Hartzler Library at EMU

The Sadie Hartzler Library of EMU turns 40 this year. Join us during Homecoming and Family Weekend in special events to mark the occasion! Watch the video detailing the library drive below!

Hartzler Library Events

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the historic library drive of 1969, and we're planning special activities to celebrate this significant event.

Unity Bell exhibit

Alumni of the early '70s no doubt remember the legendary library drive and the role that the "Unity Bell" played in that event. Forty years later with the bell cracked beyond repair, EMU has received the contribution of another bell for on campus. It's time to officially retire the old bell.

On Saturday at 10:30, alumni from all eras, from those who rang the bell in fall, 1969, to those who never knew EMU had a Unity Bell, are invited to come to the official opening of this permanent exhibit, in the entryway of the Hartzler Library.

All-time library reunion

Immediately after the celebration for the Unity Bell display, at 11 a.m., Hartzler Library will host a reunion for all its current and former work-study students and staff.

Come view the changes in the library over 40 years, enjoy refreshments with friends you made while working in the library, and contribute your comments and entries to our "interactive library timeline."

How it all happened

Watch "Together: the ballad of the Eastern Mennonite College library"