The Library at the University of Saint Katherine is a hub for discovery and the sharing of ideas, beliefs, life experiences, and knowledge. Approximately 12,000 donated books, covering the entire range of the Library of Congress classification topics, are housed on campus. The library also hosts online access to full-text subscription professional journals and a peer-reviewed Academic Elite research database for USK students and faculty.

Access to these and essential research sources can be found on OPALS, the library’s automated system:

The library, as part of the Student Success Center at the University of Saint Katherine, prides itself in offering individual assistance to students with one-on-one research help.

Library Collection Development

The University is thankful to those that have donated to the library collection in the past and to those that may consider donating in the future. If you are interested in making a monetary or physical item(s) contribution to the USK Library please contact to learn more about our collection development policy and if your material(s) meet our criteria.


Margaret M. Lindner, MLIS, Director of Library Services

Margaret holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Air Force Academy, a Master of Arts in Administration and Leadership from the State University of New York, Plattsburgh, and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Drexel University, Philadelphia.

She served as a Navigator and Instructor on the KC-135 Stratotanker for seven years and was a command staff Captain and Assistant Chief of Operations & Scheduling for two flying squadrons when she resigned her regular commission in the U.S. Air Force. Ms.Lindner comes to the University from 10 years of experience in public libraries where she most recently was Library Director of the Warminster Township Free Library in Bucks County Pennsylvania for six years and previous to that Department Head of the Montgomery County District Library, Bookmobile & Outreach Services, for four years.