Shelf Life: Life & Times at Taylor Library

Check It Out on OverDrive!

Perfect winter reads  fireside or on the go...

On Writing
Long WInter
Library Book
Boy Erased
The Princess Bride
Washington Black
Name of the Wind

Featured Guide

Did you know we can make LibGuides for specific classes? Here's a new one we made for FCS 532 this fall! Contact Rebecca van Kniest if you have questions! 

Staff Spotlight

Welcome Brady Shuman!

Brady's X-Wing FighterBrady focuses her library energy connecting students, faculty, and staff with resources through Interlibrary Loan and promoting all facets of the library on campus and social media. She also assists in preserving campus history in the University Archives. Brady has an MA in Theological Studies from Covenant Seminary, a BA in English and Communications from Belhaven University in Jackson, Mississippi, and comes to Fontbonne after 16 years at Covenant Seminary in Creve Coeur. 

Brady enjoys reading widely and crafting and invites you to stop by the Library for recommendations or to cuddle her crocheted X-Wing.

New @ the Library

CEET Update

Last summer, Taylor Library received a generous grant from the Fontbonne Community Connection to help us purchase mixed-reality hardware and software for the Center of Educational and Emerging Technology (now located on the second floor of the library). After several months of exploration and research, we have ordered a zSpace Lab, an eight-pack of ClassVR headsets, a Ricoh Theta 360-degree camera, and lots of software to inspire all kinds of learning experiences for you and your students. Look for set up and an invitation to play sometime next spring.   

Featured Resource: Academic Search Ultimate

New Resource!

Our newest collection offers more than 10,000 peer-reviewed, full-text journals, including many indexed in leading citation indexes like Scopus and Web of Science. Ask your favorite librarian for details!

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours will begin Mon, December 17. The library will be CLOSED Dec 20th-Jan 1st for the winter break. 

Peace & Godspeed


We now have an Instagram account (yes, finally). Keep up with Taylor Library on your favorite platform and help us spread good cheer all season long!

Three Ways to Support Fontbonne Students and OER

You don't have to switch to an Open Access textbook to support Open Education and make a difference for our students.  

  1. Put a copy (or copies) of texts on Reserve at the library. 
  2. Teach from a text rather than a specific edition (i.e., don't update your text with every new version and let students know they can use an older book).
  3. Add OER's to a syllabus as optional or recommended reading.

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