What can you tell me about the library?
McKillop library opened its doors in March, 1991, with 70,000 square feet of floor space and a spacious, comfortable atmosphere. The library holds approximately 150,000 volumes. There's plenty of room for individual and group study. There are more than 100 computers in the library available for research. We have wireless access available throughout the library. There is an electronic classroom for instructional purposes.
Who designed the library?
The architectural firm of Robinson Green Beretta designed the library to reflect and conform to the surrounding historical buildings. It borrows its style from the neighboring Gothic style Wakehurst Mansion to the north and the Louis XII French Chateau style of nearby Ochre Court. The rock-face granite facade and lead coated copper roof echo turn-of-the-century design prevalent in buildings in the Ochre Point area.
"The McKillop Library's mission is to support the Salve Regina University community in developing lifelong skills in critical thinking, research and information literacy, by providing distinctive collections, services, facilities and programs."
Contact the library:
Salve Regina University
100 Ochre Point Avenue
Newport, R.I. 02840-4192
Tel: (401) 341-2330
Toll-free: (800) 388-6139.
Fax: (401) 341-2951
Ariel Document Delivery: ariel.salve.edu
Web Site: http://library.salve.edu
First year students