February 2022

Choosing to Participate

Choosing to Participate, a Smithsonian Institution traveling poster exhibit to encourage dialogue, engagement, respect and participation in our communities is on display now in the Delta Library. Check it out near the reference desk. 
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Black History Month Displays

The library Black History Month virtual and in-library displays feature library and community resources that celebrate Black history, culture and stories.

Winter Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 7:30am-6:00pm
Friday 7:30am-4:00pm
Librarians are available via chat during regular library hours for students, faculty and staff working away from the library. 

Library by the Numbers: 9,673

Delta Library eBooks were accessed (full text was viewed or downloaded) 9,673 times in 2021. Check out our recent eBook purchases and learn how to download to your mobile device.

Library Research Help

Online and in-person library instruction options are still available for your classes. Learn more on our Faculty Resources pages. 
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Course texts available as Library eBooks

Check out our growing collection of eBooks that are used as supplemental course texts. This list is available on the library Faculty Resources page. Have a title you would like us to look into? Contact us at
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The homegrown collection includes winners of the prestigious Michigan Notable Books award as well as other important books published by Michigan presses and authors. Residents and visitors to the state of Michigan can access these eBooks (with no wait lists or holds) via geolocation at any time at

Get ready for the President's Speaker Series!

The Sixth Extinction

by Elizabeth Kolbert

Author Elizabeth Kolbert will be speaking at the President's Speaker Series in February. Her Pulitizer Prize winning The Sixth Extinction is available in print in the Library. Over the last half billion years, there have been five major mass extinctions, when the diversity of life on Earth suddenly and dramatically contracted. Scientists are currently monitoring the sixth extinction, predicted to be the most devastating since the asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs. This time around the cataclysm is us. In this book Kolbert tells us why and how human beings have altered life on the planet in a way no species has before. She provides a moving account of the disappearances of various species occurring all around us and traces the evolution of extinction as concept, from its first articulation by Georges Cuvier in revolutionary Paris up to Lyell and Darwin, and through the present day. The sixth extinction is likely to be mankind's most lasting legacy, compelling us to rethink the fundamental question of what it means to be human. (Publisher Description)


Did you know past recordings and resources from the President Speaker Series are on reserve in the Library? Take a walk down memory lane or discover some of the amazing speaker's who have presented in this series with our President's Speaker Series historical archive website. Assistant Librarian Meredith Bishop compiled scans of most of the event posters and links to speakers' books on reserve on this nifty site. The series began in 1998. Did you know that Kellyanne Conway (yes, that one) was scheduled to speak in 2004?

Winter Learning Day eBooks

Several books mentioned during Cia Verschelden's talk given at Winter Learning Day in January are available as eBooks through Delta library. 
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