Inside of library with students at tables and bookshelves

The Duns Scotus Library at Lourdes University is named after a 13th century Franciscan scholar. It has a collection of over 60,000 volumes. Lourdes University is a member of the OPAL/OhioLINK, a consortium of universities sharing their library resources electronically. OPAL/OhioLINK provides access to on-line databases through the Internet.

Students are encouraged to use the library for individual study and quiet research. Four study rooms are available and may be reserved by contacting the library. Laptop computers are available for check out and can be used on campus.

Lourdes University ID has a barcode on the bottom beginning with PLC…this is your library barcode number. OPAL /OhioLINK services can be used on or off campus by using this barcode number. Your library barcode will expire at the end of the spring semester and will automatically be renewed for those attending the summer session.

Students are accountable for overdue and lost materials. A hold will be placed on your account if you have not returned overdue materials or fines over $20.00 The Director of Library Services will determine the cost of lost materials. Overdue fines for OPAL/OhioLINK material are calculated higher than Lourdes library fines.

The second floor of the library contains The Center for Nursing Scholarship.


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Take Time to Read for Pleasure

  • Check out the popular fiction book shelf
  • Download the eBook through the OPAL catalog
  • Request titles from other academic and public libraries


The Duns Scotus Library, Academic Success Center and Center for Professional Studies offer laptops to students for use on-campus.

Please review the Laptop Lending Policy for details.

Library Links 
Library Catalog
Father Bacik Archives
Library Databases
View Your Library Account
Testing & Education Reference Center
OVID Journals

Library Resources

Request an Article Form
Library Tutorials
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