Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center

The library houses JCU’s collection of materials for academic study ranging from books to videos as well as its historical and unique collections — the University Archives, Carroll Collected, and special collections. The College subscribes to more than 200 general and subject-specific databases to assist students and faculty with accessing a wide range of information, including peer-reviewed journal articles and primary sources. The library also has a laptop-lending program for student use on the premises as well as a/v equipment, including cameras and video, are also available for loan. The library’s services and collections are freely available for all JCU students, faculty, and staff.

Librarians will assist anyone in the JCU community who needs assistance in locating information. The Grasselli Library’s Quick Search provides easy access to search for print and full-text resources simultaneously across most of our databases. Carrolline is the library’s catalog, which specifically searches Grasselli's print and electronic books and media. We are also a member of OhioLINK, the network of colleges and universities in Ohio, providing our community with access to research collections across the state. 

The library currently offers private and group study spaces, with both quiet and more collaborative study space, and a computer commons. Also in the library, you will find the Learning Commons, Center for Digital Media (CDM), and the Mastrantoni Student Success Center. Once the renovation project is complete, the Entrepreneurship Classroom, Student Accessibility Services, Writing Center, library classrooms, and cafe, as well as an outdoor courtyard will be available for you to visit. 

More information on the collections and services of Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center is available at