Library Open to Visitors

We are open to community patrons, though our outside doors remain locked. Please call the library office to arrange a visit, 414-858-4995. Outside visitors are asked to wear masks in the library. Check out our new copy of the St. John’s Bible, on display near the Reference Shelves, given in memory of Fr. Charles Yost, SCJ.

A Blessed Feast of St. Jerome to all

Today commemorates the death (or birth into eternal life, if you prefer) of St. Jerome, Biblical scholar and Doctor of the Church. Best know for his translation of the entire Bible into the common language of Latin (a.k.a. the Vulgate) from the Hebrew and Greek, he is also known for his Scripture commentaries and his feisty temper. He is the patron saint of archaeologists, librarians, Biblical scholars, translators, and students.

(Saint Jerome in His Study, by Niccolò Antonio Colantonio c. 1445–46, depicts Jerome’s removal of a thorn from a lion’s paw. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Colantonio,_Jerome_in_his_Study.jpg)

Why are there slips in the books?

As you enjoy the new arrangements in the stacks, you’ll notice that some books have slips in them. We have a number of books that need repair, whose call numbers are incorrect, or with the same call number as other books in that subject area. Books with slips indicate that there is a problem to be resolved. You are welcome to check out these books and we ask that you leave the slips in them. Use it as a bookmark! We hope to complete the project by early October. Update

Summer 2021 Inventory

The inventory is complete and we have moved our collection. All non-current journals are on Level 2. We brought over 13,000+ books from Level 2 down to the main floor. Some of our books have corrections that need to be made. For example, the title may not match the catalog record, the call number may be incorrect, the book might not be in the catalog. If a correction needs to be made you will see a slip in the book. You are welcome to check out anything. We ask that you leave the slip in the book until we can make the necessary changes.