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Fun Interactive Web Site

Interactive Web Site Thumbnail ImageRecently created by CSS Computer & Information Science students for their capstone course, this interactive web site has embedded links throughout an image of the lounge on the second floor of Tower Hall.

These links will take you to sights and sounds on campus, images of art, historical photographs, and resources for relaxation and staying connected to our community.

Check it out!

Getting Started

Distance Students

How can this LibGuide help me?

This LibGuide contains links and lots of information and support all to help you find the resources you need for your research needs.

There are four types of resources highlighted in the tabs at the top including:

  1. Reference Materials - Includes encyclopedias, whcih are a great place to start for background and statistical information
  2. Books and eBooks - Breadth and depth of information
  3. Articles - Primary research and more current information
  4. Web Sites - Alternative search engines and information from government agencies and associations

Saint Jerome, Patron Saint of Libraries from CSS Friends Charter

There are also tabs for help with evidence-based practice including PICO(T), levels of evidence, and how to cite those sources; how to evaluate and ethically cite your sources; use EndNote; and writing help.

So explore all the tabs and links as they are designed to help make the process of finding resources easier and hopefully more enjoyable for you. Good luck and may Saint Jerome, the patron Saint of libraries, be your guide.

Saint Jerome, the patron Saint of libraries, from the CSS Library Friends Charter, painted by Meridith Schifsky


Library Pictures - Past and Present

1909 First CSS Library

First CSS Library


1938 Chapel and Library Construction

Chapel/Library Construction


1940s Aerial View of Campus

Aerial View of Campus


1944 Main Entrance to Library

Main Entrance to Library


1946 Students Studying in Library

Students Studying in Library


1947 Library



1955 Library Mural

Library Mural


1966 Library Expanded

Library Expanded


1985-86 Renovation



1992 Students Studying in Library

Students Studying in Library


1995 Students in Library

Students in Library


2003 Third Floor of Library

Third Floor of Library

2003 - original 1938 chairs

2013 Reading Room

North Reading Room in Library

2013 - Sister Joan Braun's rare books case in back

2015 Third Floor with Holy Grail Lithographs

Third Floor of Library

2015 - with Holy Grail Lithographs (1896-1901) by Edwin Austin Abbey

2019 South reading room in Library

South Reading Room in Library

2019 - original tables from 1938

2020 Stained Glass on Third Floor

Stained Glass Window on Third Floor


2021 Circulation Desk

New Accessible Circulation Desk in Library


2021 Fireplace Room

New Fireplace in North Reading Room in Library


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. At other times, use our  question form on the Library's homepage.



Regular Hours
   Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 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