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New Student Library Orientation

Welcome to Iona University Libraries

Welcome to Iona University Libraries

Welcome to Iona University Libraries!

The Iona University Libraries consists of two libraries, Ryan Library and the Helen T. Arrigoni Library/ Technology Center, to meet your needs as a student and lifelong learner. Ryan Library is the larger of the two libraries, with a diverse and growing collection across the library's three floors. Curated spaces like the Spiritual Master's Collection and the Leisure Reads Collection support your holistic growth and allow for imaginative space amidst the hectic page of university life, while our expansive Irish Collection allows you to engage with Iona's historic ties to Edmund Rice and the Congregation of Christian Brothers. Each floor in Ryan supports different study needs. The main floor supports social learning, with group study rooms, learning commons, the Research Desk, and the Information Technology Help Desk supporting your technological needs. The second floor accommodates group study with large tables, and silent study throughout the computer labs and book stacks. The third floor is a quieter individual study space with carrels tucked into the book stacks for a focused experience.

Arrigoni Library houses a smaller collection of books – with books on Computer Science, Education, and Media and Strategic Communications – but provides quiet individual study space. Arrigoni also has a curriculum collection, with textbooks and children's books for Education majors to peruse and create lesson plans. Computer space is ample in Arrigoni, and Help Desk staff are there to help with any technical questions.

Highlighted in this guide is a sample of library resources and services available to you as an Iona student. Get to know the Iona University Libraries as you start your classes.

We look forward to working with you and seeing you in the library!