News & Events: March 21, 2016

Welcome, Spring!

HOLY WEEK HOURS – The University Libraries will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, March 23. On Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday,Mullen Library will be open 9 am to 5 pm while the campus libraries remain closed. All locations will be closed on Easter Sunday. Mullen Library will reopen at 11 am on Monday, March 28 and remain open overnight for CUA students. Normal hours for all library locations will resume Tuesday morning. For a complete listing of holiday hours and special closings, visit

ONGOING TRIALS – The University Libraries has two ongoing trials:

  • The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall is available through April 14. The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Digital Concert Hall video streams classical music concerts to your tablet, smartphone, smartTV or PC. Some events are also streamed live. The sound quality is similar to that of a CD and the picture quality similar to HD television. To access the trial, visit from any campus computer and follow the steps to create a free account. Please provide any feedback to Thad Garrett at
  • Architectural Digest Magazine Archive is available through May 4. Each issue in the Architectural Digest Magazine Archive is presented in its entirety, including the front and back covers and its high-quality photo spreads. All articles and advertisements have been indexed with subject terms to allow users to find relevant results quickly, as well as research and analyze trends in topics and advertising materials. With over 90 years’ worth of issues available, the Architectural Digest Magazine Archive is a valuable resource for everyday design enthusiasts, researchers of architecture and interior design and those interested in the history of business, advertising and popular culture. To access the trial, visit,uid&profile=ehost&defaultdb=ada. Please provide any feedback to Anne Marie Hules at

IRISH NATIONALISM EXHIBIT  – To mark the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising of 1916 in Dublin, Ireland, University Libraries will be presenting the exhibit “Sworn to Be Free: Irish Nationalism, 1860-1921.” On view in the May Gallery March – May 2016, this exhibit spotlights the many threads of Irish Nationalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that are preserved in the University Libraries’ collections. For questions or accommodations, contact Katherine Santa Ana at

SCI-FI CLASSICS FILM SERIES – Two films remain in the University Libraries’ three-part film series featuring science fiction classics. Join us  in the May Gallery the following Wednesdays at 7 pm for popcorn, soft drinks, and vintage cinematic wonder!

  • March 30: The Blob (1958) – cult classic of gooey greatness… helped launch the careers of Steve McQueen and composer Burt Bacharach, whose bouncy title song is just one of this film’s many unexpected pleasures
  • April 20Solaris (1972) – a brilliantly original science-fiction epic that challenges our conceptions about love, truth, and humanity itself

All films are available from Kanopy Streaming. To request accommodations for individuals with disabilities, please call Joan Stahl at 202-319-6473 or email

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