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About the Libraries

Welcome to the St John's University Libraries. Each campus of St John's is served by our digital library, accessible through this website, as well as a collection of books and other materials on-site. The main library at the Queens campus is located in St. Augustine Hall. The Queens campus is also home to the Asian Library and the Rittenberg Law Library. The Staten Island campus is served by the Loretto Memorial Library. Materials can be be loaned between the Staten Island and Queens campuses. The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Library at the Manhattan campus contains one of the world's largest collections on insurance, risk management and actuarial science, serving the school of risk management as well as members of the insurance industry. In addition, Rome and Paris campuses have small collections that support the students who study there.

The library catalog contains all books in the Main Library, Staten Island Library, and Asian Library. The Davis Library and Law Library have their own catalogs. To find resources at the Rome and Paris campus, please contact your campus library resource center directly.


The St. John's University Libraries commit themselves to the teaching and learning processes by providing content-based information resources, instructional services, and other support in the most effective formats for University programs and student and faculty research. The Libraries provide the foundation for the University's mission of academic excellence and lifelong learning.


The University Libraries will be a physical and virtual information crossroads community, helping all library users achieve success through quality service and ubiquitous access. To achieve this vision we must sustain excellence by both honoring and renewing tradition.