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Exterior of Mary Kintz Bevevino Library


Mary Kintz Bevevino Library

The Mary Kintz Bevevino Library is designed to serve the Misericordia University community, primarily students, faculty and staff. Children should be accompanied at all times by a parent or an adult for their own safety. Parents are responsible for children's use of the library.

Mission Statement

We welcome all in the tradition of Mercy and guide those
who gather information, raise inquiry, and embrace discovery.


Reference room of original Library in Administration Building (now Mercy Hall), circa 1940s-1950s

The original Misericordia library was located on the second floor of the Administration Building, which was rededicated in 2002 as Mercy Hall. As the library holdings grew, the space was expanded in the late-1970s and renamed the Sister Francesca McLaughlin Library, after Sister Francesca, who was Librarian from 1938 to 1965. The library eventually grew to encompass the entire second floor, and by the 1990s, plans were underway to build a new library building adjacent to Mercy Hall.

Reference room in original Library, 1930

The Mary Kintz Bevevino Library was dedicated on Mercy Day, September 24, 1999, marking Misericordia’s 75th anniversary. Named in honor of Misericordia alumna Mary Kintz Bevevino (Class of 1987), the Library encompasses 37,000 square feet and offers users a variety of research materials and study environments, including study carrels, group study rooms, and casual seating areas. The Circulation Desk and the IT Student Help Desk can be found on the first floor of the library. Fourteen group study rooms are available on the first and second floors of the library for student use. The Computer Lab, which is also used for information literacy instruction, is located on the second floor. The McGowan Room, on the third floor of the library, is used for seminars, large group presentations and community meetings. The third floor also houses the Sister Mary Carmel McGarigle University Archives.

The Library is also home to the Center for Nursing History of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

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