues with both Men’s and Women’s Redstorm Soccer games being held in conjunction with two major Village of Rio Grande fall celebrations—Bob Evans Farm Festival and Rockets Over Rio.

Campus View from Davis Library's Top Floor
Davis Library will REOPEN with hours from 5-9 PM on Sunday, October 11th so that students can get back their studies.

Have questions about our library's hours or services? Please, don’t hesitate to “Ask Us!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Read-Out & Eat-Out @ Davis Library

Beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 1st the Friends of the Davis Library will host a special “Read-Out & Eat-Out” program in honor of Banned Books Week, an annual national celebration of the freedom to read.
This lunchtime activity is open to everyone on the University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community College campus and will take place on the Davis Library’s Main Floor. Free refreshments will be provided (while they last!) 

Anyone attending the event is welcome to share and read aloud excerpts from their favorite frequently banned or challenged books
"Keep Davis Library Dangerous" Banned Books Week Display
Founded in 1982, Banned Books Week stresses the significant role our First Amendment rights play in maintaining a free and open democratic society.  The primary focus of Banned Book Week campaigns are aimed at drawing attention to the dangers of censorship. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community—librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types—in support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

Once again, everyone is invited to join the Friends of the Davis Library to read-out, eat-out, and commemorate the occasion. If you have any questions? Don’t hesitate to “Ask Us!