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Holiday Reading

Winter break is one of the great pleasures of the academic year—and there is nothing that brings repose more quickly to wintertime downtime than leisure reading.  Turning from the reading that dominates an academic semester to pleasure reading rejuvenates. 

Remember, the SLU Libraries has several collections of current popular titles—the Browsing Collection, located by the Frank and Anne Piskor Reading Room has current fiction and nonfiction, including New York Times bestsellers.  The nonfiction covers all of the “call number” ranges of our collection—and the fiction includes contemporary authors from Europe, Africa, and Asia.  Also, we have university-wide access to OverDrive, an e-book collection of contemporary popular fiction.  OverDrive titles can be downloaded to a variety of digital devices, and information on how to download OverDrive titles can be found on the SLU Libraries web site.

Searches in our Encore catalog can be limited to the Browsing Collection, and speaking of our catalog, if there’s a book you’ve been meaning to read or an old friend you’d like to reread, see if we have it in the stacks, we might very well!