Library Instruction and
Resources Management and
Library Services and Policies
Search across the Library's collections using our new search tool, available on the Library's homepage.
Research guides by subject. Search all the resources in a particular academic area.
Search for books, journals and other materials.
If books/journal articles are not available at SJU use our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.
Provides an alphabetical list of the Library's online databases.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.
Saint Joseph's University uses two separate resource-sharing systems for Interlibrary Loan services:
- ILLiad™ for books and articles
- E-ZBorrow for books only
- Turnaround time for ILLiad™ andE-ZBorrow are comparable.
ILLiad ™, our Interlibrary Loan software, allows the Library to improve service to end users by giving them the ability to initiate and track their ILL requests every step of the way through a simple Web interface.
Since the accounts are only accessible under a user's SJU Username/Password, it will be problematic for Graduate Assistants to place ILL requests on the behalf of faculty. If faculty find that their Graduate Assistants need to be able to place ILL requests, please contact:
Interlibrary Loan Coordinator
Francis A. Drexel Library
Saint Joseph's University
Quick 2-3 minute tutorials on Library research, including database searching and finding full-text material.
Off-campus Access to e-Resources
Find out how to access Drexel Library's online resources off campus.
Citation Manager: RefWorks
Use RefWorks to import and organize citations from certain databases.
Basic information on Copyright and Fair Use. The guide also provides SJU contact information for more specific topics within Copyright, e.g., coursepacks, e-Reserves, etc.
The Faculty Scholarship and Tenure Toolkit provides information on citation analysis, journal rankings, book reviews, and submitting your published material to our institutional repository Scholarship @ SJU.
Place articles, books and other materials on reserve for your courses.
Creating Persistent Links
Instructions for creating persistent links to Library resources. These links may be used to provide access to specific Library resources and may be embedded in Blackboard.
Connect with the Librarian with research expertise in your area.
Request a librarian to instruct your class on research and information basics.
Distance Education and SJU Online
Includes information on creating persistent links to Library resources that you may embed into your online course.
Ordering Books and other materials
Contacts and process for ordering materials
Collection Development Policy
Policies regarding the organization and acquisition of materials for Drexel Library
Archives and Special Collections
The Archives of Saint Joseph's University
Information on library policies for faculty
Library Staff Directory
Contacts for different Library Departments
Hours and Directions
Get the hours for Drexel Library, including holidays and exceptions
Distribution of Examination ('Blue') Books to Faculty
Faculty members or the departmental administrative assistants are required to obtain the booklets in person. No students are able to receive Blue Books. Supplies of blue books will be maintained at the Library Service Desk of the Post Learning Commons and Drexel Library, during the following hours:
Mon. - Fri. 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
Sat. 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sun. 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Contact Marian Courtney (X1905) for more information.
Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC)
FAC meets each semester to advise the Library on issues of planning, budget allocation, service and resource development and promotion. For more information, please contact Evelyn Minick.
Faculty and/or their graduate assistants may request a 'copy card' at the Library Services Desk that allows a discounted charge back to departments. The card may be used for photocopying, printing from microfiche/microfilm, and printing from our computer workstation.
Last revision / review: February 7, 2013
Associate Director for Public Services and Programming
Saint Joseph's University