Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library

Rosemont College Faculty Information Sheet

Here are a few items of information that may help you in your use of the Library. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. For Circulation phone 610-527-0200, Ext. 2271, for Reference phone 610-527-0200, Ext. 2273.

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The Gertrude Kistler Memorial Library website is located at You may also reach our website through the Library link at the top of all pages on the Rosemont College website. Below are some of the features available through the website:

Hours – Library Catalog & Reserves – Electronic Journal Locator - Online Resources – Interlibrary Loan – Area Libraries –Rosemont Archives - Library Staff - Library Policies – Ask a Librarian

Remote access to library databases is available. Please follow the directions on the back of this sheet.

Library Hours are available on a taped message at Ext. 2957, by consulting the list posted on the Library door, or on the Library’s website. Extended hours Tuesday – Thursday, until 2:00 AM.

Reference Services are available during Reference Hours which are 9 AM–9 PM, Monday through Wednesday, and 9 AM–6 PM, Thursday and Friday. You may make an appointment for individual reference help by calling 610-527-0200, Ext. 2273. You may also contact a reference librarian through the library website by clicking on Ask a Librarian or sending an email to

Information Literacy Classes may be scheduled to help your students with the skills they need to complete research assignments. Classes can be scheduled at 

Lending Period for books is one year from the date of transaction, three weeks for AV materials. DVDs circulate for one week and you may borrow up to three DVDs. Periodicals and reference books do not circulate. Renewals may be made in person, by phone at Ext. 2271, or by email to

Affiliations: A cooperative agreement with Villanova provides Rosemont faculty and students with ALL library privileges granted to Villanova faculty and students, including database access. Just present your valid Rosemont ID at the Falvey Memorial Library Circulation Desk. A valid Rosemont ID can be used to borrow books at the SEPCHE (Southeastern PA Consortium for Higher Education) libraries. A valid Rosemont ID and a letter of introduction obtained from the Library will allow you to borrow books from any of the 42 member libraries of the Tri-State College Library Consortium (TCLC). Lists of SEPCHE and TCLC libraries may be found on the Library home page under Area Libraries.

Interlibrary Loan forms are available at the Information Desk or online at  Interlibrary Loan requests will also be accepted via email at

Reserves may be placed through Kathleen Deeming, Ext. 2271 or  The materials will be obtained, placed on reserve, and the information added to your Class Reserve list. The course reserve list is in the Library Catalog on the library webpage. Internet addresses may also be included and can be accessed directly from your Reserve list.

Book/Media/Electronic Book/Database requests for purchase may be submitted to Joe Tresnan, Ext. 2206 or  Priority will be given to items for Reserve and current course use.  We do not purchase textbooks. We are only purchasing electronic Reference materials.

Rosemont Learning/Training Center (Room 117) is an experimental classroom which can be used for individual classes, training, webinars, conference calls or just experimenting with the equipment.  To reserve the room, contact or Ext. 2271; for equipment training and setup, contact

Media Services delivers and sets up media equipment and gives technical support in Rotwitt (McShain) and Lawrence auditoriums.  Requests require 48 hours advance notice and can be sent to or call Ext. 2278.  To be trained on the Sympodium in the Global Classroom and/or the items in the Rosemont Learning/Training Center, contact Liam Fennell, Ext. 2278 or

Computer Assistance:  Call HELP (Ext. 4357) or email

Wireless Connectivity: Login information – network = newroseconnect; passcode = gertrude19010

Remote Access to Library Databases: