Extended Hours! April 24 – May 6



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

We have study rooms, floors for group and quiet study, and extended hours We’re even giving away FREE COFFEE, tea and hot chocolate after 9 PM on May 1 & 2!

Detailed calendar of extended hours and more information below. Also see our extended hours 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 (use front doors only after 2 am)
  • 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
  • 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).

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 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).

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.

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

Happy studying!

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“Faces of Mercy” Contest Entries and National Poetry Month


April brings many good things and two of the best are here in the library:

“Faces of Mercy” contest entries displayed

Come to the library 1st FL to see the “Faces of Mercy” contest entries.

Entries may be submitted in a variety of formats, including photos, collage, artwork, story and poem. All entries will be judged on creativity and execution.

Prizes include $100 for first place, $75 for second place, $50 for third place and $25 for honorable mention.

Here are just a few of the fantastic entries displayed in the library:


Just some of the many creative entries!


Of course we had to include this one—it mentions the library!!

Congratulations to all of the winners and to everyone who entered!

April is National Poetry Month

“Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month, held every April, is the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.” (from: http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/home).

There are many great ways to celebrate National Poetry Month!

Here are a few:

Join a Q&A via Skype with poet Julianna Baggott on April 27 at 6:15 pm in McKillop Special Collections Room 109. Free and all are invited!


To celebrate poetry and poets, we have a display of collected poems on the 1st FL. Take a look and borrow anything that interests you! Below are some photos of the display:



Search the catalog for specific poetry collections (by poet, title, etc) or browse our poetry collection. Ask a librarian if you need help.

Visit Poets.org for endless amounts of poetry and biographical information on poets.

Discover new poetry every day by signing up for Writer’s Almanac daily poem in your email.

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