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Welcome to the Library

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

(Beginning May 17)

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


During the month of June, the Library is offering a free trial of Black Life in America: The Experience and Impact of African Americans as Recorded by the News Media.

From the early days of slavery to modern times, people of African descent have had a profound impact on American history. From Black-owned newspapers to mainstream publications, this primary source collection offers an expansive window into centuries of African American history, culture and daily life—as well as the ways the dominant culture has portrayed and perceived people of African descent. Packed with information unavailable elsewhere, Black Life in America is sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 African American publications. 

Black-Throated Green Warbler

We be warblin'

We were very excited this spring to learn that our colleague, Dr. Nicholas Susi (CSS Music Dept.) has published a scholarly article on Liszt's "Legend No. 1: Saint Francis of Assisi Preaching to the Birds." The article appears in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Liszt Society. We have been featuring a recording of Nick in the same work on our Catalog of Birds this year. We also have some new features for the guide this spring including a page from a whimsical field guide (sometimes attributed to our reference librarian, Todd White) and a gallery of 16 warbler species as they are found on our Duluth campus:

Visit A Catalog of Birds 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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