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First Year Library Orientation

Welcome to McKillop Library!
You told your parents that you'd spend some time at the library --- we're here to help you make the most of that time.

Always remember to bring your Salve card
The 14 digit library barcode on your Salve card is your key to library services. Such as ...
  • checking out books or reserve materials,
  • requesting a book from another library,
  • making photocopies.
Your barcode is located at the bottom of your SALVE card and has the following format: 23759xxxxxxxxx

The library is part of a consortium: HELIN
(pronounced as "Helen").
The McKillop Library is a member of the Higher Education Library Information Network (HELIN). In addition to Salve Regina University, many other academic libraries in Rhode Island belong to this consortium: Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, Community College of Rhode Island, Johnson & Wales University and Wheaton College. HELIN libraries share an automated library system that includes an online catalog.

What does HELIN mean to you? Access to more resources! You may use any of these libraries for your research and check out their materials on your Salve card. Search the HELIN online catalog. You can ask to have the materials you find delivered to McKillop Library with just a click of the Request button. Simply enter your name, library barcode, and choose the location (Salve Regina University) to which you would like the material delivered and you'll have it in 48 hours (excluding weekends).

There is always something new going on at the library. Check out our home page often!

Your personal librarian
I am looking forward to seeing you when you arrive on campus. Please contact me if you need help or drop by my office.
Personal Librarian

Kristin "Kiki" Butler
Email: kristin.butler@salve.edu
Phone: 401-341-2957
McKillop 129