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LGBTQ History Month: A Milestone to Reflect, Celebrate and Grow Community 10/03/2023

October is LBGTQ History Month.

LGBTQ History Month: A Milestone to Reflect, Celebrate and Grow Community Each October, the Le***an, Gay, Bis*xual, Transgender and Q***r (LGBTQ) Resource Center unveils a calendar that through the lenses of intersectionality, LGBTQ and global communities reflects on their history and contributions while looking to the future. The University’s official kickoff is Monday...

Timeline photos 10/03/2023

Come party with us in the neighborhood where Latin Music was born!

The Stonewall Oral History Project 06/28/2023

Today marks the 54th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which helped spark the gay rights movement. Hear from community members, activists, West Village residents and more about their personal experiences related to the Stonewall Riots, as well as organizing before and after the events.

The Stonewall Oral History Project About The CenterSince 1983 The Center has been supporting, fostering and celebrating the LGBT community of New York City. Find more information on us and our work in About The Center. Visit About The CenterOur MissionCyber CenterCenter HistoryRace EquityMedia CenterLeadership & StaffEmployment Oppor...

'First of its kind' Illinois law will penalize libraries that ban books 06/13/2023

'First of its kind' Illinois law will penalize libraries that ban books CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed into law a bill that he says will make Illinois the first state in the nation to outlaw book bans. Illinois public libraries that restrict or ban materials because of “partisan or doctrinal” disapproval will be ineligible for state fu...

Photos from St. John's University Libraries's post 06/12/2023

Come visit our new Juneteenth exhibit- 3rd floor of St, Augustine Hall!


Good luck to students on their final exams!

A Talk with Holocaust Survivor Manny Korman RSVP Form 04/03/2023

Please register to attend a talk with Manny Korman, scheduled for April 17, 2-3:15pm, St. Albert Hall Amphitheater.

A Talk with Holocaust Survivor Manny Korman RSVP Form St. John’s University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, s*x, actual or potential parental, family, or marital status, pregnancy and related conditions, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance, [email prote...


It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… a dinosaur? Nope to all of the above. This Fossil Friday, let’s talk about pterosaurs—the first animals after insects to evolve powered flight. Though they were related to dinosaurs, pterosaurs evolved on a separate branch of the reptile family tree. They ruled the skies for more than 150 million years, evolving into dozens of different species. Some were as small as a paper airplane while others, like Pteranodon pictured here in the Museum's Hall of Late Dinosaurs circa 1940-1960, had a wingspan of more than 20 feet (6 m).

Photo: Image no. ptc-217 © AMNH Library

Please fill out this form 03/15/2023

The University Libraries established the James A. Benson Memorial Scholarship as a $300 Research Award to recognize undergraduate students pursuing research projects that focus on issues relating to or strategies for promoting equity and inclusion (E&I) for historically marginalized populations.

Eligibility: open to any undergraduate student enrolled at St. John’s University during the Fall 2022 semester and/or Spring 2023 semester. The research project (e.g.: paper, blog, video, social media campaign, infographic, etc) might cite and synthesize research, and/or might apply E&I principles, practices and strategies.

Online Application Link:

Application Due: 5pm (Eastern) Wednesday April 12, 2023
Decisions/Notification: 5pm (Eastern) Wednesday April 26, 2023

Please fill out this form


Honoring Women's History Month, Queens Campus Library has an exhibit on the St. John's women's basketball team. Come check it out!

The 10 Best Books of 2022 02/02/2023

This list is a couple of months old, but has some great reading suggestions, nonetheless!

The 10 Best Books of 2022 The staff of The New York Times Book Review choose the year’s standout fiction and nonfiction.

The College Essay Is Dead 12/07/2022

An interesting article that has implications for student research and essay writing.

The College Essay Is Dead Nobody is prepared for how AI will transform academia.

Ask a Librarian 12/05/2022

Need help with your research paper? Ask a Librarian at St. John's!

Ask a Librarian You can schedule a virtual one-on-one research consultation with the following library faculty. Email or call them directly to schedule an online appointment:

Truman Capote | Biography & Facts 09/30/2020

It is the birthday of American writer Truman Capote (1924 – 1984), remembered for such fiction as Breakfast at Tiffany's and for the nonfiction work In Cold Blood. Capote wrote, "I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isn't true."

Truman Capote | Biography & Facts Truman Capote (1924–84) was an American writer who became best known for his nonfiction novel In Cold Blood (1965).


Style Reveals the Man | Joseph Epstein 09/29/2020

Joseph Epstein observes that "Writing cannot be taught, as I came to realize after attempting to teach it for thirty years to university students, but it can be learned. One can only teach the mistakes bad writers make and provide examples of what makes good writers good."

Style Reveals the Man | Joseph Epstein Writing cannot be taught, as I came to realize after attempting to teach it for thirty years to . . . .

Miguel de Cervantes | The Core Curriculum 09/29/2020

It is the birthday of the Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616), regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language. He is best known for his novel Don Quixote. Cervantes wrote, "Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be."

Miguel de Cervantes | The Core Curriculum Plate 1 of Gustave Doré’s illustrations for Don Quixote, 1663. (Wikimedia Commons) ”A world of disorderly notions, picked out of his books, crowded into his imagination.” Miguel de Cervantes was born in 1547 in Alcalá de Henares, a little town outside of Madrid. His father was a surgeon and ...

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Welcome to the St John's University Libraries. Each of the university’s campus libraries provides access to an array of digital resources available through our website (, as well as housing a collection of books and other materials on-site.

The Main Library at the Queens campus is located in St. Augustine Hall. The Queens campus is also home to the Chin Ying Asian Library and the Rittenberg Law Library. The Staten Island campus is served by the Loretto Memorial Library. Materials can be be loaned between the Staten Island and Queens campuses.

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