Reference: 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.
Circulating: Materials are classified according to the Library of Congress classification scheme. Books and multimedia items (DVDs, videotapes, etc.) can be checked out.
Books circulate for three weeks; other formats can be borrowed for three days. Circulation periods may be different for staff and faculty.
FDR: A special collection of books on 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.
Autograph: 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.
Special/Rare: Old, rare, and fragile books are housed in the Special Collections in the Library Conference Room.
These items do not circulate but can be used in the Library with a Librarian’s permission.
Cabriniana: Papers and letters by and about Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini and artifacts that belonged to the Saint are maintained in the Cabriniana Collection on the second floor of the Library.
The Cabriniana Room is open by appointment: contact Anne Schwelm at 610.902.8536.
Archives: 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.
Education Resource Center (ERC): Located on the lower level of Founder’s Hall, the ERC contains a circulating collection of instructional materials and software. Although not housed in Holy Spirit Library, the ERC materials are searchable in Cavalog. The call numbers are preceded with the letters “ERC.”