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SMUMN Libraries COVID-19 Updates and Resources

This page has all the latest information regarding changes in library operations at Fitzgerald Library due to Coronavirus.

Latest Updates

Building Information:

The Winona campus library is open to Saint Mary's University students, faculty and staff. All library space has been reconfigured to allow for social distancing.  Physical items are available for check out, with a self checkout system set up at the front circulation desk to avoid contact.  Students, Faculty and Staff are able to place holds on books and pick them up at the circulation desk. Library staff are at the front desk to assist as needed.
Study rooms are available.  Students need to reserve all study rooms through the library webpage reservations system.  At their reservation time students will pick up a key to open the study room at the circulation desk and will leave their ID at the desk until they return the key.  There are disinfecting materials available for students to use prior to their use of any study space or computers in the library.  

As required on the entire Saint Mary's campus, masks must be worn in all library common spaces.  

Librarian and Writing Center Assistance:

During fall semester, Saint Mary’s Libraries and Writing Centers are offering virtual services to better support student and faculty needs. Students can consult with a librarian via phone, chat, email, and Zoom appointments. All library instruction sessions are online. Writing Center consultants and peer tutors are available for appointments via Zoom and email; for brief writing questions, students can contact the Writing Centers via email or telephone.
Please note that the Libraries and Writing Centers are not offering face-to-face consultations or library instruction due to COVID-19 social distancing constraints.


The library is not accepting any donations of materials at this time (this includes both books and archives materials).


For updates on which library systems are operational, including databases, ILL, Catalog, Research Guides, etc, check here.

SMUMN - Steadfast and Resilient

See Saint Mary's University's online home for university-wide updates and plans: Steadfast and Resilient

Updates are made weekly to a university-wide COVID-19 tracking dashboard.