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SMUMN Libraries COVID-19 Updates and Resources: Home

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

Library Hours

Fitzgerald Library is closed, but staff are working during the campus closure.

Please use LibChat to communicate with us or email your liaison librarian.

During summer, librarians will be available online Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm CDT.

Latest Updates

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

Book Checkouts: All Fitzgerald Library materials as well as interlibrary loan materials that are checked out have had their due dates extended, and materials should be kept until campus reopens.
Please do NOT make a special trip to campus to return materials. Due dates for all materials have been extended through August 28, 2020. Returns may not be processed immediately for safety reasons and may remain on your library account until the library resumes normal operations.
If you are on campus to move out and feel you must return materials, please return books, DVDs and interlibrary loan materials to the Fitzgerald Library outside book return next to the front entrance door.
Contact fitzcircdesk@smumn.edu with any questions or concerns. You may see a fine on your library account at this time, but once items are returned, fines will be forgiven for all items due March 13 and after.

Interlibrary Loan: Interlibrary loan of articles is functioning normally and is expected to continue. Interlibrary loan of physical items has been suspended until further notice.

Librarian Assistance: Librarians will be online monitoring chat Monday - Friday 9am - 4pm CDT. You can contact your Liaison Librarian at any time to set up a one-on-one meeting.

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

Library Services

The Fitzgerald Library is committed to continuing essential services for teaching and learning while keeping our community safe.

All of our online resources will continue to function normally.

Librarians will be available to assist students, faculty, and staff via chat and email.