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McKillop Library Renovation

Summer 2023 Library Services

While library staff and services will be available, floors 1-3 of McKillop Library will be CLOSED for the summer during construction on the first floor. Construction is scheduled to begin on May 15 and is expected to last through the end of August. While the top three floors of the building will be closed to all patrons, staff will be on-site and working remotely to provide library services to the Salve Community.

Garden Level Services such as Mail Services, the Technology Services Center, Design Services, and the Copy Center are expected to remain accessible via the Lawrence Avenue entrance through the summer with potential short term closures (always available by phone and email) due to construction on the first floor. 

Circulation & Interlibrary Loan

  • Picking Up Holds: Starting May 15, All library items requested via McKillop Library, HELIN, and Interlibrary Loan may be picked up in the Office of Safety & Security in Tobin Hall. Requested items will be wrapped in paper for confidentiality and labelled with your name. Please retrieve your requested items within 10 days of notice to your Salve email address. 
  • Returning Items: Please return all library items to the Office of Safety & Security in Tobin Hall. Library staff will collect returned material every weekday morning. 
  • Collection Browsing: McKillop Library will remain CLOSED to all in-person browsing. You may virtually browse the collection using the online catalog's "Browse the Shelf" tool:
    1. Navigate to the library catalog and search for your topic by keyword, title, or author.
    2. Click on the title of any relevant item held by McKillop Library to open the item record. Items we own will display "Salve Regina University" as well as a collection name and call number.
    3. Scroll to the bottom of the item record to the "Browse the Shelf" tool. Use the arrows on either side to display all items in our collection which are shelved next to or near the item in the open record.
    4. Click on the title of any interesting item to explore it further and/or place a hold.
  • Course Reserves: Electronic reserves, such as eBooks, PDFs, and streaming films, will be made available upon faculty request. While the library is closed, we will be unable to provide access to physical course reserves such as books and DVDs.

Research Services

Librarians will be available by phone, webchat, and email for reference questions, or by Zoom by appointment for research consultations.

  • May 19-June 23: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
  • June 26-August 18: Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm, Friday 10am-12pm
  • August 21-September 1: Monday-Friday 10am-4pm

Please see our Ask-A-Librarian hours page for research assistance availability and holiday observances.

Purchase Requests

The library will continue to order and catalog books during the summer. Please feel free to make a purchase request.

Library Instruction

Librarians are available to provide summertime graduate research instruction in-person, via zoom, or through an online research guide. Feel free to reach out to Lisa Richter or Dawn Emsellem to schedule summertime instruction.

Meetings, Study Rooms, and Open Library Space

McKillop Library's study rooms and open study spaces will be CLOSED for the duration of construction. Please contact Conferences & Events to inquire about reserving alternate spaces on campus for your meetings: (401) 341-2116.