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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