Perkins Library

Hastings College Library
Perkins Library

Perkins Library | 705 E. 7th St., Hastings, NE 68901 |
402.461.7454 (front desk) | 402.461.7701 (front desk supervisor)

Library Hours 

* Perkins Library will close at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 29.
We'll see you at Dr. Travis Feezell's Inauguration at 4 p.m. between the Gray Center and the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center! *

Friday, October 13: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday, October 16: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 17: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Regular Hours 

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. -11:00 p.m. 
Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. 

Library News - Abridged
  • Please explore TRIAL ACCESS through Saturday, October 21 to America's Historical Newspapers (AHN). Content includes a mix of historical newspapers, including: EAN-1, -2, -8 and -9 (1690-1922); African American Newspapers-1 and -2 (1827-1998); Ethnic American Newspapers from the Balch Collection (1825-1995); The Cleveland Leader (1854-1913) and the Washington Evening Star (1852-1981). African American Newspapers and the Ethnic American Newspapers are searchable alone as well as part of the entire AHN family. Please provide feedback on your experience with the database to

  • The Hastings Oral History Initiative (HOHI) is a free online archive that provides an accessible public space for the Hastings community to deposit any oral history interviews so that others may engage in and make connections to our local, national, and global communities through shared and collaborative history.

  • Computer emergency?!?  Perkins Library now has four Chromebooks available for 3-day check out. Just ask at the library desk for availability and thank the Student Association for making these possible.
  • What is the Funding Information Network? It is a set of databases giving you access to grants and grant makers from the Foundation Center. See the link on the right for more information about this great tool. If you want to know more or would like an introductory tour, see Pam Bohmfalk for help.
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of what's happening at Perkins Library by joining the "I Recline on Couches, Living on Coffee & JSTOR: Friends of Perkins Library" Facebook group. Anyone can join!
  • We're your stop for coffee and other hot drinks (and filtered water!). The coffee's always on in our lounge area, and it's free! Come and enjoy!
How can we improve Perkins Library?

Is there a service we need to offer, an item we need to buy, a magazine or journal to which we need to subscribe? What are we doing well? What could we be doing better? Tell us via email or this online form. All civil questions will receive civil answers.

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