Thursday, March 12, 2020

COVID-19: Library Service

COVID-19: Library Services

In order to promote student safety, Twin Cities Library services will change in response to COVID-19. Please see below for service updates.


Twin Cities Campus Library space will be closed to students beginning on Saturday, March 14. 

Research Help

Contact us to get research assistance via chat 24/7, email, or phone.

Renewing & Returning Items
We renewed all library materials checked out by Saint Mary's students and faculty, so you can keep any items you have checked out until May 31st. We will not bill or place holds on student accounts during this time. If you need to return materials immediately because you are graduating, please mail them to:

Attn: Library
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
2500 Park Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Borrowing Saint Mary's Books, DVDs, and Assessment Tests

Unfortunately, we cannot supply books, DVDs, and assessment tests while the campuses are closed. However, you may request book chapter PDFs through interlibrary loan. See below.

Interlibrary Loan Requests

You can still order articles, which will be emailed to your Saint Mary's Gmail account.

You can also request chapters of books, which will be emailed to your Saint Mary's Gmail account. Unfortunately, you can no longer request entire books or DVDs because COVID-19 can remain on physical resources for several days, and we want to contain the virus as much as possible.

Electronic Resources

In addition to our usual offerings through SuperSearch, you can also access online version of some videos and books. See a full list of databases for videos and ebooks here.

Please contact us if you have any questions about these service changes.

Resources for Faculty

You can find articles, ebooks, and streaming videos to supplement your online course. See our list of suggested resources here.

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Closed - Saturday, February 8

The library will be closed on Saturday, February 8 due to staff illness.

If you need assistance during that time, you can email us at and we will respond on Monday morning during open hours.

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Short Closure Wednesday, February 12

The library will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12 for an all-staff meeting.

If you need assistance during that time, you can email us at and we will respond as soon as we return.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Library Hours: MLK Jr. Day

Twin Cities Library will be closing early for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 20th.  The library will be closing 6:00pm.

Regular hours will resume at 9:00am on Tuesday, January 21st

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Closed on Saturday, Jan. 18

The library will be closed on Saturday, January 18th due to weather.

If you need assistance while the library is closed, you can reach out using our 24/7 Chat on the library website, or email us at and we will respond as soon as we return.

Regular hours will resume at 9am on Monday, January 20th.