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Library of The College of St. Scholastica: Home
Welcome to the CSS Library. Please contact us if you need assistance.
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
Chat with a Librarian between 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CST) weekdays. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST) on Sundays. At other times, use our question form on the Library's homepage.
Chat service will not be offered on No Contact Days days during Spring Semester.
2021 Bede Award
The Friends of the College of St. Scholastica Library is sponsoring the eighth annual Bede Award for Undergraduate Research this spring. Please see our information on eligibility and submissions for the $250 award.
"Photo of Paul Robeson and W.E.B. Du Bois courtesy of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, W.E.B. Du Bois Library, University of Massachusetts Amherst."
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.