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Library Garden Available

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

The garden area behind McDonald Library is now available for all members of the University community to enjoy the fresh air and spend time outdoors. Please access the garden through the first floor of the library using the glass doors along the back wall. The garden will be open weekdays 7am - 5pm during warm weather.

Google Scholar not linking to Xavier electronic journal holdings

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Please note when you search Google Scholar, the Xavier e-journal holdings that usually appear on the right side of the page currently are not working. This is a temporary problem and we will let you know when it has been resolved. Please call 745-4808 if you have questions.

2015 Summer Reading Challenge

Monday, August 17, 2015

The University Library would like to congratulate our 2015 Summer Reading Challenge winners: 1st Place: Neal Troscinski, with 26 books, 8,807 pages; 2nd Place: Kaitlyn Viera, with 23 books, 8,396 pages; 3rd Place: Jackie Vezina, with 18 book, 6,914 pages. Thank you to all who participated! The books read in the Challenge can be found here.

XU.tutor revised and improved!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

We have revised XU.tutor, our online modules that help students learn the basics of doing research and teaches them about important concepts such as plagiarism. FIND covers formulating a search strategy and searching databases to find resources, EVALUATE covers evaluating sources (books, articles, and websites), and USE covers plagiarism and copyright. To access, click XU.tutor in the Quick Links above.

Summer Reading Challenge 2015

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The 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 14, 2015. Prizes will be awarded to the top three readers based on each participant's total number of pages read. Find more information on the Summer Reading Challenge and the form to submit pages read for each book here.

OhioLINK Service Outage

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Many OhioLINK services will be down Friday, June 12, 6pm - Saturday, June 13, 12pm, as a new data center is set up at the State of Ohio Computing Center. Affected services will include the OhioLINK website, catalog, many databases, and off-campus access. We apologize for any inconvenience.

24 Hours

Monday, April 20, 2015

The CLC will be open overnight for the next three weeks, opening on Sundays at 10am and closing on Fridays at 7pm. Between the hours of 1am and 7am, the building will be open, but no services will be provided. The CLC will be open regular hours on Saturdays, from 8am to 5pm.

Edible Books Winner

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Congratulations to April Robles and Rita Stall of the Career Development Office for their winning entry of "Oh, The Places You Will Go!" at our annual Edible Books event! Thank you to all who participated and attended. Find pictures of the event here.

Edible Books Event

Monday, April 6, 2015

The University Library will be holding our annual Edible Books festival on Tuesday, April 14th. The event will be held in the main atrium on the 3rd floor of the Conaton Learning Commons. Viewing and voting on the entries will be from 3:00pm-3:30pm. At 3:30pm, the eating will commence. All Xavier faculty, staff and students are invited to attend!

Easter Holiday Hours

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Library and CLC will be closing today, April 2nd, at 3PM. We will remain closed for the holiday until Monday, April 6th at 8AM.

Edible Books Entries

Monday, March 16, 2015

The Library is now accepting entries for our annual Edible Books Festival on April 14! Find information on Edible Books here. The event will be held from 3pm-4pm on the 3rd floor of the Conaton Learning Commons. All Xavier faculty, staff and students are welcome to participate and/or attend! If you are interested in participating, please email Megan Rinderle,, by April 3rd.

Spring Break Hours

Friday, February 27, 2015

The Library and CLC will be open special hours for Spring Break. Please see the library website for hours.

Upgrade to access electronic library resources planned

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Library databases, electronic journals, and e-books will not be available from off-campus on Monday, March 2 from 9am-11am. We are upgrading our off-campus access, service should be restored after 11am on Monday. Please contact Research Help with questions 745-4808.

2014 Tax Forms

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Print Ohio and Federal Tax forms can now be found by the Connection Center desk. Any forms, instructions and booklets not displayed can be found online. Please note that shipment of print tax forms is being curtailed in favor of taxpayers filing online. Federal forms can be found here. Ohio forms can be found here.

Martin Luther King Day

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The library and CLC will be open limited hours on Sunday, January 18th, from 12p-7p. On Monday, January 19th, both buildings will be closed for the holiday. The library and CLC will resume normal hours on Tuesday, at 7am.

Winter Break Hours

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Library and CLC will be open special hours for Winter Break. The buildings will be open Monday, January 5 to Saturday, January 10 from 8am to 5pm and 12-7pm on Sunday, January 11. Regular spring semester hours will resume on Monday, January 12. More information is available here.

Library Resources Planned Outages

Monday, December 22, 2014

Xplore Library Catalog and off-campus access to Databases, Search@XU, Electronic Journals, and Electronic Books will not be available from Saturday, 12/27 at 6 pm to Sunday, 12/28 at 9am. Extensive system upgrades will impact connectivity to most major systems at particular times during this maintenance window. If you continue to experience issues after the above maintenance window closes, please contact the Helpdesk at 513-745-4357.

Print in 3D!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The University Library is piloting equipment and services for a MakerSpace, a space where students, faculty, and staff may come explore their creativity and make things. As part of the pilot, the library has a 3D printer at the Connection Center in the CLC available for use by current Xavier students, faculty, and staff. See here for more information. For questions, please contact Alison Morgan at

CLC Open Overnight

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The CLC is now remaining open overnight Sunday through Thursday nights until the end of the semester on December 19th. Circulation services will not be available from 1am-7am. For more on our hours, please click here.

Thanksgiving Break Hours

Monday, November 24, 2014

The CLC and Library will be open special hours over Thanksgiving Break. We will close at 7pm on Tuesday, November 25. We will be open 8am to 3pm on Wednesday, November 26. We will be closed Thursday, November 27 through Saturday, November 29. We will re-open at 1pm on Sunday, November 30 and will begin our 24/5 hours in the CLC through to the end of finals. Contact Circulation for more information, 745-3881.