Open Access Week Winners

October 31, 2018

Congratulations to the winners of our Open Access Week T-shirt raffle! They are:

  • Christine Imperial, BSN, RN, OCN, Clinical Research Nurse, Clinical Trials Office
  • Christopher Walls, Facilities Mechanic and member of the Facilities-Engineering team

Christine and Chris picked out a T-shirt and were encouraged to share what they learned about open access with others.

Contact Andrea Lynch, scholarly communication librarian, at ext. 82520 or with any questions you may have or if you’d like to learn about open access.



Enter to Win a T-shirt and Share Your Support of Open Access

October 25, 2018

In celebration of Open Access Week (October 22 to 28, 2018), the Graff Library is offering a T-Shirt raffle and give-away. Visit the library and enter in person, then grab an OA button to share your support of open access.

Can’t stop by the library but want to enter? Leave a comment, question, idea about open access, and provide your name and department. We will enter you into the drawing.

Winners will be notified and announced on Tuesday, October 30th.

Three Things to do for Open Access Week

October 23, 2018

October 22 to 28 is 2018 Open Access Week (OA). OA Week is a global event with libraries, researchers, and organizations celebrating the benefits of open access.

As part of this international event, please consider doing three things to learn more about open access:

  1. Read this one-page OA introduction.
  2. Explore the Directory of Open Access Journals, with information on over 12K journals. Use the “Browse Subjects” to view journal lists in your subjects of interest.
  3. Listen to Dr. Jerry Roberts highlight the benefits of OA in a 7-minute video.

Want to know more? Have questions? Contact Andrea Lynch, scholarly communication librarian, at ext. 82520 or

Graff Library Renovations, September 7th to 13th

September 4, 2018

The Lee Graff Library will begin renovating the staff offices at 4 pm on Friday, September 7th. The renovations will be completed the morning of Thursday, September 13th. During the renovations, the Library will remain open, although library staff will be working in temporary locations, which may disrupt regular library services. Staff may not be able to respond to your requests for assistance as quickly as we normally do. We apologize for any inconvenience.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Keir Reavie via email, or at 82980.


Staff Training for New Integrated Library System, July 9th to 11th

July 5, 2018

Graff Library is beginning the process of migration to a new integrated library system (the Library Catalog).  The new system will increase the Library’s ability to efficiently provide access to our collections, both electronic and print. Library staff will receive training to prepare for the migration Monday to Wednesday, July 9th through the 11th. Library operations will continue as usual on these days, although we may not be able to respond to your questions and assist you as quickly as we normally do.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Keir Reavie (82980,


Graff Library will be Closed on Independence Day

June 28, 2018

In observance of Independence Day, the Library Services team will not be staffing the Graff Medical and Scientific Library on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. We will respond to your questions and process any interlibrary loan and document delivery requests when we return on July 5.

Please remember that the City of Hope community can access the library anytime. Although the Graff Library is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the building is available 24/7, 365 days of the year, via badge access at our back egress (near the Hilton building). For more information, refer to the Library After Hours brochure.

Please contact Keir Reavie, Director of Library Services, at, or extension 82980 if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.

Library Closed for Renovations, March 17th and 18th

March 9, 2018

The Lee Graff Library will be closed from 6 pm on Friday, March 16th, through 8 am on Monday, March 19th. Carpet installation is taking place in the Library over this weekend. Access to the building through the back door across from Hilton will not be available during the installation. The public computers will be disconnected at 4 pm on Friday, to prepare for the arrival of the contractors Friday evening. The computers will be available again at 9 am on Monday morning. We apologize for any inconvenience these renovations may cause, but we expect the Library to look much nicer when we open on Monday, March 19th.