Celebrate Banned Books Week


Banned Books Week is an annual celebration of the freedom to read, challenging censorship by drawing attention to banned or challenged books and encouraging people to read!

This year, the library is hosting two events: The “Teach-Out” and “Read-Out.”


Teach-Out Schedule for Open Classroom Discussions

Dr. Dean de la Motte
Monday 9/28 10:00AM- 10:50AM
For our own Good: Censorship and the Utopian Tradition

Dr. Matt Ramsey
Monday, 9/28 from 11:00AM-12:15PM
Thou Shalt Not: The Hollywood Production Code

Dr. Don St. Jean
Tuesday 9/29th from 2:15PM-3:30PM
Banned Recordings and Early Blues

Dr. Jon Marcoux & Dr. Emily Colbert Cairns
Thursday 10/1, 9:30AM- 10:45AM
Bodies Under Scrutiny

Dr. Craig Condella
Thursday, 10/1 from 7:00PM-8:30PM
Darwin’s Origin of Species: Moral Compass or Bloodthirsty Ethic?

Library Displays
In addition to the above events, the library is showcasing banned or challenged books by leaving them on carts around the library; feel free to check-out one of the books to read at the front desk! Also, walk over to the display of book covers; lift the “cover” to find out why that book was banned or challenged.



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Welcome to the Library!


Greetings everyone! Welcome to our new Class of 2019 and Welcome Back to all those who are returning for another year at Salve.

Make sure you find time to stop in the library and say hi to friendly librarians and staff. Our Floor Plans and Maps page gives a layout of each floor along with floor maps. We also have a mobile site — take the library wherever you go!

You can also find an overview of how to find items in the library in our handy “Research from Start to Finish” online guide!

blog7What’s New in the Library

New study room 304
In addition to the three existing study rooms on the 2nd and 3rd FLs, we have added a fourth study room on the 3rd FL (silent study floor). The room has a table with moveable chairs, 2 desktop PCs and a whiteboard. Reserve any study room online!
For a full list of what’s in each study room, see our study room page.


There is also a new portable Tech Station on the 2nd FL. Feel free to wheel it around wherever you need it! Connect your laptop to view on the large screen so that groups can easily work together on the same project. Most mobile devices can be connected with special dongles, just ask at the front Circulation desk.


Dawn Emsellem

Dawn Emsellem

Dawn Emsellem was recently promoted to Assistant Director of Research and Instruction. In this position, Dawn will work with library staff and departments across campus to help improve students’ information literacy outcomes. She will also work with library staff to continue to develop the library’s research services. Dawn is also the Class of 2018’s Personal Librarian. Dawn has a BA in political science from Barnard College and a MLIS from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Changes in HELIN Consortium
Brown University, the University of Rhode Island and Bryant College are no longer a part of the HELIN Consortium, which changes the on-site and online borrowing agreement with those institutions. Materials from Brown, URI and Bryant are no longer accessible through our catalog . Online borrowing requests from these schools will be through Interlibrary loan only.

Visiting Brown:
Current faculty, staff and students of HELIN libraries may apply for access to the Brown libraries. Interested persons should go first to the Rockefeller library to obtain an access card, good for one year. There is no charge for this. Please bring your Salve ID card.

Brown borrowing privileges:
Current faculty at HELIN institutions may obtain onsite borrowing privileges without charge. Interested persons should first obtain an access card. Borrowing services for HELIN faculty will be good for one year but may be renewed.
Current students and staff of HELIN institutions may purchase a borrowing card for onsite borrowing privileges. The cost is currently $400 for one year.

Visiting Bryant and URI:
Visiting and borrowing at URI and Bryant for faculty, staff and students will be available for those that can present a valid ID card from their institution. Borrowers will need to register with the circulation desk.

GSTNeed an extra credit? Register for GST083.
This course focuses on the development of information literacy skills to enable college-level research and the pursuit of lifelong learning. Students will learn to define a research topic of their choosing (the topic may be related to another course they are taking, their major, or just an interest). The students will learn to locate information effectively and efficiently, evaluate the information and its sources critically, and cite sources correctly to avoid plagiarism. After each class session, students will apply the lessons taught in the class in their homework, culminating in the final presentation of their personal research process.
Fall 2015
Mondays: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 26 to Nov. 23, 2015

“Library Lessons” is a series of workshops led by librarians to assist you with various aspects of research. See poster below for the full schedule. Registration is required. Register online at http://library.salve.edu/librarylessons/register.html


Visit our Makerspace!
Need to make a collage? Or perhaps a fun button? Or just need a fun distraction from all that studying (whew!)? Come to the Makerspace (Library 2nd FL)! We offer free supplies like pipe cleaners, colored paper, crayons and more, as well as a button maker, CriCut machine and laminator (bring your own laminating sheets please). Have fun!

Gadgets for Checkout

The library offers a number of gadgets and items for borrowing! Just go to the front Circulation desk (1st FL) and bring your Salve ID. We have small desk fans, headphones, Mac/Android chargers, and even iPads! To see the full list, go to our “Items to Borrow or Purchase” page.

See the Computers & Technology page for the full list of technology available in the library, including software on public computers (PCs and Macs). The Media Services department in User Support Services also loans equipment such as video cameras, microphone headsets and more. Click for a full list (Ground Level of the library).

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).


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

Always remember to bring your Salve ID card to be able to…

  • Borrow books and other items
  • Check-out course reserves
  • Make photocopies
  • Print from computers
  • Request books from other libraries
  • Access online library resources from off-campus

card1Your library barcode is the 14 digit number on the bottom of your Salve ID card. Please note that your library barcode is not the same as your student ID number.

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