McKillop Library Summer 2016


The library is open all summer on an abbreviated schedule. Please check the library hours web page for current library hours.

New library catalog – July 1st
Effective July 1, the McKillop Library and other members of the HELIN Library Consortium will move to OCLC WorldShare, a cloud-based library management system that will include a new library catalog.

Users of the current library catalog should be aware that as of June 30, any lists of research materials saved in their personal library catalog account will no longer be available. If you wish to save these lists for future use, please contact a librarian at (401) 341-2289 or for assistance.

Course reserves will also be affected by this transition. Faculty members who use library course reserves are encouraged to submit their reserves as early as possible before the fall semester begins. In order to guarantee availability of course reserves for the fall 2016 semester, all requests and materials should be submitted by Monday, Aug. 15.

In late August and September, librarians will offer workshops and online tutorials to assist users with the new search interface. Librarians will also be available for individual consultations to discuss research using the new tool. Librarians can also provide in-class instruction and online research guides to assist students with using the new research tool to complete specific class assignments.

Fun Collections

Did you know we have a whole browsing area of popular books? It’s a great way to discover books for fun beach reading. Also check out our vast collection of films on DVD! Both areas are located on the 1st FL, East Wing (to the left side as you enter the front door). Come in, cool off and relax!


Related resources:
NPR’s Book Concierge: Guide to 2015’s Great Reads
Popular Summer Reading from Goodreads
New York Times Best-Sellers List

Conference Attendees

If you’re on-campus for one of the many conferences that Salve hosts, you are welcome to come to the library to use our computers and print your documents and boarding passes!

The computers (PCs & Macs) in the 1st FL East Wing (to the left as you enter the front doors) are reserved for use by conference attendees only. No login is necessary to use these computers. For Salve community members (faculty, staff and students) and other Guests, please use the computers on the opposite side of the 1st FL (Guests should ask at the front desk to be logged into a computer).


You also have full on-campus access to all of our 150+ research databases which include articles, streaming educational videos and audio clips on a variety of topics. Go to our library website at to get started.

If at any time you need assistance, please ask a library staff member for help. Enjoy your stay at Salve Regina University!

Community Borrowers Program

Not a member of Salve but still would like to borrow materials from the library? Then consider becoming a member of our Community Borrowers Program. Members of the community not affiliated with Salve Regina University as faculty, student, staff, or alumni, nor are active faculty, student, or staff at any HELIN institution, are welcome to join the McKillop Library Community Borrowers Program for a fee of $100.00 per year. Patrons must present a valid photo ID in order to obtain a community borrower’s card. Community borrowers may borrow circulating books, audio-books, and DVDs located in the McKillop Library collection only**.


**Please note: special borrowers do not have HELIN borrowing privileges or access to databases from off-campus

Mobile Site

librarymobileAway from campus? No computer? No problem! Just access our mobile site at

What can you do on our mobile site? How about…

…check your library account
…view library hours
…search the catalog for books
…search for articles
…contact the library
…and more!

So put your library in your pocket and take us wherever you go!

Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing you this Fall!

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Extended Hours! April 24 – May 6



The time for final projects, presentations and exams is here. Don’t stress though…the library has you covered!

We have study rooms, floors for group and quiet study, and extended hours We’re even giving away FREE COFFEE, tea and hot chocolate after 9 PM on May 1 & 2!

Detailed calendar of extended hours and more information below. Also see our extended hours page for printing help, study room info, study tips and more. Oh, and don’t forget your Salve ID to enter the library after 10 PM!


During the 24-hour extended access times, please be aware:

  • The second and third floors will close at 2 AM
  • Only the first floor will remain open through 8 AM
  • Card swipe access only during extended hours; please bring your Salve ID to enter after 10 PM (use front doors only after 2 am)
  • The 3rd floor is the SILENT study floor. Please be considerate!
  • Room 106 is reserved for quiet study from 2 am – 8 am
  • Group work is encouraged on the first and second floors or in the study rooms
  • For the consideration of your fellow library users, aromatic meals such as pizza, soups, and take-out (Chinese, etc.) should be consumed in the Bookends Cafe (1st FL across from the Circulation desk).

blog4Study rooms can be reserved online for a maximum of 3 consecutive hours. Most study rooms have a whiteboard, desktop PC and/or Mac, and seating for small groups; see this page for “what’s in a study room”? Please show courtesy to your fellow students and be sure to cancel an existing study room reservation if the room is no longer needed so that other students can use the room (to cancel a booking, click on “cancel a study room booking” at the bottom of the reservation area. If you need help, please contact the information desk).

When working on library computers, don’t forget to periodically SAVE YOUR WORK to an external source such as a flash drive! Computers are auto-set to restart periodically; upon restart, all saved information is lost. So be sure to use File>Save As and do not save your work to library computer desktops for long periods of time.

If you have any questions or need help, please ask library staff; we’re here to serve you!

Happy studying!

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“Faces of Mercy” Contest Entries and National Poetry Month


April brings many good things and two of the best are here in the library:

“Faces of Mercy” contest entries displayed

Come to the library 1st FL to see the “Faces of Mercy” contest entries.

Entries may be submitted in a variety of formats, including photos, collage, artwork, story and poem. All entries will be judged on creativity and execution.

Prizes include $100 for first place, $75 for second place, $50 for third place and $25 for honorable mention.

Here are just a few of the fantastic entries displayed in the library:


Just some of the many creative entries!


Of course we had to include this one—it mentions the library!!

Congratulations to all of the winners and to everyone who entered!

April is National Poetry Month

“Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.” (from:

There are many great ways to celebrate National Poetry Month!

Here are a few:

Join a Q&A via Skype with poet Julianna Baggott on April 27 at 6:15 pm in McKillop Special Collections Room 109. Free and all are invited!


To celebrate poetry and poets, we have a display of collected poems on the 1st FL. Take a look and borrow anything that interests you! Below are some photos of the display:



Search the catalog for specific poetry collections (by poet, title, etc) or browse our poetry collection. Ask a librarian if you need help.

Visit for endless amounts of poetry and biographical information on poets.

Discover new poetry every day by signing up for Writer’s Almanac daily poem in your email.

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