CSB/SJU Libraries plan for future needs

CSB/SJU Libraries are evaluating future space requirements for the collections and anticipating changes needed for modern study environments. Plans are being developed for a new addition to Alcuin Library at SJU and space improvements at Clemens Library at CSB. 

Meanwhile, both Clemens Library and Alcuin Library offer quiet, inviting spaces to study alone or in collaboration with others, computers for public use or on-campus users, and abundant information resources in books, journals, audiovisual media and online academic resources. Students can get personal assistance throughout most days and evenings via e-mail, text messaging, by phone or in person at either library. For in-depth assistance, librarians offer individual research appointments. If students or scholars need books or materials that are not available in the libraries, these can be quickly obtained through interlibrary loan.  

Parents are welcome to call anytime or visit when on campus:

  • Clemens Library (320) 363-5611

  • Alcuin Library (320) 363-2122 

Quick facts about CSB/SJU Libraries:

Books - 639,789
Periodicals - 68, 919
Academic databases and online resources - 209
Audiovisual materials - 40,040 (includes over 6,000 DVDs)
Buildings open - 104 hours per week
Gate count in a typical week - 13, 809
Number of items checked out last year - 107,232