Inside of library with students at tables and bookshelves

Provide services to students, faculty, staff, the Sisters of St. Francis, and the local community, and strive to help the institution fulfill its Mission by complementing all Lourdes University programs with resources and services.


  • Support the curriculum and information needs of the campus community through needs assessment, budgeting and collection development
  • Teach skills and strategies to evaluate the profusion of sources to promote independent learning


  • The physical library is open about 65 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters for access to print resources
  • Electronic resources are available online 24/7 through the library homepage on and off campus


Duns Scotus Library, built in 1949-1950, was named for the 13th century Franciscan scholar John Duns Scotus. It houses a collection of over 60,000 volumes and a periodical collection of over 128 current titles. A collection of dated periodicals comprising approximately 9,000 volumes is located in the library storage basement. More than 350 art pieces decorate the library and are fully cataloged online. Since April 2002, Lourdes is a member of the OPAL/OhioLINK, a consortium of colleges and universities sharing their library resources electronically.