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.
Electronic Resources (Databases) Find articles to use in your research.
Interlibrary Loan (Online Book form) If 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
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.
CLERGY/ RELIGIOUS/ SEMINARIANS
Library cards for clergy, members of religious orders, and/or seminarians are available free of charge.
STUDENTS FROM OTHER COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES
Students from other colleges or universities may obtain a library card, valid for one year, for $10.
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.
Dewey Decimal System - Ten Main Classes
000 Computer science, information & general works
100 Philosophy & psychology
300 Social sciences
700 Arts & recreation
900 History & geography
WELCOME TO THE JOHN J.WRIGHT LIBRARY!
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 Semester 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
Laverne Collins Director 412-536-1059
Jennifer Vasil Technical Services 412-536-1055
Jacqueline Bolte Assistant Director/Ref/Gov Doc Lib. 412-536-1061
Debbie Brown Circulation Supervisor (Main Desk) 412-536-1063
Caroline Horgan Interlibrary Loan/EZ Borrow 412-536-1057
Joelle Mellon Administrative Assistant 412-536-1058
Liz Williams-Herrman Archives 412-536-1060
Reference Desk 412-536-1110
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.
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: