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John J. Wright Library
La Roche College
9000 Babcock Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
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Quick links

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

Library Acquisitions


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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      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




      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

      ALERT: The main search page for electronic databases will not work with the web browser Chrome.  In order to search, you have to use Internet Explorer, Firefox or another browser.

      ALERT: The Gale database currently cannot be accessed from off campus.  IT is working on the problem.


       Hours During Finals


      Sunday, April 23                                                    1:00 p.m. -- 1:00 a.m.

      Monday, April 24 -- Thursday, April 27              7:45 a.m. -- 1:00 a.m.

      Friday, April 28 & Satuday, April 29                   8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m.

      Sunday, April 30                                                    1:00 p.m. -- 1:00 a.m.

      Monday, May 1 -- Thursday, May 4                    7:45 a.m. -- 1:00 a.m.

      Friday, May 5                                                          8:30 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m.

      Saturday, May 6 & Sunday, May 7                     CLOSED


      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

       Library Director      



      Jennifer Vasil


       Assistant Library Director/Technical   Services Librarian



      Joelle Mellon

       Reference/Gov Doc Librarian




      Debbie Brown


       Circulation Supervisor (Main Desk)  



      Caroline Horgan  


       Interlibrary Loan/E-Z Borrow 



      Jacqueline Bolte


       Acquisitions Technician    



      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.


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