Welcome (back) to McKillop Library!


Welcome new students and welcome back to returning students! We are so excited to see students on-campus again and the library full of activity! Below includes information about the newest updates regarding policies, hours, library, spaces, etc. amid the COVID-19 pandemic. For up-to-date information, please visit the library’s COVID guide at http://salve.libguides.com/COVID-19. Refer also to our FAQs for answers to your Frequently Asked Questions.

Library Hours
Library hours for the fall semester are as follows:

  • Sunday: 10am-1am
  • Monday-Thursday: 8am-1am
  • Friday: 8am-8pm
  • Saturday: 10am-5pm

Safety Guidelines

McKillop Library is open to current Salve students, faculty and staff, as well as members of local colleges, universities and local guests. To keep the Salve community safe and abiding by University and RIDOH policies, masks are required–properly worn,– while indoors regardless of vaccination status.

Hand sanitizing stations and cleaning wipes and supplies are available on all floors. Library staff will also clean surfaces regularly.

Food & Drink
McKillop Café is open and meals may be consumed on the café side of the first floor only. Snacks and beverages are allowed throughout the building. Masks are still required, though people can remove them while actively eating/drinking.

Research Assistance
The research & information desk will be regularly staffed (stop by and say hello or ask us a question!). Librarians are also available for research assistance via chat, phone, email, or virtual conference as well as in-person walk-in at the Information desk.

The library offers many options for research such as databases for articles in virtually any subject area and access to thousands of eBooks and electronic newspapers. Visit our database page for links, descriptions and access.

Book a Study Room You can book one of three technology-equipped study rooms online at https://salve.libcal.com/reserve/studyrooms. Rooms can be booked up to four days in advance for a maximum of 3 hour time-slots.

Library Events
Our events are once again being held in person and in some cases, in hybrid format (online and in-person). See a full list of up-coming events throughout the semester and register for events at https://salve.libcal.com/. You can even save events to your Outlook or Google calendars and share via Facebook or Twitter!

Visit our Makerspace
Need to make a poster or collage? Or perhaps a swanky 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, markers, crayons and more, as well as a button maker, CriCut machine and laminator (bring your own laminating sheets please).

New Arrivals & Displays
Check out our newest selection of books and DVDs! Visit the library’s 1st and 2nd Fls for topical displays that change monthly, and click to browse all of our newest acquisitions.

We look forward to seeing you throughout the semester! Take care of yourselves and each other. #salvesgotthis

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Updated Library Catalog Search Interface


As of today, our catalog search interface has been updated with a new look! Many of the features are the same, but located in different places. Here is a quick overview of some of the features:

Search Results

Holding information such as location in the library, call number, availability and summary are conveniently located on the search result page. Limiters such format, publication year, etc. are still available in the left column. Click any item title for detailed information and request buttons.

Access Options
Clicking the title of an item from the search result will bring you to the detailed item page where you can easily find access options to find Salve items on the shelf (or request them and we can retrieve it for you!), request the item from HELIN libraries or via Interlibrary Loan. Button options will change depending on format and which libraries hold the item. If you are not already logged in, you may be prompted to enter your Salve credentials to request.

Additional Features
On any detailed item page, scroll down for more tools and information such as relevant subject headings, “browse the shelf,” additional “editions and formats,” etc.

Known Issues

Unfortunately at this time the “Cite” button does not export correctly into Refworks — it is linking to the previous version of Refworks which is no longer supported. The vendor knows about this issue and is working on a fix. However, you can still create the citation from the catalog by choosing a citation style (such as APA) and copying/pasting the citation into your paper (always double-check the format against a manual or a trusted source like Owl Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab).

Search the catalog from the library homepage!

If you need assistance, please contact us!

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May Displays


Find your next favorite book! Come view our library displays for the month of May:

Asian American Heritage (1st FL)
Stop by this display by the McKillop Cafe to find a book celebrating the heritage of Asian Americans in the U.S. For more on Asian Pacific Heritage, visit https://asianpacificheritage.gov/

Display by Nancy Barta-Norton, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian

Mental Health Awareness (1st FL)

In addition to books and DVDs the display also provides some handouts on where to get help, a wellness checklist and more. Also see our topic guide at https://salve.libguides.com/MHAM and blog post at https://library.salvereginablogs.com/library-display-mental-health-awareness/ for additional statistics, videos, book recommendations and resources.

