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 even giving away FREE hot and chilled COFFEE, tea and hot chocolate after 6 PM on May 5 & 6! 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!
- Room 106 is reserved for quiet study from 1 am – 8 am
- Computer Lab 006 (Garden Level) is designated as an extra quiet study area during finals
Study 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 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 Bookends Cafe (1st FL across from the Circulation desk) will have stress busters like games, activities, a graffiti wall and of course you can purchase hot and cold beverages and snacks as well. We are also giving away FREE hot and chilled COFFEE, tea and hot chocolate after 6 pm on May 5 & 6! Make sure to take periodic study breaks, get enough sleep, stay hydrated and eat every meal! The mobile snack cart will be making its rounds as well on the evenings of May 5 & 6!
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).
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.
Table of 4 PC computers outside of Classroom 106 and rear pod of 4 PCs on the DVD side:
- Adobe Design Suite CC (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver)
- IBM SPSS
- Pro Tax Series (Intuit)
- QuickBooks Premier
- QuickBooks File Manager
Note that Microsoft Visio and Project are only available in the Labs (Garden Level). Also, all of our Mac computers are duplicates of those in the Mac Labs (Antone). 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 size
- Laptop printing (Mac and PC) over the wireless network (Salve Students only; excludes Faculty, Staff and Guests.)
- Scan to USB or Memory Card
Print jobs can be released from any of the four Ricoh multifunction printers in the library: two 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).
Students, faculty, and staff need their Salve IDs to release prints.
Need research tips?
- Research from Start to Finish: a comprehensive guide with instructions and tools for finding, citing and evaluating library and online resources.
- Graduate Student’s Guide to McKillop Library: additional information for graduate students such as how to format dissertations.
- Archives & Special Collections Guide: guide to finding primary sources and using special collections.
If you have any questions or need help, please ask library staff; we’re here to serve you!