Worcester State yearbooks are now available through online digital access.

Thanks to Digital Commonwealth (the WSU Library is a member) and the

Boston Public Library digitization team, all  Worcester State yearbooks from the

years 1935 through 2011 are available online at Archive.org.

Search:  ‘Worcester state oak leaf’.

But direct access is here:  https://archive.org/details/worcesterstateuniversity?and[]=The%20oak%20leaf%20worcester%20state

New Library Hours

Beginning Monday September 8, the Library will be following a new schedule of expanded service hours. On Mondays – Thursdays the Library will be open from 7:30 AM until 1 AM. Sundays, the Library will be open from 11 AM until 11PM.  Friday and Saturday hours remain the same.

You can print out your very own copy of the semester hours by going to the Library Website  and clicking on the “Hours” link in the left menu of the Library Homepage.

Research help is available Monday – Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM.

Beginning March 24 through April 11, the WSU Library is running a survey. If you complete the survey, you are automatically entered to win an iPad Mini, or 1 of 5 $50 gift cards to the WSU Bookstore. Take a few minutes to complete the survey. You’ll help us plan Library services and you could take home home the big prize.

Here’s the link: WSU Library Satisfaction Survey

library survey

New Database Trial

The Library has secured a trial to the database CQ Researcher. This is the definitive reference resource for research in American government, politics, history, public policy, and current affairs.
Give it a try – but hurry. Trial runs from October 24 through November 30. Only on-campus access during the trial.

Library Promotion


To encourage students to check out books from the WSU Library, starting October 16, if a student checks out 1 book, they get a free coffee coupon. Check out 5 books, and get a free travel coffee mug. A WSU OneCard ID is required to check out books.  Don’t miss out – offer ends December 19, or until supplies are gone.


While the shutdown of the federal govenment makes daily news, have you ever given consideration as to how it affects your library research? Then this short article from Inside Higher Ed is for you!


It is estimated that as many as 20 million Americans suffer from a fear of Friday the 13th. The belief in many parts of the Western world that Friday the 13th is the unluckiest day in the calendar is probably the most widespread of all superstitions. The superstition is often said to have ancient origins, and there is a long history of Fridays being unlucky, and the number thirteen as unlucky. But there is no evidence that the combination of the two as Friday the 13th was believed to be unlucky until the late 1800s

Read more about it from Chambers Dictionary of the Unexplained, available online full text through the WSU Library’s subscription to Credo Reference.


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