Raynor Memorial Libraries offers more than 1.8 million volumes, hundreds of research databases, computer access, laptops on loan, a multimedia
collection, group study spaces, 24-hour access and library staff members who help researchers from around the world.
Welcome to Raynor Memorial Libraries, a place where people, technology, and the printed word come together in a vibrant
atmosphere that advances learning and discovery. A place where you can access a vast array of global resources—both print and online—that bring
scholarly information to your desktop. A place where expert staff are eager to help you find what you need, whether it’s a peer-reviewed article from an
online journal, a print book on the shelf, or a video clip from our growing media collection. A place built not only for study and learning, but also for
conversation and collaboration.
From the moment you enter the library, whether in person or via our Web gateway, opportunities open up before you. Use MARQCAT, our online catalog, to locate
library resources in all formats or take advantage of one of the many ways to ask for assistance: in person, by phone, e-mail, IM, or text message. Dig into the
unique materials in Special Collections, many of which are digitized and available in e-Archives@Marquette. Meet
a friend for a cup of coffee at Brew @ the Bridge, or reserve one of our group study rooms to work on a collaborative project. Set up an appointment with a
librarian who specializes in your subject area and learn new research strategies. Explore our e-Publications@Marquette
site where the intellectual output of the university is gathered into one impressive collection.
Promoting the free exchange of information to advance research and discovery is what we’re all about. If you’re a faculty member, you can work with
a subject librarian to integrate effective research skills and strategies into your courses through in-class sessions, assignments, resource lists, tutorials or
online learning objects. Our state-of-the-art classrooms facilitate hands-on learning to foster and develop sound research practices. If the resource you need
isn’t available on campus, our interlibrary loan service can access materials from institutions from around the world, or you can suggest new titles to add
to our collections. We encourage open discussion and our conference center is available for all campus groups to convene programs and seminars of interest to all
throughout the campus community.
Raynor Memorial Libraries are a focal point of campus life and a contributing partner in advancing the intellectual lives of our students and providing faculty
with resources and services to support their teaching and research. We are committed to fostering collaborative initiatives in the name of discovery, and
providing the tools necessary for independent exploration by the Marquette community. As we envision the future, we are focused on meeting the rising information
needs of higher learning and scholarship, and offering access to new technologies and resources as they appear. The knowledge students acquire while with us will
be the foundation for their future lives as thoughtful, responsible citizens of the larger world.
It is our hope that access to a vast array of resources coupled with the expertise of an outstanding staff will further enable students to “Be The
Difference” in the world.