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Edible Books Winner

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

University Library would like to congratulate Mallory Tulcewicz, for winning the 8th Annual Edible Books Contest. Mallory's entry, "Burger Boy" won the prize. Check out the Edible Books libguide: for photos of the winning edible book, as well as other entries to this year’s contest.

National Library Week

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 13th-19th is National Library week! We invite the Xavier community to celebrate with us through various events throughout the week. We will be having a drawing for a daily prize, and for a grand prize of $50 X-cash at the end of the week. Come to the Connection Center desk to enter! You can also post poems to our poetry wall, or grab some candy at the desk. Our main event is happening Tuesday, April 15th, from 3pm-4pm, when we will be hosting our annual Edible Books contest in the CLC

New Books

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Some of our new books can be found on our virtual bookshelf. Look under the student or faculty tabs on our website and click on "books" to see the titles! Click on the cover images to see more detailed information and to request the book.

National Poetry Month

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

April is National Poetry Month! Some poetry collections are on display on the 3rd floor of the library for your browsing pleasure. Also, feel free to read some poetry right off one of our walls! We have a Poetry Wall this month on which you can post a favorite poem, or one you've written! If you'd like to send a poem in for the wall, please email Megan Rinderle at

Create an Edible Book

Thursday, March 20, 2014

If you would like to create an Edible Book, please let Lindsey Ritzert know by Tuesday, April 1. Email if you plan to participate. All are welcome to attend Edible Books on Tuesday, April 15 from 3-4pm on the 3rd floor of the Conaton Learning Commons, near the Connection Center. For more information and pictures of past Edible Book entries visit Contact Lindsey Ritzert 745-4810 with your questions.

Learning Express Library Updated

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Learning Express Library offers Xavier faculty, staff, and students access to skill-building courses, tutorials, and practice tests for graduate schools and professional licensing (GRE, MCAT, LSAT, NCLEX, etc.). This resource has been upgraded to version 3.0. Any users who created accounts in version 2.0 will need to create new accounts in version 3.0.

Women's History Month

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

We now have a display on the 3rd floor celebrating Women's History Month! Come check out the books and DVDs documenting women's issues in both the past and the present. Also, view the photo slideshow put together by the Women's Center here on campus.

28 Books You Should Read if You Want to

Monday, February 24, 2014

"I discovered one of my favorite books because the author called our store and charmed the living daylights out of me. I found another in a box of old books that my Russian literature professor left outside his office to give away. So while I do think that you should read the canon if it interests you, I think it’s more important that you read the books that find their own way into your hands."

Why World Book Night Matters to Everybody

Thursday, February 20, 2014

World Book Night is on April 23rd! We enjoyed reading one blogger's interpretation of its importance: "World Book Night is a day for books. But it's about more than books, too. It's about talking to strangers and sharing something you love. It's about connection instead of connectivity…. Each book given on World Book Night, and each book received, is an instance of simple, profound connection in a world where it's all too rare.” Read the full article here:

Interested in a Blind Date with a Book?

Friday, February 7, 2014

Visit the Blind Date with a Book display on the third floor of the McDonald Library. Find one that you think you might like? Bring it up to the Connection Center desk and we’ll check it out to you… no peeking allowed! Feel free to fill out your “Rate your Date” card when you’re finished reading and we’ll post the review under “Blind Dates” on our Goodreads page.

Xavier Library launches new website!

Friday, November 8, 2013

The Xavier University Library announces its new website going live on Friday, January 10, 2014. Powered by CampuSuite by InnerSync, the enhanced site will more closely match the Xavier University brand and webpage format than the previous site. The new site offers homepage access to the library’s Search@XU tool, which gives users the capability of searching for scholarly articles, journals, books, and media in one easy-to-use interface.