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Incoming Students: The Library can help you...

Shows lots of ways the Library is here to help students

How can this LibGuide Help Me?

Your Library will help you be successful here as a student. It is not a scary or nerdy place to hang out. Also while we librarians might be nerdy, we are not scary, so please come and ask us questions any time you have an assignment that needs research and Library resources.

So check out the tabs at the top to see how the Library can help you study, assist you with your classes, and relax.

Best of luck as you start your career here as a Saint - we are here to help you!

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