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Transfer Students: Welcome

This guide provide an overview of library information and resources to support the success of transfer students.

Welcome to Library and Information Services!

The Library was named for the abolitionist newspaper editor, Elijah Lovejoy, who was shot and killed while defending his press from a pro-slavery mob in Alton, Illinois in 1837.


Lovejoy Library was established in 1965 to support and enhance instruction, scholarship and public service to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the region, by providing scholarly information and archival resources.

  • 840,000 volumes
  • 3,800 Print Subscriptions
  • 19, 572 Full Text eJournals
  • 31,000 Multimedia Items
  • 18 Professional Librarians
  • Almost 100 staff members
  • Newly renovated first floor

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