Display by Lori Barile, Systems & Technology Librarian

Graphic Novels (1st FL)

Colorful, fun to read and amazingly profound, funny and informative, graphic novels are a unique way to read about any number of topics.

Display by Lori Barile, Systems & Technology Librarian

Opre Roma! (Roma Rising!) (1st FL)

The Romani people have faced persecution, discrimination, and in the past, even slavery. Explore this online guide of resources, e-books, and films to stream, or stop by the library to see the display.

Display by Gretchen Sotomayor, Special Programs and Instruction Librarian

Full Flower Moon (2nd FL)

May is the month of the Full Flower Moon, the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. The name “Flower Moon” has been attributed to the Algonquin peoples.

Display by Lisa Kenyon, Education and Instruction Librarian

The Supreme Court (1stFL)

Explore the personalities and the history behind the institution of the U.S. Supreme Court.

Display by Dawn Emsellem-Wichowski, Director of Library Services, and Nancy Barta-Norton, Acquisitions and Cataloging Librarian

Archives Display: “Spatial Relations” (3rd FL)

“Spatial Relations” is a mini exhibit of cartographic materials from Archives and Special Collections. It demonstrates a variety of representations of geographic space on paper and meditates on the role of map-making in empire, environment, and international relations. It also explores maps as covetable objects, highlighting the problems of map prints being removed from antiquarian books. The display is on the third floor of the library, between the stairs and the elevator, and will be available for viewing all semester during library hours.

Display by Genna Duplisea, Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

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Library Display: Mental Health Awareness


Come check out our Mental Health Awareness book display on the 1st FL! (next to the front doors, across from the Circulation desk). 

In addition to books and DVDs the display also provides some handouts on where to get help, a wellness checklist and more. Also see our topic guide at https://salve.libguides.com/MHAM for additional statistics, videos, book recommendations and resources.

Wellness is more than an absence of disease. It involves complete general, mental and social well-being. And mental health is an essential component of overall health and well-being. The fact is our overall well-being is tied to the balance that exists between our emotional, physical, spiritual and mental health.

But there are steps that maintain well-being and help everyone achieve wellness. These involve a balanced diet, regular exercise, enough sleep, a sense of self-worth, development of coping skills that promote resiliency, emotional awareness, and connections to family, friends and the community.

Just as we check our blood pressure and get cancer screenings, it’s a good idea to take periodic stock of our emotional well-being. One recent study said everyone should get their mental health checked as often as they get a physical, and many doctors routinely screen for mental health, which typically include a series of questions about lifestyle, eating and drinking habits and mental wellness. But a checkup doesn’t necessarily require a special trip to the doctor. There are also online screening tools you can use. While conditions like depression are common (roughly 1 in 5 Americans have a mental health condition) they are extremely treatable.

Mental Health Resources

American Psychiatric Association

National Institute on Mental Health

Mental Health America

Crisis Text Line

Samaritans of Rhode Island Hotline

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Make It OK

Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Mental Health Resources for Children

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Children’s Bureau of the U.S Department of Health and Human Services

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

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Tools & Apps


Sentimoji™ emojis lets you say what other emojis can’t. Download them today to show care and support for friends and loved ones. Available on Android or iOS.


color therapy Color Therapy

With Color Therapy, people turn their anxieties into beautiful artworks through the colorings templates and tools that we provide, and benefit from the outpouring support from the community.


Up appUp! Depression, Bipolar & Borderline Management

Up! is a tracking app intended for users living with mood disorders. Users can track sleep, work, physical activity and smartphone use. Up! allows for automatic tracking which enables users to input their favorite places like work, gym and home so Up! can record time spent in these locations automatically. Bi-weekly and monthly health reports of moods and automatic logs can be downloaded as pdfs. Users can also rate suggested warning signs or create their own and Up! will create an alert when these warning signs are logged. The app also has options to connect the users profile with health professionals and/or friends for communication.

ADAA Reviewed Mental Health Apps

Best Bipolar Apps (Healthline)

Best Depression Apps (Healthline)

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker (iOS)

Living Mentally Healthy

Moodfit – Shape Up Your Mood (iOS)

Top 25 Mental Health Apps (Psycom)

Disclaimer: The contents of this guide are for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your mental health professional or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your condition.