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Cofrin Library News

Summer Hours

Be sure to check out our new summer hours for the library which have changed from previous years due to budget cuts. After careful analysis of traffic and building usage, it was decided that the hours reduction would be taken mainly during the break and summer periods, which are the lowest usage times.  As always, nearly 90% of the library’s resources are available to you 24×7 online through our website.

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Kanopy Streaming Video

logoThe library now has access to the Kanopy Streaming Video collection.

According to the Kanopy website: “Kanopy is an on-demand streaming video service for educational institutions that provides 12 million students and faculty with access to more than 26,000 films each year. Kanopy’s unique PDA (patron driven acquisition) model ensures institutions only pay for the films their students and faculty actually watch. Kanopy works directly with filmmakers and film distribution companies to offer award-winning collections including titles from PBS, BBC, Criterion Collection, Media Education Foundation and more.”

Check out more streaming video content in any of the library video databases.

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April is National Poetry Month

It’s not too late to celebrate National Poetry Month!  Check out these great reads, on the Cofrin Library bookshelves:


Life doesn’t frighten me / poem by Maya Angelou ; paintings by Jean-Michel Basquiat ; edited by Sara Jane Boyers. UW Green Bay IMC Reading (4th floor, right rear) (PS3551.N464 L54 1993 ) 


How to read a poem : and fall in love with poetry / Edward Hirsch. UW Green Bay Stacks (A-P on 6th floor, Q-Z on 5th right rear) (PN1042 .H48 1999 )


The colossus and other poems. by Sylvia Plath UW Green Bay Stacks (A-P on 6th floor, Q-Z on 5th right rear) (PS3566.L27 C65 )


Transformations. / With drawings by Barbara Swan. UW Green Bay Stacks (A-P on 6th floor, Q-Z on 5th right rear) (PS3537.E915 T7 )


Wild Blessings The Poetry of Lucille Clifton Online Access

National Library Week April 10th – 16th

NLW-FBprofile_0Stop by the library April 10th through 16th to celebrate National Library Week!

Check out the 3rd floor book display of “authors you should know” to pick up a librarian recommended book.

Or fill out a card at one of several bulletin boards that will be set up throughout the library and let us know the title of your favorite book, where you like to study in the library, or how the library has helped you.

Be sure to take a peek at the LifeAtUWGB Instagram, Library Director Paula Ganyard will be at the helm all week!

Thank You UW Regents!

The UWGB Cofrin Library is the proud recipient of the 2016 Academic Staff Award for Excellence- program category, awarded by the UW System Board of Regents.  From the press release:

“This year’s award winners represent the outstanding commitment of academic staff across the UW System,” said Regent Janice Mueller, chair of the selection committee. “We are honored to recognize the many ways that they have gone above and beyond the call of duty to help our students succeed and our Wisconsin communities become stronger.”

Read the full article here.

March Book Madness

Join the Cofrin Library for March Book Madness!

From March 1‐8, students have the opportunity to enter March Book Madness by completing a bracket of books and selecting which book they think will take a title on April 4.   Voting starts March 10 to determine which of the 64 books will be the ultimate champion.    The entire University community is invited to vote on their favorite books to advance them through the 6 rounds. Those students entering a completed bracket by March 8 at 11:59pm will be entered to have their brackets scored and possibly win one of three prizes.  Points will be awarded for each correct selection students make in their brackets in each of the 6 rounds.  Brackets, rules and full details will be available March 1 on the Cofrin Library’s website at

Science Direct Freedom Collection Now Available!

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Thanks to a collaborative funding effort among many of the UW System Libraries, UW System Administration and the Provosts, the Cofrin Library now offers access to the Science Direct Freedom Collection from Elsevier.  The Freedom Collection represents access to virtually all of the titles published by Elsevier.  That is access to over 2300 titles! Major subject area coverage includes: health sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences; and some coverage of business. Journal coverage is current year (including most recent edition) and four previous years of content, with new content added annually. Materials from the Freedom Collection will appear in Search@UW and our subscription library databases.

The Library would like to express a special thank you to Provost Greg Davis for his support in funding this extensive collection.  We hope that you find access to this collection helpful in your research.


Long Night Against Procrastination



The library will be open late and help with be available from librarians & tutors to help you get ahead on projects. Tuesday March 8th, 8PM to 1AM.  Enjoy coffee, food, and destressing activities.

Find out more here:


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Latino Americans Program Series Schedule


The Latino Americans program series started Thursday, September 24 with a screening from the PBS documentary series, Latino Americans, and a lecture by guest speaker Dr. Santiago Vaquera-Vásquez at the Neville Public Museum of Brown County.

More programs are scheduled to take place across the Green Bay community. You can find more information by viewing the Cofrin Library’s Latino Americans: 500 Years of History guide which connects you to the schedule, outside resources, and a feedback form.

The programs are funded through a project grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association.

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