McKillop Library Summer 2015


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’s Book Concierge: Guide to 2014’s Great Reads
Popular Summer Reading from Goodreads
New York Times Best-Sellers List

Check out our Pinterest page for additional book and movie recommendations!

Thornton Wilder Displays
In celebration of the Thornton Wilder Society meeting at Salve Regina for its 2015 conference, the library has mounted a number of displays on Thornton Wilder and his novel Theophilus North, set in Newport in 1926. The foyer of the library features several examples from the Newport Postcard Collection, a digital collection of early-twentieth-century postcards available through Digital Commons @ Salve Regina:

This glimpse into life in Newport almost a hundred years ago continues with Theophilus North’s Newport, a display in the southeast wing of the library which showcases items from this period in the Special Collections. Featured in this display is a first edition of Theophilus North signed by Thornton Wilder himself. Also on display in this area are books about Newport Collection, which also have circulating copies you can use in the library’s main collection.

When people think of “special collections” they often think of rare books, so also outside the Special Collections room is Firsts & Rare: Thornton Wilder Editions from Salve Regina Special Collections. In this display are several new acquisitions of signed or rare editions of Thornton Wilder’s works, as well as an acting edition of The Skin of our Teeth published in 1944 from the Stephen R. Pastore Collection.



These displays will be on view all summer! You can find more information on these displays on the Archives & Special Collections Twitter and Facebook or by contacting the archives by e-mail.

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 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, 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 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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