Keiss Library and Learning Commons

The Keiss Library provides access to a variety of research databases, guides and tutorials to assist you with your research.  Visit the Keiss Library website to access all of our resources.

Keiss Library will be open Mondays to Thursdays 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (beginning August 31), Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sunday 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. (beginning September 13). There will be virtual library assistance and research and reference help on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning September 12.

The Library has implemented new services to allow access to the building and materials while following safety and social distancing protocols. All seats and study rooms, including spaces reserved for commuter student remote learning, must be reserved ahead of time by going to Please visit the website for our Fall Use Policy and more information on our front desk pick-up for library items and distance lending services for online students. As always, all of the Library’s online resources are available on and off campus 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

At the Keiss Library, you will find:

  • A large collection of electronic books, journals and newspapers
  • A print collection of books for research and leisure reading
  • A media collection to support the academic curriculum as well as popular films and TV shows for viewing in your residence hall or at home
  • Professional librarians available any time the library is open to provide assistance with your research, as well as online research help any time
  • Interlibrary loan service to provide access to materials we do not own
  • Laptops to borrow for use inside the Keiss Library building
  • Instruction in library and research skills including in-person instruction for classes as well as online tutorials
  • Study spaces for individual or group study

To access these resources, visit the Keiss Library website.

The Keiss Library at Gwynedd Mercy University also houses the University Archives and special collections.

If you have a question during library hours, stop in or contact us in any of the following ways:

Reference Desk: 215-646-7300, x21484
Circulation Desk:215-646-7300, x21474 
Text/SMS: 215-642-0918