The new campus living room
Coffee and snacks in a library? A complimentary phone-charging station? Book worms and casual visitors are welcome to the new and improved Blough-Weis Library. Come check us out.
Monday, Aug. 1, to Sunday, Aug. 28
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, Closed
Regular Fall & Spring Semester Hours
Sunday, 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m
The Blough-Weis Library supports the academic vibrancy of Susquehanna University by providing quality resources and services that help members of the campus community pursue their intellectual and cultural interests. As a teaching library, we prepare undergraduate students to thrive in an information-rich world by giving them the skills to locate, evaluate, and apply information needed to succeed in their academic pursuits and as life-long consumers of information.
We fulfill this mission by:
- Educating faculty and students about library resources critical to academic success and personal enrichment.
- Teaching students to become efficient and ethical seekers and users of information.
- Providing students with focused and personalized research consultations.
- Collaborating with faculty to improve student success in the classroom and after graduation by creating effective information literacy programming.
- Proactively seeking and acquiring research materials that best support the university's curriculum.
- Communicating regularly with the campus community about library resources, services, and other topics of interest.
- Keeping online resources and services operating 24/7 to the greatest extent possible.
- Providing comfortable, functional, and accessible space and technology for academic, cultural, and social gatherings.
- Effectively managing the library's budget to provide high quality resources and services in the most cost-efficient manner.
- Maintaining a well-trained and highly knowledgeable staff and student workforce.
The lower level is home to our archives, video and scores collections, children's literature and more.
Completely renovated and redesigned in 2014, the main floor features a one-stop service desk, café, teaching lab, study and collaboration spaces, and a theater for film viewing.
The second floor houses our main collection, as well as rare books, and has several spaces for studying and teaching.
Library Open House (Luau in the Library)
10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sept. 17, 2015
Students take a self-guided tour of the library to learn about the physical space and all of the excellent services being offered to them.
2 p.m., Sept. 19, 2015
Esteemed author and SU alum Kristin Contino (2002 SU graduate Kristin Larson) will be signing copies of her new novel, The Legacy of Us, as part of the Homecoming festivities.
Banned Book Read-Out
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., Sept. 30, 2015
Stop in for refreshments while you listen to Susquehanna faculty and students read excerpts from some of their favorite banned books, in celebration of Banned Books Week.
Small Places Contain Worlds of Their Own
6:30 – 8 p.m., Dec. 3, 2015
A night of local history. Students will present digital exhibitions of historical events from the Susquehanna valley.
2 p.m., Dec. 10, 2015
Therapy dogs from the Susquehanna Valley visit Blough Weis Library to help students relax and unwind before the stress of finals begin!
9 p.m. - 12 a.m., Dec. 11, 2015
Annual library event before fall semester finals. Students take a break from work to relax and spend time with friends doing yoga, playing mini-golf, making smoothies, and getting massages!
National Library Week
Week of April 10, 2016
First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. It is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation's libraries, librarians and to promote library use and support.
Faculty Scholarship Presentation
Sept. 28 and Oct. 26, 2015
Feb. 1 and April 4, 2016
Blough-Weis Library and the Committee for Faculty Scholarship (CFS) announce a series of talks to be held throughout 2015-16. The series aims to recognize the accomplishments of SU faculty as scholars and to raise awareness among SU faculty of their colleagues' research interests and activity.
At each session, members of the faculty will present their research, with questions and discussion to follow. A member of the CFS will moderate each session. The speakers will include faculty who have received grants from CFS, as well as others who wish to speak about their research. Speakers may present completed or in-progress work. Sessions may focus on the content of the research or on the research process. Refreshments will be provided.
American Shakespeare Center Residency
April 1 - 3, 2016
Susquehanna University and the American Shakespeare Center are partnering to celebrate the world's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of his death in April 1616. Education artists and actors from the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton, VA will offer workshops and classes April 1-3, 2016, focusing on Shakespeare's original staging conditions - employing universal lighting, engaging in audience contact, performing music, and playing multiple roles and genders.
The Student Advisory Committee gathers student input regarding library resources and services and provides a channel of communication between the librarians and students. The committee makes recommendations and presents new ideas to help expand the mission of the library and increase its value to the Susquehanna University community.