Graduate Catalog

Library Services

Jan Figa—Director of Library Services

The Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library provides information resources, services, and facilities to support the educational objectives of the University. Students have access to a collection of 220, 000+ physical items, 170+ electronic databases, 77,000+ online journal titles, 204,000+ eBooks, and 61,000+ streaming videos and music.

Public Services

Public Services are responsible for circulation, reserves, stacks maintenance, interlibrary loan, and study room usage. Library hours (during fall and spring semesters) are:

Sunday 10:00 a.m.–midnight
Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–midnight
Friday 7:30 a.m.–10:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m.

Special hours are kept over holidays, semester breaks, finals, and summer sessions. Hours are posted at the library and on the library’s web page at For more information call (305) 899‑3760.

Undergraduate students may check out materials for three weeks. Two renewals are allowed as long as there is not a hold request for an item. Interlibrary Loan and reserves policies may be found on the library’s web page: A valid University ID is used to borrow materials.

Reference Services

The Library provides reference services to support education, research, and general information. Library instruction is offered in several convenient ways:

  • at the 2nd floor reference area
  • via telephone
  • by appointment
  • through bibliographic instruction classes scheduled by the faculty
  • the Library also participates in a state-wide, real-time, reference chat service

In-person reference services are available at the library during the following Spring and Fall hours:

Sunday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

In addition, 24/7 reference information is available via LibAnswers on the Library Web page.

Technical Services

Marietta De Winter, M.L.S., Associate Director, Library Technical Services

Technical Services is responsible for acquiring and processing material selected for the Library by librarians and faculty, and with input from students. Library materials selected for purchase follow the Library’s Collection Development Policy, which is available on the Library’s Web page.

Archives and Special Collections

Ximena Valdivia, M.L.I.S., Associate Director, Archives and Special Collections

The Barry University Archives and Special Collections Department manages and preserves non-current university records and papers that have historical, administrative, or community value. Collections also include rare books, manuscripts, photographs, maps, art work, and other materials of research value. Collections are available for in-house use by faculty, staff, students, alumni, and researchers from around the world.