Welcome

On behalf of the Weinberg Library staff, I would like to extend a warm welcome to the University of Scranton’s Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library website. Our mission is to provide information, services, and programs that meet the current and anticipated educational, research, and public service needs of the University community and the community-at-large.

Opened in 1992, the holdings of our 80,000-square-foot, five-story library building include 499,289 volumes of books, bound journals and microfilm, and 35,296 full-text online and print journals. The Library’s digital collections are available at http://www.scranton.edu/library/digitalcollections. The Library conducts an extensive information literacy program to orient and instruct students on resources and research techniques. A video tour of the building and its services is available on our home page. The facility includes the following special features:

  • group-study rooms and quiet study areas;
  • a 24-hour study room (Pro Deo Room) with computer lab and Java City coffee bar;
  • a new, second 24-hour study space on the 1st floor;
  • a quiet study room on the 4th floor;
  • a 5th floor reading room (Scranton Heritage Room) overlooking the campus and community;
  • University Archives and Special Collections, which houses University historical records, rare books, faculty publications and other special collections; and
  • a Media and EDLAB Resources Collection that holds 16,257 non-print items.

The Library offers 150 online databases accessible wherever there is an Internet connection. There are 83 Internet workstations in the Library, including 46 machines available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the Library’s 1st floor. Wireless connection to the Internet is available throughout the building via laptops. Fifteen laptops are available for checkout at the circulation desk located on the 1st floor. In addition to these machines, students may use ResNet ports to plug personal laptops into the network on the first floor. Users can consult librarians via our “Ask a Librarian” services, which include Email, Instant Messaging or Text Messaging (text your questions to 570-687-8787). We also offer a 24/7 chat reference service, through which students, faculty and staff can get research help from a librarian from the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities (AJCU) and Tutor.com, at any hour of the day.

Library hours are posted on campus, on the Library’s website here, and on a recording which can be heard at (570) 941-7525. The Library is open 95.5 hours per week, with extended hours during exam periods. In addition, take a look at the links below to access more information about the library.

While using the Library if you need any assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at (570) 941-4000 or contact me at (570) 941-4008.

Thank you.

Charles Kratz
Dean of the Library & Information Fluency

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