Big Changes in the Library!


In the fall, the library will hardly be recognizable! Well, OK, not that different, but there will be some major and (we think, pretty awesome) changes.

The entire main book collection will now reside on the 3rd FL only. The first half of the collection (books with call numbers beginning with A-G) was located on half of the 2nd FL; it will now be moved to the 3rd FL. Compact shelving will be installed on part of the 3rd Fl to accommodate the book load. This means that each book in the main collection (150,000 books) must be moved TWICE before the job is complete. Whew!

With the books removed from half of the 2nd FL, the library will gain more floor space for additional study areas. A quieter study zone will be created in the rear of the 2nd FL west side to create more individual study areas for those who need some quiet but not total silence.

The library will also acquire more comfortable furniture for those long study sessions!

A 55” flat-screen digital sign on a stand will be installed on one side of the 1st FL; an additional display will also be installed on the opposite side of the 1st FL during the fall semester.

The technology in room 204 will move into study room 217, which includes a 60” flat-screen with Cable TV access and connections for various mobile devices and laptops.

There will be a “Makerspace” set up (tentatively on the 2nd FL) which will include various craft supplies as well as a button maker, laminator and (as per student request) a CriCut machine. Let your creative side run loose and create something great! This space can be used to create posters, etc. for classes or just something fun for yourself. There will also be a Makerspace Twitter contest with prizes!

The Whitaker collection has been consolidated and moved from storage into the Archives. The Archives, located in the Garden Level of the Library, is receiving new shelving to house the Whitaker and Noreen Stoner Drexel collections.
(We’re still trying to find our Archivist, Genna Duplisea, amongst all of the boxes; we hope she’ll turn up before September! –see photos below).

The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE)  — which includes tutoring services and the Writing Center  — will move to the 2nd FL of the library. It will be housed on the East wing in a glassed-in office space. Room 204 will now be part of ACE.

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), which assists faculty with Canvas and other educational technologies, will move to the Garden Level in 007 and share its space with User Support Services (USS) and the Library.

Here are some photos of the construction in progress:

The Archives…



Oh, Genna, where are you?!

2nd FL…


Librarians Olga Verbeek and Gerald “Joe” Foley lend a hand!





3rd FL…



Enjoy the rest of the summer!
Photos taken by library staff

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McKillop Library in the Summer


The library is open all summer on an abbreviated schedule:

Please check the library hours web page for current library hours.

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 Critic’s Summer Reading Lists
Popular Summer Reading from Goodreads
The Innovator’s 2013 Summer Reading List from the Washington Post
New York Times Summer Reading

Salve Regina Tea Display

Come see our display of silver tea trays and tea pots from the “Salve Regina College Guild: Leading ‘Culturally, Educationally, and Spiritually’ in Salve Regina’s Early Years” celebrates the role the Salve Regina College Guild played in shaping the institution. The display began as a quest to learn more about a collection of silver and silver-plated tea service transferred from Ochre Court to the Archives. These pieces belonged to the Guild, which was founded in 1948 to pursue the social and financial advancement of Salve Regina College. An organization of interested members of the Newport community, parents, and alumnae, the Guild flourished during the 1950s and 1960s.” Example photos from the display are below. The display is located on the 1st FL East Wing.


Curriculum Library

Have kids? Go up to the 2nd FL for our Children/Young Adult area where you’ll find fun reads for children of all ages, such as:

The forbidden stone/ Tony Abbott; illustrations by Bill Perkins

Duck, Duck, Moose!/ Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen; pictures by Noah Z. Jones

Cecil the pet glacier / Matthea Harvey; illustrated by Giselle Potter

Charlie and the chocolate factory / by Roald Dahl; illustrated by Joseph Schindelman

A curse dark as gold / Elizabeth C. Bunce

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. No login is necessary to use these computers.


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, audiobooks, 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 y our pocket and take us wherever you go!

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

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The Library is Open Late! Extended Hours April 27- May 9



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

We have study rooms, places to practice your presentations, floors for group and quiet study, a stress free zone, technology for check-out and extended hours! We’re even giving away FREE COFFEE after 9 PM on May 4 & 5!


Detailed calendar of extended hours and more information below. Also see our extended hours web 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
  • 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


Study 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).

Electronic classroom 106 has a teacher station with projector and seating with computers for up to 22 students. Classroom 106 can be reserved for large groups (8+); please visit or call the information desk at (401) 341-2289.

blog5 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.


We have a number of gadgets and items for purchase or check-out! Just go to the front Circulation desk (1st FL) and bring your Salve ID. For $1 you can purchase a library tote bag, highlighter or sanitary package of earbuds. Here’s the list of items we currently have available:

Remember that you can call, email, text, chat or visit us anytime! Need help keeping the 3rd FL quiet? Having a problem with a printer on an upper floor? Just call, chat or text us—- we’ll come to you! You can even schedule a one-on-one consultation session with a librarian to discuss your research project.


Our library webpage also has helpful tutorials on how to find books in the catalog, how to print, how to find articles in a database, and more!

Need to de-stress? Aside from visiting the Stress Free Zone located in the Bookends Cafe (across from the 1st FL front desk), post funny selfies or photos of your friends on our Facebook or Twitter pages.

Happy studying!

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