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Virtual Library Tour

Get a virtual overview of the Louis J. Blume Library, its services, collections, and resources.

Circulation - check out library material

Circulation counter
Circulation - Check out books, DVDs, videos, CDs, Reserve materials for class; pick up materials on hold and InterLibrary Loan (ILL) orders with your St. Mary’s Rattler Card
Rattler ID

  • Undergraduates – borrow up to 6 books for 2 weeks, with 1 renewal
  • Graduate students – borrow up to 8 books for 4 weeks, with 1 renewal
  • PhD students – borrow up to 15 books for 4 weeks, with 1 renewal




2nd Floor entrance

Art Exhibit area
Art Exhibit area - changing displays by local and student artists

Atlases & maps cases
Atlases and Maps

New books area
Selected New books

Government Publications

government documents area

Printed government documents stacks

government documents area

Periodicals - Journals, Magazines, Newspapers

Print periodical collection

  • Periodicals in print - more than 600 magazine, journal, & newspaper titles in print. Arranged alphabetically by publication title. Check the Journals List for more titles online.
  • Periodical indexes in print

microfiche  Microfilm

  • Microfiche & microfilm - government documents, periodicals, other collections

microform scanner

  • Microform reader/scanner for microfilm and microfiche


K-12 & Juvenile Collection

Juvenile Literature & Textbook Collection

Juvenile Literature, Elementary and Secondary level textbooks

Marianist Collection

Marianist Collection
Marianist Collection - books and journals pertaining to the Society of Mary (Marianists) all searchable in the Library Catalog.

Technology Tools

  • Computers for students and guests - Internet access, MS Office Suite, printing capability
  • Flatbed scanners

Printer/scanner/guest printer

  • Printer/Copier/Scanner machine - uses the PaperCut Print Center system, or guest printing includes color printing ($0.30/page)
  • University WiFi Access

Papercut Print Center

Print Center allows students to print 8-1/2" x 11" portrait oriented documents on university printers. Login with your Gateway information.  Find more information at

For Paws

For Paws
For Paws provides humane care and management of cats who live on the University campus. The program exists to provide an effective, viable alternative to euthanasia and other inhumane control measures through an organized system of spay/neuter, vaccination, release, and feeding of unsocialized cats, and adoption of tame cats and kittens.