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  • New Paging Service

    Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 12:21 p.m.

    The University Library is pleased to offer a new requesting service to our campus community. This fall, we began piloting a feature in the library catalog that allows any library user to request circulating books to be paged from our stacks and hold them to be picked up at the Library.

    This service provides the easy access you are familiar with when you request materials from the Automated Retrieval System (ARS), or closed stacks, and extends it to our open shelving collection.

    Here's how it works:

    Search OSCAR or OneSearch for a book. Look for the "Request This Title" button at the top of the screen (example below). By clicking on this button, the paging process begins.  You may be asked to enter your name and your Library Barcode (on the back of your ACCESS card) to page a book.

    You will receive an email when the book is available for pick up from the Library’s Hold Shelf.  This shelf is opposite the Library Help Desk near the entrance to the Library.

    Paged books may be picked up from the Hold Shelf within 24 hours of your request (and usually much sooner).

    You will still need to check out the book, either at the Self-Check Station (right next to the Hold Shelf) or at the Library Help Desk.

    Books, Journals, and DVDs that are held in the ARS continue to be able to be paged using the “Request from ARS” button that appears in the Location box.

    We welcome you to give this new service a try. Please contact the Library Help Desk at or 408-554-5020 if you have any questions or would like any help.


  • Follow us on Twitter

    Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 12:00 p.m.

    Follow us on Twitter @scu_library

  • Improvements to OneSearch

    Posted Tuesday, November 24, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

    The University Library is pleased to announce that we are making improvements to the OneSearch interface. A new version of OneSearch will launch on Monday, December 14. You can preview the new version on the library website.

    We have received a lot of feedback on OneSearch and the potential and challenges it has presented to students and faculty. Over the last year, the staff at the University Library and the Law Library worked together to investigate other options that could better meet the needs of our community. Our selection will offer significant improvements in usability, and leverage our current relationship with EBSCO, to ensure that links from OneSearch to articles and databases will be more successful.

  • All Children Reading

    Posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 12:16 p.m.

    Join the University Library and SCU Professor Michael Kevane for a lunchtime discussion about the importance of literacy for development in West Africa, and the role libraries and reading play in improving literacy and shaping character. The cost is $12 per person and the Adobe Lodge will prepare a West African themed lunch. Please register online. All proceeds from this event will benefit Friends of African Village Libraries (FAVL).

    Literary Cuisine, Fall 2015
    Nobili Dining Hall
    Thursday, Nov. 19
    noon - 1 p.m.

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  • Fall Library Exhibits

    Posted Monday, September 14, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

    The University Library is pleased to house five exhibits throughout the Library during the Fall quarter. Please visit the exhibits in the locations listed below.

    • Late Effects, 3rd Floor Gallery
    • OSHER Art Exhibit, 2nd Floor Hallway
    • Vote for Your Future: Where do the parties stand?, Lower Level Display Case
    • Mark Tuschmann photos, 2nd Floor South
    • Little Big Game, St. Clare Room Display Case
  • Junípero Serra and the Native Peoples of the Californias

    Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 9:06 a.m.

    In this talk, based upon the research that appears in their book, Junípero Serra: California, Indians, and the Transformation of a Missionary (University of Oklahoma Press, 2015), professors Beebe and Senkewicz will examine the ways in which Junípero Serra, founder of the California missions, approached the native peoples of both Baja California and Alta California. They will look at the dynamic between conversion and punishment that animated Serra's approach. They will also ask what the Spanish documentary record might begin to tell us about the ways in which the native peoples responded to Serra and his fellow missionaries.

    Book of the Quarter, Fall 2015
    St. Clare Room, 3rd Floor
    Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library
    Thursday, October 1
    4 - 5 p.m.


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  • Library Welcome Fest

    Posted Tuesday, August 18, 2015 at 8:01 a.m.

    The University Library is excited to host the first Library Welcome Fest to welcome new and returning students to campus. Students are invited to visit several stations set up throughout the Learning Commons to engage with staff, learn about information services and resources, and enter to win prizes. Each station will have an activity such as writing a postcard to send home, taking "shelfies" in the stacks, touring the ARS (Automated Retrieval System), viewing rare pieces from Archives & Special Collections, and more.

  • Summer Reading

    Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 10:45 a.m.

    Visit the Popular Reading Collection on the first floor of the Learning Commons for your summer reading needs or seach online

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  • SCU Library is on Instagram

    Posted Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 10:15 a.m.

    Follow us on Instagram @scu_library for news and events, Shelfie Sunday, Book Face, throwbacks, and other fun photos.

  • An Evening of Storytelling with Tim Myers

    Posted Friday, May 22, 2015 at 1:00 p.m.

    Come get swept away with An Evening of Storytelling with lecturer Tim Myers, presented by the English Club and the University Library.

    Please direct ADA/504 accommodation requests to Joanne Britton (408-551-1753, TTY 1-800-735-2929, at least 48 hours prior to the event.

    Learning Commons, Saint Clare Room
    Thursday, May 28
    7:30 p.m.

  • Library Student Advisory Board

    Posted Friday, April 24, 2015 at 1:40 p.m.

    Do you have feedback about how to improve the University Library? Come to the next Library Student Advisory Board to get updates about the Library and FREE lunch!

    Tuesday, April 28
    Noon – 1:30 p.m.
    Learning Commons, Viewing and Taping Room A
  • Rude Dude's Book of Food

    Posted Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

    The University Library is pleased to feature SCU Professor Tim Myers and his book, Rude Dude's Book of Food: Stories Behind Some of the Crazy-Cool Stuff We Eat. Click here for more information.

    Literary Cuisine, Spring 2015
    Williman Room, Benson Memorial Center
    Thursday, May 7
    noon - 1:30 p.m.

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  • The Nethergrim

    Posted Monday, April 6, 2015 at 8:00 a.m.

    Please join us for the Spring Book of the Quarter event featuring Mathew Jobin, Santa Clara University lecturer and author of the popular fiction novel, The Nethergrim.

    Book of the Quarter, Spring 2015
    St. Clare Room, 3rd Floor
    Learning Commons, Technology Center, and Library
    Thursday, May 21
    4 - 5:30 p.m.


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  • Broncos Read 2015 Unveiling Reception

    Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 8:50 a.m.

    Join us to celebrate the 2015 Broncos Read honorees and unveil the featured posters.

    Thursday, April 16, 4 - 5 p.m.
    Learning Commons, Lower Level
    Light Refreshment will be provided


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  • Rosetta Stone Language Solution

    Posted Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 2:26 p.m.

    Do you want to learn a foreign language?

    The  library can help you. We now have a subscription to Rosetta Stone Library Solution. Elementary instruction is available for 30 languages, including Spanish, French, Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, German, Latin, and many more.

    To get started, follow these simple steps:

    1. Go to: Rosetta Stone Library Solution
    2. Create an account (enter your SCU email address and select a password)
    3. Select the language you want to learn

    Voilà!  You can also download the Rosetta Stone app and learn on the go on your iPad or iPhone.

    If you have any questions about the Rosetta Stone Library Solution, please contact