Web Services Office (Intertwined with Information Services)
Einstein Brothers Bagel Café (Main Floor)
Computer Lab (Lower Level)
Federal Depository of Government Documents (Lower Level)
Barnes Electronic Classroom (Lower Level)
Len G. Everett Art Gallery (Upper Level)
Beveridge Rare Book Room (Upper Level)
Monmouthiana Room archives (Upper Level)
Completed in 1970 and renovated in 2003, the library collections include over 310,000 books, government documents, bound periodicals and videos/DVDs. Hews Library is the oldest continuing federal depository in the state of Illinois starting in 1860 and is the 4th oldest in the nation. Monmouth now receives about 16% of what the government publishes.
Through I-SHARE Monmouth students not only have access to the collections that the library has to offer, but they also have ready access to the resources of the 76 other academic libraries in Illinois that are participants in the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois. Currently this combined collection totals over 10 million titles, and over 33 million items. Average turnaround for I-SHARE requests is 3-5 days.
Approximately 100 online databases are available through the library’s public workstations, as well as from computers in faculty office and residence halls. Students can even access these databases through the library’s homepage off campus as well.
Built in 1970, Chester and Mabel Hews provided 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 and an additional grant from the Caterpillar Foundation