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    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. 

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

Summer Hours

May 25th - August 9th
   Monday - Thursday
      8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
      8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

August 10th - September 3rd
   Monday - Friday
      8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Closed on these holidays
   May 27th - Memorial Day
   June 19th - Juneteenth
   July 4th - 8th - 4th of July
   September 2nd - Labor Day

Regular Hours

Monday:  7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday:  7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday:  7:45 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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. - 10:00 p.m.

Try it. You'll like it!


Ebsco has rebuilt SOLAR from the ground up to keep serving your needs for the next eon or so. And today we launched the new interface. Yes, it looks different, and yes change annoys us, but give it a try & you will, like Mikey of that TV commercial years ago (what? TV changed???), like it!

7/9/2024 - Ebsco folders have not migrated yet to the new SOLAR. Access your folder through one of our individual databases such as Academic Search Ultimate.

Library News

No. 137

The Vesper Sparrow seems like the right bird to be seen behind a monastery. Librarian Brad Snelling bagged this liturgical crooner with a combination of old fashioned patience and a new fashioned phone app, Merlin, from the Cornell Ornithology Lab!

"The name Vesper Sparrow is given this bird because of its habit of tuning up along towards evening; it is perhaps more often known as the "Bay-winged Sparrow" or "Grass Finch." they are found chiefly in dry pastures or along dusty roadsides, where they start from the ground in front of us, their white tail feathers showing prominently as they fly, so there will be no mistake as to their identity."

Song. - A clear, ascending series of whistles, given from a fence post or bush top; call, a sharp chip."

Text & image from: Chapman, Frank. Bird Life: A Guide to the Study of our Common Birds. 1919.


No. 136

BIG BIRD ON CAMPUS!  It is hard to image but it took 112 years for the bird of Minnesota, our official state avian (OSA), to be spotted on campus. He was caught by the camera of Librarian Brad Snelling in the first days of May, making the loon the 136th species identified on campus. If we restore the cow pond on campus maybe loons could summer at CSS!

“The Loon … is known to almost every one by name, but only those who have visited its summer haunts among the Northern lakes and heard its wild call can be said to know it. Nuttall writes of its cry as " the sad and wolfish call of the solitary Loon, which, like a dismal echo, seems slowly to invade the ear, and, rising as it proceeds, dies away in the air." It " may be heard sometimes for two or three miles, when the bird itself is invisible, or reduced almost to a speck in the distance."

Text & image from: Chapman, Frank. Bird Life: A Guide to the Study of our Common Birds. 1919.

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