The Mathewson Library's collection includes approximately 17,000 books, print editions of 15 periodicals and over 250 videos (available for faculty check-out). With digital resources increasingly important for secondary and post-secondary school students, Bellarmine is proud to provide more than 20 subscription databases including those from Gale, ProQuest, Oxford University Press, JSTOR, Questia, Science News and CQ Researcher. Many of these are the same databases that students will use at the collegiate level.
Our e-book collection, which currently numbers over 6000 titles across all academic subject areas, is a growing resource, with new acquisitions made regularly. Published by well-known reference booksellers, e-books can be accessed simultaneously by multiple students.
The aforementioned resources are included in our online catalog which students can access at school as well as off campus.
Perhaps the Library's greatest resource is its staff. They love working with students and welcome all questions, large and small. Staff members are available to help students navigate the databases, brainstorm research paper ideas and identify associated resources, find a book for academic pursuits or for pleasure reading - and more!