About the Library
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Vision

The Benedictine University Library is a primary source for the academic success of our students and faculty and is integral to the future direction of the University.

Mission

The Benedictine University Library directly supports the academic mission of the University through selecting, curating, creating, preserving, and providing anytime access to digital and physical resources and through providing the finest in-person and virtual support and services to all of our regional and global Library constituents.

History

In 1901, the Benedictine University Library, then called the St. Procopius College Library, moved from its Chicago location to Benedictine Hall on the Lisle campus. Over the next 60 years, the collection grew from 7,000 volumes to more than 40,000 volumes, prompting the need for a new facility. In 1963, the Library moved to its new home, the Theodore Lownik Library, where it resided for nearly 40 years. 

In 2001, the Library moved to its present-day Lisle campus location in Kindlon Hall. Since then, the Library has opened branch locations on the Springfield and Mesa campuses. Today, the Library provides access to more than 200,000 volumes and serves students, faculty, and staff around the world.

Online exhibit: Library of Change: Celebrating 125 Years of Benedictine University 1887-2012

Message from the University Librarian

Greetings to the students, faculty, and staff of Benedictine University. The Benedictine Library welcomes you. Our professional librarians and staff are ready to help you achieve your academic and research goals. We offer access to over 200,000 print and electronic texts, journals, and other materials through our website.

Jack Fritts

We also have access to millions of additional items through our membership in I-Share. The research and instruction librarians can provide guidance to the best resources for your work, and they also offer individual or group instruction in the use of our resources.

We are mindful of the needs of all members of our community, whether on campus or off, and we will assist you as you follow your academic path. We are available to guide you through personal contact, telephone, email, or chat.

Jack Fritts, M.Ed., MALIS
University Librarian

 
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Lisle

Kindlon Hall - Lower Level, 2nd Floor, & 3rd Floor
5700 College Rd.
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 829-6050

Mesa

Gillett Hall - 1st Floor
225 E. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 878-7514

Springfield

Becker Library
1500 N. 5th St.
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 718-5011