Library Collections

Book Collection

The print and electronic book collection is accessible through the library catalog. The print collection is housed in Regina Library and the ERC.

Periodicals Collection

Regina Library subscribes to periodicals in two formats: hard copy and electronic databases. Periodicals in hard copy do not circulate, though they may be read in the library or photocopied. Articles from electronic databases may be downloaded to email accounts or printed on library printers.

Reference Collection

The physical Reference Collection is in the Reference Room, located on the first floor of the library. It includes general and subject specific encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, atlases and statistical sources.

  • Reference books are for library use only. Reference staff are available to assist you in locating specific materials. Please ask for help at any time. 
  • Reference Universe is an online tool which searches the indexes of print and online reference books owned by the library. Credo Reference also provides this service.
  • The Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVR) is an online collection of over 150 reference books.
  • LibGuides for subject areas in the Reference collection and other print and online resources are produced and maintained by library staff.

DVD/VHS Collection

Regina Library owns hundreds of DVD/VHS titles in multiple curriculum areas. Included are many popular current and classic films.

Test Collection

Testing Resources include standardized English language tests in the fields of education, psychology and business.

  • See the Test Collection Policy page for information about borrowing tests.
  • The Library's purchase agreement mandates that copyright law be strictly enforced. No copying or reproduction of tests is permitted.

Rare Book Collection

Non-circulating rare books are housed in closed stacks, and may be consulted by members of the Rivier University Community upon request. Limited photocopying and photographing are available for some titles. Each request is evaluated separately.

University Archives

The Archives of Rivier University are located in Memorial Hall. It is a non-circulating collection that includes the official records and university related materials depicting the historical growth and development of Rivier University. Call the Archivist at 897-8293 for information or to schedule a visit.

Theses / Dissertation Collection

A limited number of theses and dissertations from other institutions are bound, cataloged, and entered in the library catalog. The Dissertation Collection circulates to members of the Rivier University community. They may not be photocopied. Earlier Rivier University theses, dissertations, etc. are part of the Rivier University Archives. Hundreds of full text dissertations are accessible through the library database, ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.

Cho Educational Resource Center (ERC)

General Collection

The General Collection includes a variety of curriculum support materials. The materials include textbooks used in schools, games, kits, and manipulatives.

Software Collection

The ERC houses educational software for evaluation purposes. The software must be used in the ERC on either the Macs or the Dell computers.

Juvenile Collection

The juvenile collection consists of fiction and non-fiction titles geared towards the needs of students preparing lesson plans.

 

Updated 02/19/2014