News & Events

Problem with Interlibrary Loan Form

Update April 11, 2022: The interlibrary loan form is working very slowly right now. Thank you for your patience while this problem is being fixed!

Original April 7, 2022: Our interlibrary loan form is currently having some issues. It may not appear when it’s supposed to, or it may not fill in your item’s title, author, and other information automatically. If you are experiencing problems, we suggest using our blank form, or contact us to request anything from other libraries.

Native American Heritage

Native American Heritage

Native American Heritage Month

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Saint Mary’s Libraries created a guide celebrating the knowledge and experience of Indigenous people, with a particular focus on Ojibwe and Dakota contributions. The Native American Heritage Month guide features a curated selection of books, videos, links to local Minnesota organizations, and teaching resources, plus resources about land management and sovereignty, decolonization movements, cuisine, art, and more.

Please email lib@smumn.edu with recommendations for resources to add to the guide or to be purchased for the libraries. We welcome your suggestions!

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.

Chrome

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

Safari

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

Firefox

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
    iPhones:
    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

COVID-19 Services

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

Winona Library

Masks are required in staff office areas. Otherwise, there are no restrictions for Winona Library. If you visit, you can:

Twin Cities Library

Spaces

Main Library: Limited Availability

Given space limitations and social distancing constraints, you can use the Main Library room for brief visits (15 min. or less) to ask quick questions, browse the shelves, or pick up materials. See the Doorside Pick-Up section for more information. Computers and tables are available across the hall (LSH 132) for longer study sessions.

Special Collections: Open

A maximum of 2 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: 9am-3pm; Sunday: Closed). You can also reserve the Special Collections room.

Hours

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

Services

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.

Returning Materials

You can return materials to the book drop in the rear entrance of LaSalle Hall. Make sure to only return items during open La Salle Hall hours, which are generally: Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm; Saturday: 9am-3pm; Sunday: Closed. However, building hours are subject change, so we recommend calling the front desk (612-728-5100) to verify the building is open when you want to come to campus.

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. Enter the rear entrance of La Salle Hall.
  3. Locate the Library’s book drop.
  4. 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, which are generally: Monday-Friday: 8am-10pm; Saturday: Closed; Sunday: Closed. Building hours are subject change, so we recommend calling the front desk (612-728-5100) to verify the building is open when you want to come to campus.

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 rmcgee@smumn.edu, or by filling out our feedback form.