SXU celebrates grand re-opening of Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library

(L to R) State Sen. Edward Maloney (D-18th), Mary Rita Stump, Robert Stump, President Christine M. Wiseman, J.D., State Rep. Kelly Burke (D-36th), and Chicago Ald. Matt O’Shea (19th) at the grand re-opening of SXU’s Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library.

Saint Xavier University celebrated the grand re-opening of its newly renovated Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library on Mon., Oct. 3 at its Chicago campus, 3700 W. 103rd St.

Library staff and student workers offered guided tours of the new state-of-the art learning facility. Renovations include a remodeled reading room with new furniture, lighting, millwork, improved wireless connectivity, windows to the group study rooms, a raised ADA-compatible floor with power outlets every ten feet and additional computers. The lobby has a new help desk, lighting and millwork. Other renovations include a new entranceway to the group study rooms, new touchscreen scanners, copiers and printers, and enhanced lighting in the compact shelving area.

The Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library is dedicated to providing access to information resources, facilitating their use in the learning process, and reinforcing the University values of academic integrity and lifelong learning. It was named in honor of Robert and Mary Rita Stump, whose philanthropic spirit and affection for Saint Xavier University include real estate for the Orland Park campus and financial gifts. Robert and Mary Rita Stump also were honored with Doctor of Public Service degrees, honoris causa, during the 2009 undergraduate commencement ceremony. They exemplify the mission and core values of Saint Xavier University, and the University is honored by their historic support.

For more information about The Robert and Mary Rita Murphy Stump Library, contact Library Director Mark Vargas at or 773-298-3350.