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Monks, Employees & Clyde Sisters

Welcome to the Library!

Library staff members are here to help you, so please ask us for assistance if you need it.

Library Catalog

There are two ways to start your search for items in our library.

Library Home Page for a quick search

Library Catalog for a detailed search

Finding an item in our library.

First, make sure the item has the status, Available, in the catalog.

  • Books are located on all three floors.
  • CDs, DVDs, and Videos are located on the third floor.
  • Sound Cassettes are on the second floor.
  • The Media Collection is located in the hallway of the library offices.

Click here for more information on borrowing, requesting and renewing items.

Library Account

Monks are given a library account when they enter the monastery. Abbey Employees and Clyde Sisters may request a library account.

 

Access Library Account

Returning Library Items

Place your returns on the shelves in the hallway of the library offices. The return shelves are to the right as you enter the hallway from the reading room. If the office is closed, you may put the item on the circulation desk in the reading room.

Displays

The library maintains two displays: New Additions Display and a Theme Display. Items on the New Additions Display are changed weekly. Theme Display items are changed every two weeks.

Display items may not be checked out immediately, but may be reserved. To reserve a display item, sign your name on the circulation card for books or sign the checkout sheet for Audio Visual items, but leave the item on the display. When the displays are rotated, the library will notify you that you can come and pick up your item.

Photocopier, Computers, Internet & Wireless Access

Abbey monks and employees have wireless access in the library through their Conception Abbey computing account. Seminary faculty and staff and seminarians also have access.

Click here for more information about Computers, Photocopier and Internet Access.

Study & Reading Spaces

The library provides a number of study and reading spaces throughout our three floors.

Reading Room 1st Floor of the Stacks 2nd Floor of the Stacks 3rd Floor of the Stacks
9 study tables
couch and 3 chairs
10 computers
3 study carrels 6 study carrels 2 study tables
4 study carrels
5 reading chairs

 

We ask that you be considerate of others when using these spaces.

The library provides signs for items that you wish to set aside when you are temporarily away from your study space. Please consolidate your items into a small, orderly pile so others can use the study space when you are not using it. The library is not responsible for missing items.

 

Databases

The library subscribes to a number of databases. They offer a variety of information through indexes, full-text articles, dictionary and encyclopedia entries and images.

Click here to find out more about each database.

Research Help

The Librarians are here to help you find the information you need.

Contact us or drop by the library during office hours.

 

Christopher Brite Fiona Holly
(660) 944-2863
cbrite@conception.edu
(660) 944-2990
fholly@conception.edu
Check Out Period for Library Items & Renewals
  Loan Period Renewals
Monks Items are due on the 31st of May following the date they were checked out. Unlimted
Abbey Employees Items are due on the 31st of May following the date they were checked out. Unlimited
Clyde Sisters 28 days 1 renewal

 

If another patron requests the item, you will be notified and given two weeks to return the recalled item.

Click here for more information about overdue and lost items.

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