Need more library time to get through the end of the school year? We’ve got extended hours for you during Finals Week:

Sunday 6/5  –  11 AM to 24 hours

Monday 6/6  –  open 24 hours*

Tuesday 6/7  –  open 24 hours*

Wednesday 6/8  – closed at 2 AM*

Thursday 6/9  –  8 AM to 2 AM*

Friday 6/10  –  8 AM to 5 PM

Saturday 6/11  –  closed

*8 AM to midnight for non-SOU patrons

And don’t forget, Sunday through Tuesday nights enjoy some complimentary snacks, coffee, and tea served up at midnight, courtesy of the Friends of Hannon Library.

For complete library hours, visit the library’s website at

For guys like me, an error pop-up window on a computer is an insurmountable obstacle, the Tour de France of computer literacy. For Michael Brinkerhoff, Information Technology Consultant, it’s more like a Monday morning bike ride.

Michael is the newest face here at Hannon Library, replacing our now-retired resident IT nerd, Carl Christy. For Michael, getting the opportunity to come to Hannon was a blessing. “The impression [of Hannon Library] is really great, the  people are fantastic. They’re positive and very receptive to ideas I come up with.”

Michael talked about how shocked he was on his first day at work, when the entire staff of Hannon Library got together and threw a welcome party for him. “So, that was,” he paused, “it got to me.” Michael explains, “It got to me in a positive way. I’ve never had people throw a party for me.” He laughed, “It was like, c’mon guys, you haven’t even seen me work yet.”

After spending many years in Oregon, Michael comes down to live in the Rogue Valley for the first time. Although he did not step one foot in Ashland before applying to the job at Hannon Library, he enjoys parts of the local culture. “The culture is similar to Eugene in some respects,” he says, “but it looks like you guy like the arts a bit more.”

Which is good news for Michael, as he will be a part of the art scene here. Michael has been a photographer since college, working on portraits, weddings, dance photography, and everything else. He says those experiences, like photographing weddings, can be very gratifying.

“It’s a once in a lifetime sort of thing. There is a certain amount of pressure for capturing the day and capturing those off and silly moments, but when you finally do deliver the online gallery of photos and in person,” Michael laughed, thinking back. “They’re gushing over reliving their own wedding day, and you get many thanks, lots of excitement. It’s really hard to describe how much joy you see in their eyes when they finally get [their photos] back.”

Because of his humble and kind personality, his joy for helping people, and his skills as an IT technician, we here at Hannon Library are proud to have Michael Brinkerhoff on our team.

By Alex Mesadieu

The Spring Book Sale, a sale of surplus library books and films, will take place at Hannon Library this month. The sale begins on Wednesday, May 25, and will continue through the weekend. 

DATE & TIME: Wednesday, May 25th through Sunday, May 29th.
PLACE: Hannon Library Lobby

With incredible pricing and a variety of topics – most books are initially priced at $2.00 for hardcover and $1.00 for paperbound books. Prices will be reduced throughout the weekend, but don’t miss opening day to have the choice picks! There will be some great buys just in time for summer reading, and the sale will earn revenue for buying new books. A few books of exceptional value will be individually priced.

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to check out Hannon Library’s Spring Book Sale to find that special book for yourself or someone else.

For more information, call the Circulation Desk 541-552-6860.

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The groundhog’s not scared anymore, the college kids are gossiping about their week in Cancun, and you’re seeing people in shorts and t-shirts for the first time in months. Spring has finally sprung into Southern Oregon, and we’re excited about it here at Hannon Library

With the coming of warmer weather, the Meese Terrace on the third floor is now open for daytime use. With great views of the campus, the Terrace is the perfect spot to make the most of spring. Anyone is welcome to enjoy the space, so come on out and enjoy the sun while you’re eating lunch, reading books, or even napping under a colorful umbrella.

It’s that time again… Quiet Week at SOU, or, as the less politically correct students refer to it, dead week. This week has gained its nickname from the feeling students get after staying up all night writing essays, working on final projects, studying for tests… all on top of whatever other responsibilities they have.

SOU’s Hannon Library gives stuEPIC logo - Copydents a helping every Quiet and Finals week. For the next two weeks, the library will stay open late in order to give students a place to study, use computers, and grind out their final projects. (see below for building hours)

And what’s a late-night study sesh without snacks? Thursday through Saturday of Quiet Week, 7-10 PM, students can enjoy food and iced tea, courtesy of SOU’s Event Planning Involvement Committee (EPIC). Come Finals Week, the library will stay open 24-hours for students including free coffee and snacks, provided by the Friend of Hannon Library, set out at midnight.