Good Luck Pets of McKillop Library


December, 2019
Our #GoodLuckPetsofMcKillopLibrary want to wish you Good Luck during finals and a happy, restful holiday break!

November, 2019
Our #GoodLuckPetsofMcKillopLibrary are thankful, too, and wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

October, 2019

Hestia wants to jump in on the fall fun!

September, 2019

Welcome back, Seahawks, with a special welcome to our new students! The start of a new semester always brings new experiences and challenges — Spumoni and Toby want to send you some virtual love and good wishes to help carry you through your first weeks of classes. Keep an eye out for more #GoodLuckPetsofMcKillopLibrary

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Library Extended Hours Dec. 8-18


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 during finals. We’re putting out fun stress relievers like games and crafts, free hot beverages and the snack cart will be making an appearance, too!

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 after 10pm; please bring your Salve ID to enter (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!
  • The DVD side of the 1st FL is reserved for silent study after 1am
  • 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. All study rooms have a whiteboard, wall-mounted display with cables for laptops/device connection, 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 2nd FL Makerspace will have stress busters like games and crafts. Be sure to take periodic study breaks, get enough sleep, stay hydrated and eat every meal!We will be offering free hot beverages during finals and the mobile snack cart will be making its rounds on the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 11!

For the consideration of your fellow library users, aromatic meals such as pizza, soups, and take-out (Chinese, etc.) should be consumed in the McKillop Cafe.Please refer to our Food Policy for detailed info. Takeout foods delivered to the library front desk will be refused and returned to the delivery driver.

We ask that you please dispose of trash and recyclables in appropriate receptacles located throughout the library and report spills or messes to staff.

Alcohol, as well as tobacco or vaping products of any kind are prohibited in the library. Cell phone ringers should be disabled or turned to vibrate. Please be considerate of those around you and keep conversations to a minimum and at a low volume.


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.

Pod of 4 PC computers next to the Café and rear pod of 4 PCs on the DVD side:

  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • MatLab
  • Pro Tax Series (Intuit)
  • QuickBooks Premier
  • TexMaker

If you need other software, try the Computer Labs in the Garden Level of the Library.

When working on library computers, make sure 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 sizes
  • Laptop printing (Mac and PC) over the wireless network (Salve Students only; excludes Faculty, Staff and Guests.)

Print jobs can be released from any of the four Ricoh multifunction printers in the library: three 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 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 to release print jobs.

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

Happy studying!

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December Library Displays


Come view our library displays for the month of December!

1st FL

Book display – Holiday Reads

Take a fun, relaxing book home to read over the holiday break!

Book display – The 1619 Project

This month, our diversity display has materials that align with themes of The 1619 Project, a major initiative from The New York Times observing the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. Readings from The 1619 Project will be the topic of discussion at the Inclusive Reading Club’s meeting on Dec. 5th at 11:30 a.m., and there is also a library display featuring works from The 1619 Project on the first floor.


DVD Display – “Let It Snow!”

Some classic holiday movies mixed in with movies that contain snow, of any genre, even horror!

3rd FL

Calligraphy as Expression of Devotion

University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian Genna Duplisea first noticed in the collection Maria Thomas’s beautiful calligraphic art used for the Mission Statement, Christmas cards for Sister Therese Antone, and other Salve celebrations. Such pieces recall religious manuscripts, in which the meaning and the form of words were both important. Writing is both an expression of the self and, in some cases, a practice of devotion.

She sought to find examples of hand-lettering, everyday handwriting, and designed fonts in the archives. The collaboration between Special Collections and Jamestown artist Johannes von Gumppenberg, whose paintings hang on the mezzanine, also provided many examples of calligraphy design. Many of the selections relate to Christmas because of Salve Regina’s Sisters of Mercy heritage, and so only represents a small fraction of the possibilities of writing as art and religious practice. Duplisea hopes that this display will spark conversation about writing across all faith traditions.

-Book displays, Holiday Reads and The 1619 Project by Gretchen Sotomayor, Special Programs and Instruction Librarian
-DVD display, “Let It Snow!” by Lisa Richter, Associate Director of Public Services and Lori Barile, Systems & Technology Librarian
-“Calligraphy as Expression of Devotion” by Genna Duplisea, Archivist & Special Collections Librarian; Kylee Babcock ’20, Poulin Archives Fellow, co-curated this display

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