Monday, July 26, 2021

We're reopening soon!

Library books on shelves

As of Monday, August 2nd, we'll be reopening with limited summer hours. Instead of curbside pick-up, you will be able to pick-up your requested books at the Front Desk without an appointment.* 

Armacost Library faculty and staff will continue to provide a full suite of virtual services throughout the remainder of the summer. Ask a Librarian for help with research questions, articles, eBooks, and more.

We encourage wearing face masks inside the Library to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.

Look for continuing updates for the remainder of the summer on our website and in library news.

*You will still need to wait for confirmation via email that the requested book is available for pick-up. 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Chugging Along to UoR

On June 17th, the University of Redlands train station officially opened. Although parts of the rail are still under construction, the Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles will soon be directly connected to the University of Redlands via The Arrow route, an extension of the San Bernardino line. 

Read about the early trains from "A History of the Great Trains" by Chris Cook from our General Collection, where we have others that cater to similar interests. We also  have the book, "Orient Express, the Life and Times of the World's Most Famous Train" about one of the the most famous trains that dazzled people and was featured in enchanting stories. Or, you can read about how the railways fall short of hopes and needs in "Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains We Love Are Not the Transportation We Need" by Randal O'Toole from our General Collection. 

You can also check out our digital access to eBooks, such as "Empire's Tracks: Indigenous Nations, Chinese Workers, and the Transcontinental Railroad" by Manu Karuka and "The Men Who Loved Trains the Story Of men Who Battled Greed to Save An Ailing Industry" by Rush Loving. These books help to create a better understanding of the railway industry, how far it has come, and where it can still go. Also "Drift: Illicit Mobility and Uncertain Knowledge" by Jeff Ferrell is an interesting read for those with fears of who will come with the trains. 

Reading books like, "Railroads And The American People" by H. Roger Grant can help curious minds understand how the railway expanded horizons while impacting American life to what has become our norms today. So, enjoy a good book physically or electronically!