News and Events

Library Events

February 22, 2024

Therapy Pets at OSF

Stop by the OSF Library in St. Paul on Thursday, February 22nd from 6 pm to 8 pm in the rotunda to visit with furry friends!

December 17, 2023

Focus On Finals

An intentional, cozy space to focus on upcoming finals. Stop by for snacks and warm drinks in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library in room 108!

October 8, 2023

Reset & Refresh Study Session

Refocus after all the fun of homecoming! Join the Library on Sunday, October 8th at 7pm in Room 108 for snacks, prizes, and dedicated quiet time to recharge.

May 14, 2023

Focus On Finals

Get a jump on studying and treat yourself to free pizza on Sunday, May 14th at the O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library from 7 – 9 in Room 108!

April 23, 2023

National Library Week

Join us in celebrating National Library Week from April 23rd to April 29th! Visit OSF Library to see our 'Library Technology Through the Ages' display or participate in our daily online trivia to win prizes.

New and Noteworthy

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New Ebsco Databases Announced

The Libraries announce one new database and three database upgrades for new and greater access to scholarly content
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Resources for Black History Month

Celebrate Black History Month and beyond with these library resources about African American history, heritage, and culture including books, movies, and more.
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Database Trials Begin

The Libraries  are currently offering a free trial of five databases  explore these databases and provide feedback to inform future purchase decisions! 
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Qualitative Data Analysis Software Options

St. Thomas is canceling its on-campus subscription to the NVivo desktop application in early 2024. There remain many other QDA software options for faculty and students.
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Focus On Finals

An intentional, cozy space to focus on upcoming finals. Stop by for snacks and warm drinks in O’Shaughnessy-Frey Library in room 108!
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Finding News on Israel-Gaza War

Looking for information about the Israel-Gaza War? Explore our Library Guide for current news sources, summaries from subject experts, and learn how to evaluate sources for credibility.
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Banned Books Week 2023

The last three years have seen a huge increase in attempts to ban books. Learn more about the harms of censorship and why no book should be banned.
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Reset & Refresh Study Session

Refocus after all the fun of homecoming! Join the library on Sunday, October 8th at 7pm in Room 108 for snacks, prizes, and dedicated quiet time to recharge.
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Sunsetting the Leisure Reading Collection

The St. Thomas Libraries regret that the Leisure Reading Collection is being retired soon. Find out more about the decision in the St. Thomas Libraries blog.