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 Prachett

“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


Library Speaker Series — Exposing Fake News

What is Fake News? In this age of fake news and alternative facts, students are in greater need than ever for help in determining how and where to find the most reliable information.

Librarians have been providing just such guidance for years. In this session, we will discuss strategies to help you
determine if a source is

Please mark your calendar and plan to join us on  April 20th, 2:00 PM in the Wachterhauser Seminar Room, Post Learning Commons 2nd Floor.

Participants include Anne Krakow (Library Director) Jenny Spinner (Associate Professor of English and Director, Writing Center), Shenid Bhayroo (Assistant Professor of Journalism), Jim Caccamo (Associate Professor and Chair of Theology and Religious Studies), J. Michael Lyons (Assistant Professor, Communications Studies).

This event is open to SJU faculty, staff and students. Light
refreshments will be served.




Preview the Library’s Website Redesign

Did you know the Francis A. Drexel Library has had a presence on the world wide web for 20 years? In that time we have had many design and content changes as browsers and bandwidth have improved and our collections have diversified.

Now, as the University works to transition its web platform to WordPress, Library staff, together with Marketing and Communications designers, are working on a soft launch of our new site this summer. Watch for a link to test-drive the new site and give your feedback in the coming months.

In the meantime, here is a screen capture of our design so far.

Sneak Peek of the Redesigned SJU Library Homepage

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