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Library Services

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

Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library provides all students with a wide variety of physical and online information resources and services in support of the educational and cultural objectives of Barry University. The Library is open every day for a total of 105 hours a week. Library hours are extended during final exam week and will vary during semester breaks and holidays. Current Library hours are available on the library web page, posted in the library, and via telephone (305) 899-3760.

The Library offers over 970,000 physical items including books, videos, microforms, and CD's. Online reference materials, streaming videos, databases with millions of full text articles such as Academic Search Complete, Proquest Central, ABI/INFORM Global, ERIC, CINAHL, Medline, ATLA Religion and many more, are available on-campus as well as remotely via the internet.

Videos, CD's and DVD's may be checked out for up to 3 days. The loan period for books for undergraduate students is three weeks; for graduate students, six weeks. Students may incur fines for failure to return materials by the due date.

Assistance with research assignments is available to all students at the Reference Desk, by email and by telephone. The Reference Desk is staffed over 80 hours a week by professional librarians. Reserve material may be found and checked out from the Reserve Room, located in room 206 of the library. Reserve materials may be used in-house or checked out overnight depending on faculty instructions. Materials not found in the library may be borrowed from another library through an interlibrary loan service (ILL).

The library offers students over 55 computer workstations with fast internet access; the Microsoft Office Suite of software; and a wide variety of other courseware programs. Multifunction photocopier/ printer/scanners are available throughout the facility for student printing. Printing costs .05 cents through the GoPrint print manager for black and white copies, and 1.00 for color copies. Thirteen study rooms are available for student use for group collaboration and study.

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