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Becker Library supports the St. Stephen's community as it promotes effective and responsible use of information.  With its comprehensive collection of books, numerous online databases, and generous selection of periodicals, the library provides a welcoming environment for scholarly research and recreational reading. 
Literary Festival 2017!
We are very excited to announce our upcoming Literary Festival, which will take place on January 25, 2017.  Look here to learn more!  Every other year, a special group of writers visits our campus to spend the morning in special sessions with our student body.  The goal is to celebrate writing in all its forms, and we will welcome novelists, historians, poets, memoirists, film writers, and more.

Here is our stellar lineup:
Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz
Doug Brinkley
Edward Carey
Traci Chee
Ernest Cline
Carolyn Cohagan
Bobby Hawthorne
Skip Hollandsworth
Michael Hurd
William Kamkwamba
Jessica Luther
Keith Maitland
Michael Morton
Rene S. Perez II
Sean Petrie/Typewriter Rodeo
Ben Sargent
Laura Amy Schlitz
Evan Smith
Chris Tomlinson
Leticia Urieta/Barrio Writers
S. Craig Watkins

*Special thanks to our Chairs, Evan Smith, Laurie Orman, and Mary Beth Jester

Becker Library Holiday Book Fair and Haitian Marketplace
December 1st & 2nd 8am - 5pm in Helm Fine Arts Center

Shop for books, Haitian art, and gifts for everyone on your holiday list!  Free gift wrapping available. 

20% of book sales benefit Becker Library.  All sales from the Haitian Marketplace benefit St. Etienne, our partner school in Haiti. 

Don't miss out!  Mark your calendars!
Becker Library Gets Spooky!

Spooky stories, wicked poems, strange music...oh my!  

Stop by Becker Library on Halloween for an ALL-DAY Scarefest.

Faculty, staff, and students will share creepy tales that will make your skin crawl.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Ms. Bartek (
Academic Strategies for International Students

Becker Library kicked off the fall for our International students by offering special programming in collaboration with our International Department.  Our "Academic Strategies" session featured special tips for transitioning into St. Stephen's, including:

*  Information about academic honesty
*  Time management tips
*  Suggestions for success in our rigorous academic environment
*  Pointers for personal wellness and stress management

On October 10th and 24th, Becker Library will offer research skills workshops to all new International Spartans!  "Power Research Skills" will include instruction in database use, proper citation, and web evaluation.  

Welcome 2016


Michelle Andrews, Assistant Librarian
  • Recent Read: Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler
  • Favorite Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Hobbies & Interests: Documentaries, yoga and camping.

Peter Menacker. Library Assistant
  • Recent Read: 2666 by Roberto Bolaño
  • Favorite Author: J.M. Coetzee
  • Hobbies & Interests: Running, classical music and cooking.
Reading Recommendations

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

You Know Me Well by Nina LaCour & David Levithan

Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jeremy McCarter

Cynthia Bartek, Head Librarian, recommends Heap House by Edward Carey 

Ling Allen, Library Assistant, recommends The Food Lab by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt

Becker Makerspace: Create, Invent & Learn with us!
  • Programming (Arduino)
  • Sewing Challenges
  • Crafting Resources
  • Lots and Lots of DIY
Library Hours
Mon - Thurs  7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday             7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                      and 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Saturday              1:30 - 3:30 PM
Sunday                1:30 - 3:30 PM
                       and 8 PM - 10 PM
Becker Library Team