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Library Services: General Information

For the health of staff, faculty, students and the greater community, the Library is closed to practice social distancing. This page outlines the services that are available during this temporary closure.

Library Materials

Curbside Pick-up

Curbside Pick-up is now available for print materials. This includes items requested from other libraries. Due to quarantining protocols, we are unable to process Course Reserves at this time. 

Curbside Pick-up process

Inter-library Loans

Print and electronic inter-library loans are available. Print ILLs are checked out via Curbside Pick up. Contact Diana Lundell with questions about Inter-library loan. 

Book Quarantining

All physical materials are quarantined for 72 hours before they are checked in. This includes inter-library loans. Due to the delay, returned items will not appear as returned in your account for at least 72 hours. You will not be charged late fees. 

Due Dates

To reduce trips to campus, we have extended due dates. For items checked out during finals or breaks, the due date is the end of the following semester. 

Books, magazines and DVDs semester long
Calculators semester long
Interlibrary Loans Determined by lending library

For your convenience, you can access your library account online. See our Borrowing and Renewing page for more details. 

Returning Materials

The library drop box is located to the right of the Library door. Please note the Building Hours are shortened at this time.  

Contact library staff if you have extenuating circumstances. 

Email: librarywebemail@saintpaul.edu

Online Access

With the exception of AllData and Mitchell Automotive, all library databases are available off campus. This includes access to thousands of eBooks, reference materials, news, streaming videos, and trade and scholarly publications. 

Reserves

The Library is not able to check-out textbooks on reserve for Spring 2021.

Printing

Printing is currently unavailable in the Library.  A temporary open computer lab has been set-up in 1510.  Black/white and color available. 

Equipment Check-outs

Chromebooks, Ipads, and Hotspots

Chromebooks, Ipads and hotspots are now handled by the Information Technology Department,  Room 1470. 

Technology Assistance (temporary)

Minnesota State Help Line 1-844-456-3876  

Get help with: 

  • D2L
  • Kaltura
  • Zoom
  • Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel)

Hours

Monday - Thursday:     7:00AM -  10:00PM
Friday:                          7:00AM -  8:00PM
Saturday:                      7:30AM -  6:00PM
Sunday:                       11:00AM - 10:00PM

Library Staff and Faculty Availability

Service Desk/Circulation Assistance

The physical library is closed. However, library staff are available via email and phone. 

Remote Service/Circulation Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Email: librarywebemail@saintpaul.edu
Phone: 651.846.1646

Research Assistance from a Librarian

Remote Assistance Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Phone: 651.350.3217  (unavailable from December 19 - Jan 6th)

Email: librarians@saintpaul.edu   (unavailable from December 19 - Jan 6th)
Chat: The reference chat can be found on the library main page and library research guides.