Today's Hours

Streaming Video: New Resources Available Through the Library

Interested in adding a documentary to your class?  Looking for some academic video content to use in a research paper?  Check out the streaming video resources available through the library from Academic Videos Online (AVON), Films on Demand, and Kanopy.  Content includes documentaries, films, news stories, performances, speeches, foreign films, and TV programs.

Access these resources from our Databases A-Z list or find out more about their use in our new streaming video guide.

-Daniel Holden, Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian




All Things Breakfast – Our Mid-September Books Display

September is “Better Breakfast Month!”  Although some of our favorite breakfast foods may not be healthy, you can still read about them on our book display located at the entrance of Drexel Library.

Some of the topics include recipes, history, and general facts about your go-to early morning meals. Both e-books and hard copies are available. Take a look!
Makenzie Koonrad ’22


Book Display curated by Susan Clayton, Circulation Services Manager

Fill This Display!

Which books would you like to see on display?  The library invites you to help us curate the type of book displays you want to see!  We’re looking for individuals or groups to put together book displays that will be showcased every month. Book displays can be thematic, subject, or author focused.  All genres will be considered!


Scan this code to access our suggestion form or stop by the first floor Drexel library to fill out a form.


Coffee Hour Featuring Cheryl McConnell, Ph.D., our Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

WHAT: Meet and Greet with Cheryl McConnell, Ph.D., our new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

WHEN: Friday, September 6th 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

WHERE: Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor Lounge

WHO: All are welcome.

A relaxed environment, the coffee hour is also a time to engage with colleagues and make new friends. Along with coffee and tea, light breakfast fare will be served.

We hope to see you there!

Meet with a Librarian for all your Research Needs

Many changes in the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library over the summer! One that we are excited to share with you is a new way for SJU students to meet with reference librarians for personalized, in-depth support for coursework.

We can help with formulating and refining topics; searching for and locating relevant, credible sources including articles, books, data, images, and more; and organizing and citing sources. Getting to know a librarian can provide ongoing support throughout your time at the University.  To set up a meeting with a librarian, either complete this form, or make an appointment through Starfish on the student portal.
You can find us in Drexel Library, Rm. 122.


First Lines

What is it about a book that attracts your attention?  Maybe it’s the title or the author.  Perhaps it’s the cover art.  What if all you had to base your decision upon was the book’s first line?  A well written first line can draw you in and entice you to read the next line, the next paragraph, and beyond.

Our latest book display gives you the chance to judge a book by its first line.  Some will be very familiar…others might interest you enough to take a chance and continue reading.  Visit First Lines in its new location on the first floor of the Drexel Library.

-Susan Clayton


This display was curated by Susan Clayton, Circulation Services Manager and Martha VanAuken, Library Technician.

“Cell Phone Symphony” – Exhibit of Student Art from Graphic Design I

Cell Phone Symphony, an exhibit of student art from Graphic Design I, is currently on display on the 2nd floor of the PLC. The visual interpretations are colorful, varied, and thought-provoking. Here are some samples as well as an overview of the assignment followed by the names of the student artists.

In this project students were asked to:

  1. Create 4 posters from 2 number keys for “Cell Phone Symphony,” a performance by artist Golan Levin, featuring music composed via interaction among the audience’s cell phones. Create a random list of phone numbers (a dozen or so), which will be used to generate visual imagery for the poster,
  2. Devise a system for turning the phone numbers into visual form. For example, the digits 0-9 could each be assigned a color, size, typeface, character, or degree of transparency. The goal of each poster is to suggest auditory experience as well as ideas of social and technological interaction.

Eric Alston
Madison Auer
Isabella Carpenter
Daniel Ciocca
Rick DeBiasi
Julia Donahue
Alexander Gonzalez
Victoria Kane
Delaine Karcanes
Sarah Muche
Kellie O’Brien
Jessica Siegwalt
Corinne Sinesi
Kelly Smith
Anissa Wilson



















Stress Busters and Fun Activities During Finals Week

During finals week, you may want to take a little break while studying to rest and rejuvenate. Here’s what we at the Library can offer you — if something appeals to you, by all means, treat yourself!

Thursday, May 2nd
Get Centered: Pottery Wheelthrowing Demo
Julianna Hankinson, demo potter
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLC Atrium

Friday, May 3rd
Unwind: Yoga
Katie Bean, Wellness, Alcohol, and Drug Education (WADE) Program

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
PLC 3rd Floor Lounge

Get Centered: Pottery Wheelthrowing Demo
Julianna Hankinson, demo potter
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
PLC Atrium

Virtual Reality Gaming
League of Legends & E-Sports

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
PLC Atrium

Monday, May 6th
Free Your Mind: Evening Massage
Jim Earley, board certified (NCBTMB) sports massage therapist
PLC Atrium
9:00 – 11:00 PM

Tuesday, May 7th
Unwind: Yoga
Katie Bean, Wellness, Alcohol, and Drug Education (WADE) Program

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
PLC 3rd Floor Lounge

Free Your Mind: Evening Massage
Jim Earley, board certified (NCBTMB) sports massage therapist
PLC Atrium
9:00 – 11:00 PM

May 3rd through May 9th
Play Breaks: Jigsaw Puzzles, Wall-Sized Posters to Color, and Lego Building
various locations throughout the PLC and Drexel Library

Nourish: Healthy snacks

Be in Your Own Zone: Free Earbuds and Earplugs while supplies last!










Campus Coffee Hour Featuring Agape Latte


Agape Latte is an initiative organized through Campus Ministry that fosters dialog between faculty, staff, and students about faith in a welcoming social environment.

Network with colleagues and learn more about Agape Latte and its first year at SJU. Coffee, tea, and light breakfast fare will be available.

This will be our last coffee hour of the year — please join us!


Friday, April 26th

9:30 am – 10:30 am
Post Learning Commons
2nd Floor Lounge