The Munday Library is the result of a $13 million donation from Pat and Bill Munday. Built over 10 months in 2012-2013, it is designed to bring together students and faculty from all disciplines for creative collaboration and to encourage digital and information literacy.
The open and expansive information commons houses about 150 computers, including a quiet computing lab for focused study. The commons features free printing, including wireless printing from personal laptops, scanning and copier facilities.
The library’s collections feature wide selection of books, both print and electronic, and scholarly journals, alongside a media collection featuring everything from classic documentaries to the newest feature films.
Quiet zones, including a spacious, well-lit reading room, and study areas provide ample space for focusing on assignments and a convenient place to plug in your laptop. In addition, 16 private study rooms — half of which feature state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment — are available to reserve in advance and are ideal for mapping out team projects and honing multimedia presentation skills.
An informal seating area near the entrance makes it easy for students to stop between classes to catch up on current magazines or browse the leisure reading and graphic novel collections.
The library also houses:
- Two Global Digital Classrooms.
- The University Archives, which holds St. Edward’s University historical documents and memorabilia, along with a unique collection of rare books, artifacts, 2,300 jazz records (and three decades of jazz periodicals).
- The Writing Center, a free service for currently enrolled students, faculty and staff to aid with all types of writing, ranging from assigned papers to resumes to Powerpoint presentations.
- The New Media Center, which lends digital equipment in addition to providing two video editing stations and a sound recording booth available to the campus community.
- The Mission Course Resource Center, a tutoring lab staffed by faculty and designed to help students with any aspect of Capstone or American Dilemmas.