Introducing a New WML Search Experience

The Weinberg Memorial Library is excited to announce a new search experience that all starts with a single search box.

EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) is a new tool that will provide a single-entry point for all of the Library’s collections.  Using this single, unified search, you can now find books, eBooks, journal articles, and streaming media from across the Library’s databases, electronic resources, and print and media collections.  With easy filtering options, you can limit your results by date of publication, publisher, subject, and more.

While you can still look for individual databases in our newly redesigned A-to-Z database list, EDS will fully integrate results from many of our most popular databases meaning you won’t have to conduct the same search across multiple sites.

Want to learn more?  Check out our quick start guide or go to the Library’s homepage to start searching today!

Applications Open – Affordable Learning Implementation Grants for Faculty

The Weinberg Memorial Library is pleased to offer $1,000 Affordable Learning Implementation Grants to successful faculty applicants.

What is Affordable Learning?

Affordable Learning aims to reduce the financial burden on students by replacing expensive for-cost textbooks and course materials with no-cost or low-cost educational resources. For the Affordable Learning Implementation Grants, faculty may opt to use existing open educational resources (OER), open-source software, open access e-books or journals, or appropriately licensed Library materials to replace all, or some, for-cost course materials.

Accepted applications can also use an additional fund (up to $200) to purchase library materials not currently owned. If you are interested in purchasing new material, please contact Sylvia Orner ( prior to submitting your application to ensure that appropriate licensing options are available.

If you are interested in learning more about OER, please visit the Library’s OER Research Guide.  For more information about the Affordable Learning Implementation grants, including reports from previous recipients, please visit the Library’s webpage.

To apply…

Fill out the Application Form.


The library will award up to four $1,000 Affordable Learning Implementation Grants for Fall/Intersession courses. The Implementation Grants do not need to fund purchasing course materials. The grants are faculty incentive stipends that are subject to taxes. For joint applicants, the stipend will be divided.

A group of Library faculty and teaching faculty representatives will review all applications. The multidisciplinary judging panel will use a rubric that can be found on the OER Research Guide.

Upon completion of the course, recipients must submit a report documenting the impact that the Affordable Learning Implementation Grant had on their section(s) and whether they will continue to use Affordable Learning or OER materials for future classes. Final reports must be submitted to the Dean of the Library and will be published on the Library’s website.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please consult with the librarian liaison to your department to help you prepare your proposal. For more information, contact the Committee at

Application Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2023

Join Us for Coffee and Conversation on Affordable Learning During Open Education Week


Please join us during Open Education Week for Coffee and Conversations on Affordable Learning.  The OER Committee will be hosting drop-in sessions on Thursday, March 9 (1pm-3pm)  and Friday, March 10 (11:30 am-12:30pm) on the 2nd floor of the Weinberg Memorial Library (WML 202).  Coffee and cookies will be served.

Feel free to stop in any time during those hours to ask questions or to learn more about the Library’s Affordable Learning initiatives including Affordable Learning Implementation grants and our new open access publishing agreements with Cambridge University Press and the American Chemical Society.

We are also pleased to announce that applications for Affordable Learning Implementation grants are now being accepted for courses to be taught in the Fall 2023 or Intersession 2024 semesters.  All faculty members are welcome to apply, and applications will be accepted until Friday, April 28th.    Please see the Library’s website for more information or click here to apply.

New Database for Fall 2022 – Ethnic Diversity Source

The Weinberg Memorial Library is excited to offer a new database for Fall 2022.  EBSCO’s Ethnic Diversity Source is a full-text database dedicated to resources covering the culture, traditions, social treatment and lived experiences of different ethnic groups in America. It provides full text from a growing list of sources including peer-reviewed journals, magazines, ebooks, and biographies.  Additionally, students and faculty can use Ethnic Diversity Source to explore tens of thousands of well curated primary source documents including letters, interviews, and speeches.

You can start exploring Ethnic Diversity Source today by visiting the Library’s A to Z database page or clicking here.


Online Access to The Chronicle of Higher Education Now Available

The Weinberg Memorial Library now offers access to The Chronicle of  Higher Education‘s online presence – In addition to the journal content published monthly, contains daily news, data, and special issues like The Almanac of Higher Education and The Trends Report. University of Scranton students, faculty, and staff have unlimited on and off campus use as well as domain access which allows anyone with a email address to create a free account. Your account will automatically sync with our site license subscription providing access to all content and additional options to sign up to receive newsletters like Academe Today, Chronicle Review, and more.

For more information on creating your account, click here.

Library Adds Recreational Reading Collection

The Weinberg Memorial Library is pleased to offer a new Recreational Reads collection for the spring semester!  This collection is currently located in front of the Circulation Desk next to the new books and offers a variety of new and popular fiction and nonfiction for your reading enjoyment.

Titles in the recreational reading collection will be available for check out to all students, faculty, and staff for 30 days. Our starter collection features approximately 90 titles with new titles being added periodically so be sure to stop by and browse!  You can also look for titles online by searching “Recreational Reading Collection” in the Library catalog.

Recreational Reading Collection

EZproxy Issues for Wiley Online Library

Our vendor Wiley is currently experiencing some issues with EZproxy and third party linking. For this reason, you may encounter a message reading “This web property is not accessible via this address” when trying to connect to material from the Wiley Online Library from off campus.
Wiley is aware of the issue and is working on restoring service for all.
Thank you for your patience as we await a resolution.

Weinberg Memorial Library Trials CloudSource OA

Just in time for Open Access Week, the Library has started a trial for CloudSource OA.  We invite all students and faculty to take a look at this exciting new resource which makes searching for open access books, journals, and open educational resources a breeze.  This new search platform curates and aggregates open access content from leading publishers and scholars around the world in one convenient and easy to use location.

The trial period will last until October 31st, 2021 so please take some time to explore.  You can link to the resource here or visit our A to Z Database list and click on “Trial Databases”.  If you have any questions or feedback about this database, please contact Sylvia Orner (