Faculty Guide to Libraries: Welcome!

Everything faculty need to know about services and collections.

Welcome, Colleagues!

Our mission at Raynor Memorial Libraries is to foster growth in learning, scholarship and discovery for our campus community. Our librarians and staff are committed to providing an atmosphere of service and stewardship for our users and are focused on engaging in collaborative initiatives with faculty to create an environment for research, teaching and learning.

We believe that an open partnership between librarians and faculty plays a pivotal role in inspiring scholastic activity, and our services are tailored to meet your research needs. Included among the many services we offer at the libraries are full access to an ever-expanding collection of print and electronic resources; emerging and cutting-edge digital technologies; personalized information research sessions with our librarians; and more.

We hope you will take some time to explore all that Raynor Memorial Libraries have to offer you and your students. Bring us your  questions and suggestions, either through your subject librarian, departmental library representative, or the Library Board members. You also may contact us directly, through the online suggestion forms, by calling our staff members, or by contacting me directly: 288-7214 or e-mail.  

On behalf of the library staff and the whole Marquette family, I want to welcome you to Raynor Memorial Libraries. Come see what we can do for  you!

Janice Welburn  
Dean, University Libraries

About the Libraries

The John P. Raynor, S.J., Library, which opened in August 2003, offers more than 240 networked PCs and seating for 1,100. Memorial Library, accessed via the second-level bridge, offers quiet study space for more than 1,000 and houses the bulk of the libraries' 1.7 million volume collection, including books and most bound journals. All spaces in the two buildings are equipped for wireless Internet access.

Raynor Library houses:

Memorial Library houses:
  • Information Services
  • Access Services
  • Current periodicals
  • Class Reserves and Audiovisual Services
  • University Archives and Special Collections
  • Browsing Collection
  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Funding Information Center
  • Ott Writing Center
  • Digital Media Studio
  • Two library classrooms
  • Conference Center
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Access Services
  • Technical Services staff
  • Bound journals
  • Most of the Libraries' book collections
  • Reading and study space for more than 1,000 students

Library Board

The Library Board, comprised of faculty and student representatives, meets periodically during the academic year to provide faculty and student perspectives on library issues. The Board's purpose, membership, and past minutes are online.

Library News

Watch for frequent announcements about services and events on the Libraries' home page. In addition, a newsletter is issued at the beginning of each semester.