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Lorna Rourke
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Deb Addesso
Library Associate
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Zack MacDonald
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About Us

The St. Jerome’s University Library: at the heart of the campus, a seat of academic assistance and knowledge. Located on the second floor of the Classrooms & Library Building (SJ1), our physical collection includes books, periodicals, and audiovisual and electronic resources.

The Library is currently closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is no access to our physical collections at this time. Please contact staff by email for assistance at



Our Staff

Whether you’re looking for assignment or research assistance, help with course reserves or copyright, or searching for books and articles, the Library at St. Jerome’s University has the expertise to support your teaching and research needs.


Lorna focuses on information literacy, integrating the library into the academic curriculum, research help, collections, community engagement, and is responsible for overall management of the Library at St. Jerome’s University. Lorna holds an MA in English and a Master of Library Science degree, both from Western University. She has taught in the library programs at both Mohawk College and the Faculty of Information & Media Studies, Western University.
Zack brings expertise in research methods, information literacy, learning spaces, and user experience to the Library. He holds an MA in Environmental History from the University of Waterloo, and a MI, Library and Information Science from the University of Toronto. Zack is the SMF Liaison Librarian.
Deb Addesso, Library Associate
Deb has over 20 years’ experience working in libraries. She specializes in acquisitions, cataloguing, circulation, copyright, course reserves, archives and outreach and engagement. Deb holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Guelph, a Library Technician diploma from Sheridan College, and a certificate of Records and Information Management from Mohawk College.

Bonnie Rudnisky, Archives' Assistant
Beginning in 1996, Bonnie has worked in the Archives organizing, describing, and maintaining the historical records for both the Ontario-Kentucky Province of the Congregation of the Resurrection and for St. Jerome’s University.  Bonnie is an alumna of St. Jerome’s holding an Honours BA in Medieval Studies.  She also has a master’s level certificate in Pastoral Ministry from Loyola University in New Orleans.