The College Librarian oversees all of the library's activities. Administrative Offices are located on the Upper Level of library (Room 218). Here you will find the Library’s Administrative Assistant, the College Librarian, and the Administrative Conference Room.
User Services ensures access to our collections through the Circulation desk. We are able to assist patrons with a variety of services including purchase requests, book donations, course reserves, group study room reservations, and checking out and returning books and films. Contact us and we will either assist you immediately or connect you with the appropriate party.
Circulation Desk | 603-641-7300
The Collection Development Department is responsible for the procurement and management of the library’s print and electronic collections in addition to ensuring access to the collection through the Periodicals service desk and through electronic resource maintenance.
Located on the Main Level, the primary goal of the Reference Desk is to help Saint Anselm College students, faculty, and staff with their research needs. We are also happy to assist guests, particularly those who are interested in using the Geisel Library collections to do research. Whether you are working on a paper or researching a personal interest, librarians can direct you to the best information resources. You may visit the Reference Desk during our hours of operation, or contact one of the reference librarians by phone or email. Our offices are located adjacent to the computer lab and IT Help Desk on the main level.
*During fall and spring terms
Sunday - CLOSED
Monday - 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday - 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday - 12 p.m. (Noon) to 5 p.m.
The Library Systems and Technical Services staff:
Process new library materials, including government documents;
Organize, catalog and classify library materials and create online bibliographic records in the library's catalog;
Maintain the quality and consistency of the online catalog, enhancing and improving bibliographic information, adding URLs for electronic access, performing quality control and authority control of the online system;
Help to ensure that the library catalog and other computer systems are functioning properly;
Compile quarterly statistics for library's holdings.
We create, revise, enhance, and correct bibliographic information in the library's online catalog. Most cataloging is performed using the OCLC union catalog, and bibliographic records are exported into the III system which supports the online catalog.
Our catalog has been online since June 1994, when the existing records in the card catalog were converted into machine-readable format and loaded into III. Since that time, the collection and database have grown and become more complex; many new formats of materials, including electronic resources and web sites, have been added to the catalog. Bibliographic records are routinely enhanced with searchable tables of contents and URLs.
Current Special Projects
Cataloging U.S. and N.H. government documents
Cataloging all rare materials (recently completed)
Cataloging online resources
Anselm Collection cataloging
Updating the Journal Finder
Please contact the Library for our Technical Services Manual (Cataloging Policies and Procedures)
We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please report problems in the catalog or send ideas for database improvements to Christine Clayton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Msgr. Wilfrid H. Paradis Archives & Special Collections includes the College Archives; the Franco-American Collections; the New England Collection; the O’Rourke Saint Anselm Collection; and the Rare Book Collection. All collections are open to students, faculty, staff and alumni of Saint Anselm College as well as other researchers. Access to collections is by appointment.