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McDonald Memorial Library Basement Closed

Friday, September 2, 2016

Due to the recent flash flooding, the basement of the McDonald Memorial Library building will be closed until further notice. The Xavier campus community will not be able to access the production room, restrooms, and vending machines located in the basement during its closure. University Library apologizes for this inconvenience.

The Saint John's Bible Page-A-Day Event

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

University Library is co-sponsoring a "turning of the page" weekdays beginning September 6 through 30 at the Gallagher Student Center, Clocktower entry. All are invited to participate and witness a turning of the page of Xavier's newest volume, Psalms. This event is a unique opportunity to learn more about the Saint John's Bible manuscript and to view other illuminations and passages from the volume. (read more)

Finalists for First Year Seminar Library Prize

Monday, August 22, 2016

University Library would like to congratulate Eric Egan, Angela Provenzano, and Pat Tilden who were voted finalists by the Library Prize for First Year Seminar Students Judging Panel for 2015-16. University Library will announce the first, second, and third place winners at McDonald Library on Saturday, October 22 during Xavier's Family Weekend. The library will award $750, $150, and $100 respectively. Read more information about the Library Prize for First Year Seminar Students.

2016 Summer Reading Challenge Winners

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

University Library would like to congratulate Jackie Vezina from the Office of the President for her first place finish in the Summer Reading Challenge 2016. Jackie read 10,506 pages. Students Neal Troscinski and Maika Llaneza finished second and third respectively. Neal read 6,969 pages and Maika read 6,809 pages. University Library welcomed 63 participants who read 437 books with 152,084 pages, which is a 44% increase in participants and a 58% increase in books read from 2015.

ILLiad Update Tonight

Friday, July 15, 2016

ILLiad will be down for an update from 10p-2a on Friday night, 7/15. If there are any issues in ordering ILL items after this time, please feel free to email the library at

OhioLINK Requests & Visiting Patrons

Friday, July 1, 2016

All Xavier students, faculty and staff can now request items through OhioLINK using their 9-digit University ID number, using the "Guest Login" request page. This change also allows for Xavier ALL Card holders to use the 9-digit University ID number to check-out items at OhioLINK libraries, instead of the barcode number. Please direct any questions about this change to the Circulation Supervisor at

Summer Reading Challenge

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

University Library invites all Xavier faculty, staff, and students to participate in the Summer Reading Challenge. Participants can submit pages read for each unique book between June 15 and August 15, 2016. Prizes will be awarded to the top... (read more)

Need to Relax -- Forget that Last Final?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Today, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1:00-4:00 pm, Library Staff will be sharing their dogs in the Library Garden on the first floor of the McDonald Library. They -- the dogs not the Library Staff -- love a good pet or a good scratch! (Well, maybe the Library Staff too.) And don't you need to get your heart rate back to normal!

Take a Study Break

Friday, April 29, 2016

Through finals week, University Library is providing a variety of games, board games, and puzzles located on its board game table on the 3rd floor of McDonald Library. All games can be taken on the honor system. Students, faculty, and staff may take a game to wherever they want for as long as they want. Have fun!

Problems With Opening E-Books

Friday, April 29, 2016

We are experiencing issues with some E-Books not opening properly. Please click on announcement title for more information.

Healing Earth--spread the word for Earth Day and beyond!

Friday, April 22, 2016

The mission of this International Jesuit Ecology Project (IJEP) is to create a free online Living Text in environmental science for upper level secondary school and beginning college students that addresses the major ecological challenges of our time from an integrated scientific, spiritual, and ethical perspective. Learn more about this text here.

University Library Collaboration with Campbell County Public Library

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Campbell County Public Library recently published on its website a feature detailing its program with Xavier University Library that allowed kids to create "Minecraft Masterpieces." Read the full article at Also, check out the YouTube video "Jeff builds castle in Minecraft."

CLC Open Overnight, 24/5

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

To accommodate for more study time leading up to finals, the CLC building will be open overnight on Sunday-Thursday nights, from April 17th through May 5th. No services will be offered at the Connection Center desk from 1AM-7AM on these nights. Please contact the Circulation Supervisor with questions:

Makerspace Grand Opening - Today, April 14 at 4:00

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Students, faculty, and staff join the library staff at the Makerspace, McDonald Library 1st floor, as they celebrate a space for the Xavier community to create, design, make, build, explore, and prototype with 3D printing and scanning; robotics; programming; circuitry; laser, wood, and vinyl cutters; crafts; and more. Brief remarks at 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Special Collections Open House - Today, April 13 at 1:30

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Stop by the 3rd floor of McDonald Library from 1:30-3:00 today to view the University Library collections of rare and unique items, including the St. John's Bible and a book of Gregorian chants. Celebrate National Library Week!

Edible Books Event - Today, April 12 at 3:00

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Stop by the CLC atrium from 3-4 today to vote and eat the edible books entries. Marvel at great artistry like Karen Miller's, IT Administrative Assistant, Rice Krispie rendition of the children's book My Mom's Taxi (click headline for pic). University Library is hosting the event to celebrate National Library Week.

National Library Week April 11 - 15

Friday, April 1, 2016

Join the library staff in celebrating for National Library Week! April 11 - 15. Events include daily prize drawings, Edible Books, Special Collections Open House, Makerspace Grand Opening, and a full launch of our digital repository, Exhibit. For more information, see the flyer under the Quick Links on our homepage.

Entries for Edible Books Event

Monday, March 21, 2016

University Library is now accepting entries for the annual Edible Books Event on Tuesday, April 12 from 3-4pm in the atrium of the CLC. All Xavier faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate. Deadline to enter is Monday, April 4. (read more)

What's Inside R2D2?

Friday, March 18, 2016

Books on droids and technology. Books on Star Wars of course. (read more)

The Mixed Media Show

Friday, March 18, 2016

University Library is currently hosting the Xavier Art Society's Student Gallery: The Mixed Media Show on the 3rd floor of McDonald Library. The student gallery contains works by Kelly Cline, David Samson Landis, Allie Morris, and Alicia Zavala. (read more)

Introduction to Zotero Workshop

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Learn the basics of working in Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh], the free research tool that helps you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. Zotero lives right where you work – in the web browser itself. (read more)

Matthew Gretz: Student Archivist Associate

Monday, March 14, 2016

Matthew Gretz, Student Archivist Associate for University Library's Archives, was recently featured in Today at Xavier for curating The Legendary Musketeer exhibit in McDonald Library.

Upcoming Events

  • Summer Reading Challenge 2017 Participant Party

    Wednesday, August 16
    12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

  • Under the Big Top with University Library & Information Technologies

    Monday, August 28
    1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • First Year Seminar Library Prize Award Ceremony

    Saturday, October 21
    1:00 PM

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