Today's Hours


Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Special Collections Exhibit

Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J.On Thursday, March 29, 2012 the SJU Community met to honor the Leadership and Generosity of the Jesuit Community at Saint Joseph’s University and to view the new Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. Special Collections exhibit located on the third floor of the John and Maryanne Hennings Post Learning Commons.

Named after Hopkins, the esteemed nineteenth century Jesuit Victorian poet, the special collections feature, among other items, a diverse and growing collection of Jesuitica and Jesuitana, which includes more than 400 volumes, some quite rare, published between the 16th and 20th centuries.

African American Read-In: Wed. 2/8, 4-5PM

A frican American Read-in

joins thousands of schools and libraries across the country for the

23rd Annual
African American READ-IN

Come to Drexel Library and read a selection from your favorite African American author, poet, playwright, musician, essayist or historian.

Wednesday, February 8th
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Drexel Library

(refreshments will be served)

Post Learning Commons Dedication

In the Home Stretch!

The glass of the atrium is in place, the outdoor plaza complete, the trellis for the green wall is attached, the indoor spaces are finishing up and the opening exhibit in the Special Collections Area is being assembled. We are anticipating opening after Spring Break, with a dedication of the Post Learning Commons set for Thursday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us!

Post Learning Commons Post Learning Commons
Post Learning Commons
Photographs by Melissa Kelly

January 17th, Writing Center Satellite Location Reopens!

The Writing Center’s satellite location at the Drexel Library is back! Hours will begin begin on Tuesday, January 17th, on the first floor of the Drexel Library. Students can stop by and make an appointment with a Writing Fellow, Monday – Thursday, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

For more information about the Writing Center, please visit their homepage, or call their main location in 162 Merion Hall, (610) 660-1341.

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Relax at the Drexel Library with a FREE Massage!

Relax at the Drexel Library with a FREE Massage

Looking to de-stress? Take a break from studying with a FREE MASSAGE!

The Francis A. Drexel Library is sponsoring free 5 minute chair massages from a certified sports massage therapist.

Location: Francis A. Drexel Library, Café

Time/Date: TWO NIGHTS!

Monday, Dec. 12 and Tuesday, Dec. 13 8:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.

11/29: See The Saint John's Bible

November 29, 2011 3:30 to 5:00pm

Campus Commons
Saint Joseph’s University

View several volumes of The Saint John’s Bible and the BBC documentary of the making of the Bible.

The Saint John’s Bible is the first hand-written, hand-illuminated bible produced in over 500 years.  Commissioned by the monks of St. John’s Abbey in Minnesota, the Bible is a fusion of ancient artistic materials and techniques with modern technology envisioned by Donald Jackson, the official scribe and calligrapher for the British Crown.

This event is sponsored by the Office of Mission and the Francis A. Drexel Library.

Refreshments will be served.

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Nov. Display: Illustrations of Injured Veterans


During the month of November, the Francis A. Drexel Library is displaying reproductions of some of the illustrations of THE JOE BONHAM PROJECT.   The display is located on the first floor, to the left of the front Service Desk.

THE JOE BONHAM PROJECT, formed by Michael D. Fay, a former Marine combat artist, was orchestrated in an effort to increase the awareness of our veterans and was comprised of the work of several wartime illustrators. “…the PROJECT takes its name from the central character in Johnny Got His Gun, Dalton Trumbo’s 1938 novel of a World War I soldier unable to communicate with the outside world due to the extent of his wounds” (Alicia Lozano, WTOP.  James Panero, Managing Editor and art critic at The New Criterion, was the curator of the exhibit when it showed in the STOREFRONT GALLERY in Brooklyn.

For more information, see the Blog with YouTube video on the Exhibit.

Extended Hours at Drexel Library

Drexel Library will be open until 2am through the end of classes (Sunday – Thursday, with exceptions for the Thanksgiving Holiday).

In addition, Drexel Library will once again be open 24/7 during finals (Sunday, December 11 – Saturday, December 17). So go ahead – find a quiet spot and settle in for the night.

Please note: During these extended hours (12 – 2am and 12 – 8am) there will be no technical or library assistance. A valid SJU ID is required to use Drexel Library. Security escorts are available by calling x1111.