Clermont Library Hours, Fall 2015

The Clermont College Library fall semester hours from August 24, 2015 through December 11, 2015 are as follows:

The library is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am-8:00 pm and on Friday from 7:30 am-4:00 pm. We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Additionally, the library will be closed in observation of the following holidays:

  • Labor Day-September 7, 2015
  • Veteran’s Day-November 11, 2015
  • Thanksgiving Holiday-November 26-27, 2015

As always, complete listing of our hours is available via our website.

Natalie Winland
Public Services Manager

Fall Welcome


The library staff greeted new students during the Fall Welcome on Clermont’s Campus. We met many students eager to start the new semester. Our student assistant, Rachel, shared information about the library, specifically highlighting the help a student receives with research, resources, and textbooks on reserve. We’re excited to meet new students and help them with all their research needs.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager

Review: The Mockingbird Next Door by Marja Miller


If you follow the literary world at all, you’ve probably heard that Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, is releasing her second book in July. Lee’s first story, published in 1960, follows Scout and her father Atticus Finch as he fights for civil rights in Maycomb, Alabama. The Pulitzer Prize winner has been read by millions of people and created quite the impact. Now fifty-five years later the author’s second book, Go Set a Watchman, will be released in July.

In the meantime, I picked up The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee by Marja Miller. Part memoir, part biography Marja had the rare opportunity to spend many months with Harper, called Nell by her friends, and Alice Lee. Alice, Harper’s sister, is a lawyer who followed in her father’s footsteps.

In 2001, the Chicago Public Library chose To Kill a Mockingbird for its One Book, One Chicago city-wide read. At that time Marja worked for the Chicago Tribune and was asked to travel south to Monroeville, Harper Lee’s hometown. She hoped to at least write about, Monroeville, the small-town Maycomb was based on. She never imagined she’d spend months in the company of Harper Lee and her sister, plus spend time with their close circle of friends.

The Mockingbird Next Door is one of the best nonfiction books I’ve read. Reading Ms. Mills book was like sitting with her at lunch and chatting with a friend. By the time I finished the book, I felt like I’d visited Monroeville and met the Lees. If you’re waiting to read Go Set a Watchman, this would be a great book to peruse, in the meantime.

Penny McGinnis
Technical Services Manager
Clermont College Library

Summer Library Hours

It’s summer term, and weather outside sure does feel like summer this week! Throughout the summer term, the library will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 6:30pm, and Friday from 7:30am to 4pm.  For complete details about when the library is (and isn’t) open, see our library hours page.

Whether you’re taking classes or working, enjoy yourselves and be safe!  We hope to see you all in the library this summer.