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1st Year Information Guide

This purpose of this guide is to serve as a central location for all the information most important to you as a student on the DeSales campus. Here you have links to social, health, academic, professional, historical, geographic & scheduling information.


Welcome first year DeSales students!  This information guide is prepared and maintained by the librarians in the DeSales University Trexler Library.  It is designed to serve as a gateway to the various offices and services available to you on the DeSales University campus.  Following are a few links that will help you find quick answers to frequently asked questions.

  • If you need some quick help finishing an assignment, contact a librarian via the Schedule an Appointment link in the left hand column on the Library home page
  • Do you want to get a quick bite to eat?  Check out the Dining Services link to learn the hours of service at the eateries on campus. 
  • Meet our Academic Services staff by clicking on the Academic Resources tab on the left side of this page. Each frame contains information about the office as well as links to their home page. 
  • We have wonderful walking paths and wide open spaces to meet and to play.  Check the campus map for a view of the buildings and grounds.   
  • Maybe fitness is your thing.  Check out our intramural sports and fitness options at the  Fitness Center  or give Michele a call at x1211 for intramurals information, or Greg Ridout,at x1605 for hours, access, and other questions.
  • Check out the Bulldog Scoreboard to get the latest on our athletic team schedules.
  • Call the Theatre for a schedule of shows, or for tickets - x1276, or check the Act 1 Productions web page for a review of current performances.
  • Consult the Desales News & Events page for the Athletics Calendar, the Events Calendar, and more. 
  • Do you want to know if the Campus Bookstore has the book you need?  You don't need to call and you don't need to go there.  Link!
  • The Campus Life Page provides a description of services provided at the Counseling Center, the Health Center and the ARC (Academic Resource Center) - definitely worth looking into!
  • For information on clubs, organizations and activities, click here
  • Do  you have questions about your financial aid?  Contact the OFA (Office of Financial Aid) to have your questions answered

Is there something else you would like to see listed here?  Let us know!  This page is a work in progress.

Meet the Librarians

    Debbie       Debbie Malone
Library Director
(610)282-1100 ext. 1262
    Loretta       Loretta Ulincy
Public Services Librarian
(610)282-1100 ext. 1346
    Michele       Michele Mrazik
Public Services Librarian
(610)282-1100 ext. 1612


      Jess Burkhardt Denke
Public Services Librarian
(610)282-1100 ext. 1443

Important Phone Numbers

University Police - ext. 1514

EMS - 911

Health Center - 1221

HELP Line / Technical Support (IT, Telephone, A-V) - 4357

Distance Education & Instructional Technology (DEIT) - 2290

Where are the Computers?

There are several places on campus that have computers available for your use. There are two computer classrooms in Trexler Library, the Trexler Technology Center (TTC) and the PCII lab, both on the second floor. Occasionally these labs are reserved for classes, so please consult the weekly schedule posted on the wall just outside the labs for availability.

Also located in the library are two open computer banks, one in the reference area on the first floor, and the other on the second floor by the Kerr Collection.  

In Dooling Hall there is a computer lab in the basement and several computer classrooms on the second floor.

In McShea, the Residence Life Office on the first floor has computers for public use.

Finally, there are several computers available in the DeSales Universtiy Center (DUC) fireplace lounge.

Printers are available in all locations except Cafe McShea and the DUC.

Trexler Library Hours

Monday - Thursday        7:30 a.m. -- 1:00 a.m.

Friday                              7:30 a.m. --  9:00 p.m.

Saturday                          9:00 a.m. --  5:00 p.m.

Sunday                             Noon  -- 1:00 a.m.


Be sure to check the library web page for changes to our regular hours.  Hours will change over holidays, summer break, semester break, and during exam weeks.




Important Library Telephone Numbers

Here's a list of important telephone numbers.  Use these to contact your library staff:

Circulation Desk - x1266

Interlibrary Loan - x1257

Library Director, Humanities and Philosophy & Theology Liaison (Debbie) - x1253

Performing & Fine Arts Liaison (Michele) - x1612

Social Sciences Liaison (Jessica) - x1443

BioSciences Liaison (Loretta) - x1346

(For individuals calling from off-campus you need to first dial: 610-282-1100 followed by the extension)

Self Help Books

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Organizing Your Life - in the General collection, call number TX147 .L595 2010 - Do you need a few tips on organizing your files, your room, your closet and drawers?  Want some advice on eliminating clutter?  What about getting stuff done?  Or people involved?  Do excuses keep you from accomplishing your tasks?  There is advice here on all these issues and more.  So why not get started now on finding a solution?

Think or Sink - in the library's General Collection, call number BF611 M646 2010 - the focus of the discussion here is choice, decision making, and opportunity.