Apr 16

Happy National Library Week!

Did you know that:

  • The New Hampshire State Library was founded in 1717, making it the oldest state library in the United States?
  • Peterborough Town Library, founded in 1833, is the oldest tax-supported library in the world?

If you’re seeing this, then chances are, you’ve visited your local public library recently and are familiar with most of its many service offerings. So, why not bring a friend and convert them to the “MARC” side? (Inside joke — library catalogs are filled with MARC records. Or challenge your librarian to surprise you with a service you didn’t know about, or the answer to a question that’s been bugging you for a while?

Prefer to work things out on your own? Oxford University Press is giving away free access to its core online research tools through Saturday. This includes the Oxford English Dictionary, the preeminent dictionary for researching the history of word usage; and Oxford Reference, an encyclopedia with over 2 million entries.

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