Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center

The library offers private and group study spaces, with both quiet and more collaborative study space, a coffee bar and lounge, and an open-air reading garden. A 24 seat enclosed quiet study room in on the top floor of the library, on the quiet floor. A 44-seat computer commons is located on the main floor as is the Center for Digital Media (CDM). The library has a laptop-lending program for student use on the premises. CDM equipment, including cameras and video, are also available for loan.

The ground floor of the library houses the Learning Commons, a center for enrichment that includes peer tutors for a variety of courses and a Writing Center annex, adjacent to the coffee bar. The Creativity and Entrepreneurship Classroom and a launchnet office also call the ground floor of the library home. Additionally, the faculty librarians at Grasselli are available for student consultations and work closely with teaching faculty to help students utilize and evaluate information resources efficiently and effectively. As of Fall 2021, the library also houses the Mastrantoni Family Student Success Commons, providing students with access to the Academic Success and Career Services on the main floor of the library.

While the library has more than 775,000 books, periodicals, and media materials in its physical space, it also has substantial subscriptions to electronic journals, books and streaming media, as well as access to the collections of 87 other colleges and universities through participation in the OhioLINK consortium. Resources not available at Grasselli or through OhioLINK can be borrowed through interlibrary loan.

The library provides off-campus access for authorized users to most of its electronic products. More information on the collections and services of Grasselli Library and Breen Learning Center is available at https://jcu.edu/academics/grasselli-library