Spring Semester Hours begin Monday, January 14

#SHU_Libraries Spring Semester Hours begin Monday, January 14!

Friday, January 11        8am – 5pm
Saturday, January 12  CLOSED
Sunday, January 13     CLOSED

Monday, Janaury 14        8am – 2am
Tuesday, January 15        8am – 2am
Wednesday, January 16 8am – 2am
Thursday, January 17     8am – 2am
Friday, January 18           8am – midnight
Saturday, January 19      11am – 7pm
Sunday, January 20        11am – 2am

View our complete schedule– Library Hours Spring 2019

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New Acquisition: Library of Latin Texts

The University Libraries has recently acquired an important scholarly resource, the Library of Latin Texts. The Library contains texts from the beginning of Latin literature to the the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965).

The Library of Latin Texts is a searchable full-text database of classical, patristic, medieval and neo-Latin writers. It includes:

  • Literature from Antiquity (Plautus, Terence, Caesar, Cicero, Virgil, Horace, Ovid, Titius-Livius, the Senecas, the two Plinys, Tacitus and Quintilian and others).
  • Literature from Patristic Authors (Ambrose, Augustine, Ausonius, Cassian, Cyprian, Gregory the Great, Jerome, Marius Victorinus, Novatian, Paulinus of Nola, Prudentius, Tertullian and others) It also contains non-Christian literature of that period (Ammianus Marcellinus, the Scriptores Historiae Augustae, Claudian, Macrobius and Martianus Cappella).
  • Literature from the Middle Ages (Anselm of Canterbury, Beatus de Liebana, Bernard of Clairvaux, William of St. Thierry, Sedulius Scottus, Thomas à Kempis, Thomas de Celano, the Sentences of Peter Lombard, the Rationale of Guilelmus Durandus and important works by Abelard, Bonaventure, Ramon Llull, Thomas Aquinas, William of Ockham and others).
  • Neo-Latin Literature (decrees from the modern ecumenical Church councils up to Vatican II and translations into Latin of important sixteenth-century works).

The Library of Latin Texts has two parts, Series A and Serllties B. According to the publisher, Series B “is drawn from the existing scholarly editions whereas the Library of Latin Texts – Series A benefits from the additional intensive research work undertaken by the Centre ‘Traditio Litterarum Occidentalium'”



Notice on downloading EBSCO ebooks

EBSCO is reporting an issue concerning the downloading their ebooks. At this time, “the inability to download eBooks is a system wide issue affecting all eBooks users.”

EBSCO’s development team is actively working to resolve this issue and will let us know when it has been solved.

**UPDATE** The problem has been resolved! (5/25/2016)

Walsh Library Silent Study Room will Close in May, 2016

To accommodate some changes in programs among the very tight space allocations across the Seton Hall University campus, the Silent Study Room will be re-assigned temporarily for use by undergraduate Admissions, starting in May 2016. This change will be in effect for the next few semesters.

We understand what this space means and those who value it will miss the Silent Study Room. As an alternative I encourage you to use the library’s 3rd and 4th floors, which are designated as permanent quiet study areas.  Please feel free to contact me with any concerns.

Sebastian Derry

Assistant Dean for Public Services, sebastian.derry@shu.edu, 973-275-2058

New Jersey Library Association Research Award Winners 2016: Beth Bloom & Marta Deyrup

Beth Bloom, coordinator of library instruction, and Marta Deyrup, head of technical services at  Seton Hall University Libraries, have won the New Jersey Library Association, Association of College and Research Libraries 2016 Research Award for their article, “The SHU Research Logs: Student Online Search Behaviors Trans-scripted” in The Journal of Academic Librarianship 41 (2015) 593-601.

M&BBloom and Deyrup have been collaborating on Information Literacy for more than a decade, having published articles, book chapters, and creating tutorials on this very critical issue. In 2011 they received a $15,000 Google grant to study how students perform on-line academic research. Their research strategy was unique in that they used a tracking product that allowed students to record and comment on their research in venues of their own choosing, without supervision. The research provided results that not only supported recent theory about students’ on-line behaviors, but that also provide stimulus for a reevaluation of how teachers approach and assign research projects. This award-winning article is a product of that study.

Congratulations Beth and Marta!

Vividly Obscure

Student Exhibition 4.4.16-5Vividly Obscure

Monday April 4 – Friday May 6

Reception:  Wednesday, April 13, 5:30pm-8pm

Showcase Recital – Thursday, April 28, 6:00 pm Jubilee Auditorium.

The annual student show celebrates the artistic accomplishments of Seton Hall students working a in a variety of media and subject matter. Organized by Courtney Starrett, Assistant Professor of Fine and Digital Art, and Assistant Professor Christine Krus of the Department of Communication and the Arts.

Group Study Rooms: 8-hr Time Limit During Finals

Policy from 8AM Sunday, November 22 through 11PM December 22, 2015:

We have had many complaints from students about Group Study Rooms being monopolized during Finals for 24, 36, or even 48 hours straight.  So we created this policy to set time limits on the use of Group Study Rooms during Finals, with fines in place for going over time. This new policy, successfully piloted in Spring 2015, ensures a turnover of the rooms so that more students have access to them.

How it works:

  • 2 Students present both their ID’s to get a room key.
  • Both students must return the key after 8 hours.
  • The late fee is $3.00 every 15 minutes ($12.00 per hour) for each student.
  • There is a 10-minute grace period for returning the key.

If Rooms are all Taken:

  • If all rooms are busy, sign up on the wait list with ID.
  • Both those students must be present to later claim the room.
  • Leave 2 phone numbers.
  • Staff will text when the room is free.
  • Student will have 15 minutes to claim the room.

Please note that our goal is not to collect more fine monies.  The goal is to distribute the rooms more widely for more students to use them during finals.

Special Hours for Finals

Special Hours for Finals:

Library Hours, November 22-24, 2015

Starting on Sunday, November 22nd at 8AM, the library will be open 24 hours through Tuesday, November 24th and close at 12:00 AM (Midnight).

Thanksgiving Recess, November 25-28, 2015

The library will be closed Wednesday November 25th through Saturday November 28th.

Library Hours, November 29-December 22, 2015

The library will be open 24 hours, 7 days a week starting on Sunday, November 29th at 12PM (noon), until Tuesday, December 22nd at 11PM.