Accessibility

Services

Research Assistance

We can help you find online and print resources to support your course assignments. You can reach us in-person or via email, text, phone, or chat. For immediate assistance, select the Chat 24/7 button at the top of our website. For less urgent requests, email us, and we will respond within 24 business hours or make an appointment.

Getting & Returning Materials

Alternative Pick-Up Person

You may designate individuals to checkout and pick up materials on your behalf. To add a pick-up person to your account, contact us.

Free Mailing

If you are unable to get to campus, we will mail materials to your home address for free. Contact us to request that items be mailed to your home. Students and faculty are responsible for returning materials. For more information, see our mailing services.

Shelf Assistance

We can help you find and retrieve physical items on the shelves upon request. To guarantee materials are available, place a hold request for your desired items.

Scanning Chapters and Articles

We can scan and email book chapters and print journals to you upon request, as allowed by copyright law. If you need an OCR version, include that information when you contact us.

Alternative Formats

If we do not own your preferred format, you can request it through interlibrary loan. We will try to locate and borrow large print editions of books and journals, audiobooks, and other accessible formats if requested by students, staff, or faculty. On average, we email articles to your Saint Mary’s Gmail account within two days, and books arrive within 3-5 days. To check the status of your request, go to your library account.

Facilities and Equipment

Winona Library

Facilities

Elevators

All floors in the Winona campus library can be reached by an elevator located in the main entryway.

Entrances

Wheelchair access is available at the main entrance through the McEnery Center.

Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are available on all levels of the building around the corner from the elevator.

Accessible Work Stations

Library staff can assist you in moving chairs or clearing space as needed.

Service Animals

We welcome service animals in the library.

Equipment & Technology

Headphones are available to all registered borrowers at the Circulation Desk.

Scanners

Self-service scanning is available.  Scanners are located in the Gremelsbach lab on the main floor and in the Mac lab on the lower level.

Copiers

You may also use the copy machine on the main floor near the Circulation Desk which has a scanning option. Librarians are available to assist.

Questions?

If you have questions on Winona facilities, equipment, and technologies, contact Laura Oanes by phone (507-457-6909) or email (loanes@smumn.edu). To request accommodations across the University, contact Access Services.

Twin Cities Library

Facilities

The Twin Cities Library is located in LaSalle Hall. Learn about LaSalle Hall’s accessible spaces (e.g., entrances, bathrooms, and parking).

Elevators

The library is on the first floor of LaSalle Hall and can be accessed directly from the main entrance. There is one elevator in LaSalle Hall, located in the southeast corner of the building, that provides access to restrooms, classrooms, and other campus services.

Entrances

LaSalle Hall

Wheelchair access to LaSalle Hall is available either through the Oakland Ave parking lot entrance or via the accessible door at the southeast corner of the building.

Twin Cities Library

The library has two doors, which do not have automatic opening buttons or weight assist. Librarians will assist in opening doors upon request.

Restrooms

Accessible restrooms are located in the basement of LaSalle Hall, which can be accessed via elevator. There are no restrooms available within the library space.

Accessible Workstations

The library has computer carrels and tables in several sizes to accommodate different needs. Library staff can assist you in moving chairs or clearing space as needed.

Service Animals

We welcome service animals in the library.

Equipment

You may checkout headphones at the library desk. See the Access Services website for additional information on all available assistive technologies.

Contact Us

If you have questions on Twin Cities facilities, equipment, and technologies, contact Daniel Ostroot by phone (612-238-4567) or email (dostroot@smumn.edu). To request accommodations across the University, contact Access Services.