Photo of lion sculpture at Art Institute. (Sculpture by Edward Kemey.)
The Library is a student-centered space promoting academic integrity and lifelong learning. Resources include over 50 computers, scanning stations, printers, laptops, e-readers, e-books, hardcopy books, and over 6,000 educational and popular videos. Textbooks are available for students to use in the library. There are 9 group study rooms that offer students the opportunity to work together, and 3 quiet study rooms. The SXU Cougar Card allows access into the Library’s world-renowned databases. Over 80 databases provide valuable information on every subject in the curriculum, with full-text articles from scholarly journals not available on the World Wide Web. Librarians help students with their assignments, and teach them valuable research skills, in the Library and online. Check out our website at http://lib.sxu.edu/home
The Saint Xavier University shield was designed by art department faculty member Sister Mary Solina Hicks, R.S.M. and represents:
--the black and white checkerboard, and the diagnal gold bars are from the family coat of arms of Saint Francis Xavier, the Jesuit patron of Mother Frances Xavier Warde, founder of Saint Xavier University.
--the red and gold bars, and the white Jerusalem cross are from the shield of the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas;
--the open book depicts education;
--the University’s Latin motto of "Via, Veritas, Vita," “I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6).
The Library Instruction Classroom has 35 moveable swivel chairs. The walls are white boards, and there are markers for writing on the walls and erasers to wipe clean. The computer is a MacMini, and there is an overhead projector, and screen. The lights can be raised or dimmed, and the cooling/heating system can be adjusted. The room can be reserved for one-off meetings and classes.