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Resources for Emergency Remote Teaching & Learning

Borrowing Materials From Other Libraries (Interlibrary Loan - ILL)

  • Requests for articles, chapters, and other copies are being filled like normal.

  • Requests for loans of physical items are still somewhat limited – we appreciate your patience and ask that you observe a temporary limit of 10 active ILLs at a time.

  • Please expect delays (even for copies). Staffing levels at institutions across the country are still varied and will continue to be fluid in the months ahead.

  • E-books are not available via ILL; we can obtain the print version or we can request a few sections to be copied for you.

  • Physical items can be picked up at the Information Desk in the library; contactless pick-up is available for those that request it.

  • ILLs you no longer need can be returned to the Information Desk in the library or via the library’s book drop in the foyer.

  • Please request renewals on materials promptly - you'll receive email notices to remind you.

  • Email Sonja Timmerman ( with any ILL questions.


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Resources for Faculty

Course Reserves. If you would like to know what you currently have on Course Reserves, please contact Leah Zacate (, x7558).

Research Guides. The Library's research guides ( and Articles & Databases menus contain links to many online resources.

Archives Digital Collections. Archives Digital Collections

Gustavus Librarians will continue to be available for consultations about classes, assignments, and student support. They can be reached by email, phone, and chat; contact information can be found here. In addition to contacting your liaison librarian about integrating library instruction into your modified course, you can also reach out to them to discuss how they can create a Research Guide for your course or make edits or additions to an existing one.

Articles in Journals


Note: Be sure to test your access to a particular e-book before you incorporate it into your research or teaching.

  • Search the library catalog for your topic and limit your results as follows: Refine this Search > Source Type > Book > eBook

Ask Us!

Spring 2021 reference (research) help:

Library Hours

During spring semester:

  • Monday-Thursday:     8:00 am - 12:00 am (midnight)
  • Friday:     8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday:  12:00 pm (noon) - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday     12:00 pm (noon) - 12:00 am (midnight)


Please check the Library's homepage for updates or changes. 


Access to Physical Materials from the Library

Services for immunocompromised patrons or those unable to come to campus:  

For those patrons who are unable to come into the building, the Library may be able to provide contactless pickup and/or scanned copies of articles or book chapters upon request.  This online tutorial explains these services in more detail.  

Streaming Video

The library has acquired streaming licenses for select films for online teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the link above to run a library catalog search for videos licensed for streaming during the 2020-21 academic year.  If you decide to incorporate one of these films into a class, you can direct your students to click the "View Now" button in the library catalog to view the film. Or you can contact your liaison librarian to request a direct link to a film.

Do you have additional questions about streaming? Would you like to inquire about the possibility of acquiring a streaming license for required viewing in your class? Just contact your liaison librarian.



Streaming Music and Dance

Trouble with Library Access?

Having trouble with your library account? Contact us for help:

  • Call the library during business hours (Information Desk: 507-933-7558)
  • E-mail

We can usually address your problem more quickly if you provide the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your e-mail address
  • What resource you are attempting to access (a specific database, online journal, etc.)
  • What problem (error message, etc.) you're encountering
  • What operating system (Mac, Windows) and what browser you're using
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