The Lion's Roar

Library maintains engagement off campus

Sims Memorial Library has the guide “Using Sims Library during COVID-19 closure” available for students. The guide contains information on accessing databases, including 40 temporary resources provided by database vendors, course reserves, research help and other information.
May 5, 2020

Although the building is closed, the Sims Memorial Library is operating virtually to ensure that students get the help and resources they need for their classes. During the stay-at-home order, the library...

Library remains open but events are cancelled

The Sims Memorial Library will remain open and continue to offer computer lab services, book checkouts and non-event related services.
March 18, 2020

Several events related to the Sims Memorial Library have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Exhibition Opening at the library on March 16 and the “Let’s...

Turtle Cove and impacts of coastal wetlands loss

Turtle Cove and impacts of coastal wetlands loss
February 14, 2020

The Green Talk series partnered with the Sims Memorial Library on Feb. 5 to discuss Turtle Cove and the impacts of coastal wetlands loss in Louisiana. The event was hosted by Dr. Robert Moreau, professor...

Library hosts wine tasting fundraiser

The Friends of Sims Library hosted a wine tasting event to raise money for the library. Along with a silent auction and live music,
November 9, 2019

A fundraiser continued its prominence at the library this semester. The Friends of Sims Library hosted the 11th annual "Wine with Friends" on Friday, Nov. 8 starting at 6:30 p.m. in Sims Memorial Library. Library...

Get more involved with Friends of Sims Library

Participants enjoy during the wine-tasting event organized by the Friends of Sims Library.
September 10, 2019

Friends of Sims Library is a community based organization whose goal is to promote and benefit the general well-fare of the university’s library. Students can become a member and participate in all that...

The truth about the math lab

The truth about the math lab
March 19, 2019

A loud mathematics professor and a squeaking door opening and closing are just some of the things you will hear as you are face to face with a computer at the math lab. The math lab, which is located...

A day in the life of Nicole Zimmer

Nicole Zimmer, a senior biological sciences major, checks a book in the library. She has worked in the Sims Memorial Library for three years.
November 13, 2018

To some students, the library is a second home where they make memorable experiences and lifelong relationships. Nicole Zimmer, a senior biological sciences major, performs responsibilities in the university...

Ten years of wine tasting

November 5, 2018

The Friends of Sims Library organized the 10th annual "Wine with Friends" to help the Sims Memorial Library financially. The event was held at the library on Friday, Nov. 3. The event included a...

Breathe to relax

October 24, 2018

The University Health Center has partnered with Sims Memorial Library to offer a space for students who cannot find the time in their day to breathe. Mindfulness Breaks occur each Tuesday on the third...

The story behind the library lions

The Wong family donated the lion statues that sit in front of the Sims Memorial Library as they brought their culture to Hammond.
August 28, 2018

When entering or exiting the Sims Memorial Library, one of the artifacts that can be overlooked are the two lion statues placed at the entrance of the library. These lions have a story of their own. The...

You need it, you got it

You need it, you got it
August 7, 2018

By being properly informed, students can make the most of university resources for success. At the Sims Memorial Library on SGA Drive, students can access computers, printers, study rooms and books...

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