Category: Library


The Color Purple Conversation

Join us on October 23 at 12 pm for a virtual discussion and conversation about Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, the award-winning novel and film where race, gender, trauma, and victimization all intersect.
Click here for access to the ebook
And click here to join the meeting
The DVD is also available at Jennings Library.
Sponsored by Jennings Library and Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness.
Contact Victoria Swanson at with any questions.


Book a Visit to the Library!

We are excited to welcome you back to the library. Our updated policies and procedures were carefully considered because the safety of students and staff is our top priority. Patrons are required to book their visit to the library so we don’t exceed maximum occupancy. You may book a library visit for a minimum of 15 minutes and a maximum of 3 hours. Study rooms are also available to book in this service. Study rooms are now single occupancy and are available for 2 hours. Book your visit or study room and receive a confirmation email. Check in to the library when you arrive using the emailed link and code and check out when you leave using the same link and code.
Click here to book a visit.

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New Digital Exhibit: “There’s No Place Like Home”


For more than 80 years, the campus of Caldwell University has felt like home to students and staff alike. Now that we are faced with a global pandemic and have been adjusting to life away from campus, it seems fitting to take a look back through the history of the place that so many have called “home.” The images in the exhibit are from the late 1920s to the present, and come from our archival photograph collections, the Carillon yearbook, and the Kettle student newspaper.

The exhibit can be viewed at Stay tuned for more digital exhibits in the future!

Please contact Kim Lynch, Reference Services & Archives Librarian ( with any questions or comments.

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Library Takeout / Contactless Pickup

Have you missed being able to leisurely read a good old fashioned book? Or have you been waiting to check out a library book to continue your research? Jennings Library at Caldwell University is pleased to be offering Library Takeout / Contactless Pickup of books.

The service will be offered on Thursdays in July and August from 11:00am – 3:00pm beginning July 23.

Fill out the Library Takeout Form to book a time and request your books. You will get a confirmation email with further instructions. Come to campus at your scheduled booking time. Your book(s) will be in a bag on a table outside the Alumni Theatre entrance of the library.
Important details: Please request items at least 24 hours in advance. You MUST wear a mask in accordance with CDC guidelines and practice social distancing. Patrons will NOT be allowed inside the library under any circumstances. Return books to the dropbox outside of Jennings Library.
To schedule a library takeout, click this link
For more information, email or chat with a librarian today.


Library Returns

See the following update on library materials that are currently checked out:


Non-graduating students with checked out books have been renewed until 9/30/20.

Graduating students should have received information on how to return books, any questions contact


All students with a device will be contacted with drop off information. You will receive an email in the next two weeks. Please check your email for instructions, any questions contact

Interlibrary Loans
All students should keep interlibrary loan books until further notice.




De-stress During Finals Week!

Check out our guide to de-stressing during finals for some free and easy virtual activities, such as coloring, exercise, and live streams from zoos and beaches.

Attend the virtual Put Stress to Rest Fair on Monday, May 4 from 11:30 am to 3:40 pm to check out various stress-busting activities from the Jennings Library, the Wellness Center, Campus Ministry, and the Art Therapy Department. Activities will be held via Google Hangouts Meet. See the above guide for details

Take a break from studying to practice some self-care by attending a virtual meditation session on Wednesday, May 6 at noon, co-sponsored by the Wellness Center! Sign up here:

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Know My Name by Chanel Miller Book Discussion

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Caldwell University Jennings Library and The Office of Student Advocacy and Prevention Awareness presents a book discussion of Know My Name: A Memoir by Chanel Miller on April 28 at 2:00. For more information or to sign up, email Abdul Staten at or Victoria Swanson at The event will be held over google hangouts meet.

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Presence 2020 Virtual Launch

Join us on Friday, April 24 at 3:00 on google hangouts meet for an afternoon of readings from the 2020 issue of Presence: A Journal of Catholic Poetry. Brought to you by Caldwell University Department of English. For more information and to attend, email