Library Extended Hours – Dec. 9-19


The time for final projects, presentations and exams is here. But don’t stress: the library has you covered!

We have study rooms, floors for group and quiet study, and we are open 24 hours weekdays. We’re even giving away FREE hot and chilled COFFEE, tea and hot chocolate after 6 PM on Dec. 12 & 13!

Detailed calendar of extended hours and more information below. 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 1 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 12 am)
  • Group work is encouraged on the first and second floors or in the study rooms


  • The 3rd floor is the SILENT study floor. Please be considerate!
  • Room 106 is reserved for quiet study from 1 am – 8 am
  • Computer Lab 006 (Garden Level) is designated as an extra quiet study area during finals

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 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, see your reservation email for details or contact a librarian) for assistance.

Final projects and exams got you StReSsEd? Relax, we can help! The library’s Bookends Cafe (1st FL across from the Circulation desk) will have stress busters like games, activities, a graffiti wall and of course you can purchase hot and cold beverages and snacks as well. We are also giving away FREE hot and chilled COFFEE, tea and hot chocolate after 6 pm on Dec. 12 & 13! Make sure to take periodic study breaks, get enough sleep, stay hydrated and eat every meal! The mobile snack cart will be making its rounds again as well on evenings of Dec. 12 & 13!

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).


Some library computers have duplicates of the software found in Computer Labs 006 and 005. Here’s where they are in the library and the extra software that is installed.

Table of 4 PC computers outside of Classroom 106 and rear pod of 4 PCs on the DVD side:

  • Adobe Design Suite CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver)
  • MatLab
  • Pro Tax Series (Intuit)
  • QuickBooks Premier
  • QuickBooks File Manager
  • TexMaker

Note that Microsoft Visio and Project are only available in the Labs (Garden Level). Also, all of our Mac computers are duplicates of those in the Mac Labs (Antone). If you need other software, try the Computer Labs in the Garden Level of the Library.

When working on library computers, don’t forget to periodically SAVE YOUR WORK to an external source such as a flash drive. Library 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.


The McKillop Library’s public printers are multi-purpose Ricoh machines which can copy, print, and scan to email. Several features are available with these machines:

  • Color printing as well as black & white
  • Double-sided (duplex) printing
  • Scan-to-email feature (to Salve email addresses only)
  • Selection of paper size
  • Laptop printing (Mac and PC) over the wireless network (Salve Students only; excludes Faculty, Staff and Guests.)
  • Scan to USB or Memory Card

Print jobs can be released from any of the four Ricoh multifunction printers in the library: two on the first floor, and one each on the 2nd and 3rd floors (as well as one in the Garden Level across from User Support Services).

You can also print from your laptop or other mobile device from (see the Wireless Printing Guide for detailed instructions)

Students, faculty, and staff need their Salve IDs release prints.

Need research tips?

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

Happy studying!

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Celebrate International Education Week – Win Prizes! – Nov. 12-15



Join Salve as we celebrate International Education Week 2018! The Salve community will have multiple opportunities to hear about the experiences and insights of Salve Regina students who have studied abroad and students can learn about new national scholarship opportunities.

International Education Week is the theme of many on-campus events (see Salve Today’s article for full list) and the library is no exception!

Exhibit of Capture It contest photo entries.

Exhibit of Capture It contest photo entries.

The library will host a week-long trivia contest as well as exhibit entries in the “Capture It!” photo contest (come and vote for your favorites!). Check this blog or our Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram pages every day starting Monday for a new trivia question.

Submit your entry online with each question’s URL or by in-person ballot at the library. One winner of a $10 gift card will be selected each day by random draw and winner will be contacted via Salve email (only correct trivia answers will be entered into the drawing).

This contest has ended. Thanks to all who participated and congrats to all of our winners! See you again next year!

Since we did not have a winner on Monday we chose two winners for Thursday. Congratulations to Kelsey Miller (’19) and Peter Tsemberides (’22) who each won a $10 gift card for providing the correct answer and winning the drawing!

Answer the following trivia question on Thurs. Nov. 15 by midnight for a chance to win a $10 gift card:

What does UNESCO stand for?
A)  United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (Correct answer)
B)  United Nation Emerging Statistical Calculus Organization
C)  It stands for nothing
D)  Translated from the French it means United Nations Continuing a Stable Climate Organization

Enter at or by filling out an entry form in the library. Good luck!

Congratulations to Sara Champagne (’20) who won on Wednesday for providing the correct answer and winning the drawing!

