Franciscan University of Steubenville’s St. John Paul II Library

The St. John Paul II Library at the Franciscan University of Steubenville considers their student and faculty research their top priority. They do their very best to keep all of their resources updated and available, and are willing to go out of their way to help students in whatever way that they can. They offer research sessions and feedback so that they can ensure the best success for the students that come there.

OhioLINK recently spoke with Amy Leoni, the library’s director, to ask what else makes the St. John Paul II Library so special.

What are your top three points of pride in your library?

  1. Since we were founded in 1946 by Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular, the Franciscan University of Steubenville has integrated strong academic programs with a lively faith environment. We have taken an approach that blends these two seamlessly together in a way that makes our students comfortable and confident with their studies.
  2. The St. John Paul II Library, built in 1987, supports the University’s mission to educate, to evangelize, and to send forth joyful disciples. We pride ourselves with the dedication that our students show as they travel around the world teaching their faith and experiences. Here at the library, we help nurture their growth and aid them on their research so that they can apply what they learn in the real world.
  3. Also, the library features a Franciscan collection, the St. John Paul II Collection, and university archives. We are delighted to have the privilege of holding these resources for our students and staff to utilize because they offer a unique insight on information that would not be easily accessible otherwise.

What is the most popular spot in your library for patrons?

Students really enjoy studying on the second floor, east side of the library where large windows overlook the campus chapel and the Ohio River valley.

How long have you been a member of OhioLINK?

We are a proud member of OhioLINK!

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