January 12, 2018
by Lisa Thornell

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Each year, Fairfield University hosts a series of events celebrating the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The MLK, Jr. Convocation is an integral part of its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Observance, which features a series of campus-wide events designed to invigorate the spirit and inspire all to continue on with the important work reflected in the words, writings, and actions of Dr. King."


The Library streaming film database, Kanopy, contains videos and historic recordings that relate to MLK and his legacy:

Let Freedom Ring

The March

King: Legacy of a Dream

King: A Filmed Record

In Remembrance of Martin

Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Movement 1954-1985 (14 episodes)


February 1st begins Black History Month. Check out the Black History Month collection of films on Kanopy: https://fairfield.kanopystreaming.com/category/tags/african-american-history



January 10, 2018
by Lisa Thornell

Now that’s a Wrap! Finals Week Recap

It's hard to believe that the fall semester is over and a new one is just beginning! At the end of every semester, we ramp up our efforts to make the Library as welcoming as possible so that students can do their best work. Finals week is a challenging time for our students, and we understand that. Along with some favorites, such as the therapy dogs and the free  evening coffee/snack cart, we tried some new things this time around, such as partnering with the Writing Center to host a Research & Writing Workshop on the first reading day. Several student and campus organizations hosted events or distribute giveways in the lobby such as Relay for Life, Campus Ministry, PLAG and JUHAN.

As you can see from the numbers, we reached a tremendous amount of students!

The Library staff looks forward to working with students, faculty and staff this semester and beyond!


December 6, 2017
by Lisa Thornell
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Finals Week Services & De-Stress Breaks @ Your Library

The Library is here for YOU during finals week! Take advantage of the following services and de-stress activities:

  • Open 24 hours starting Tuesday, December 12th and closing at 6pm on Wednesday, December 20th. Also open December 21st from 7:45am - 4:30pm.
  • Free coffee, tea, hot cocoa, and healthy snacks after 11pm
  • Study supplies and other giveaways in the lobby
  • Additional study space open from 6pm-8am, room 114 (lower level)
  • Librarians to help you with citations & research help! Check out the 24/7 online chat service fairfield.edu/library/askalibrarian
  • Research & Writing drop-by workshop on 12/12 from 12-4pm in the Writing Center
  • Counseling & Psychological Services has a pop-up office space in the Library 12/12-12/15 from 1:30-4pm for one-on-one confidential meetings to talk through your stress
  • De-stress coloring, puzzle and lego station on the main floor and events such as therapy dogs, quick crafts, and a petting zoo
  • De-stress spaces like the Zen Den on 12/13 or The Other Fairfield Beach on 12/14, 12/15, 12/18 and 12/19

To see all Library events click here: http://libcal.fairfield.edu/



November 27, 2017
by Jackie
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Theater on the Small Screen

Mother Courage and Her Children

The New York Times published a great piece "Night at the Theater From Your Couch? No Apologies Needed" by Elisabeth Vincentelli


  1. Filmmaker John Walter artfully captures Meryl Streep in her unforgettable portrayal of Mother Courage in Tony Kushner's adaptation of the Bertolt Brecht masterpiece Mother Courage and Her Children.
  2. Helen Mirren in As You like It and A Midsummmer Night's Dream.
  3. Martha Graham Dance Company.
  4. Howard Zinn’s Emma : A Play About Anarchist Emma Goldman

Come explore