About the Saint Louis University Libraries
The Saint Louis University (SLU) Library was founded simultaneously with the founding of SLU as a college in 1952. It started as a one-classroom library but later expanded and occupied the lower western wing of the old college building, now known as the Gonzaga Building. It then had a collection of 12,000 volumes with a seating capacity of two hundred library users. The aims are to safeguard the necessary silence and atmosphere needed for research and profound study, and to make the collection grow to support the curriculum.
Today, the SLU Library has grown enormously into a massive building—Msgr. Charles Vath Library Building. Towering over the other buildings in the campus and resembling the big hearts of the early CICM Fathers and Sisters who envisioned in giving the people of the Cordilleras and Northern Luzon quality Catholic education, the library building now houses a varied collection of print, non-print, electronic and internet-based resources. The once one-classroom library has grown and now known as the SLU Libraries. Moreover, it now houses the Museum of Arts and the Culture and the Multimedia Library. The University Libraries’ aims have expanded according to the needs of a now complex curricula and demands of library users. With the ongoing computerization and reorganization, the SLU Libraries are set to meet the challenges of library preservation and conservation, automation, and collaboration and networking endeavor.
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