Need Research Help? Book a Librarian!

Now you can schedule a research consultation online!

You already know that whenever the Library is open, there’s a research librarian available to answer your questions in person or via phone, email, text message, or online chat. But did you know that you can make an appointment with a research librarian for in-depth research help? To schedule a one-on-one research consultation, visit You can select the liaison librarian in

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New Look, New Features for A to Z Databases Page

New A to Z databases page

Our Online Databases A to Z page has a new look! If you’re a regular user of our A to Z databases list, you’ve probably noticed that it looks a little different. The changes aren’t just cosmetic, though. The new A to Z page also has some new features to make your research even more efficient: Search for databases by

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Library to Host Banned Books Read-Out

You are invited to join the Lewis University Library and the Office of Multicultural Student Services to celebrate our freedom to read! What: Banned Books Read-Out When: Monday, Sept. 26, from 12-1 p.m. Where: Library veranda (rain location: Library Media Classroom) Banned Books Week is an annual, nationwide event celebrating the freedom to read, and this year’s theme is diversity.

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Summon Search Box Workaround: Use Firefox, Chrome

The Summon search box on the Library’s homepage is temporarily unavailable in Internet Explorer and mobile browsers. The issue, which occurred during an August 25 upgrade by the vendor, does not affect other browsers. You can still access Summon in one of these two ways: Use the direct link to the Lewis University Library Summon search page:!/ View the

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Longtime Lewis Librarians Begin Next Chapter

The Lewis University Library saw the departures of not one but two longtime staff members this month with the retirements of librarians Jana Fast and Robert Pruter. Reference/E-Resources Librarian Jana Fast joined the library staff in 2005 and served the library in several capacities, including as interim library director. Jana was the longtime liaison librarian to the College of Nursing

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Farewell, Br. James!

Br. James Gaffney has been a fixture on the Lewis University campus from his days as a provincial of the Chicago District of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, as chairperson of the Board of Trustees, as a professor of Theology, and, for the past 28 years, as president. This Thursday, June 30, marks the end of his presidency. Looking

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June is GLBT Book Month

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Join the Lewis University Library in celebrating GLBT Book Month! In 2015, the American Library Association, in coordination with the Office of Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services and the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table, officially established June as GLBT Book Month. GLBT Book Month is a celebration of authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of

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Super Study is Here!

What’s so super about Super Study? Let us count the ways. Super study spaces and support: Extended hours. Starting Sunday, 4/24, we’re open 24 hours a day during the week, plus extra hours on the weekends. View the full schedule here. Research help from the Lewis librarians. Anytime the Library is open (including overnight), you can get help from a

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