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Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library

Please click here to view the Library's Fall 2020 reopening plan and policies.
Virtual reference services continue to be available through Ask a Librarian.

In support of students and faculty transitioning to online instruction, many publishers are offering free and expanded access to information in all disciplines, including research specific to COVID-19. Library staff have compiled a list of these free resources on the following Research Guide.

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Search for books, eBooks, media and more in the Kistler Library Catalog.

Search Credo Reference for full-text articles from electronic encyclopedias, dictionaries, and more. You can also browse a number of Research Websites on a variety of topics.

Search for journals by title or ISSN that contain full-text articles


Looking for articles on a specific topic? Visit our Electronic Databases page.

Search the Library's research guides for resources to help with your research. 


Browse List of Research Guides

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Library Policies

A valid Rosemont ID is one’s library card.  Students must have it with them to borrow materials. To access databases off campus, please use your Rosemont email and password to login. The computers in the Information Commons are provided for research. Students doing research take precedence over those accessing e-mail, etc. If there is an academic need for computers, you will be requested to vacate the station. View the Library's hours for the current semester here.

Library Mission Statement

As the original academic building on campus, the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library has supported the mission of the college since 1926. The Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library provides ready access to resources to develop the strengths and abilities users require to respond to the needs and challenges of the times, while facilitating the implementation of technology that enables them to experience the excellence and joy of knowledge.

  • Enhance instruction and learning through library services;
  • Enhance accessibility to information through technology;
  • Enhance resources through library services;
  • Evaluate existing library services and implement innovative solutions as indicated;
  • Assess and oversee the condition and improvement of the library building.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary loans are available for items that are not owned by the Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library. You may request journals and books using the form found on our interlibrary loan page.

Wireless Printing

Print from your personal devices to the library printer. There are no apps to download or passwords to remember. Simply use your Rosemont email to send your document to our printer.

Online Teaching

Confused about online teaching? Use our guide to help you make sense of online learning. Learn how to use Canvas and Quality Matters create an online class that works for you and your students.

Library History

The library, as it now exists, stands as a memorial to Gertrude Kistler and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sedgwick Kistler. The College recognizes the passing of the Kistlers as the loss of generous and cherished friends. Learn more about the history of the library at the link above.