Gill Library

Gill Library

Gill Library, named in honor of Mother Irene Gill, O.S.U., founder of the College, opened in its current location in 1939 and reopened in 2002 after undergoing a complete renovation that provides an aesthetic, comfortable, and welcoming space for students and the College Community. 

Gill Library faculty and staff are available to offer assistance in making the best use of a multitude of services and print, multimedia, and electronic resources to members of the College Community at each of the six campuses in their endeavor to conduct successful research.

Gill Library uses Millennium, the Innovative Interfaces integrated library system, for its online catalog, circulation system, and other automated library functions.

Gill Library is a member of Association of College & Research Libraries, Metropolitan New York Library Council, American Library Association, and several library consortia.

Among Gill Library's wide variety of services and resources are:

  • Print and Multi-Media Collections
    • Borrow books, DVDs, videos from a sizeable Circulating Collection.
    • On-site use of materials in the Reference, Reserve, and Periodicals Collections
  • Electronic Collections
    • E-Books available online in all academic subject areas with research tools.
    • Databases offering access to full text scholarly journal articles, reports, and more.
    • Encore, which facilitates a "Google-like" search of the substantial Gill Library resources.
  • Reference Assistance
    • Library faculty to answer questions in person, via phone, email, and through Ask Us 24/7 virtual chat.
  • Hands-on Help
    • Individualized library instruction appointments with Library Faculty available.
  • Electronic Services
    • Subject Guides which present information organized by Library Faculty.
    • RefWorks, online research management tool used to generate citations.
    • Turnitin, Web-based plagiarism prevention service.
  • Intercampus and Interlibrary Loan
    • By submitting a form via the Gill Library home page, library users may request that books and other library materials located at another campus library or another institution library be delivered to their campus library.
  • Room Booking
    • Members of the College Community may reserve a Group Study Room online.
  • Faculty Services
    • Faculty submit requests for reserves, library instruction, titles to purchase.
  • Laptops
    • Members of the College Community may borrow a laptop for on-site use.
  • Archives and Special Collections
    • Rare and unusual works include the Thomas More, James Joyce and Ursuline Collections, which may be accessed by appointment with the College Archivist.

Regular Library Hours:
Monday – Thursday    9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Friday                          9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday                      10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday                         1:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Summer and Intersession Library Hours:
Monday – Thursday    9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday                          9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday                      10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday                         CLOSED

Extended Library Hours (Final Exams Period):
Monday – Thursday    9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Friday                          9:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Saturday                      10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Sunday                         1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.