News & Announcements

News & Announcements

Food for Fines

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Starting Sunday, December 2nd and continuing for the duration of the semester, Reed Library will accept food donations as payment for fines. For each boxed or canned non-perishable item donated, we’ll waive one dollar of fines (regular fines only). All donations will go to FLC’s Grub Hub.

Therapy dogs at Reed Library December 6 - 14!

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

We know how stressful this time of the semester can be! We invite everyone from the campus community to join us in therapy dog visits.

(A recent dissertation from Washington State University – available in the library’s Dissertations database – found that students reported three positive themes from interacting with a therapy dog during stressful exam periods: 1) viewing the dog as a positive distraction, 2) praise for the tactile experience of petting the dog, and 3) general comfort from the presence of the dog.  https://fortlewis.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/1979062869?accountid=27332)

Colorado Parks Passes

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Skyhawks, it’s time to start planning your spring break adventures! Did you know you can check it a Colorado parks pass at Reed Library for free entry to our beautiful state parks? You even get to borrow this cool backpack, too! Stop by the checkout desk and ask us about it today!

Sign Up for Text Notifications

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Shoutbomb is a service that sends circulation notices as text messages. Sign up today to get a text message when it's time to return a book or pick up a hold. You can also reply to the text message to renew items using simple commands.

Want to sign up? Here’s how:

• Text the word “signup” to 970-620-9150
• When prompted, enter your 900#

The library does not charge a fee for this service. Your mobile plan’s regular text message rates apply.

Joy Harjo "Crazy Brave" Keynote Address, Monday, February 12, 2018

Joy Harjo "Crazy Brave" Keynote Address, Monday, February 12, 2018

Tuesday, February 06, 2018

Monday, February 12, 2018 from 7 PM - 9 PM
Fort Lewis College - Whalen Gymnasium
1000 Rim Dr., Durango, Colorado 81301

All are welcome at Joy Harjo's keynote speech. The event is free (no tickets required), and seating is available on a first come, first seated basis.
Crazy Brave, a memoir by Joy Harjo, is the Fort Lewis College Common Reading Experience book for 2018. Harjo is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, earned her BA from the University of New Mexico and MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She is an internationally known poet, writer, performer, and saxophone player, performing globally. She was Professor of English and American Indian Studies at the University of Illinois and Chair of Excellence in Creative Writing at the University of Tennessee. Harjo’s memoir Crazy Brave (2012) won the American Book Award and the 2013 PEN Center USA prize for creative nonfiction.

For more information, please call 970-247-7270.

Reed Library Fall 2017 Finals Week Events

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Reed Library is offering extended hours from December 3 – December 15, as well as stress-relieving events scheduled during that time period. Daily visits from therapy dogs are always popular! In addition to our increased hours, the Fishbowl is open 24/7 to current students with an ID card. We’re open for you!


Library Hours

Closed for Thanksgiving break November 18-24

Fall 2018 Semester
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Reference Desk Hours

Monday - Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

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John F. Reed Library
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

Circulation Desk: 970-247-7270
Research Help: 970-247-7551
Library Admin: 970-247-7250