Library

The John J. Wright Library houses a variety of instructional services & functions as an information center at La Roche University. Students performing research have access to reference materials in varied formats, as well as personal assistance from staff. 

This state-of-the-art facility features a collection of more than 70,000 volumes, 80,000 electronic books, 44 electronic databases, 500 periodical subscriptions and access to 30,000 government documents through a United States Government Depository Library.

As a member of the Pennsylvania Academic Library Consortium, Inc., the Library also offers Interlibrary Loan and EZ-Borrow services. Housed within the building is the Providence World Café, where students enjoy the comfortable setting of a local coffee house.

Services and Resources

  • Research assistance
  • Interlibrary loan and EZ Borrow services
  • Games and Game consoles for checkout 
  • Laptop computers for use in the library
  • iPads available for checkout 

Hours of Operation

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to midnight
Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to midnight

Hours vary during finals, holidays, semester breaks and summer sessions. Check our website for any updates.

Mission Statement

John J. Wright Library provides quality resources and innovative services to stimulate creativity, intellectual curiosity, and to facilitate lifelong learning and research to the students, faculty, and staff of La Roche.

Its purpose is collecting, preserving, and providing access to the best scholarly and educational resources; providing high quality, innovative services; and creating a welcoming and comfortable physical environment to those we serve.

The Library works alongside La Roche to create an atmosphere that encourages diversity and excellence, and sustains our core values.