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Log In Issue Resolved

Log In Issue Resolved

Issue Resolved

Last week, students and faculty using Apple devices (iPhones, MacBooks, iPads) encountered an error message when trying to log into SuperSearch and other library resources off-campus. This issue has been resolved. If you continue to experience issues, please see the suggestions below, and contact us with questions.

Error Message

If you get an error message when logging in to SuperSearch or any other library resource, you can bypass it using the instructions below. 

How to Bypass the Error Message

Note: This is a temporary solution and may not work on your device.


Select the Advanced link below the error message, and then click the Proceed to search…(etc.) (unsafe) link.


Select the Show Details link below the error message, and then click the visit this website link.


Select the Advanced button, and then click the Accept the Risk and Continue button.

How to Fix It Permanently

You will need to update and restart your device for a more permanent solution. Learn how:

  1. Make sure your computer or phone has the latest update:
    MacBooks (newer): macOS Big Sur
    iOS 15
  2. Restart your MacBook or iPhone (even if you already did)!

Troubleshooting: If your device is older, you may not be able to install the most recent updates. Read below for more tips.

Didn’t Work? Try These:

  • Contact us if you need a specific book, article, or if none of these solutions works for you!

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New Libraries Website Giveaways

New Libraries Website Giveaways

To celebrate our new Saint Mary’s University Libraries website, the Libraries are doing a giveaway for two book-themed prize packs! One winner will be chosen from the Winona campus and one winner will be chosen from the Rochester/Twin Cities campus. All Saint Mary’s students, staff, and faculty are eligible to enter. One entry per person. The Google Form to enter the drawing is here. Online entry submissions will need to give their name, email, and campus. The Winona campus will also have a physical box for people to submit their entries on the main level of the Fitz Library. The giveaway will close on Friday, September 10th at 6pm. Winners will be contacted via their Saint Mary’s email. Delivery will be worked out with each winner.

Here’s a look at our awesome book-themed prize packs!

Prize Pack #1

Water bottle with the cover art from The Great Gatsby, coin purse printed with due date slip, and red mug printed with due date slip

Prize Pack #2

Water bottle decorated as black composition notebook, coin purse decorated with book shelves, green mug printed with due date slip
Fall COVID-19 Services

Fall COVID-19 Services

Due to COVID-19, we updated Saint Mary’s Libraries’ services for fall semester to promote student safety. See our service updates below, and contact us if you have any questions.

Winona Library

If you visit, please be aware that:

  • Face coverings are required.
  • Physical distancing is required.
  • Food and drink are not allowed in the library.
  • You can reserve study rooms.
  • You can request items and pick them up at the Circulation Desk. Contact us for more information.

Twin Cities Library

Study Spaces

Main Library Closed

Given space limitations, the Main Library room (LSH 108) will remain closed throughout fall semester due to COVID-19 social distancing constraints. However, you can still pick up materials. See the Doorside Pick-Up section for more information.

Special Collections Open

A maximum of 3 people at a time may use the Special Collections room (LSH 132), which is open to students and faculty during La Salle Hall building hours (Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm; Saturday: Closed except on 9/25, 10/9, 11/6, 11/13 when it is open 8am-2pm; Sunday: Closed). Due to Covid-19: if you visit, please be aware that in the Special Collections room:

  • Face coverings are required.
  • Physical distancing is required.
  • Food and drink are not permitted.

You can also reserve the Special Collections room.


See our hours and location for up-to-date information.


Research Help

We can help you via chat 24/7, email, phone, or by Zoom appointment. Note: We are not providing face to face appointments at this time.

Free Mailing

If you cannot make it to campus, we will mail library materials to your home address for free.

Doorside Pick-Up

You can pick up library materials whenever the La Salle Hall building is open. To pick up materials:

  1. Request materials online or contact us to pull items from the shelf for you.
  2. Wear a mask.
  3. Enter the rear entrance of La Salle Hall.
  4. Locate the Library’s pick-up bookcart.
  5. Pick up the envelope labeled with the first three letters of your last and first name.

Make sure to only pick up items during open La Salle Hall hours (Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm; Saturday: Closed except on 9/25, 10/9, 11/6, 11/13 when it is open 8am-2pm; Sunday: Closed).

Tour the New Website

Tour the New Website

Saint Mary’s Libraries launched a new website, which offers an improved mobile experience designed just for you. The Winona and Twin Cities Libraries combined to better serve the entire Saint Mary’s community, and with that change comes a brand new website! Our host of online services is available to all through the unified website, which includes:

  • Instant access to SuperSearch, our easy-to-use single search box for all your research needs
  • Research assistance available 24/7 through our online chat
  • Specialized services for undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty and staff

Have questions, comments, or feedback about our new website? We’d love to hear it! You can contact
us at, or by filling out our feedback form.