Saint Mary's students, staff and faculty can access their library account through the MnPALS catalog. In your library account, you can view and renew items that you have checked out, manage your Interlibrary Loan and Hold requests, and view Fines and saved Favorites.
Step 1: On the main library homepage, click on Library Quick Links and choose My Library Account. You will be prompted to log in. Your username is the 14-digit barcode found on your Saint Mary's ID card, and your password is your last name. If you need a Saint Mary's ID card, you can request one here.
Step 2: Choose the tab that best describes what you would like to view or manage.
The Favorites tab stores book records that you have saved while searching the catalog. You can add a book to your Favorites by selecting "Add to Favorites" within the book's record. You can also "tag" saved Favorites with your own keywords, making it easier to organize your research.
The Checked Out Items tab displays all items that you have checked out. For non-Interlibrary Loan request items, you can request a due date renewal. Click here to find out more information about renewing books.
The Holds tab displays all items on which you've placed a hold. These are usually items that are currently checked out by another patron which you are waiting to use. You will be notified through email when the item is returned and available for checkout. If the item for which you are waiting isn't returned by the Hold Expire Date, your hold will automatically be cancelled. You can also cancel the hold request by clicking on Cancel Hold.
Within the Fines tab, you can view charges for overdue, damaged, or lost items. If you haven't incurred fines, you will see the message "You do not owe any money." Please see the Policies section of the Twin Cities Library website for additional information about fines.
The Interlibrary Loan Requests tab displays your current requests, listing the status of each. For book requests, you can view your due date and request renewals. For more details on renewing Interlibrary Loan items, click here. Select View to see extra details about each request, or Cancel to dismiss a request that hasn't yet arrived.