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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.

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


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.


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:


    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.


      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

      Labor Day Weekend Hours:

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

      Sunday                 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

      Monday                Closed for Labor Day


        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

      Telephone Numbers:

      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.



      Loan periods have changed. Books now check out for 3 weeks instead of 2 and you can now make 3 Renewals if no one has placed a hold on the book.

      Childrens'books now check out for 3 weeks instead of 1 week.

      E-ZBorrow books now check out for 3 weeks and you can renew them 3 times for a total of 12 weeks. 

      Tip: If you need the book for the entire semester, order another copy of the book after the second renewal. This will ensure that you have a copy of the book for the whole semester.



      Maximum Number of Books/Multimedia

       10 items checked out total

       10 items checked out total

      General Loan Period

       3 weeks circulation

       3 week juvenile

       3 days multimedia

       1 day reference*

       2 hours reserve

       Other **

       3 weeks circulation

       3 week juvenile

       3 days multimedia

       1 day reference*

       2 hours reserve



      Three Three


       10¢ Per day circulation

       10¢ Per day juvenile

       $1 per day multimedia

       $1 per day reference

       50¢ per hour reserves

       10¢ Per day circulation

       10¢ Per day juvenile

       $1 per day multimedia

       $1 per day reference

       50¢ per hour reserves

      Borrowing Suspended

       After $20 in fines

       After $20 in fines

      Lost Materials Replacement Costs



      Processing Fee



       *Not all Reference materials circulate.

      ** Materials such as laptops and cameras and other multimedia may have differing loan periods

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