About Us

Together, the F.A.Drexel Library and Post Learning Commons at Hawk Hill and the J.W. England Library at University City comprise the Saint Joseph’s University Libraries. The Hawk Hill campus library is between the Barbelin building and the Science Center. The University City campus library is located on the southwest corner of 42nd Street and Woodland Avenue in the University City section of Philadelphia.

The Libraries support the academic programs of Saint Joseph’s University with books and periodicals in both print and electronic formats, research databases, audio-visual materials, and microforms. In addition, the Libraries provides circulating collections of popular reading and audiobooks. The Saint Joseph’s University Archives is housed in the F.A. Drexel Library. The Leopold Helfand Rare Book Room and Archives (University of the Sciences and Philadelphia College of Pharmacy collections) are housed in the J.W. England Library.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Saint Joseph’s University Libraries is to promote lifelong learning, academic integrity, and the best possible student and faculty scholarship. The Libraries seek to provide convenient access for its users to relevant, high quality information sources and collections. In collaboration with faculty, the Libraries support and enhance curricular programs and offer instruction in the skilled use and understanding of information. The Libraries strive to create environments conducive to quiet study, purposeful research and thoughtful exchange of ideas.