Services for Staff
Saint Mary's staff members enjoy full access to library services
Use the MNPals Fitz catalog to view the collection.
Your SMU ID is required for all materials check out. This card also gives you library privileges at Winona State Library, although loan periods may differ. For your protection, students you send to the library to check out materials in your name should present your card.
All library materials are cataloged in the MnPALS Catalog. Use the QuickFitz for simple searches and take advantage of its interactive features like tagging and commenting. Use the ClassicFitz for more complex searches. You will be able to search the MnPALS catalog freely off campus, but if you want to place an item on hold, check your borrowing record, or perform other personalized tasks you will need to log on using your SMU user name and password.
You may borrow most library materials for a month and most items are renewable. See Circulation Policies.
To place library materials or personal items on reserve please fill out this form. Bring the form to the Circulation Desk to set up the procedure. Allow one business day for library staff to ready items for reserve check out.
Students may check for reserve information online in the QuickFitz catalog or at the Circualtion Desk in the Reserves Binder. They will need to present their Saint Mary's ID card to check out reserves. Materials ordinarily are used in the building for two hours and may go out overnight one hour before closing only if you so specify. You may determine the loan limitations as needed.
Books or journal articles needed, but not in the Fitzgerald Library collection, may be obtained through interlibrary loan.
Lauren Leighton is is the interim Interlibrary Loan Librarian. (email@example.com | 507-457-1564)
To order from within a database or book catalog follow the procedures for submitting an ILL request. To order from a bibliography or citation use the blank forms:
Faculty or staff may reserve a study room in the library for a special session or a regular class. Contact the library director, Laura Oanes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 507 457 6909. All rooms in the McEnery Center must be reserved online. Go to Room Scheduling to access the reservation form.
Track journal citations in Publication Finder. Here you can find out if we have the journal you need in our collection, online or in print. If we have it, follow the links to get to the actual article. If we don't, submit an interlibrary loan request for the article.
If you have a citation for a book or other media submit it to WorldCat. The catalog will let you know if the item is in our collection and, if it is not, you can follow the steps for an interlibrary loan.
The library, in tandem with the Instructional Technology and IT departments, hosts monthly professional development sessions that demonstrate how new technologies are being used to enhance teaching and learning.
This is your opportunity to see what your colleagues are doing in the classroom or in student services and to let others know what new strategies you are using.
Watch for email announcements of upcoming sessions and plan to attend. Lunch is included.
To keep track of the sessions that you may have missed and watch them on Tegrity go to the Chat, Chow, Web 2.0 blog.
Start Your Research with CREDO:
Online reference source with links to subscription databases