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First Year Library Orientation

Welcome to McKillop Library and the Learning Commons
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.

Smart Student Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger HuntBring your "Salve Scramble Handout" to McKillop Library from September 21-30 and complete the Smart Student Scavenger Hunt and a chance to win one of two $50 Amazon.com Gift Cards.

Start at the front Circulation Desk on the 1st floor of the library; there, you will receive a worksheet and a packet of clues. Follow the clues and complete the answers on the worksheet. When you're finished, take your completed worksheet back to the circulation desk. Completed worksheets will be entered into two drawings for a $50 Amazon.com gift card, so don't forget to add your name. (Drawing will be held October 1 and winners will be notified by Salve email).

A librarian will check your worksheet, collect it and stamp your Salve Scramble Handout.

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, nine other academic libraries in Rhode Island belong to this consortium: Brown University, Providence College, Rhode Island College, Roger Williams University, University of Rhode Island, Bryant College, 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

Lisa Kenyon
Email: lisa.kenyon@salve.edu
Phone: 401-341-2278
McKillop 129