Library

Discover. Learn. Create.

The Alverno College Library helps students find and critically evaluate information. The library’s services, spaces, and collections support students as they complete assignments, prepare for assessments and create works in diverse formats.

The library offers a variety of materials, including online databases and journals and print and e-books. Students access the library on the second floor of Founders Hall or virtually at https://www.alverno.edu/library. Alverno College belongs to SWITCH, a consortium that includes Cardinal Stritch University, Concordia University Wisconsin, Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Mount Mary University, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, St. Francis Seminary and Wisconsin Lutheran College. The library participates in a daily delivery system among the SWITCH libraries, and shares resources with thousands of libraries worldwide through an interlibrary loan service (a valid library barcode is required). The library maintains the college archives; archival research assistance is available by appointment.

Numerous fully networked computers are available for student use. A separate computer lab/classroom is available for student use and information literacy instruction. Wireless connectivity is available in the library, and laptops can be checked out. Four group study rooms are located in the library commons area outside the main entrance.

Research help is available in person and virtually. In addition, students can make an appointment with a librarian for a research consultation from the library webpage.

Librarians support intellectual freedom, fair use of copyrighted materials, and privacy of student records.

The Alverno College Library is committed to providing students engaging learning experiences.