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Feehan Memorial Library & McEssy Theological Resource Center

Feehan Memorial Library & McEssy Theological Resource Center | News

  • NYTimes online access | 5/8/2015

    If you have not already created your NYTimes Group pass, please do so before you leave our campus WIFI for the summer. Go to and claim your free NYT web and NYT smartphone app access today.

  • Digital Loeb Classical Library | 3/19/2015

    The Loeb Classical Library, published by Harvard University Press, is a collection of Latin and Greek classical sources with side-by-side English translations. The project, initiated in 1911, now numbers over 500 volumes. Harvard has recently made available the Digital Loeb Classical Library. USML has 60-day trial access to the online collection.
    Key features include: inlcusion of every Loeb volume in print, regular uploading of new and revised volumes, single- and dual-language reading modes, and tools for bookmarking and annotations.
    We request that you experiment with the site and give us feedback to help us determine if it would be a valuable resource for reading, research, teaching and collaboration. Please send comments about your experience to, along with your recommendation about whether or not to pursue a subscription to the digital collection. The trial will be available until May 16th

  • Mango Languages | 3/17/2015

    The Mango Languages online learning system provides conversational and grammar instruction to 68 languages, including New Testament Greek, Biblical Hebrew, and Religious and Scholarly Latin. Users are able to set up an account to track their progress through the course lessons. Mango also has free mobile apps available from Google Play or the Apple apps Store.

  • Library provides on-line access to the New York Times | 1/12/2015

    • Create a NYTimes account when you are on campus and connected to the USML network. Go to
      Note: you cannot activate your account while off campus or via a proxy server.
    • Click on "Create an account" and enter your email address and a password of your choosing.
    • Once you have activated your account you will see a Start Your Access screen. You can now access the New York Times and the International NYTimes from any location using the email address/password you used when activating the account.
    • From the website or smartphone app, log into your account on or off campus using the and password.


  • Library trial of Mango Languages online learning system | 12/1/2014

    The library had a trial access to Mango Languages online learning system. Mango provides conversational and grammar instruction. The site offers access to 68 languages, including New Testament Greek, Biblical Hebrew, and Religious and Scholarly Latin. For more information go to the library's Language Learning webpage.

  • Vatican Library Official Visits Feehan Library | 9/3/2014

    Dr. Eleanora Giampiccolo, director of the Numismatics Department at the Vatican Library, visited the Feehan Library on August 14. Dr. Giampiccolo consulted on the collections of papal state coins, bulla seals, and other coins and medals acquired by Cardinal Mundelein and his successors. The visit reciprocates one made by Feehan Library Director Lorraine Olley to the Vatican Library in March, and is the start of a collaboration that will enhance research at the Seminary. Pictured here are (from left) Ms. Olley, Rector Very Reverend Robert Barron, Dr. Giampiccolo, and friend Christian Falcone.

  • Library trial of Rosetta Stone Language Learning Suite | 9/2/2014

    The libraries trial access to the software Rosetta Stone Language Learning Suite has ended. The suite provides 30 languages for interactive language learning. The library will determine if the usage and product reviews are sufficient for continued access.

  • Library Adds Theology and Latin Databases | 5/27/2014

    The Library now provides access to two Brepols Databases:

     Index Religiosus: the international bibliography of theology, religious studies, and church history. Published in partnership with the Catholic University of Louvain, the database combines the Elenchus Bibliographicus of the Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses and the Revue d’histoire ecclesiastique, which are now discontinued in print. The database currently contains over half a million bibliographic entries and 123,000 reviews. The database also contains links to information in the classic reference work Dictionnaire d’histoire et de geographie ecclesiastiques, which is also available full-text.

     Library of Latin Texts Complete (LLT Series A and B):  cross-searchable databases of texts from the beginning of Latin literature (Livius Andronicus, 240 BC) through to the texts of the Second Vatican Council. The texts have been taken from the Corpus Christianorum series and from many other leading editions.

     You can access these databases from our Electronic Resource page under Databases.

      Please contact if you have any issues with access.

  • Library Installs Scannx Book ScanCenter | 5/19/2014

    The Scannx Book ScanCenters are now available for use in the Feehan Library Current Periodicals Room and the McEssy Center Gallery. The scanners, which replace the Ricoh copier/printers, capture images in black/white or color, in a variety of formats, including searchable PDF. Scanning is free. Scans may be sent to any email address, directed to one of the networked campus printers, or uploaded to a USB drive, smartphone, or tablet. USB drives are available for purchase at the Regina Cleri Bookstore and the Library Circulation Desk.

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