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Literary Criticism Sources: The Wilkens Library

Books, databases, websites and tips for finding information on English Literature.

Research Assistance from the Wilkens Library

Wilkens Library Main Entrance  

Summer Semester Hours
(Beginning Monday, June 3rd)
Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
Saturday: 9am-1pm
Sunday: 1pm-5pm

Please check the Wilkens Library webpage for updates and further information:

Where to find research assistance:


What you can find in the Library (And Where to Find it)

Ground Floor: 

  •  The Nickerson Archives:  Archival materials and books covering the history of Cape Cod and the college
  • Viewing Room:  Watch films from our collection; also available as a group study room
  • Group Study Rooms:  Available first come, first serve for 2 hour sessions, groups have priority over individuals; sign up in the Reference Office on the 1st floor

1st Floor:

  • Front Desk:
    • Check out and return books
    • Borrow Reserve books and headphones
    • Get your library barcode
  • Instructional Media Services (IMS):
    • Audio-Visual Materials (DVDs, VHS tapes; Library Use Only)
    • Equipment: Digital Recorders, Digital Cameras, Scientific/Graphing Calculators and more
    • Get your ID (Monday-Thursday 1:00-7:30 and Friday 1:00-4:00, bring a valid form of ID)
  • Reference Room:
    • Ask Here: Librarians on duty to help with research or finding/using library materials
    • Computers
    • Journals, Magazines, Microfilm and Newspapers
    • Reference Books: (Library Use Only)
    • Tables for group work

2nd Floor:

  • Books: call numbers A-J
  • Library Classroom
  • Quiet Study Area

3rd Floor: 

  •  Books: Call numbers K-Z
  • Quiet Study Area

Your Library Barcode

Sample barcode

To borrow books from the Wilkens Library, place requests or renew  books with the CLAMS catalog, you will need the Wilkens Library barcode.  You can find it on your college ID.  Don't have an ID? Contact us at for assistance.