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    Ralph M. Besse Library

    The Ralph M. Besse Library seeks to provide intellectual nourishment for students, faculty, staff, and friends of the community.

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    Opened in 1985 and named for a trustee and cherished friend of the College, the Ralph M. Besse Library provides a welcoming space to learn, study, research, and collaborate.

    An enormously successful businessman, Besse was also strong believer in the value of higher education. His fierce commitment to Ursuline College began in the early 1960s, when he helped raise the necessary funds to make Ursuline’s then-new Pepper Pike campus a reality, and it lasted through his many years on the college’s Board of Trustees, all the way up until his death 2002.

    In countless ways, Besse’s essence is stamped into the very fabric of the library, but that is far from the only thing that makes Ursuline’s library unique.

    What's your favorite book or author?

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    What's your favorite book or author?

    Happy Earth Day!

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    Happy Earth Day!

    Our warm sunny days have brought a number of classes to the library's patio this week. This afternoon Dr. Zullo's class is enjoying the space. 
Students, remind your instructors that the library also has a deck that is a perfect spot for holding class in the sun.

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    Our warm sunny days have brought a number of classes to the library's patio this week. This afternoon Dr. Zullo's class is enjoying the space. Students, remind your instructors that the library also has a deck that is a perfect spot for holding class in the sun.

    #MondayMotivation

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    #MondayMotivation

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    We love our Student Workers here in the Library Commons. If your in the library this week, be sure to give them a shot out!

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    We love our Student Workers here in the Library Commons. If your in the library this week, be sure to give them a shot out!

    The End of the Semester is coming. Let us help you in the Library Commons
#ursulinestrong #goarrows

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    The End of the Semester is coming. Let us help you in the Library Commons #ursulinestrong #goarrows

    It's Eclipse Day!! 
#totalsoloreclipse 
#fingerscrossedforclearskies

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    It's Eclipse Day!! #totalsoloreclipse #fingerscrossedforclearskies

    National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.

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    National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers play in transforming lives and strengthening our communities.

    Happy Friday!  We made it!
What do you have planned this weekend?

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    Happy Friday! We made it! What do you have planned this weekend?

    Stop in to the Ursuline Library to get your eclipse glasses for Monday's solar eclipse. Available at the library desk this Thursday and Friday.

Bring your Student ID to pick up your pair of glasses.

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    Stop in to the Ursuline Library to get your eclipse glasses for Monday's solar eclipse. Available at the library desk this Thursday and Friday. Bring your Student ID to pick up your pair of glasses.

    The semester is rolling along fast now.  Remember Your Personal Success Team is here to help you in the Library.
#Librarians #StudentSuccess #AcademicCoaching #PeerTutoring

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    The semester is rolling along fast now. Remember Your Personal Success Team is here to help you in the Library. #Librarians #StudentSuccess #AcademicCoaching #PeerTutoring

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    Happy Easter from the Staff of the Library Commons.

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    Happy Easter from the Staff of the Library Commons.

    Thank you Dr. Long for using the library to hold your study sessions.

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    Thank you Dr. Long for using the library to hold your study sessions.

    Student Workshop Alert!
This Thursday in the Library.

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    Student Workshop Alert! This Thursday in the Library.

    Study Tables for classes like NR 205: Pathophysiology are in full swing in the library. Keep up the great work Arrows!

See the Library Events link on the library website for study table dates and times. Be sure to change the calendar view to Study Tables and Supplemental Instruction

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    Study Tables for classes like NR 205: Pathophysiology are in full swing in the library. Keep up the great work Arrows! See the Library Events link on the library website for study table dates and times. Be sure to change the calendar view to Study Tables and Supplemental Instruction

    Dr. Petrovic decided to switch things up and take his Chemistry lesson outside his classroom. We enjoyed seeing your class in the library today!

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    Dr. Petrovic decided to switch things up and take his Chemistry lesson outside his classroom. We enjoyed seeing your class in the library today!

    You made it to the end of the first week of classes Arrows!  And it was a chilly one!  How do you feel?

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    You made it to the end of the first week of classes Arrows! And it was a chilly one! How do you feel?

    Besse library will be closed on Friday. ❄️However, library staff will be available virtually 💻 from 8:30am-3pm.
#staysafe

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    Besse library will be closed on Friday. ❄️However, library staff will be available virtually 💻 from 8:30am-3pm. #staysafe

    If you got a new device over the winter holidays; stop into the library and we will help you set up mobile printing to the Ursuline printers, Libkey Nomad to avoid the dreaded paywall for articles, & Grammerly.

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    If you got a new device over the winter holidays; stop into the library and we will help you set up mobile printing to the Ursuline printers, Libkey Nomad to avoid the dreaded paywall for articles, & Grammerly.

    Welcome to Spring Semester 2024 Arrows!

We are glad to see you again. If you are new to campus, stop in for a tour of the library.

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    Welcome to Spring Semester 2024 Arrows! We are glad to see you again. If you are new to campus, stop in for a tour of the library.

    Happy New Year’s Ursuline!

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    Happy New Year’s Ursuline!

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    Have a wonderful, restful break Arrows. We will see you on January 2, 2024!

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    Have a wonderful, restful break Arrows. We will see you on January 2, 2024!

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