Answer the following trivia question on Wed Nov. 14 for a chance to win a $10 gift card:

Which of these flowers is important in the Mexican Holiday Día de los Muertos?
A) Marigolds (Correct answer)
B) White Lilies
C) Peonies
D) Snowdrops

Enter at or by filling out an entry form in the library. Good luck!

Congratulations to Anne-Marie Brilhante (’22) who won on Tuesday for providing the correct answer and winning the drawing!

Answer the following trivia question on Tues. Nov. 13 for a chance to win a $10 gift card:

This place has hottest average year round temperature, where is it?

A) Kruger National Park, South Africa<
B) The Gobi Desert, China
C) Yellowstone, United States of America
D) The Danakil Depression, Ethiopia

Enter at or by filling out the paper form in the library by midnight. Good luck!

No winner for Monday – no eligible entries were received. 🙁

Answer the following trivia question on Mon Nov. 12 for a chance to win a $10 gift card:

Which country is not in the Iran Nuclear Deal?

A) Iran
B) Russia
C) Unites States of America (Correct answer)
D) China

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Sister Jane Poetry Book Project Contributions


Sister Jane Gerety joined Salve Regina in July 2009, bringing with her clear direction for the University and providing our community with a vision deeply rooted in the University mission and the Sisters of Mercy Critical Concerns. In her ten years at the helm, she has helped Salve Regina weather a tumultuous environment in higher education and national politics, helping our community to interpret local and national events through an ethical and philosophical framework of the Sisters of Mercy and Catholic social thought.

Sister Jane has inspired us with her grace, kindness, and embodiment of the mission of Salve Regina. The strength of Sister Jane’s impact lies in how she lives and in the words she uses, carefully considered to communicate and inspire. People at Salve have remarked that she has a habit of beginning meetings or speeches with a prayer or poem. Poetry has special meaning for her, and she has made it a part of her daily life. Her doctoral dissertation, Poetry and Magic: A Study Of Yeats’s Poems Of Meditation, was an investigation of Yeats’ studies of magic and its influence on his poetry, especially his meditative poems.

In her own words, Sister Jane says, “The meaning in poetry often exists between the words or in a new thing that happens when words collide. In poetry there is the deeper understanding we experience when we grasp something that individual words cannot express. Prayer, too, often in a surprising way taps into something I didn’t know was there, touches a feeling that surprises me. Often I pray with the psalms—that poetry of the Old Testament which expresses wonder, rage, gratitude, need. I believe that God works with what’s real in me and I get in touch with what’s real through the words and what’s between the words.”

For her retirement, the Salve community would like to give a gift that responds in kind, with poetry we love or that we composed, or with art that communicates our love and gratitude for what she has done for us. Please use this submission template to share a poem or prayer that moves you and conveys your thoughts for Sister Jane. If you feel your original art would better convey your thoughts, please share that. These pages will be compiled into a book to give to Sister Jane, to read and contemplate as she continues on to her next adventure.

Submission Example

Please use this submission template to contribute a favorite poem, photograph, or other piece of art (yours or someone else’s), and write a personal note to Sister Jane. Return the completed sheets to:

    • McKillop Library’s circulation desk;
    • scanned and emailed to;
    • or to the address below:

Poetry Book Project
McKillop Library
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, RI 02840

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International Open Access Week – Oct. 22-26


Visit the first floor of the library to view our informational display on Open Access and what it means for researchers, students, professors/teachers, scientists, the general public — in short, all of us who want access to scholarly research. While you’re here, take a handout, start a discussion by leaving a PostIt! comment on the display and grab a button and bookmark to show your support!


Open Access Week, a global event, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research.

Open Access (OA) to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole. Research funding agencies, academic institutions, libraries, researchers and scientists, teachers, students, and members of the general public are supporting a move towards Open Access in increasing numbers every year.

Open Access Week is a key opportunity for all members of the community to take action to keep this momentum moving forward.

The McKillop Library supports Open Access via the Digital Commons institutional repository through which both faculty and students can make their research freely available. If you are interested in contributing your research to Digital Commons you can do so at .

For more information on Digital Commons and the impact of Open Access you can view the webinar Open Access – 100 Stories of Impact: one year later.

Open Access (OA) Resources
Educational materials about OA
Open Access Directory

Open Educational Resources (OERs)
OER Commons
OpenStax –
MIT Open Courseware
Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)
Project Gutenburg
Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
Public Library of Science (PLOS)
Webmed Central
World Digital Library

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