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The first floor/lower level and the Breen half of the library is currently under renovation and closed through December 2024. 

  • The Den (coffee and snacks) is closed during this time. The University Archives is closed, please contact the Archives Assistant ( with requests and we may be able to help
  • The Learning Commons is still available on the main floor near the computer commons. The Grad Lounge is on the 3rd floor (rm 323). The Interfaith Prayer Room is on the main floor in rm 222. Check the key out for the Grad Lounge and Interfaith Prayer Room from the Help Desk!

Library Search

Search the EBSCO Discovery Service including databases, catalog


Grasselli Catalog Search

Find a journal in our on-line and print holdings

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Summer Library Hours

Monday - Friday 8am-5pm

Closed Saturday & Sunday

Complete Library Schedule and Changes

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Need help now?

Call the Library Help Desk at 216-397-4233 or click the askthelib link to access our FAQ page! We're here to help when you have research questions.

Textbook Sharing

Here's the link for the SpringTextbook Sharing list (and to save money on your textbooks)!

Carroll Collected

A digital resource that is home to the scholarly and creative works of the John Carroll community.

Need help finding articles? Librarians work with each department and major on campus. Make an appointment ( or chat with library staff to get help on your papers or assignments at

If you are teaching a class and would like to schedule a time to have a librarian work with your students, please follow this link for more information: or fill out this form: and a librarian will follow up with you. 

The Learning Commons is a collaborative learning center that offers John Carroll University students free study tables, resume help, wellness and study skill workshops and a variety of other fun and interactive programs! The calendar is available at the link below: 

Learn more about the Learning Commons

The Center for Digital Media (CDM) is jointly managed by Information Technology Services and Grasselli Library & Breen Learning Center. The goal of the center is to provide faculty and students with the resources they need to create sophisticated presentations, videos, graphics, and other forms of digital media. The CDM is staffed by full-time multimedia & instructional technology specialists, as well as a team of specially-trained student assistants.

The center, located on the main floor of Grasselli Library & Breen Learning Center, provides the John Carroll community with three primary resources: (1) a fully-equipped and supported multimedia lab open to faculty, staff, and students; (2) a production lab with associated services for faculty; and (3) an ongoing technology training and professional development program. The CDM also has a collection of cameras and other equipment that students and faculty can borrow on a short-term basis.

Go to the Center for Digital Media website.

Contact the Library

Library Help Desk

Need help? Our staff is available to assist you. If you have trouble making it to the library in person, we help people over phone, chat, or email. Call the Library Help Desk at 216-397-4233 or click the "Ask Us" button to get help with any questions you have!