1. Durick is named after Jeremiah Kinsella Durick, an English professor who taught at Saint Mike's from 1930-1960. Check out his big picture in the front of the library!
2. There's a section of maps behind the circulation desk. You can pretty much see any map you've ever wanted to!
You can't really tell, but this is a map of CT
(where I'm from) that's on the wall of maps!
4. I used to study in the children's room. There's something comforting being around books you read when you were a kid.
5. The library hours are pretty flexible for your study schedule - either opening at 7:15 on weekdays and 10:00 or 11:00 on the weekends, and closing at 1:00 AM or 7:00 PM. You can find a time that's right for you - if not, you can use your Knightcard to access Alliot 24/7!
6. There are bathrooms on each side of the central brick wall on all floors for easy access.
7. When you're studying in the 'basement' of Durick near the front, you may or may not hear conversations from the above floor - bring headphones just in case!
8. You can rent books and movies for leisure - the DVDs are obvious on the first floor, but go up to the second and to the right and stumble upon some classics. You might even find a book your professor wrote!
9. Reference librarians are AWESOME! They know all about places to look for information - it's their job! Don't be afraid to ask them or make an appointment when starting a term paper.
Just take a look at all of the books I got help finding!
Hopefully this gives you a little glimpse into the wonderful building that I and many others frequent at the end of the semester.
There's so much more Durick has to offer so I hope you get the chance to explore it one day!
Sending happy thoughts your way,