About the Library

General Information

Alverno College Library serves the campus community of students, staff, and faculty of Alverno College. We are a member of the SWITCH consortium of academic libraries in the Milwaukee area and have resource sharing partnerships with additional libraries throughout the state.

The Library's staff consists of three subject liaison librarians and one access services and metadata librarian. Subject liaisons are available for one-on-one research help, classroom instruction, and curricular development. 

For general assistance, please email library@alverno.edu or call the Help Desk at (414) 382-6433.

Spaces & Location

The Library's spaces include the Reading Room, the stacks, the Library Computer Center, and four study rooms available for student use. The Alverno College Archives are in the basement of Corona Hall in CO-B8. Librarian offices are located across from the study rooms in FO-237.

The Library is located at the north end of the second floor of Founders Hall. The nearest accessible entrance is the rotunda of the Sister Joel Read Center and accessible parking is available outside the Sister Joel Read Center. For more information about parking and locations on campus, please see the Campus Map.

Mission and Vision Statements

Mission Statement:

Alverno College Library’s primary mission is to help students grow as academics, community members, and future professionals by providing accessible, culturally responsive, and continually transforming services that include meaningful student employment opportunities, one-on-one research help, classroom instruction, access to materials that support the curriculum, and technology-equipped spaces for learning and networking. The Library’s secondary mission is to support faculty and staff with research, curricular development, and instructional design.

Vision Statement:

We will become a campus leader in practicing principles of accessibility, belonging, inclusion, diversity, and equity. Through collaborations with staff and faculty from Instructional Services and other departments, the Library will also become a central hub on campus for student research, writing, and tutoring services. We will create welcoming spaces where students can develop their curiosity, make new connections, and feel a sense of ownership in their community.