A cornerstone for discovery & learning: Grace Library

Grace Library, a hub of information services, resources and instruction, supports student learning, research and scholarship, and helps foster information literacy, creative thinking and problem-solving skills. Our librarians are available to help and can be reached by using the chat feature in the bottom right of your browser.

Search for materials held by Grace Library as well as other libraries’ materials by using the Library Search and discovery system below (view advanced search strategies).

Digital Collections

Browse Carlow’s archival and repository collections, including the International Poetry Forum.

Interlibrary Loan

You may request an interlibrary loan for materials we may not have. View instructions and terms before requesting items.

Ask a Librarian

Ask any reference or research question you may have, our librarians are here to help.

Book a Reference Appointment

Schedule a one-on-one meeting with a librarian for help with your research.


We’ve collected a list of frequently asked questions for you to reference.

Suggest an Item

Suggest a book or video that you would like Grace Library to purchase for our collection.

Hours of operation

Fall 2022

Grace Library is staffed during the following times:

Day of the weekHours
Monday-Thursday9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Holidays and breaks, no staff or access: Memorial Day (May 29): Closed; Juneteenth (June 19); Independence Day (July 4)

24/7 Library Access

Outside of staffed hours and on weekends, Grace Library is accessible via swipe access through the University Commons elevators. To enter the library, swipe your Carlow University ID through the card reader in the elevator and press the button for the third floor. You must have a valid University ID to access the library. Gates to the fourth floor will be locked, and the doors to the second floor will be set to exit only.

Additional library information

View or download the following documents:

  • Policy Manual [pdf]: information regarding the library’s circulation and billing policies
  • Mission & Vision [pdf]: the library’s mission and vision statements

Contact Grace Library

We are happy to assist you or answer questions you may have.

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