Tom Messner, Director of Library Services
Regular Semester Library Hours
- Monday – Thursday 7:30AM - Midnight
Friday 7:30AM – 10:00PM
Saturday 8:00 AM – 10:00PM
Sunday 10:00am – 10:00PM
The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library provides a wide array of information resources and services in support of the educational and cultural objectives of the University. During the regular spring and fall semesters, the library is open every day, providing services over 100 hours a week. Library hours are posted on the web page, and are also available by telephone (305) 899-3760. Library hours are extended until 2:00 am during final exam periods, and vary during semester breaks and University holidays.
The Library holds over 970,000 physical items including books, videos, microforms, and CD's. Online, the Library provides access to millions of full text articles, streaming videos, and eBooks through over 200 databases such as Academic Search Premier, ABI/INFORM Global, ERIC, CINAHL, Medline, ATLA Religion, Films on Demand, and many more. All online resources are available on-campus as well as remotely via mobile devices.
The loan period for books for undergraduate students is three weeks; for graduate students, six weeks. Videos, CD's and DVD's may be checked out for up to 3 days. Materials can be renewed online or by telephone, and fines and fees are incurred for failure to return materials on time.
Students can get help with research assignments at the Reference desk, via email, and by telephone. The Reference desk is staffed over 80 hours a week by professional librarians. Course Reserve materials are located at the Circulation desk, and may be used in-house or checked out overnight depending on faculty preference. Research materials not available in the library or online, may be requested through Interlibrary Loan (ILL) services.
The Library provides students with over 50 computer workstations and 18 laptops with wireless internet access. All computers offer fast internet access, as well as the latest course software including Microsoft Office. Printing, copying, and scanning is available using PrintMe multifunction copiers. Black and white copies are .05 cents and color copies are $1.00 each, scanning is free. Thirteen group study rooms are available for 2 hour checkout. Student ID cards are used to check out all items at the Circulation desk located on the Main Level of the Library.