About the St. Thomas University Library

The University Library’s 50,000 square foot building offers a wireless learning environment with networked seminar rooms, group study rooms, and personal study areas.

The Library houses over 135,515 print resources and 393 print magazine, journal, and newspaper titles. The building contains three computer labs and is the center for a virtual library providing access to over 34,000 full-text journals, magazines, and newspapers in digital format and 229,497 e-books.

The Library provides online interlibrary loan and document delivery requests for receiving material from other libraries. For distance students, the University Library provides full-service reference assistance through e-mail or telephone and provides books via the US Mail. Reference and research assistance is available in person at the reference desk and via our chat service, telephone, and e-mail. In-depth assistance is available by appointment.

The Library’s Information Literacy Instruction program teaches students how to conduct effective research using both electronic and print resources and is available by appointment for all undergraduate and graduate classes.

Students may play media on the first floor of the library in the Reference area or in the fully equipped Study Rooms. Study Rooms are also equipped as gaming labs, with a 3D television and Xbox 360 Kinect system, PS4, and Wii. The Library also provides popular movies and documentaries, as well as New York Times Best Sellers in fiction and non-fiction for student’s reading and viewing pleasure.

The wireless café is on the first floor and offers coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. The University Art Gallery and John C. Favalora Archive and Museum are on the second floor.

The University Library also serves as a Government Documents depository library.