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Library Facilities


Holy Spirit Library contains a Reference Collection of more than 1,000 print volumes and access to proprietary online resources. Print Reference materials do not circulate.


Materials are classified according to the Library of Congress classification scheme. Books and multimedia items can be checked out. Books circulate for three weeks; media circulates for one week. Circulation periods may be different for staff and faculty.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt Collection

A special collection of books on the 32nd President of the United States Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and his presidency is located in the FDR Study on the Library’s second floor. The books in this collection can be used only in the Library.


The Autograph collection contains books that have been inscribed by the author or the illustrator. They are housed in the Library Conference Room and do not circulate. Ask at the desk if you wish to use one of these books in the Library.


Old, rare, and fragile books are housed in Special Collections in the Library Conference Room. These items do not circulate and can be used in the Library with a Librarian’s permission.

St. Frances Cabrini Collection

Papers and letters by and about Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini and relics and artifacts of the Saint are maintained in the collection located on the library's second floor.  The Cabriniana Room is open by appointment. Contact Anne Schwelm, Director, Holy Spirit Library, at 610.902.8536.Please see the digital collection: https://cdm17305.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/


The Library solicits papers, minutes, reports, and correspondence from all Cabrini departments, as well as items of historical interest. Materials are available for research only. Please contact Archives the Reference & ETD Librarian at 610.902.8260.

Center for Universal Design (CUDL)

Located on the lower level of Founder’s Hall, the CUDL contains a circulating collection of instructional materials and software. The materials are searchable in Cavalog. Please contact the Center at 610.902.8352 with any questions.