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COVID-19 Policies & Services


COVID-19 Changes

We have made some changes to our building and services to meet COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and best practices.

We hope these changes will keep our community safe while still providing a full range of library services to all SAU students, faculty and staff.

General Library Services during COVID-19

Building Admission:

The library building and its resources are available for use by all members of the SAU community (faculty, staff, and students); access is also available to community members at this time. Please note: all people using the building must abide by standing campus restrictions.

Library Hours

The library's building hours have been reduced to allow staff extra time to clean and disinfect the building.  Chat with a Librarian online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get help with finding books and articles, research strategies, and APA or MLA citation questions.

Library Seating

Library seating has been moved or removed to encourage social distancing.  Tables and study spaces are available on each floor of the library.  Please see a library staff member if you need assistance finding a study space.

Conference Rooms & Quiet Study Rooms

  • Quiet study rooms available for individual use.  Sorry, no groups at this time.
  • Conference rooms and quiet study rooms may be reserved online 
  • Please follow campus guidelines regarding masks while using study rooms & conference rooms

Returning books

Students taking classes online and who do not live within driving distance of SAU may request a prepaid return shipping label.

If you have any questions about your book returns, please contact the library.

Headphones, charges, and other equipment

Headphones are not available check-out at this time.  Chargers, adapters, and other tech/equipment may be available on a limited basis.

Workroom Services during COVID-19

Workroom Services

The Workroom, located on the lower level of the library, is currently operating with reduced hours.  All services are still available by appointment or fill out a Workroom Project Order Form to have your project completed by Workroom staff. 

Library Research Services during COVID-19

Research and APA Citation Help

We are available to help with your research questions! 

Reach help, including help with APA citations, is available anytime, day or night.  Use the blue "Ask Us" button to chat with a librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Or make a research appointment - we can meet with you in person or online via zoom.


We can provide library instruction to your class in person or via Zoom.

Students - In Quarantine?  Taking classes online?

We will be happy to send articles and books via email.  Some books can be shipped or delivered directly to you!  When you are ready to return your books, we will provide a prepaid mailing label. 

Find out more about our services.   Or contact a librarian for help obtaining library material.