Hewes Library at Monmouth College

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Hewes Library has over 300,000 books, periodicals, government documents and videos to fill your information needs. We provide access to over 100 online databases, which includes full-text access to articles in over 10,000 periodicals, all accessible through our Hewes Library web site. In addition to our lovely surroundings, the Library includes an electronic classroom suitable for computer instruc

Operating as usual


We're back! The temperatures are rising enough that we will return to our regular hours starting tomorrow. Can't wait to see you!


Scots! Our hours have changed the first couple of days this week due to the weather. We hope to resume regular hours on Wednesday. Stay safe and warm!


Wishing all our Scots a very happy holiday!


Hey folks! We’re closing early tonight due to the power outage the community is experiencing. We’re sorry for the inconvenience and will see you tomorrow morning!


Wishing our Scots a safe and relaxing holiday!


The Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition opened this past Monday and runs until December 6. You can view the exhibit in the Len G. Everett Gallery at Hewes Library!


Spend your Saturday with Dr. Shweta Srivastava! Join us Saturday, November 11, at 10 a.m. for Dr. Srivastava's presentation, "Parasocial Relationships".


The Thompson Lecture is tonight! See you there!


Grab a warm cup of coffee and join us this Saturday at 11 a.m. for Dr. Petra Kuppinger's lecture.


Len G. Everett Gallery has a new exhibit by the artist Jesse Howard. Please take time during the Homecoming festivities to view this show.


Start Homecoming off Wright! Join us at 9 a.m. for Professor David Wright's program, "At the Edge of a Green Field: Athletes and Writers on the Same Page."


Thank you for making Hewes Library shine!

Today is National Custodial Worker's Recognition Day! ❤️ We want to recognize our custodial staff today for all their hard work that keeps our campus running smoothly.

And a big shoutout to all our facilities staff for the massive amount of behind the scenes work that goes into keeping our campus so beautiful!


Hewes Library is kicking off Banned Books Week! Join us as we celebrate the freedom to read!


Today is Classics Day! Take advantage of this hands-on opportunity to learn more about the Classical World. You might even run into the librarian of Alexandria!


Don’t forget to sign up for our drawing while visiting Hewes Library!


Dr. Jessica Vivian is kicking off the Great Lecture Series 2023 at Hewes Library! We hope you can join us!


We're excited to welcome our Monmouth College families back to campus!


Best wishes for a safe and relaxing holiday! See you Tuesday!


Congratulations to Kristie B. and Brandon M. on winning copies of "A Thousand Hearts' Devotion" in our drawing on Saturday! We hope you enjoy it!


Welcome Scots! We're excited to welcome you to Hewes Library & Monmouth College! We will be open today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Stop in and grab a bottle of water or a snack. Don't forget to enter our drawing for a copy of "A Thousand Hearts' Devotion", the history of Monmouth College.

Photos from Hewes Library at Monmouth College's post 05/09/2023

Congratulations to our three future librarians! Josee Varboncoeur is off to the University of Iowa, Dylan Prentiss heads for the University of Denver, and Bailey Shimmin will be attending the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. It's been a delight to work with you and we welcome you to the profession!


Psst!! Have you heard? Hewes Library will be open until midnight during finals! Please see the schedule for specific dates and times! Good luck with your finals, Scots!


Senior Art Reception today from 2 - 4 pm!


It’s National Library Week! It’s our chance to celebrate libraries, library staff and their contributions, and promote library use and support. This year’s theme is “There’s More to the Story” and highlights that libraries contribute much more than just books to their communities.

Photos from Hewes Library at Monmouth College's post 04/20/2023

Today was an exciting day at Hewes Library! We welcomed three classes from Lincoln Early Childhood Education. This year’s project is “The Best Part of Me”. We displayed work by the students, they spent time with Monmouth College students doing activities, and they received book marks made for them by the members of Monmouth College Pi Beta Phi.

Photos from Hewes Library at Monmouth College's post 04/20/2023

Monmouth students! Are you looking for a bit more privacy for your Zoom interviews or meetings? Check out Hewes Library’s Zoom Room! A dedicated space for our students when they need it most.

• Room is available during library hours
• You can use your own laptop or the computer and camera provided
• Close the door and shade for privacy
• To reserve the room, email [email protected]

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Our Story

Hewes Library houses over 300,000 books, periodicals, government documents and media to support the research needs of the Monmouth College community. We provide access to over 100 online research database resources, which include full-text access to thousands of periodicals, all accessible through the Hewes Library website. Hewes Library is proud to be the oldest continuous federal government depository in Illinois, established in 1860.

Throughout the building a variety of collaborative and individual study spaces, including five groups study rooms, over two dozen individual computer stations, and networked printers/scan stations, provide ample choices for student study preferences.

Built in 1970, Chester and Mabel Hewes provided Hewes Library the $1 million naming gift. Renovation in 2001 was supported by a bequest from the Keith B. Capron estate, which was applied toward a challenge grant received from the Carver Charitable Trust, a major gift from trustee Ann Mack Collier ’63, another major gift from the estate of Virginia Braselton Flynn ’29 and an additional grant from the Caterpillar Foundation.

The main floor features the Academic and Career Excellence (ACE) offices which include the Office of Student Success & Accessibility Services, the Office of the Registrar, the Wackerle Center for Career, Leadership & Fellowships, and the Office of Global Engagement. The Office of Information Systems is located in the lower level.

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What are you reading, Scots? 📕🌞📗Give us a review and we'd love to share with our community!Email:  reference@momouthcoll...
#HewesLibrary is open this weekend, 9am-9pm! #PassItOn Monmouth College
Did you receive a courtesy notice for library materials due? It’s easy to renew!..#HewesLibrary Monmouth College
The 11 second tour of the senior art exhibition is WAY too fast, but hopefully you will carve out time for an #artbreak ...
Take a PEEP at the diorama contest on display of the main floor of #HewesLibrary!Vote in-person or online: https://forms...
We’ve still got PEEPS packs for the Monmouth Moments diorama contest @ Hewes Library. Register on the library website or...
There’s still time to register for the PEEPS diorama contest. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdfeut1usStHhQMd1...
Limited supply for students!  Free copies of the historical novel “In the Time of Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez, author ...
HEY Grier residents! Ever wonder about the history of the dorm? Check out a new exhibit by HIST290 stududent, Bailey, on...




770 E. Clinton Avenue
Monmouth, IL

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 10pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 10pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 10pm
Thursday 7:30am - 10pm
Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday 1pm - 9pm
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