The Marywood library collection includes more than 220,000 books and bound periodicals, over 28,000 distinct electronic and print journal titles, and 50,000 additional non-print items.
The library maintains a dynamic webpage, which contains links to over 60 subject-specific and multidisciplinary databases including Academic Search Elite, ARTstor, Credo Reference, ERIC, JSTOR, LexisNexis, The New York Times, and PsycINFO.
The library is fully integrated into the campus data network and remote access is available for most databases. Other resources available from the webpage include: the online catalog, and a variety of research assistance tools. Additional electronic services available 24/7 through the webpage include: interlibrary loan, electronic reserves, and live reference assistance.
Marywood University is a member of PALCI, the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium Inc., with 71 member institutions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and West Virginia. Through PALCI’s EZBorrow service, the holdings of many Pennsylvania libraries, including large research libraries are easily accessible for borrowing by Marywood students. Through PALCI’s RapidILL Interlibrary loan initiative, students may have electronic articles delivered directly to their e-mail boxes usually within a business day after placing a request on line.
The library offers numerous introductory workshops to the various databases and the online catalog. Traditional reference assistance is available during regular library hours. In-depth individual and group research consultation is available upon request.
The library is also equipped with wireless internet access.