Today's Hours

Campus Coffee Hour with Adult Student Life

Please join us for the First Coffee Hour of the Year!

For this Coffee Hour, we are partnering with Adult Student Life.

Friday, September 22nd
9:30 am – 10:30 am
Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor Lounge

Mark your calendar –
Grab a coffee and snack while you network with colleagues.
See you then.

Interlibrary Loan News: Introducing HawkShare

Drexel Library’s Interlibrary Loan services, ILLiad and E-ZBorrow, give you access to the resources available at other libraries. You can use Interlibrary Loan to borrow books and request PDF files of articles and book chapters. In the next few weeks, the library will be replacing ILLiad with a new service called HawkShare. You will notice a few differences from ILLiad, but rest assured that HawkShare will provide access to all of the same resources as ILLiad. HawkShare is scheduled to go live soon, with the pending go-live date to be announced. Detailed instructions on how to use HawkShare will be provided at that time. Once HawkShare is live, all ILLiad users will have one month to access their ILLiad articles and histories.

We hope that these changes enhance your library experience and streamline how you manage your requests. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Alex Williams at

Group Study Rooms are now self-service!

You can now book Group Study Rooms online, anytime.  Follow these easy instructions to book with the new, campus-wide scheduling system.

Access the system from the Nest under “Reserve A Room,” or from the Library Website under “Spaces,” or directly, using the link:

Group Study Booking

Reservations are subject to the Study Room Reservation & Use Policy

  • Rooms are for groups of 2 or more students
  • Rooms can be reserved for a maximum of 2 hours
  • Rooms can be reserved up to two weeks in advance.
  • Students cannot set up a standing appointment that meets regularly in the room.
  • Students can have up to 3 room reservations per week
  • Students may not make back-to-back reservations on the same day for the same room.
  • Please dispose of or remove any trash as you leave the room.
  • Please return whiteboard markers and erasers to the front desk as well as any special equipment checked out for use in the rooms.

Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

Take a break on Monday, August 21 and join us outside the Post Academic Center to view the upcoming solar eclipse. From 2:00 – 3:00pm, the Library will have special viewing glasses and moon pies to help you enjoy the eclipse. The Physics Department will provide information on the eclipse as well as a device to view sun spots.

While Philadelphia is not in the path of totality, there will be a partial eclipse visible. The eclipse will last from 1:20 p.m. to 4 p.m., reaching maximum coverage at 2:44 p.m. Other parts of the country, like Columbia, South Carolina and Nashville, Tennessee will experience a complete eclipse.

For more information, please contact Anne Krakow,

Work: Are you Ready?

In keeping with the upcoming Labor Day theme, the Library has put together a display of books from its collection that centers on the theme “work.” Including books about work ethics, etiquette, and work after college, the “Work: Are You Ready?” display can be found on the 1st floor of the PLC beyond the elevator. This display curated by Alex Williams, Interlibrary Loan Coordinator.

Stop by and check one out!

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind – It’s What We’re Reading

August 2017

“What We’re Reading” is a feature offering periodic reviews from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read. If you find a book which interests you and it is not in our collection, please feel free to acquire the book through our Interlibrary Loan service.

Strangers in their own land : anger and mourning on the American right

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind

Zack Whedon.

For fans of the television show Firefly, and the subsequent movie Serenity, this book is a nice follow-up. And if you’ve never watched the TV show or seen the movie, you don’t need to in order to follow the events depicted in the book.

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind is a graphic novel depicting the adventures of Captain Malcolm Reynolds, a former soldier who fought a war for his planet’s independence in a losing effort against the Alliance. Reynolds is now captain of the Serenity, a Firefly-class spaceship he calls home. Reynolds leads a mostly loyal crew of misfits, outlaws, and a few with dubious pasts who defiantly operate outside of the laws of the Alliance earning a living transporting contraband and eeking out an existence on their own terms.

