20 Things About the Douglas and Judith Krupp Library

  1. The library has copies of the Archway from 1946-present, some are even online!
  2. The library uses a Motorola Droid to answer all your texted questions.
  3. Over 130 library staff members come to the Bryant Library from all over the state of RI twice a year for conferences–and many mention how beautiful the campus is.
  4. What do Bryant and Steven Spielberg have in common? The architect that designed the Bello Center also did the Academy Award–winning director’s house.
  5. The amount of shelving in the library in linear feet would be nearly five miles if the shelves were placed end-to-end.
  6. Bryant has an Art Collection.  Most of the pieces were donated by alums, and not all can be displayed at one time.  To check out the full collection, look on the library’s site under Special Collections.
  7. Did you know there are 3 scanners available to use in the library, 2 on the main level and 1 on the 2nd floor?  The one upstairs is referred to as the Kurzweil scanner and can even read your scanned text to you in a groovy robot voice.
  8. Ever feel like you have completely forgotten the library tour you took as part of your FFL class?  We have a virtual tour on Youtube that shows all the cool stuff you may have forgotten about.
  9. All of the librarians and student workers at the desk are there to help you.  You are never interrupting us–our job is first and foremost helping students.
  10. We have 75 desktop computers for student use, and the whole facility is wireless.  If you’d rather plug your laptop in, you can borrow an ethernet cable from the Access Services desk.
  11. Ever wanted to know a little more about your professors?  In the Library’s Digital Commons, we have most full-time faculty’s CVs, articles written by faculty and senior theses written by former Bryant students.  It’s an interesting way to learn about faculty and former students, and also a good place to do research.

    Edith M. Hodgson

  12. The library used to be located on the lower-level of the Unistructure.  At that time, it was known as theEdith M. Hodgson Memorial Library.  Dr. Percy Hodgson was a president of Rotary International and he and his wife traveled together to as many Rotary Clubs as possible throughout the world.  They picked up many art pieces along the way, which they also donated to Bryant.   The library moved in 2002 when the Bello Center was completed.
  13. There are a total of 571 seats in the library with the option of seating up to 400 people in the Grand Hall.
  14. Every semester, we negotiate to get trial subscriptions to databases we don’t normally subscribe to.  Sometimes a database proves to be so beloved of students and faculty that we get a subscription, sometimes it’s just a handy way to get a homework assignment done faster.  On the Articles and Databases page, check the top and see if we have any Helin Trial Databases–you might find something interesting and useful!
  15. The library sells glue sticks for $.50, but lends a whole bunch of other office supplies if you just leave your ID with us.  We have pens, colored pencils, dry erase markers, highlighters, permanent markers, scissors and more!
  16. The Library is named after Douglas Krupp and wife Judith.  Mr. Krupp graduated from Bryant in 1969 and received an honorary Doctor of Science in Business Administration at Bryant’s 1989 commencement.  Mr. Krupp was a Bryant University Trustee from 1991/92 -2000/01.  Mr. Krupp returned to Bryant’s Board in 2008/2009 and continues to serve in this capacity to this day.  The Douglas and Judith Krupp Library opened in September 2002 with the generous support of the Krupps.
  17. There’s a coffee shop in the library–Bulldog Bytes Cafe.  They will help keep you fortified with caffeine and snacks on those late nights and early mornings.
  18. The library is not just about scholarly books, we also have a Leisure Reading collection.  This used to be on the second floor, but recently moved to the first floor next to the periodicals.  When you’re tired of crunching numbers and feel like you just can’t learn anymore, stop by and cozy up with something light and entertaining.  Also, you can request that the library purchase a book for the leisure collection
  19. We have old copies of Bryant yearbooks going all the way back to 1939!  These can be endlessly entertaining and full of fashion and hair styling ideas.
  20. The library lends both kindles (digital readers) and iPads.  These are available first-come, first-served basis and check out for one week with an optional one week renewal.