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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

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.

Chat Hours
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. 


Library News

Cover of Small Teaching Online

Flower Darby's Book

Flower Darby was the keynote speaker at this January's Teaching & Learning Workshops. Read Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes by Flower Darby and James M. Lang as an eBook brought to you by the CSS Library.

As mentioned by Flower Darby

The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion by Sarah Rose Cavanagh is available as an eBook from the Library.

Northern Shrike

Fall Visitors to Campus

Over the course of this fall's avian migration, twelve new birds were seen visiting the CSS campus. Librarian Brad Snelling caught them on camera and has added photographs of the "2020 Dozen" to the Library's A Catalog of Birds @CSS.

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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