The Matthew Jacoby Library primarily serves the faculty, students, and staff of Divine Word College by providing resources for scholarship, recreation, and devotion.
Fr. Matthew Jacoby, SVD, was the first director of the Divine Word College library from its beginning in 1964 until his retirement in 1976. That same year the library was named in his honor. He continued to live at Divine Word College until 1986 when he joined the retirement community at Techny, Illinois. Fr. Jacoby passed away in the summer of 1990.
Fr. Jacoby, a native of Milwaukee, was ordained as a Divine Word Missionary priest in 1932. He is remembered by area citizens for the many hours he devoted teaching youngsters to swim in the Divine Word College swimming pool.
To honor his work in the community, the Epworth City Council has named the road in front of the college "Jacoby Drive."
The Library is open to Dubuque County residents and students and faculty from area colleges. Visitors enter through the College’s front entrance. The library is located on the 2nd floor. All visitors wishing to borrow library materials must register for a library card with a valid form of ID. Hours for outside visitors are from 8 AM to 4:30 PM.
|Daniel C. Williams, ML
563.876.3057 ext. 207
Reference, Cataloging, Acquisitions, Information Literacy
|Brother Tony Kreinus, SVD, MA, MALS
563.876.3353 ext. 262
Interlibrary Loan, Serials
Reference, Cataloging, Archives