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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.

View this information in pdf format:

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.

Write Here. Write Now!

The Drexel Library is happy to welcome the Writing Center’s new Satellite Location on the first floor of the 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 home page, or call their main location in 162 Merion Hall, (610) 660-1341.

Check out a Laptop!

Check Out a Laptop!

Want to write your paper at the Drexel Library, but there aren’t any computers available?

Beginning October 19, SJU students can check out one of 12 laptops for use in the Library. The Lenovo x120e ThinkPads are available on a first come-first served basis and can be checked out for three hours at a time. Students can also check out an Ethernet cable or connect the laptop to the campus wireless network.

Each laptop contains the following software:

  • Microsoft Office 2010, including Word, Power Point, Excel
  • Maple 14
  • ASII Scoring Assistant
  • Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Reader X
  • SPSS 18
  • Internet Explorer 9
  • Mozilla Firefox 5

Laptops can be checked out at the Front Service Desk at Drexel Library. A current SJU ID is required for check out.

For more information, please visit the Laptop Policy on our Policies page.

Access to Computers in Drexel Library

August 1 -22, 2011

Due to carpet and furniture installation on the first floor of the Library, the number of computers available has been reduced. Students are asked to use the computers in the Library Instruction Lab, located near the Information Desk on the 1st floor. The lab has 24 computers and users can continue to print to both black and white and color printers.

In addition to the Instruction Lab, the Student Technology Center (Science Center 129) will have extended hours during the last week of summer session August 1-4 and will be open from 9am – 10pm.

The second and third floors will continue to be inaccessible through August. Study spaces are available in the South Wing, but students can also use the Campbell Library in Mandeville Hall during this time.