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Links to the most commonly used resources:

Catalog  Find items at the John J. Wright Library.

E- Books    You must be logged into the LaRoche Intranet to use E-Books.

EZ Borrow  Order books from other libraries. For more info about E-Z Borrow Click Here.

Electronic Resources  (Databases) Find articles to use in your research.

Interlibrary Loan (Online Book formIf  you can't get a book from EZ Borrow, we can request one for you.

Interlibrary Loan  (online Article Form) If you can't get an article from our databases or library, we can request it for you.Make sure you fill in the COMPLETE citation on the form.

Journal Lists  Lists of paper journals that are housed in the library that are broken down by subject.

LibGuides  Information and tutorials for your research needs at LaRoche College. 

What's new at the library ? New items and library news.

Government Documents A wealth of government information for your research needs.

Plagiarism What is plagiarism and how to prevent it.

Information Literacy  Tips and Tutorials

Reference FAQ



       April is Poetry Month

      This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by theAcademy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.


      E-Z Borrow Clarification

      E-ZBorrow items check out for 3 weeks with 3 renewals.

       If you need the item for the entire semester,  you might want to order another copy of the item through E-ZBorrow after the second renewal.

       Any questions? Just ask one of the Library staff.


      Public Use of the Library

      Not a student at La Roche College?  No problem!  Our library is open to everyone with a desire to learn. 


      Members of the general public may purchase a community library card for $10.  The card is valid for one year.  Please present your driver’s license, passport, or state ID, and $10 cash/personal check.


      Library cards for alumni are available for free and are renewable each year.


      Library cards for clergy, members of religious orders, and/or seminarians are available free of charge.


      Students from other colleges or universities may obtain a library card, valid for one year, for $10.


        You must always have both your Library card and a valid photo ID to borrow items from the Library.

        Visit the Circulation desk to obtain a parking pass for use during your visit.
        Phone renewals are available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


        Did you Know?????

        There is a Book Drop located in front of the Wright Library. You can deposit your books, videos and DVDs in it when the library is closed.  This will help you to return your library books on time and prevent an overdue fine.

        Tip: You can avoid late fees by renewing your books online.

        Click here for some easy to follow instructions:

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          John J. Wright Library 

          Welcome to the John J. Wright Library at LaRoche College .  Our Library is committed to providing the services and training you need to make your educational experience successful.

           The John J. Wright Library houses a variety of instructional services and functions as an information center at La Roche College.  Students performing research have access to reference materials in varied formats, as well as personal assistance from the library staff.  In addition, the John J. Wright Library is a limited Government Document Depository that is free and open to the public.

          NOTE: In order to access our databases and check out materials, including Reserve material, an activated Library/Student ID Card is needed.  Please come to the Library to get a library barcode added to your ID. 



                                           Painting by Pittsburgh Artist Linda Barnicott


          JOHN J. WRIGHT LIBRARY - General Information

          Regular Hours

          Monday -Thursday         7:45 a.m. - Midnight

          Friday & Saturday         8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

          Sunday                         1:00 p.m. - Midnight

                      * Hours vary during breaks


          Telephone Numbers:  

          LaVerne Collins




          Jacqueline Bolte 


           Assistant Director

           Reference/Gov Doc Librarian


          Jennifer Vasil

           Technical Services



          Debbie Brown


           Circulation Supervisor (Main Desk)  



          Caroline Horgan  


           Interlibrary Loan/E-Z Borrow 



          Joelle Mellon  


           Administrative Assistant         



          Liz Williams-Herrman




          Reference Desk  






          Photocopy - Use your College ID swipe card. .10 per page will be deducted from your print credits.

          Scanning - Free (scan to email)

          Interlibrary Loan/ EZ Borrow                           

          Professional Reference Assistance                  


          Faculty/Staff and Students,

           La Roche College prohibits the use of Electronic Cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) and similar devices in all campus non-smoking areas.  The use of such devices is restricted to the designated smoking areas on campus.

           This policy includes electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes), electronic vaping device, personal vaporizer (PV), or electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) is a battery-powered device which simulates tobacco smoking. Electronic Cigarettes generally use a heating element that vaporizes a liquid solution. Some solutions contain a mixture of nicotine and flavorings, while others release a flavored vapor without nicotine. Many are designed to simulate smoking implements, such as cigarettes or cigars, in their use and/or appearance, while others are considerably different in appearance.

           Thank you in advance for your cooperation.


          Why Ask a Librarian for Help?


          Dewey Decimal System - Ten Main Classes

          000 Computer science, information & general works
          100 Philosophy & psychology
          200 Religion
          300 Social sciences
          400 Language
          500 Science
          600 Technology
          700 Arts & recreation
          800 Literature
          900 History & geography



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