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Welcome to the CSS Library. Please contact us if you need assistance.


NOTICE:  The CSS Library is closed to community members & area students.
The Library is open for use by CSS students, faculty, staff and monastery only.

Welcome to the Library

    Old Sol might be down to his last 4 billion years but SOLAR will just keep serving your needs. It's like Google, only better. 

Before you visit the Library ...
Due to COVID-19, there are a few changes in the Library this year. The only access to the Library is via the tunnel. The Cloister Walk between Tower Hall and the Library is closed for the safety of the Sisters. The stairwells in the Library are one-way only. The front stairwell is designated as up only, and the back stairwell as down only. Just as with classrooms and hallways, we are not allowing any food in the Library this year. Please eat your meals in the areas on campus where eating is expected. You may still bring a beverage (as long as it has a cover on it) into the Library. Thank you for your help keeping the CSS community safe!

The College of St. Scholastica Library
1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811

(Beginning May 14)

Regular Hours
 Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am. - 4:00 p.m.
 Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
 Saturday - Sunday:  CLOSED

The Library will also be CLOSED on these College-wide holidays.

Memorial Day Monday, May 31, 2021

Juneteenth Friday, June 18, 2021

Bonus Holiday, Monday June 21, 2021

Bonus Holiday, Friday July 2, 2021

Independence Day Monday, July 5, 2021

Labor Day Monday, September 6, 2021


Regular Library Hours

Monday:  7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday:  7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday:  7:45 - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday:  7:45 - 10:00 p.m.
Friday:  7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday:  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday:  12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Library News

Bede Award 2021

The winner of the 2021 Bede Award is Ashley Etter, for her paper "Willing Paradise: Death, Desire, and Shame in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry." Ashley’s paper was submitted for an independent study course she took from Dr. Stephanie Johnson, titled “Emily Dickinson and the Body.” 

Congratulations also to Duke Nguyen for having his painting "Dazed" selected as the winner of the Deans' Purchase Award.

View the ceremony, along with a reading by prize-winning poet Heid Erdrich, here.

Library Fireplace

Getting cozy in the Library

Fall Semester is still a lifetime away. But it will come. It always does. And (fingers crossed!) when it does, if life is back to the new normal, we have been cozying up the Library to keep you warm on frosty fall study days!

Metal candle holder created by Sr. Constantina

Library acquires art by Sr. Constantina

The Library has acquired a collection of metal candle holders created by Sister Constantina. Sister Constantina Kakonyi,  S.N.D., was a professor & artist-in-residence at the College for over 40 years before returning to her native Hungary in 1994. Her distinctive artwork is seen in many of the hallways of Tower. The candle holders are on display in the North Reading Room of the Library. Take time to learn more about Art in the Library.

Julie Schumacher's talk on Satire and the Campus Novel was a hit, with over 60 quests laughing out loud and perhaps some even catching a glimpse of themselves in her words!  ;) If you missed it, watch the recording here. Our thanks to Professor Schumacher and to the English Department which co-sponsored this event with the Library.

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