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Libraries and Writing Centers: Fall 2020 update

August 11, 2020

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During fall semester, Saint Mary’s Libraries and Writing Centers will offer robust virtual services to better support student and faculty needs. Students can consult with a librarian via phone, chat, email, and Zoom appointments. Writing Center consultants and peer tutors will be available for appointments via Zoom and email. Students can contact the Writing Centers via email or telephone with brief writing questions. The Writing Centers’ appointment calendar and online resources will be available at our new, unified Writing Centers website, which launched Aug. 17.

Libraries and Writing Centers will not offer face-to-face consultations or library instruction due to COVID-19 social distancing constraints.

Winona Campus library
The Winona Campus library will be open. All library space has been reconfigured to allow for social distancing. As required on the entire Saint Mary’s campus, masks must be worn in all library common spaces. Physical items will be available for check out, with a self checkout system set up at the front circulation desk to avoid contact. Faculty, staff, and students will also be able to place holds on books and pick them up at the circulation desk. Library staff will be at the front desk to assist as needed. Read all Winona Campus library updates.

Twin Cities Campus library
Given space limitations, the Twin Cities Campus library facilities will remain physically closed. While the space will be closed, faculty, staff, and students can still access physical materials by requesting them in SuperSearch, and the librarians will mail them to your home. To learn more, read Twin Cities Campus library updates.