Following the events of the movie, Malcolm and his surviving friends and crew are in hiding after revealing a sinister secret the Alliance has been desperately trying to keep hidden, all the while chasing his ship in an attempt to retrieve one of his crew who was the subject of another clandestine experiment. The crew of the Serenity is eventually forced out of hiding to find help for one of their own who is eventually taken into custody and stranded in a prison on a desert planet to die.

Chased by bounty hunters, the Alliance military forces, and a band of freedom fighters inspired by his crew’s exploits, Malcolm is forced to make a tenuous alliance with a former enemy in order to save his friend and elude capture by the Alliance. But in doing so, they clash with old enemies, make new ones, and stumble upon yet another black-ops project being conducted by the Alliance.

Serenity: Leaves on the Wind is available in the Popular Reading section on the first floor of the Post Learning Commons.

St. John’s Bible Heritage Edition on Display in Post Learning Commons

Take a break from your everyday workload and visit the 2nd floor lounge of the PLC. Sit in one of our comfy chairs and take a few
moments to enjoy the stunning view.

Notice the two volumes of the visually
appealing St. John’s Bible on display there.
Each volume of this  Heritage Edition is
displayed in its own beautiful  wooden case,  handcrafted by Eugene Sell, ’97. Check out the wall-mounted iPad loaded with additional images and descriptions of Bible pages.

See St. John’s Bible for more information on the background and creation of this beautiful work.

Commonwealth: a novel – It’s What We’re Reading

June 2017

“What We’re Reading” is a feature offering periodic reviews from Drexel Library’s staff about the books we’ve read. If you find a book which interests you and it is not in our collection, please feel free to acquire the book through our Interlibrary Loan service.

Commonwealth: a novel


by Ann Patchett

“The Christening party took a turn when Albert Cousins arrived with gin” – from this opening line that sparks the curiosity of the reader, leaving them hungry for details, Commonwealth, the latest novel from seasoned writer Ann Patchett, does not disappoint. A story of two families the Keatings and Cousins, simultaneously torn apart and pieced together by divorce and remarriage. The characters, made almost real by Patchett, survive various alliances and betrayals, and through the years develop various coping skills. In the end, it all seems to be about acceptance, and for each family member, there’s a unique spin, a way that this quality makes the most sense for their journey and where they are at this point in their life. In sum, a heartwarming story of families and the flawed characters who are part of them.

This book is part of the Library collection and can be found on the second floor book stacks.

Library-Sponsored Relaxing and Healthy Activities for you During Finals Week

During Finals Week, there will be an assortment of activities in the and snacks available in the library with the intention of minimizing stress and strengthening well-being.

The following list is just some of what is being offered:

Thursday, May 4th  
Free earbuds and earplugs*
11:00 AM -11:45 AM
Yoga on the Plaza

Friday, May 5th
Open 24 Hours
Free earbuds and earplugs


Saturday, May 6th
Open until 12 midnight,
reopens Sunday at 9:00 AM
Free earbuds and earplugs

Sunday, May 7th
Opens at 9:00 AM, continuing 24 hours until Thurs., May 11th when we close at 9:00 PM
Free earbuds and earplugs

Monday, May 8th
24 Hours
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs
9:00-11:00 PM
Massages in the Atrium

Tuesday, May 9th
24 Hours
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs
9:00-11:00 PM
Massages in the Atrium

Wednesday, May 10th
24 Hours
Legos and coloring in the Cafe
Healthy snacks
Free earbuds and earplugs

Thursday, May 11th
Close at 9:00 PM

Free earbuds and earplugs

* Earbuds and earplugs are available on request unless supply runs out

For those lazy, hazy days of summer — some reading suggestions

We’re getting a jump on summer by putting together a collection of summer reading suggestions. To make it easy for you, we are currently displaying them on the 1st floor of the Post Learning Commons. A mixture of possible new reads and rereads, what is on display is just a tiny fraction of what is in our collection.

For a sneak preview, browse the list of the titles in our “Summer Reading” display. If anything piques your interest, stop by and check it out!

As always, you can browse our catalog to see what is in our