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Mahoney Library

Amira Unver, Director

Borrowing: (973) 290-4237
Research: (973) 290-4248

Office Hours:
M-Th: 8:30am-10:00pm
F: 8:30am-6:00pm
Sa-Su: 2:00pm-10:00pm

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Online Access

Discovery Tools

These links lead to search tools for discovering books, articles, chapters and excerpts, websites, videos, and more.

E-Journals Subscriptions

Online & Print Journals List
The library provides full-text access to over 45,000 periodicals (most of which are online). Lookup a specific title, or browse by subject or search for keywords.

News Sources

Newspapers Online
This page lists key newspapers to which the library subscribes (either in print or electronically), as well as searchable news databases and links to free news sources.


Books & Book Excerpts Online
This page links to free ebook collections.

Encyclopedias & Reference

Online Reference Materials
Whatever their format, reference sources are useful for looking up basic facts and statistics, and for getting a general overview of a topic before delving deeper into specific aspects. This page lists several online resources that serve this purpose.

Resources Listed by Subject

Subject Guides
These guides, compiled by librarians, bring together the most helpful and relevant resources related to a specific discipline. They serve as a good starting point for students. The subjects of these guides roughly correspond to the programs offered by the college.

Image Collections

CAMIO consists of approximately 95,000 high-resolution digital images, contributed by museums. The collection covers fine and decorative arts, and all images are rights-cleared for educational use.

Streaming Video

Films on Demand
Films on Demand is a collection of over 9,000 streaming videos. Produced by Films Media Group and comprised of films from a number of educational and news media companies, this collection is licensed for classroom and online teaching, research, presentations, non-commercial educational projects, and public performance. The videos are available for a number of subjects across the curriculum.

Items for Checkout

Circulating Books

Our book collection is made up of over 110,000 volumes. Books on computer and information science, media studies, philosophy, psychology, religion and social sciences (sociology, culture, politics, economics, law, criminal justice, and education) are located on the upper floor, right side. Books on language, math, science, technology, nursing, nutrition, art, music, literature, history and geography are on the upper floor, left side.

Some subsets within the circulating book collection are listed below.

Curriculum Materials

Comprised of textbooks, workbooks, activity kits and other teaching and learning materials, this collection is intended to support education students. Located on upper floor, left side.

Young People's Collection

Young People's Books

This collection includes both fiction and nonfiction books written for children. Books have been chosen to accommodate different age groups and reading levels. Located on upper floor, left side.


Leisure fiction is located on the upper level, left side. Books in this collection have a call number prefix 'F'.

New Books & Displays

In the lobby area of the library, there are 2 glass display cases, which we primarily use for thematic displays. Nearby are 3 small shelving units that display some of our newly purchased books. All books on display are available to be checked out.

Course Reserves

Faculty may request that specific books or articles (usually required or supplemental course reading material) be available on a reserve basis, meaning that the borrowing period is limited so that more students can view the material within a short period of time. Course reserves are available on the main floor at the Circulation Desk.

DVDs in Mahoney Library


Mahoney Library collects DVDs, videocassettes, and audio CDs at the request of faculty and in support of the curriculum. DVDs and videos in our collection include documentaries, educational videos and feature films.

FDU Libraries Book Collection

Through a reciprocal borrowing agreement with Fairleigh Dickinson University, CSE students may borrow print books from FDU Libraries' circulating collections. CoolCat is the shared online catalog of both colleges. Students may request books to be delivered from FDU to CSE by logging in to CoolCat, or they may visit an FDU library to borrow books directly.

In-Library Use Only

American Eras reference books

Reference Books

Located in the main floor "Reference Room," this collection of books consists of general encyclopedias, subject-specific encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, bibliographies, dictionaries, atlases, and directories.

Books selected to be part of this collection are primarily objective and factual. These books are extremely useful for learning more about an unknown topic.

Current Periodicals shelves

Print Periodicals

Located in the main floor "Periodicals Room," our print periodicals collection is comprised of scholarly journals, trade magazines, popular consumer magazines, and newspapers.

Recent periodicals are displayed on the five shelving units at the front of the room. Today's newspapers are on the rack in the open study area at the back left of the room, while back issues of newspapers are on the shelf in the same area.

Back issues of magazines and journals may be in their original form, or may be bound in a book format. These are located in alphabetical order on the rest of the shelving units. Some older issues of periodicals may be available in a microfilm or microfiche format.

Special Collections

Rare Books Room
Over the years Mahoney Library has come to own several rare books and other unique items, many of historical importance. Most of these items are cataloged in CoolCat.

Our "special collections" do not circulate; many are rare and in fragile condition. This collection is housed in the Phillips Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts Room, located on the upper floor of Mahoney Library.

Contact Amira Unver, Director of the Library, with any questions about this collection (973-290-4233 or

Who We Are

Founded in 1899 by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, the College of Saint Elizabeth has a strong tradition of concern for the poor, for developing leadership in a spirit of service and social responsibility, and a commitment to the promotion of women as full partners in society.

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