“World Mental Health Day is an international day for global mental health education, awareness, and advocacy against social stigma.  Observed by World Federation for Mental Health and the World Health Organization.”
Just in time for this special occasion, our librarian for SHSE and Psychology, Naomi Cohen, has compiled a new research guide for Mental Health.

The Drexel Library at Saint Joseph’s University will no longer charge fines for most types of items! Of course, we still want to get our things back so that other people can use them, too, so there will be replacement fees for items that are never returned. But no more worrying about small fines accruing when you’re a few days late bringing a book back. To learn more, check out our borrowing policies on the website.

While the SJU Library has been supporting teaching and learning with a breadth of online databases, ebooks, and tools for many years, the current closure of the physical library has prompted vendors and publishers to provide special, limited-term access to content, such as textbooks (Pearson), public health research (Springer and JSTOR), Bloomberg Market Concepts, and more.

Details about this access as well as research support and library services can be found in our guide: Remote Support and Access for SJU Library Users. We are ready to assist you via chat and email.

We hope you and your families stay well and we look forward to seeing you when campus reopens.

The Fall issue of Library Lines is now available!
In this issue we talk about:

  • New Library Strategic plan
  • Open Educational Resources
  • A recently discovered time capsule from Old Saint Joseph’s, dating from 1870
  • Five Ways to Connect Your Students to the Library
  • Spotlight on Video (including streaming video), Music, and Audiobooks at the Library
  • Copyright and Digital Reserves

To commemorate International Podcast Day, we bring you a new list of podcasts recommended by library staff, friends and family for your listening pleasure! Among them are those that are indulgent, provocative, intriguing, humorous and inspiring.

Several ways of listening, choose the way that best suits your lifestyle. Let us know what you think — did one of these impress you? Do you have one or two you would like to share with us?


Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend 

Revisionist History

Stuff You Should Know

Long May They Run

The Moth

The Splendid Table

Amateur Traveler

The True Philadelphia Podcast with Matt O’Donnell

Bon Appetit Foodcast

Good to Know – SJU Podcast

Gals on the Go

My Favorite Murder


Spring Break and springtime around the corner — seems a good time to share with you the spring 2019 edition of Library Lines.

Inside you’ll find:

  • an interview with Jenifer Baldwin, our new Associate Director for Public Services
  • news about new electronic resources
  • the Director’s note

Along with these, there are additional noteworthy articles you may find valuable in your work. Take a look!

For more information, contact us.

During the Winter Break, the University introduced a new print management system. There will be a few initial changes outlined in the IT Department’s Knowledge Base.

All returning students and new students must swipe their HawkCards at a printer before printing for the first time this semester.  Simply typing in your credentials may result in printing problems, so remember to SWIPE not TYPE.

If you run into any problems, let us know!


Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library
January 2019 

New All-Gender Restroom in Library

The Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library is pleased to announce the availability of an All-Gender restroom beginning January 14, 2019. Anyone can use this restroom regardless of gender identity or expression. The new restroom is located on the first floor of the Library building, replacing a women’s restroom. Single-gender restrooms are located throughout the Drexel Library and the Post Learning Commons.

The Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library strives to create an environment that is respectful, safe, and conducive to study.

For more information, please contact Anne Krakow, Library Director, akrakow@sju.edu

Recently, the Free Library of Philadelphia announced it’s One Book, One Philadelphia” selection for 2019: Sing, Unburied, Sing: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward.

Besides  Sing, Unburied, Sing, the library has books from previous years. Some are featured below:




The buzz about the new student-run Saxbys in Campion is hard to miss — between the article in The Hawk as well as the one in Philadelphia magazine, it is an exciting opportunity and we wish them success in their venture.

The Library has books (and e-books!) on all things coffee. Check them out!

Uncommon Grounds: the History of Coffee and How it Transformed Our World

The World Atlas of Coffee: From Beans to Brewing -Coffees Explored, Explained and Enjoyed

Coffee: A Comprehensive Guide to the Bean, the Beverage, and the Industry

Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival

Caffeinated: How Our Daily Habit Helps, Hurts, and Hooks Us

– Cynthia Slater and Marian Courtney