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Library News

Silhouette of a crow on a light pole

The Crow is hoarse ..

Someone is watching you from the light pole on your way to the Library. But don't let that stop you from stopping by for our Harry Potter decorations!  Take a peek at The Book of Monsters  or take a stroll along Diagon Alley and browse for some "barrels of bat spleens and eels' eyes, tottering piles of spell books, quills, and rolls of parchment, potion bottles, globes of the moon..." Please do not eat the eel's eyes in the Library, though.

Julie Schumacher reads

Next month, the Library and our friends in the English Department will be hosting a virtual program with author Julie Schumacher whose "campus novel" Dear Committee Members was an instant classic of the genre and the winner of the 2015 Thurber Prize for American Humor. Schumacher will join us on Zoom at 2:00 p.m. on November 12. We'll share the details here as we get closer to the date.

Native American on horse back hunting buffalo

Free Trial of Native American Indians, 1645-1819

Native American Indians, 1645-1819 features every major book printed in North America about Native Peoples … more than 1,600 publications about the relationship between Native Americans and European settlers, featuring text exploration tools, author biographies, and suggested search paths for easy browsing and discovery. Trial expires November 25, 2020.

Chat with a Librarian

Chat with a Librarian between 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST) weekdays. and 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CST) on Saturdays. At other times, use our online question form or contact one of our Public Service Librarians listed below.



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

The Library is open

 Monday - Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 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.


There are a few changes you need to know when accessing the Library this year. The first thing you need to know is that access to the Library is only via the tunnel; the cloister walk between Tower and the Library is closed to traffic. This change was made with the sisters' safety in mind. The second thing you need to know is the stairwells in the Library are one-way only. The front stairwell is designated as up only, and the back stairwell down only. Finally, we are not allowing any eating 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, but no food is allowed this year. Thank you for your help keeping the CSS community safe!